I re-visited the River Mardle yesterday but ventured to the lower parts. It was lashing down and the walk down to the falls was pretty lethal and treacherous with 10 kg of equipment on my back. Unfortunately many of the falls are now covered and blocked with fallen trees from the wet weather we have had over the last year. Taking photographs in the rain means the light is often poor (but subdued) and it takes a lot longer to line a shot up because the lens/filters need covering in between shots. Cleaning the lens/filter with a cloth, having an umbrella over the camera, getting across a flowing river on greasy rock all adds to the effort but it pretty invigorating and sometimes you’ll get a shot that is worth it. You never know!
It’s a breath-taking valley with moss-covered rocks and very different river bed stone to the rest of the river feeds into the Dart.