We could have walked the long path round from Fountains Abbey to the water gardens but I felt that as we had walked rather a lot already we should just take the car round the road to the other entrance. What an imposing entrance – a large arched gateway, long straight drive through the deer park – no deer in sight that day – culminating in a view of St Mary’s church.
The road to the water garden turned off before we reached the church and followed the lakeside to the car park . The pedestrian gate was situated just to the right of the waterfall with its decorative towers, one on either side,
The route brought us to the temple with views of the statues.This is Neptune. He stands in the centre of the circular lake facing the temple…
..and eventually we reached the bridge above the waterfall, which to be honest I don’t remember crossing! It looks rather scary to me, too narrow, with nothing to hang on to, but I must have crossed it as I have a picture of the pillar at the far side taken from the bridge!
Just to prove it!
You really can’t see the bridge! Clever landscaping!
Talk again soon.