>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.

4 thoughts on “>Roche Abbey

  1. Goody 19 September 2010 / 8:39 am

    >I work just round the corner from Roche Abbey and drive past it every day but have never been!!! Some nice photos there Diane. I was going to take some from the road when it snowed heavy earlier this year as the ruins looked fab with the snow and the winter sun but kept forgetting my camera!!!!!!


  2. carolwarham 19 September 2010 / 11:02 am

    >Lovely photos, it does look like a beautiful place, I'll certainly have to go.


  3. Diane 19 September 2010 / 7:38 pm

    >I thought there was hardly anything there the first time I got anywhere near the place, Goody. But I'm glad I went back for a proper visit. I loved the place.


  4. Diane 19 September 2010 / 7:40 pm

    >Don't forget it closes at the end of September, Carol. Re-opens in April. But it's worth the trip – especially if you're a member.


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