I can’t stand beside the bench where I took this photo last June,
because a sink hole opened and swallowed the bench and the corner bank it was standing on. The weir at Salmon Pool is mostly dry, the river is flowing through a gap at the end of the damaged weir and the mill leat is temporarily sealed off.
Apparently there will be no repair, nature will take it’s course and the river will gradually return to the way it was, centuries ago before the weir was built.
13 thoughts on “Salmon Pool aka St James Weir”
Reminds me of the Teme in Ludlow. They had to build a salmon passage on the weirs as they couldn’t get up when the water level was low. A good idea to leave it to nature, but a shame about the bench.
Omg – reminds me as to humble we are to nature and the forces of water
Yikes, keep away from that sink-hole, Gilly
Hope no one was seated at the time. The power of nature is astounding.
Yikes, scary things sink holes!
Eek! 😦 It was such a pretty scene too. Score 1, Mother Nature! 😦
I like the idea of nature taking back control. Here in Colorado, after some heavy flooding, the engineers watched the path of destruction and then allowed the river to create it’s own course again. What a concept! Thanks for sharing!
The sink-hole, scary… don’t get any closer!
Sink holes can be treachery beneath ones’ feet. I have heard of those that swallowed up not only land but people in their creation. Amazing to think you stood where it now is and hopefully, the bench is all it took.
Wow, the power of water Gilly. I’ve seen photos of sinkholes that took whole houses or swallowed cars. Amazing
There have been some sink-holes in a town a few hours away from me. It swallowed the houses.
A scary site to see. Water can be powerful but the photographs look enchanting.
That first shot is wonderful Gilly .. amazing to see what a sink hole can do
So happy to have found you again, Gilly. Those sink holes are treacherous. One opened a block from my house, and a woman in her car had to be rescued from it. Thank you for your messages and WP address again to reach you.