As I've said before, it's a joy to live quite near the Bolton Abbey estate, which belongs to the Dukes of Devonshire. It's a very beautiful area, with the River Wharfe flowing through, and is justly popular with visitors from all over the world. In summer it can get really busy so I particularly value the chance to explore in winter when there are fewer tourists.
These photos were all taken near the Riverside Pavilion tearoom and visitor centre. It's one of the few river crossing points within the estate, with a wooden footbridge spanning the water. There are some information boards (not yet brought up to date for 2023!) and a working Royal Mail postbox. There are quite a few estate houses dotted around, so no doubt a postbox is handy for residents and visitors.
As with most of England's ducal estates, the houses tend to have a distinctive style - here they are made of good Yorkshire stone with some attractive embellishments.
I've often enjoyed walking in that area and admire your ability to find new subjects and angles for photography each time you visit.ReplyDelete
Love the chimney and the wood decoration on the dormer. What is that chap doing on the weather vane? I liked your first photo very much...the frosty grass verge next to fast running water...just yummy!ReplyDelete
I love that weather vane. Badminton?ReplyDelete
A picturesque place.ReplyDelete