I am unsure if this question is being asked in the correct community, but I will ask anyways.
I would like to attempt to build a well-type structure in a woodland area. This woodland is mainly inhabited with Silver Birch and Sycamores and there is a sallow stream running down off of a moorland around 80ft from where the well would be ideally placed, but this can move.
My thoughts are that due to the prevalence of water there is likely to be a body of water underneath the ground simply through the natural process of infiltration.
so my questions are the following:
1) Am I likely to come across water if I dug this well
2) How deep will I have to dig before I reach water or impermeable ground