A watercolour painting depicting a sweeping view surrounding the Byland Abbey in North Yorkshire. The view is from a higher point [Hambleton Hill?] towards the plain where the remains of the Abbey are, in the centre of the painting, basking in the sunlight. In the foreground a man on horseback and a woman are walking down the country road, herding the cattle in front of them. In the distance are more rolling hills and plains into the far horizon. On the right in the distance dark clouds are building up in the otherwise blue sky.