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Walk to Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

I’d decided to not take my tripod on this walk, and instead use kB to hold the camera. Always a risky move as he’s not great at understanding what I’m trying to tell him! But dad had said it would be a 4 hour walk and I decided that it wasn’t worth carrying it.

Rievaulx Abbey

It took an hour and twenty to walk part of the Cleveland Way up to Rievaulx Abbey, but a good 10 minutes of that was dithering around realised we’d taken a wrong turn out of the car park.
The way back took an hour (no dithering).

Rievaulx Abbey

The abbey wasn’t very busy so I managed to grab a few shots with no one else in them, then we walked back the same way we came.

Golden Fields

Rievaulx Abbey

Of stormy ends to summer days

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Strange how we can live so close to something and not even know it exists. Manor Castle, Sheffield is something I have always lived 10 minutes away from. For the majority of my life I wasn’t even aware that it existed.

Manor Castle was built about 1516 for George Talbot (the 4th Earl of Shrewsbury) and his family should they want to go deer hunting (apparently this part of Sheffield was a massive deer park). Mary Queen of Scots is supposed to have been  held prisoner here, although there isn’t much left to keep anyone a prisoner in now! 

There is still a turret house standing, but most of the lodge is in the state you can see in the image.

Turns out wearing white ballet pumps wasn’t my finest idea and I really hurt my toe just before I took this. I then hobbled around the site for a short while before hobbling around the outside of the site where there were fantastic views of Sheffield.

View from the ruins

View from the ruins

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Today I went on a trip to Hardwick Old Hall. I took some material with me, but ended up disappointed with the big epic edit I was going for. I think my problem was I was trying to rush it as there were people walking about. Heyho.
It was a nice sunny day and it was nice to drive my car about! ^_^