15,000 tonnes of gravel has been removed from the beck Credit: ITV Border
The beck in Glenridding recently Credit: ITV Border

The tourists are back in Glenridding but the signs of the devestation that hit this villiage in December are impossible to miss. Several businesses are still shut, including the Glenridding Hotel that flooded 3 times.

To mark the 100th day of recovery from the flood, the Environment Agency has singled out 100 projects on their priority list.

We've obviously been concentrating over the past 100 days on emergency repairs and looking at what needs to happen. We've got a £10m programme of works that's going to happen over the summer to repair those assets. In the longer term we're also looking towards what defences we can improve, and what work we can do with communities to help make them more resilient to future events." >

Kathryn Tanner - Flood Recovery Manager, Environment Agency

There is optimism in Glenridding. One of the directors of the Glenridding Sailing Centre on the banks of Ullswater, believes there's plenty still to do but they're on the road to recovery.

Things aren't normal no. We had a big water event so we are dealing with the ramifications of that right now. The village is still in a mess, so far from normal but getting normal. Easter's coming. We've got a bit push to make it beautiful around Easter."

Steve Sykes - Director, Glenridding Sailing Centre

So 100 days after the worst flooding in Cumbria's history and it seems there are tentative signs of better times to come.