Jumb Quarry and its mounds of green-slate spoil was a puzzle. 'Storm Desmond' caused that, Judy said, indicating changes in the spoil mounds. I know of destruction in the lower courses of the river, but up here? I like a challenge, I had to find out.
Green slate was quarried at Jumb Quarry, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and at the quarries across the River Kent. I entered 'Jumb Quarry' on a search engine and was amused to find an introduction to a book I wrote back in 2011. That spring and summer I would sit high on the quarry terraces, looking out across the river and studying the landscape.
During 2010/2011 I came here day after day, bird-watching and taking photographs. Jumb Quarry is a magnet and my photographic archives show those spoil mounds through the years, through the seasons. May be Judy was partly right. But I discovered a conservation project focusing on Jumb Quarry that has also significantly reconfigured those spoil mounds. See The RIver Kent: reading a landcape.
The final three images of the photo sequence above are of Jumb Quarry and the banks of the river at that point.