Peakshole Water 231020Three Roofs Cafe and Mini Roundabout Flooded 231020Storm Badet hit the United Kingdom throughout Friday 20th October 2023. A substantial amount of rainfall fell throughout the early morning of Friday and rained heavy through the day resulted in the Peak Speedwell System flooding.

The resurgences outlet to Peakshole Water and it flows through the village of Castleton.

Peak Cavern and Speedwell Mine Showcaves both flooded from 11am on the Friday, and were flooded over the weekend. Speedwell was closed to the public but back to normal on Monday while Peak Cavern ran restricted tours over the weekend.

Speedwell Mine Flooded Boat 2 med  Peak Cavern Inner Gate 2 med

A substantial amount of rainfall that fell throughout the day, unfortunatlely resulted in Castleton flooding in several low lying areas of the village which isn't good for the residents who live in the properties affected.

 

 Castleton Car Park 231020

Three Roofs Cafe Flooded 231020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Peakshole Water Picture by Oscar Doyle. Castleton Pictures by Hannah Wakelin. Speedwell and Peak Cavern Showcave Pictures by John Harrison.

News Flash

EA Peakshole Water level Logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castleton

The Environment Agency have installed EA water depth logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castelton. This is now live at: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9595 . The water depth is updated every 15 minutes and the datum is the crest of the weir that was installed in 1984/5 by TSG and a group from Manchester Poly. The metre ruler on the left bank of the river when looking downstream from the bridge has the same datum so the levels on the web should be the same as the levels on the ruler.. The outputs contributing to the total flow are Peak Cavern, Slop Moll, Peakshole Sough and Russet Well.

For those interested in Bagshawe there is also a site on Bradwell Brook:  https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9475