Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A-Z Challenge 2018 - British Rivers: 'U' Ure

The River Ure runs close to Jervaulx Abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire.

River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey
Some years ago (I'm not allowed to say how many) our family visited Jervaulx Abbey, the Cistercian Abbey dedicated to St Mary in 1156.

Inside Jervaulx Abbey (I think) - 19xx
The Ure runs through Wensleydale and after 74 miles its name changes to the Ouse (see 'O'). Wensleydale is famous for its cheese. It was Cistercian monks that made it first. However the cheese now made in the town of Hawes has been made more 'famous' by Wallace and Gromit. 

Along the course of the river is a set of falls gouged out on a one mile stretch of the Ure that appeared in the film 'Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves.' This is where Robin fought Little John.

The Upper Waterfall at Aysgarth
Unsurprisingly the Aysgarth Falls have become a favourite place for visitors - and not because of the Robin Hood connection.

Photo attributions:
  • River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey: 8 January 2006 ex by Chris Heaton - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence
  • Wallace and Gromit video - ex Youtube
  • The Upper Waterfall at Aysgarth: 23 May 2012 by Wehha - CC BY-SA 3.0 licence


Heather Erickson said...

What a beautiful waterfall! I can see why the filmers chose it. I vaguely recall Wallace and Grommet from when my kids were young. What a fun trip that must have been (whenever it was).
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Wendy said...

I don't know how long ago you were at the Jervaulx Abbey - hope it wasn't at the grand opening! I can see why the falls are popular.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - obviously not as long ago as 1156 ... delightful photo though of the children. Beautiful area too ... with lots of interesting history - cheers Hilary

Nancy Adkins said...

I believe if my husband and I get to ever vist England we just might use your blog as a tour plan. It all looks so wonderful!!!

Donna B. McNicol said...

Beautiful photos, Bob!

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