SK1054 : Manifold dry river valley

near to Wetton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Manifold dry river valley
Manifold dry river valley
From Weag's Bridge.
I was intrigued to see SK1053 : River crossing below Beeston Tor a few hundred yards downstream, which shows the river flowing. January is obviously a good time to see that, because the river only runs when levels are very high, otherwise the water disappears into the underground limestone caverns through a hole further upstream.
I spent many happy holidays there in a caravan on the bank with my parents in the 1960's. One day I was at peeling potatoes with my mum on the dry riverbed when there was a sudden shout: "The water's coming!" It bore down on us without warning, swirling and seething in a wave.
For more dry river pictures see: SK1054 : Bog Rhubarb on the dry bed of the Manifold River at Beeston Tor; SK1054 : Stepping stones through the weeds by Beeston Tor Farm.
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2009
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Heath, Scrub  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1001 5428 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.1387N 1:51.1202W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1001 5417
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