>Roche Abbey

>A week ago last Saturday I should have been walking, but my knee was still playing up from the double-distance walk around Yorkshire Sculpture Park the previous Tuesday. I didn’t stay in, though. Instead I went to visit Roche Abbey, near Maltby in Rotherham.

Here is the English Heritage visitor centre:

The abbey ruins:

I had to lie on my back to get this shot of the vaulted ceiling:

This was my favourite spot on the whole site, I found a patch of spongey grass to sit on where I could watch and listen to the fast running water in the man-made beck:

I came to Roche and fell in love – I thought it was a very spiritual place, very calming, very thearapeutic – and there’s more there than I initially thought. I shall definitely go back:

You can see the full set of 21 pictures on Webshots (there are 22, but one was off-topic and I didn’t get his permission to share him on here), or here’s the screen show:

Roche Abbey Sep 2010

This weekend I should be walking again, so next weekend I’ll just be one week behind with the pictures. Enjoy.