With Storm Abigail (the first storm to be officially named by the UK Met Office) hitting the UK earlier than forecast it’s quickly made its way up to Northumberland today. We experienced some torrential rain overnight, accompanied by gale-force winds. Unsurprisingly, this has swollen the River Breamish. Now, for the first time since it was constructed at the end of September this year, the riverbank erosion control measures near Brandon farm have been tested.
Autumn leaves in the Breamish Valley
crimson – gold – amethyst – black – ginger – cerise – magenta – cobalt – russet
What colour are your Autumn leaves?
Autumn leaves with cows
Leaves on an Autumn forest floor
Powburn tree line
Riverbank erosion control update
Since publishing information about Riverbank erosion control near Brandon last month (Sep 2015), there have been a few developments.
River Breamish – water haven for weary travellers
Cycling along the Breamish Valley is one of my favourite activities. But sometimes, instead of getting my head down and pounding the pedals, it’s nice to stop and just stay awhile…and look.
Riverbank erosion control at Brandon
Back in late 2012 the Breamish Valley saw heavy flooding. So heavy that parts of the bank of the River Breamish suffered mass failure. This was particularly evident at Brandon, just on the bend of the river opposite Brandon Farm.