Heading out from Scarborough one day while house-sitting for DD we decided to head south to Wharram Percy, a deserted medieval village I'd read about. It sure didn't disappoint, being so peaceful & serene. We weren't quite alone, but basically had it all to ourselves & lots of photos were taken.
I'm not going to bombard you with signboards, but will start with this one about the village. Click on it to make larger to read.
Looking towards the barn & some of the archaeological diggings they've been doing for many a year.
The other side.
Looking across to the church. More digging in the foreground.
The next two boards I also found very interesting, so thought I'd pop them on anyway.
Again you may need to click on them to read.
I loved the old stonework & shapes of the mullein windows.
Wandering further on from the churchyard the path meandered down to the old mill ponds.
Across a timber boardwalk and we came out here..............
A beautiful still body of water with reflections.
Just pass the pond, we came across this sign. Tempting to go walking, but we kept exploring around the village on another trail looking back across farmland.
Can't forget another tree photo. See where two main branches have joined forces again further up. Sorry, but I love my trees.
The church ruins from the higher trail & the barn, photo below.
Heading back to the car park, through a tunnel of trees.
Wild flowers with a beautiful butterfly.
Just before you get to the car park, there are far reaching views across farmland to the hills.
This is somewhere I could visit many times and never tire of it. After this we travelled on towards Thornton-le-Dale ( a post for next week), stopping on the A169 between Old Malton & Pickering, at a farmshop for our lunch. Very nice.
OK, enough from me and although we are in lockdown, I don't seem to be able to settle into a routine, and seem to keep faffing around. Doing an on-line shop takes me ages & does my head in. I'd like to make more headway in the garden, but it seems to be either "very" windy, raining or inclement, threatening to rain. We are managing a walk most days & exploring streets we've never walked before & as we live in a very hilly town, it's certainly be strenuous.
OK, I;ll be back on Friday for the Scavenger Hunt, so stay safe, take care and huggles from Susan.