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Topic # 160195 27-Dec-2014 23:40
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Just seen this on Stuff and had to share.  Any expat Brits who have walked in the Peak District will know the Downfall.  I've been there several times, and stood mesmerized for some thirty minutes the first time I saw it.  To be fair, it was not quite as windy as in the video below, but I don't think I've ever been there when it was not raining and blowing a gale.

Kinder Scout is a long flat hill wit a high bluff to the west where the prevailing winds come from.  There is a deep cleft at the top of which is the Downfall, so the wind is accelerated by a sort of Cook Straight venturi effect.  Amazing stuff.



http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/uk-and-ireland/62624085/watch-high-winds-reverse-a-waterfall




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  Reply # 1206634 31-Dec-2014 19:01
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That's a lot of water to just "disappear". :-) Must be pretty wet up behind the bluff.




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  Reply # 1206863 1-Jan-2015 15:12
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I imagine the same water goes round and round, but Kinder Scout, while being the highest hill in the UK Peak District at 630m, is very flat on top, so it does tend to have some wet and boggy areas.  The waterfall is fed by the 'River Kinder' which I've always thought something of a grand title for a minor stream — although I guess this would only be the start of the river.

OK, I just checked Wikipedia, and the river is just 3 miles long.  I wonder what the Peak District inhabitants would make of NZ features?  The Taupo Ocean? The Continent of Stewart Island?  Glenorchy City?




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  Reply # 1206897 1-Jan-2015 16:04
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wow, could bring truth to the very old Aussie saying  "pushing S$1t up hill". 

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