The perfect place for picnicking and promenading
Following a gentle serpentine course, the visitor encounters 13 vistas that reveal stunning views of Rievaulx Abbey and the surrounding valley. The terrace offers some of the most beautiful views of Ryedale that are continuously changing throughout the seasons. Come and discover a lovely spring view.
There are actually 14 vistas but only 13 are on show. Each year one is cleared and one is left.
Spot the 18th century bridge crossing the River Rye, Rievaulx Abbey and the many farmhouses.
With each clearing in the trees Rievaulx Abbey is seen from a different angle.
Pack a lunch and bring a rug to enjoy a picnic with a view or join us on our Big Picnic event.
Work off your lunch by strolling along the terrace or combining it with a longer walk in the area.