Greystoke Flooding – a Community Record


Church Road 2015 flooding

This page is intended to provide evidence of flooding in Greystoke, especially around the functional flood plain.  If you would like to submit images or video, please email them to: stating your name, and the date the photos were taken, together with any other relevant information.  Thank you!

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Gallery for floods Autumn 2022
Gallery for floods 20th February 2022
Gallery for floods 9th February 2020
Flooding 16th March 2019 – Storm Gareth
Gallery for Nov / Dec 2015 storms
Gallery for flooding 2013
Gallery for flooding around the year 2000


This page was created in part as a result of Atkinsons builders proposing a high density 30 house scheme on the flood plains of Greystoke. There was huge opposition to this in the village (see here) and the following images place the proposed development in context:

Flooding Autumn and Winter 2022

With no named storms yet, these photos show the extent of flooding from heavy rainfall. In particular the flooding photos from 7th October 2022 show the impact of overnight rain and the crucial role the flood plain plays in absorbing water. The rain gauge at Newton Rigg showed 20.4mm of rain in 24 hours up to 8:45 am on 7th October, and a 6 hour rainfall of 15.6mm.

Flooding 20th February 2022 – Storm Franklin

Storm Franklins Greatest Hits on video, including the B5288 and the raging torrent of the Petteril

Video from 20th Feb 2022 showing run-off to flood plain from B5288 entering the village from Motherby

Flooding on flood plain, and run-off flowing onto the flood plain from the B5288 at the Icold spring.

Flooding 9th February 2020 – Storm Ciara

Ashburn Croft Flooding from Storm Ciara

Flooding 16th March 2019 – Storm Gareth

Flooding Nov/Dec 2015 including Storm Desmond

Flooding 2013


Flooding c 2000  on and around Church Road

Miscellaneous Photos, date unknown

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