Thursday 8 January 2015

Roche Abbey

Our first walk of the new year with our walking group was a very wet affair.  We met at Roche Abbey in Rotherham - a suprisingly extraordinary peaceful oasis on the outskirts of this little town.  We had a great turnout for the walk, but the weather was foul - "silling it down" as we say in these parts!

 The walking was very muddy and slippy under foot.  A couple of our group ended up covered in the stuff as they slipped in it.
 I only got my camera out to photograph the beautiful abbey as I thought I would ruin it in the rain.

 Having said all that, I really enjoyed the walk and would have been bored at home just looking out at the rain.  I felt invigorated afterwards, and slept really well that night too.
 It was a circular walk, and once back at the abbey, the sun came out and the sky changed to clear blue!!  Typical.

 I'm looking forward to seeing where else we get with the group this year.
You know I love being outdoors.


Jan said...

Gorgeous pictures... it's a real bonus to get out walking at this time of the year. Jx

Curtise said...

How come I've never been here? It looks beautiful, despite the weather! xxx

Jacquie said...

Glad you are still getting out with the group Diane. You inspired me to join a local walking group too. we have been out was very muddy, but still wonderful to be out in the countryside.
Happy New Year
Jacquie x

primrosesattic said...

Diane considering such bad weather such fab pics.

Mac n' Janet said...

Nothing like slip sliding in the mud to get you going. The Abbey is lovely.\

Rosie said...

Roche Abbey looks wonderful and so atmospheric. I'm glad you still enjoy walking with your group it all sounds like fun even in the mud:)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Really lovely photos and good for you, getting out and about. I'm getting very itchy feet for some walks now. Suzy

Amy at love made my home said...

What beautiful pictures! It is always lovely to go on a walk with a fellow blogger! xx

Angel Jem said...

Fantastic pictures! And sometimes a walk in bad weather is just the thing to set you up for feeling really happy at home!

Lisa said...

What a good start to the year of walking. Very atmospheric photos with the different light.
I like circular walks.
Lisa x