Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Oxbow pond near Holmes Bridge

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day. From now we can look forward to longer days. On the River Leven, just upstream of Holmes Bridge is an oxbow lake, an old loop of the river. It had almost silted up but is now being used to re-flood when the river is high. Wattle fencing creates a leaky dam to hold the water back.

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