|View from inside the quarry on Riddlesdown, with Jacob sheep on the skyline. 26 December 2014.|
The quarry is fenced and locked, so it's good to get inside occasionally. I was last in Riddlesdown Quarry in the summer of 2011, a very interesting time to see it. Not much is happening in midwinter, but we had a good look at the sheep.
|View from inside the quarry on Riddlesdown, with Jacob sheep on the skyline. Closeup. 26 December 2014.|
(Here you can see the typical jpeg compression blockiness that is a shortcoming of the iPhone camera.)
Geologists love this place because so much of the chalk stratification is exposed.
|Diagram of exposed strata in Riddlesdown quarry.|
We clearly could not count the sheep from this viewpoint, so we went to find them.
|A walker feeding sheep in Riddlesdown quarry. 26 December 2014.|
Before the walk I had a look around Coombes Wood, near the car park, and saw this pretty late season fungus:
|Mycena rosea, Rosy Bonnet. Coombes Wood, Riddlesdown, 26 December 2014.|