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.