Visiting four churches and an abbey today.
As forecast the rain stopped by late morning and by early afternoon the sun broke through the clouds to make a glorious second half of my walk.
I travelled on the bus to Wadworth, a journey lasting only fifteen minutes.
I headed west and then south, walking along country roads and a bridleway until I reached Stainton. En route I passed by the back of Wilsic Hall School - I don't think their English department is very good though.
I didn't notice any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors at Stainton, although I wasn't looking for any.
At the side of the road leading south from the village there's a simple commemorative stone honouring the men who died in an accident at the nearby, now closed, Maltby Colliery. I continued along the estate road leading to Sandbeck Hall: the bridleway turns a sharp right at the main entrance though I did pass by Sandbeck Lodge later - by now the weather was bright enough for colour photography.
I left the estate road and took a footpath leading through some woodland which came out right at the edge of Maltby before heading off again away from the houses and down to the main Tickhill road, which I needed to cross before going down into the wooded Roche Abbey Valley; this name being a modern coinage I should think.
It wasn't long until I reached the substantial ruins of the abbey.
The approach to Stone, walking in an easterly direction was lovely.
It was a bit muddy in places as I walked across the fields to Firbeck. The church here isn't very old but I think it's quite charming.
There was more mud as I walked down the lane, across more fields and then through the woods to reach the final stretch of road going towards Oldcotes. I had enough time here to photograph the small wooden church before I caught the bus back to Doncaster