Up amongst the Malvern Hills there are a number of quarrys where Malvern stone used to be sourced. Malvern stone is very distinctive and is basically granite. When they build walls or houses of it they apply the mortar between the stones in a way that is peculiar to the area and this is due, for reasons that escape me, to the heaviness of the stone. I must try and take some photos of Malvern stone houses to show what I mean. Malvern stone is no longer quarried for environmental reasons so if you want a Malvern stone wall or house you need to find a supply of second hand stone.
Anyway now that the quarries stand silent nature has taken over and Earnslaw Quarry in particular is very beautiful
I say the quarry stands silent but in order to enjoy this you do have to get up fairly early before the walkers and visitors arrive!!!