Winter Snow at Roche Abbey, Rotherham - South Yorkshire

Posted on 10th January 2010 by Mark Tierney

This is Roche Abbey near Maltby, Rotherham covered in winter snow. Well the big freeze continues in the UK and it’s set to become the longest ever! Whilst motorist struggled to get to work and hundreds of schools were closing because of the freezing temperatures, I took advantage. I didn’t want to risk driving down the frozen country lanes to Roche Abbey, so I decided to walk there instead. It was about a 8 mile round trip but felt longer because of the snow. Roche Abbey looked beautiful and I’ve never seen so much snow on the surrounding trees. I didn’t see a single person down there only birds struggling to find food, including a Kingfisher! In this post there are also images of Laughton en le Morthern, Stone (near Sandbeck) and Slade Hooton. BBC Radio Sheffield used one of these images on their website and another Roche Abbey photograph was printed in this weeks Rotherham Advertiser.

Tagged under: rotherham, landscape, lake, snow, roche abbey, freezing, slade hooton, maltby, waterfall, laughton en le morthern, rotherham advertiser, bbc, stone, hike

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Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.

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Gravatar By Catherine Bartle on 1st December 2014 at 11:36am

I have been looking throught the internet looking for inspiring images of Yorkshire to paint for the Judges Samson 2016 “Yorkshire in watercolour” calandar,
I have seen your images of Roche Abbey in snow. I would like to have your permission to copy some of your images and have a go at painting them. I live in West Yorkshire between Keithly and Bradford and to my shame do not know much of any of Yorkshire south of here.!!!!!!!!!!!

Caherine

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