The road between Gunnerside and Low Row has been closed for several weeks whilst major repairs have been carried out to due subsidence. Much to the relief of all who travel regularly up and down the dale the road opened again this weekend however .......
..... Storm Desmond had other ideas and left in its wake a large landside of earth and trees that now covers half the road east of Low Row.
A public bridle path washed away where the Swale broke its banks.
Meadow fields up to the wall tops in water now resemble a boating lake.
Dozens of spectacular water features gush down fell sides and steep wooded hillsides depositing thousands of gallons of water into the already swollen river.