Sunday 24th February. Glorious weather for our local walk today. No jackets were needed!
Ludham village to How Hill then onto St Benets Abbey – it’s about 8 miles across fields and along paths skirting marshes. This is in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and not too far for us to get to – about 20 minutes or so in the car.
After 5 miles of walking we reached this spot. An ancient monument – popular with artists and photographers who have come along and enjoyed this ‘middle of no where’ spot for at least 200 years.
Set on the banks of the river, only the ruined remains of a gatehouse and a mill which was built much later (next to/inside the gatehouse) still stands. Though there are some outlines of what was thought to be a nave or alter at ground level further away. The gatehouse remains are 14th century.
I have no idea why there is iron fencing around one side – the purpose is a bit of a mystery to me! It makes for a nice shot though.
We sat on the river bank just behind my photographing spot and enjoyed watching sail boats and cruisers, listening to geese and other water loving birds and just thought, wow this is amazing…..