As Storm Desmond wreaks havoc throughout Cumbria and large parts of Lancashire and North Yorkshire, photographs and video recordings of flooding in the Yorkshire Dales, including the appearance of a waterfall at Malham Cove for the first time in living memory, have been appearing on social media.
Stephen Ross’s Youtube video gives a vivid idea of conditions yesterday:
Photographer Kev Lockwood has photographs and video of the new Malham Cove waterfall on his Facebook page. According to one story this is the first time this has been seen since the 1700’s, another suggests around 1900, and its appearance makes it Britain’s highest above ground waterfall.
Of course the highest waterfall in England is still:
Inglesport published this photograph of the normally walk-in entrance to Yordas Cave on their Facebook page. The shot was taken by University of Newcastle Caving Club students:
One caver has reported on Facebook that having made the effort to descend to Gaping Gill main chamber via Bar Pot he was disappointed not to discover a huge lake waiting for him, more importantly another has reported that the river had burst its banks near Clapham Station and they were unable to get to Clapham Bunkhouse for beers on Saturday night.
If you’ve spotted or taken more please let us know and we’ll update this page!