Intense winds sweep aside this waterfall like it’s no big deal

The Kinder Downfall is no match for a major gust of wind.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Oct 22, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 8:55 am CDT

When wind is powerful enough, it can take on anything—even a waterfall.

Normally, water from the river Kinder in Derbyshire cascades approximately 80 feet to the ground at the Kinder Downfall. But when Rod Kirkpatrick visited the area on a particularly windy day, Mother Nature had other intentions—specifically, with respect to gravity. Now we can laugh at it.

If anything, it’s an up-fall now.

We wouldn’t recommend trying this, but this would be the perfect time to check for any secret entrances before the wind dies down and things come crashing back to normal.

Screengrab via Rod Kirkpatrick/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2014, 9:02 am CDT