Lonsdale Quarry

A wet morning following by a wet afternoon. The sky mottled shades of grey. It is said the stone used in the building of Christ Church in Great Ayton in 1877 came from Lonsdale Quarry although surprisingly egress for the stone blocks seems to have been uphill over Great Ayton Moor. The quarry is occasionally frequented by rock climbers but otherwise, I can’t recall ever seeing anyone here. The low cloud dampens all sounds of the grouse and curlew, a quiet solitude. The Irish language has a wonderful turn of phrase “ciúnas gan uaigneas” meaning a quietness without loneliness.
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