Watch Peak District waterfall being blown upwards by strong winds

This video shows a Peak District waterfall being blown upwards as high winds hit the area.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 11:05 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Captured by amateur photographer Rob Bates, it shows the water from the top of the Kinder Scout waterfall being sent spraying back on itself in the blustering winds.

And Rob, 37, who braved the elements to hike up to the waterfall, can be seen struggling to hold onto his camera as he himself gets blown about in the "brutal" weather.

Kinder Scout waterfall flows upwards due to high winds.

Tattoo artist Rob described it as "the worst winds I've ever been in".

He said: "I was having to basically walk sideways to avoid being blown over the edge at the top of the waterfall.

"The rain was lashing down sideways and was battering my face - it was freezing cold, and really brutal.

"I could hardly stand up - but it was worth it. It was just amazing, one of the best things I've ever seen.

Rob Bates, who filmed the Kinder Scout waterfall blowing upwards in strong winds.

"I'd never been up there before, and to see the waterfall in those conditions, falling and also being blown back on itself, was a real bucket list moment."

Rob only stayed at the top of the waterfall for about five minutes, before returning to the warmth of his car on Wednesday.

But he said: "I'd definitely recommend people go and see it - just maybe in nicer conditions."

Kinder Scout is the highest peak in the Peak District and was also the site of the famous mass trespass in 1932, which paved the way for the creation of the UK’s national parks.

Kinder Scout waterfall flows upwards due to high winds.