I went on another visit to Lumsdale Valley to get a better feel for the site. The weather was far better this time so I was able to get a clearer look at everything in my own time. Also, because all the measurements were already done, I was able to focus on exploring the site instead of measuring one specific area of it. Something which proved very valuable indeed...
However whilst I was designing, I was finding the overflow site quite restrictive in size, to achieve a design which correctly responded to the brief, it was possible that some landscaping to the area might have been necessary. This was less than ideal as it countered my feelings towards the site in that I wish to leave the site as we found it as much as possible.
The waterfall, however, presents a far larger area to work with. The span of the fall is far greater, as is the depth of it. Both of these factors allow me to produce to piece of architecture which responds to the site better and keeps the design more hidden and in keeping with the area, reducing the need for any landscaping.
Below are two videos which I took of the area and how it is approached.