A different adventure

What is adventure? To me it used to be something involving travel, climbing, hiking, paddling, challenging! I think you get the picture.

My latest “adventure” was a bit different but quite fun none the less.

Since I’m now living with an archaeology student we went to visit the deserted medieval village at Wharram Percy. As it turns out it was quite interesting even if there is only one standing building left, St. Martin’s church, and the stone foundations of the old village can still be seen in the surrounding fields, if you know what you’re looking for.

As only Church of St Martin is still standing it was of course the main focus for exploring and taking photographs. The church was completely rebuilt in the 12th century and expanded in the 13th and 14th century before it was renovated again in the 15th and 16th century, just before the final families were forced out of the village to make room for sheep to provide a bigger income for the then lord of the manor.

Miss "Croft" ready to raid Wharram Percy

Miss “Croft” ready to raid Wharram Percy

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Church of St Martin

Wind swept tree

Wind swept tree

What way is Wolds Way?

What way is Wolds Way?

The whole site is now in the care of English Heritage and more information can be found at their website.

I hope you enjoyed the photos and I encourage you to leave a comment or ask a question 😉


About brixpoul

A Dane on Adventures, Step-dad, photographer, all-round lover of the great outdoors & coffee. Fighting cancer through fundraising adventures.
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8 Responses to A different adventure

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    There’s a Yorkshire Wolds Way

    A “open air” church with high ceiling… 😉

  2. Paula says:

    This is a cool angle in your cross shot :). Happy start of the year Poul 🙂

  3. Inspired and pretty says:

    This church is so old ! We don’t have churchs that old in Canada, it must be so impressive to stand in front of such an old church. There is so much history in Europe.
    I really like the second photo and the second from last one too !

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