The abbey lies in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Full of pregnant memories, associations and a sense of history, the place has so much to offer. Whether its photographs you are after, or a quiet and peaceful moment, it has it all and more besides.

I decided that mono suited the subject better, less distracting than colour and enables one to focus on the lines and tones of the image.

Founded in 1156, Jervaulx Abbey was once a great Cistercian monastery.

Plundered and pillaged during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey now stands as an enchanting, charming and atmospheric ruin, allowed to flourish by its private owners with wild flowers and plants freely exploring its many nooks and crannies.


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Enthusiastic photographer, worked as a freelance for a while for a major publisher. Love taking photos of the landscape, nature and people.

Camera and equipment are just tools – its all in the photographer’s ‘eye’.

The world is forever changing, never the same and so I never tire of seeing each new day.

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 6 years ago

    Very cool image!

  • Thank you Helen! Apologies I missed your comment earlier.

    Steve ;-)

    – newbeltane

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 6 years ago

    I like how it’s overrun with weeds and flowers. Beautiful composition and capture.

  • Thank you! Apologies I missed your comment before now.

    Steve ;-)

    – newbeltane

  • Jayca
    Jaycaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!! Love it!

  • Thanks so much!

    Steve ;-)

    – newbeltane

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLiliover 5 years ago

    Great work! Please consider submitting this to Nature’s Reclamation

  • Thank you Stephanie! I’ll check out the group too.

    Steve ;-)

    – newbeltane

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