Hi shinsplints ,
no the flood tide was cause by awfull storm on the hills and it caused the flood tide, a rush of water about a foot above normal flow .but where we were it stayed below the river bank, but caused severe fooding in Skipton and did a lot of damage .
there has been a lot of storms this last decade where there has been a lot of flooding. we are in the lower Yorkshire Derwent valley and have been cut of from the next village a time or two when the river Derwent overflows it's banks. i don,t think you will want arm bands and i hope you have good weather all the best and good walking
regards
ern
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ern