I took the Fomapan to North Yorkshire a few weeks ago when we visited Vicki's parents. On the way home we stopped by Rievaulx Abbey which was a Cisterian Abbey built around 1000 AD. It thrived for a few hundred years but was closed by Henry VIII during his reformation of the Catholic Church. It fell into ruins which are impressive even today. Vicki used to play in the ruins when she was growing up. It is now an English Heritage site.
On the ridge above the Abbey there are a series of follies.
Here is the Abbey from the Rye river valley floor.
It was mostly an overcast day at this point.
This is the view from the ri…