High water in Forge Valley

The recent summer storms have left certain areas of Scarborough with high levels of water and tree damage.

Forge Valley, with its deep ravine and tree-clad inclines, showed signs of damage following Storm Francis.

Felled trees

The storm which included torrential rain and high winds, took its toll on trees that are still in full leaf.

The saturated ground also meant some trees simply didn’t have the root hold and they fell across pathways.

Trees in the water

Forge Valley is an area that is looked after by relevant organisations so debris will be removed. However these photos show the power of nature and how the weather can be one of the most powerful natural forces on earth.