Sad news from Cumbria

December 7, 2015

River Eamont

The River Eamont, from the bridge that Pooley Bridge is named for.

Very sad to hear the news over the weekend, with intense rain leading to major flooding in the Lake District and elsewhere in Cumbria and north Lancashire. The bridge over the Eamont at Pooley Bridge, at the foot of Ullswater, has collapsed because of the rain: on the right it is pictured as this river normally looks; but see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35021614 . The bridge which takes the old ‘Railway Path’ from Keswick to Threlkeld is also down. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-35015243 for more updates. Very sad 😦

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