Day 132 mile 132: Tweaking the Adda’s tail. The River Adda is something of an enigma, like many rivers in the UK it has been covered over in many places. The fact that it is hidden away seems to make it even more intriguing and having stumbled across a map which seems to show its higher reaches running through a little wooded gorge I thought I would go and have a look.
It is a lovely little place, it is slightly overshadowed by the building and noise from the asphalt contractors to the east but this seems not out of character for this plucky little river. Many times it has been relocated, hemmed in and concreted over but somehow it manages to make its presence known.
A brief glance around this little woodland will show how insignificant all this man-made artifice actually is, yes some of the buildings are above the tree line and yes the noise of the asphalt works is occasionally intrusive, but a quick glance at the sides of this little gorge shows how the river has worked its way across and down through the landscape over millennia. This little corner is a wonderful reminder not only of how beautiful the wild can be and how we should not go messing it up, but also of the resilience of nature and how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things.
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Distance: 1685.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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