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17. A Rievaulx Abbey and Old Byland circular walk - part 1

 

Rievaulx Bridge (above) along the Scawton road

You can park a car about 3/4 mile from Rievaulx Bridge (above) along the Scawton road and then walk to the bridge and on to Rievaulx Abbey. Its a fine bridge, built to replace the medieval bridge swept away by floods in 1754.

 

Rievaulx Abbey ruins.

Rievaulx Abbey ruins. (see page 5 for more pictures of Rievaulx Abbey)

 

Near Mill House (above) and its beautiful garden, you turn left into the fields ....

Near Mill House (above) and its beautiful garden, you turn left into the fields ....

 

... filled with marsh marigolds.

... filled with marsh marigolds.

 

Looking back to Rievaulx Abbey along a path the monks would have used.

Looking back to Rievaulx Abbey along a path the monks would have used, which leads to some of the medieval quarries, an awful lot of stone went into the building of the abbey!

 

The pictures above and below show, on their left, the traces of a canal built by the monks in the 11th century to convey stone for the building of the Abbey.

The pictures above and below show, on their left, the traces of a canal built by the monks in the 11th century to convey a water supply and stone on barges for the building of the Abbey.

The pictures above and below show, on their left, the traces of a canal built by the monks in the 11th century to convey stone for the building of the Abbey.

 

Remains of one of the stone quarries used since medieval times.

Remains of one of the stone quarries used since medieval times.

 

After crossing over Bow Bridge you climb upwards through Oxen Dale passing by masses of Hawthorne blossom.

After crossing over Bow Bridge over the River Rye you climb upwards through Oxen Dale passing by masses of Hawthorne blossom.

 

Looking down into Oxen Dale from near Tylas Barn.

Looking down into Oxen Dale from near Tylas Barn.

 

The 'great' Tylas Barn and a lot of mud!

The 'great' Tylas Barn and a lot of mud!

 

Eventaually working your way across the fields you reach the lovely quiet village of Old Byland, where a simple sign by the 'old vicarage'? indicates the way to All Saint's Church, Old Byland.

Eventually working your way across the fields you reach the lovely quiet village of Old Byland, where a simple sign by the 'old vicarage'? indicates the way to All Saint's Church, Old Byland.

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