My Walk this Week 137 – Quiet Quarry Walk Posted on 14/12/201818/12/2018 by Alastair My walk this week takes place at first light in an old, quiet quarry and its surrounding landscape. The rocks were black with the wet weather and to begin with the atmosphere felt quite oppressive. However, things lightened and brightened as I ascended to the upper edge of the quarry and into a very mossy woodland. The soundscape down in the dark confines of the quarry was still and my footsteps echoed in the amphitheatre of hewn rock, the small birds chirped and the crows cawed. Once I arrived at the top edge of the steep, dark slabs and could look over the Welsh landscape, the more distant sounds of life in the countryside opened up, but still it was relatively quiet. https://stillwalks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Quarry-and-Woodland-Soundscape-2.mp3 Clambering back down a steep slope in the mossy woodland I came across a hole to the side of the footpath with a small notice above saying not to enter unless you are competent to do so and have adequate equipment. The geology of the area being limestone, there is a network of caves for enthusiasts to explore and another notice board near the edge of the lake (turlough) lower down the hill, shows the high water mark underground. Click the play button above and then the first image to listen and look through the features of my walk this week. Dim dawn light entrance reflections solid rock slope black quarry rock Looking up at the edge footpath woodland tangle major moss View from the top solitary crow Across the top Over the edge Welsh landscape Footpath to descent Gorse / Whin Colourful landscape woodland fence More moss woodland cave hole tree and lake Turlough and notice leaves and moss A depth of moss Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLinkedInMoreRedditPocketPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted in Landscape, My Walk this Week, Photography, Soundscape, Walks and tagged birdsong, caves, Crow, field recording, Gorse, Lake, landscape, limestone, moss, My Walk this Week, Pant-y-llyn, photography, quarry, quiet, rock, soundscape, still, wales, walks, Whin, woodland.