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.
- River Ure near Jervaulx Abbey: 8 January 2006 ex geograph.org.uk 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