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College Valley - water meadows

 After the heavy rains in early August 2011 the valley was vert green and awash with water. The old river bed which was left high and dry when the July 2009 floods diverted the river just below Whitehall offered a good opportunity for exploration.

college valley water meadows

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and here is a new water channel dug to try and alleviate flooding

and here is the old river bed

and here is the old river bank deeply eroded

and finally the new stile at the end of the meadow as you walk upstream from Hethpool Mill