- Storm Dennis – worth avoiding the Lake District?
Me and the Mrs by have our yearly weekend away together in Keswick booked for tomorrow and Sunday. Does anyone know if it will be worth the trip or will it be flooding with closed roads, shops and pubs? We aren’t massive walkers but wanted to do a walk around Derwentwater and Whinlatter forest although just heard that’s closed now. I know it’s hard to say but we are considering rebooking somewhere a little less windswept so need an idea somehow.Posted 3 days agokarnaliMember
The top end of the lake may be flooded over the path but i would imagine its ok to walk to walk from portincale or keswickup the lake shore path to manesty and back, stop for a cuppa at lingholm its rather pleasant in there. You can get into whinlatter from the the bridleway at thronthwaite turn left after the gallery and up past some houses. Its normally quite sheltered wandering around the forest due to the cover from the trees.Posted 3 days agojp-t853Member
It was all ok last weekend and this storm doesn’t look as bad. You will likely arrive before things get too messy on the roads and leaving when it has died down again. The floods are always quite confined in Keswick but the press coverage makes it appear to be a much bigger deal.Posted 3 days ago
It will be breezy and a bit wet so if you can live with that you will be grand.crazy-legsSubscriber
I’d be more concerned with the driving to and from the Lakes. Once you’re actually there, Keswick itself is pretty well flood-proofed now (although the old railway line to Threlkeld is not!) and there’s some decent mid-level walking around there without having to go to the summit of Blencathra!Posted 3 days agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Think I may be getting scared of the new amber warning,hopefully it sounds worse than it is.
There’s a Flood Alert in place for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water itself and the whole Lakes has a yellow warning for rain in place all weekend.
The Amber warning area sort of starts at the eastern edge of the Lake District.
I think it’s supposed to sound bad because it is…Posted 2 days agobig_n_daftMember
A591 flooded in two places north of Ambleside last weekend.
Some local flooding in Keswick as well.
I would expect it to be worse this weekend. Ground is saturated, already rained again this week to top it up.
However make it a shopping, pub and bed weekend and don’t park near the riverPosted 2 days agomartinhutchMember
Ground is saturated, already rained again this week to top it up.
Noticed that while out in the Dales today. Noticeable run-off from fields even though we’ve not had significant rain for a couple of days. Some puddling in road dips where it hasn’t managed to seep away yet.
Any major rainfall this weekend is going to flash straight off the ground into the becks and streams, or take the direct route to the valley.Posted 2 days ago
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