|Mount Grace House or The Guesthouse which is very nice inside. I want one! (I would modernise mine of course).|
|A recent sculpture of The Madonna holding Jesus. I like it.|
What we found really interesting about Mount Grace Priory were the "cells". The word makes you think of small prison type rooms, but that wasn't the case here at all. The cells were actually lovely little cottages for one, with a little garden for growing food and herbs, an outside privy, a bedroom, a room for study and worship, and a workshop upstairs. It didn't look like a bad place to live at all. The monks lived as hermits and were strictly vegetarian it seems. All very interesting: English Heritage - Mount Grace Priory, Britain Express - Mount Grace Priory
After half an hour or so in the Priory, we started our walk just after midday.
|Uphill through the woods to join the Cleveland Way at Chapel Wood Farm|
|The Cleveland Way, just East of Osmotherly. It's a bit tight mind, single file only.|
|I just love the red of the hawthorn berries.|
|Peter took this picture and I stole it off him, I love the colour of the bracken.|
|This was an unexpected delight. We didn't know Cod Beck Reservoir was going to look as good as this.|
|Our lunch time view.|
And to see these colours and sights as we finally found our way out of the quarries. ( I nicked some more of Peter's photo's)
Another brilliant afternoons walk. It's quite an easy route, with a couple of hills. 6 1/2 miles, 1200ft of up and 3 1/2 hours of truly wonderful sunshine. No wonder I always have a smile on my face.