Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Arnside Bore!

Today's short walk was the first time out (other than work) this year. I've had a healthy (or should that be unhealthy) dose of manflu over the past week so this was enough today! Anyway the main reason to be in Arnside was to witness the tidal bore. The high tide combined with the Rivers Kent and Bela running high with floodwater meant we should see the bore at its most impressive.

The Railway viaduct at Arnside, the tide out ...and what a dull old day it was.

The tide rushing wind involved here, purely tide v river.
The power of the incoming tide is very difficult to convey in a'll have to take my word for it!

The water rises by approx 4 metres in half an hour, the shore path floods, so we had to make a detour through Grubbins Wood to New Barns Bay. This was far enough for me today, and with the promised rain arriving we walked back along Redhills Road to the village and the car.


  1. I saw the Arnside Pier webcam a couple of days ago, looked pretty wild and wet then!

  2. Hi Howellsey
    I live about 4 miles away to the East, we've had our fair share of wild weather recently!