The Abbey is owned by English Heritage and on a pocket of land in the middle of some farmer’s land alongside the River Wey.
I had a wander around, read the information boards and took some photos.
I was taking pictures of Waverley House reflected in the river when a couple stopped for a chat.
“Are you taking photographs of the heron?” they asked.
Well I wasn’t, cos I hadn’t even spotted him, but I certainly would attempt to now.
I returned to the car to grab the telephoto lens, hoping he would still be there when I returned … and he was.
I got as close to the edge as I could without falling in (I have a tendency to be a little accident prone sometimes) and took a couple of shots.
Then someone appeared on the other bank behind my heron and frightened him away.
And they’re almost in focus :)