Videos

Here is some drone video footage of Haweswater, showing the water levels at various points. The recent videos are all filmed and edited by Exploring with Eden Valley Drones.

Haweswater Dam Water Levels Drop By 2 Meters In 6 Days, 24/07/202.
Haweswater low water levels 17/07/2021
Haweswater Drought Update 25/06/2020
Old TV footage of Mardale from the drought of 1995

“Helena Baily was a lovely person. I (John Cooke) was so fortunate to have spent two very long evenings  at her flat in Penrith  just a few months before she sadly passed away. We talked  for hours about old Mardale and  after initially trying to take notes I just sat back and returned with her to the beauty of old Mardale. In 1973 while at university I had spent time with her brother ( Canon TEH Baily) and he  assisted me so very much also. We searched out the  old slab bridge that crossed Riggindale Beck. Somehow  my talk with Helena was much more intense and moving. After watching the short video (Mardale 95, above) you might like to read a little about the Baily family in the book. The Intriguing journals of the Baily family p62-64. Helena’s memories of Goosemire p58.  More memories from Helena p178 with a charming family portrait on p183.

True history is not necessarily all about wars, scientific events and politics. Often it is all about real people. Helena was a perfect example.”

John Cooke, 1st August 2021

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