Peak District waterfall appeared to flow BACKWARDS during Storm Ciara

This is the spectacular moment a waterfall in the Peak District appeared to flow BACKWARDS during Storm Ciara as it was battered by high winds.

Helen Gant filmed the extraordinary footage of water cascading upwards at Kinder Downfall in Derbyshire on Sunday (9/2).

Powerful winds caused the 98ft (30m) waterfall to blow in the opposite direction at the natural beauty spot which is located on the edge of Kinder Scout mountain peak.

Helen uploaded the footage to her Facebook page with the caption "Not crowded up here today" where it has been shared and viewed hundreds of times.

Keen hiker Helen said: "I've been scrambling up hills and mountains since I was little.

"Watching the downfall blowing up was pretty exhilarating.

"I've been up there quite a few times when it's been blowing uphill but this was the most spectacular so far."

When frozen in harsh winters, the downfall is also a venue for daredevils to take part in ice-climbing.

The natural wonder is part of the famous Pennine Way trail, which begins in the Peak District and stretches for 268 miles all the way to Kirk Yetholm at the Scottish Borders.