Old Rise Rocks
Also known as Rice Rocks
The only outcrop of merit rises out of a pond near the farm. An interesting traverse can be made across it, the prospect of a wetting does much to increase the effective exposure.
I planned to take a footpath to Copt Oak that I have used many times before- through green rolling fields past Old Rise rocks. However I was in for a shock- the hill where a delightful path climbed through the fields to a farm and the Rocks has been turned into a quarry- fields, paths, trees, farm, all gone… replaced with brown dust, noise and vehicles ceaselessly driving to and fro. As I approached, I watched two buzzards wheeling above me, listening to their cries as though they were venting their indignation about this total destruction of their habitat.
The way to love anything is to realise that it might be lost.