Pictures from a weekend (ODL) in Northumberland.  Torrential rain had flooded roads, and the Coquet river was in full flood, making the road up to the Barrowburn camping barn impassable.


Debris carried by the flooding river now trapped in the bridge.

BarrowburnPostFloodRoad2 BarrowburnPostFloodRoad

Floodwater had forced its way under and lifted whole sections of the tarmac.

BarrowburnValley BarrowburnHillsBarrowburnHills3

A much calmer scene the following day.


The Coquet at more normal levels on the return trip down the valley.


The red flag in the lower right is a warning that firing exercises may be taking place in the Otterburn training area.

Wet and wild Northumberland