Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flooding at Penton Grafton

A few weeks ago, after a period of very heavy rain, we did a circular walk and came out, near our home, at Penton Grafton only to find the way completely blocked by flooding.

Today, after a week of blue skies and pleasant weather we strolled down the green lane bridlepath to Penton Grafton en route to the White Hart pub in Penton Mewsey (I know this is beginning to sound like an episode of The Archers). To my surprise the water has receded not at all.

I think what we're seeing here is not a flood, but a river which comes to life in wet winters, as rainwater is drawn off from the surrounding chalk hills.