Helmsley weekend away

24th January 2009

Saturday's short walk to Rievaulx abbey tea-shop
Helmsley castle
Helmsley castle
Setting off up Beck Dale.
Setting off up Beck Dale.
Still in Beck Dale.
Still in Beck Dale.
Ouldray Wood
Ouldray Wood

Tall tree in Collier Hag Wood.
Tall tree in Collier Hag Wood.
Not being able to see the wood for the trees.
Not being able to see the wood for the trees.
Loadsa branches.
Loadsa branches.
Still in the woods.
Still in the woods.

Following the yellow brick road.
Following the yellow brick road.
Rievaulx village
Rievaulx village
St. Mary's church
St. Mary's church
A real coal fire
A real coal fire

Sarah's holiday cottage
Sarah's holiday cottage
Chris's retirement home (in his dreams)
Chris's retirement home (in his dreams)
Wish we could get next to the fire inside these cosy Rievualx cottages
Wish we could get next to the fire inside these cosy Rievualx cottages
Riveaulx Abbey.
Riveaulx Abbey.

Abbey dining hall (ruined)
Abbey dining hall (ruined)
Cloister (also ruined)
Cloister (also ruined)
The church choir (semi-intact)
The church choir (semi-intact)
No, it's ruined as well
No, it's ruined as well

Abbey ruins.
Abbey ruins.
Dave practices yogic flying.
Dave practices yogic flying.
Sarah joins in.
Sarah joins in.
Abbey ruins.
Abbey ruins.

South end
South end
More ruins
More ruins
Still can't see wood for the trees
Still can't see wood for the trees
Now we can't see anything!
Now we can't see anything!

Call this a path?
Call this a path?
Helmsley Castle glows in the afternoon sun
Helmsley Castle glows in the afternoon sun
Sun disappears behind Helmsley castle
Sun disappears behind Helmsley castle
Dusk at Helmsley
Dusk at Helmsley

Walk led by Gary D; photos by Dave F, Chris B and Gary
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