The walk we enjoyed at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal took us along one side of the River Skell, across a causeway and back along the other side. There was the choice between a high-level and a less steep walk. We chose the high level walk with viewpoints. The pictures in this post were taken in the part of the estate at the Studley Royal end. There was far more to explore, including a deer park, which we couldn’t fit into our visit.
The water gardens are overlooked by follies and woodland paths. After a frosty night several statues had been covered for the winter. The calm sunny day was perfect for reflections on the water.
Cee Neuner’s challenge this week for the CMMC (Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge) is for a photo of something with the letter M twice in the word. I hadn’t thought of anything more exciting than a finger post giving directions to a swimming pool, but the post I have scheduled for Friday this week gave me another idea.
I have to apologise for my word having an extra M!
This train in commemorative livery will appear with a steam train in my next post. The livery (paintwork) is 3 years old as it commemorates an event in 1918.
Work is underway on the England Coast Path – a long-distance footpath. New finger-posts have been installed recently. This one is at a point where the path is diverted inland to avoid crumbling cliffs.