Ramsom near entrance to Harridge Wood West
Ramsoms near entrance to Harridge Wood West

The stars have arrived

The first Ransoms are coming into flower.  Most plants have lots of buds, however a few individual plants at the entrance to Harridge wood west are now in flower.

Looking forward to the flowering en-mass in the coming weeks.

Quartzite Quarry in West Harridge Woods

Just above the eastern corner of the Large Deer Enclosure in Harridge Woods West is a former Quartzite quarry.  This dates to the 1800’s or earlier, as it is shown on the 1903 OS map.  It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, number 25769.

its easy to see how it was dug out horizontally about 10m deep into the hillside, with the spoil pulled out, perhaps on a horizontal track, to form a flat spoil heap just behind.