A hiker in a British national park was able to take incredible pictures: water was moving up sloping rocks.
Munich – Gary Scully has certainly seen a lot of unusual things as a soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq. But what the Briton on a Sunday in early October in northern England Peak District National Park * saw, almost beyond his imagination: the watercourse of the “Children’s Downfall” had reversed. Spray “flowed” up the rocks!
Inverted waterfall: “Never seen it like this before”
With presence of mind, the hiker pulled out his camera and captured the extraordinary spectacle. “I go to the park regularly,” says Scully. “I’ve seen this phenomenon before. But the effect has never been so strong. ”No wonder: on that day the wind had reached peak values of 112 km / h. The strong gusts whipped huge masses of water up the 30 meter high waterfall.
Inverted waterfall: National park under threat
The waterfall – named after the river “Kinder” – rises from a nearby peat plateau. Moors and plateaus shape the image of the 1,404 square meter national park. But large areas are threatened by erosion. The aim is to stop the damage by renaturing the moors. For this purpose, grasses are planted, but drains are also filled in to allow the water level to rise again. The backflowing waterfall is not affected. Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA