This area has a number of pools. Bumble Hole Pool is a former clay pit and I assume the other pools were also former clay pits. My guess is the clay was used to make bricks?
Discovering the public footpath through Dudley Golf Course resulted in a shortcut back to the boat.
The Wheatsheaf pub is located on the corner of Oakham Rd and Turners Hill Lane. I only mention this because there is another pub opposite which I missed. It’s name is more relevant to the area. More on that later.
The two Transmitter Masts are at the top of Turners Hill which at 271m is the highest ground in the West Midlands. The Transmitters consist of a free standing steel lattice structure. The No2 is 60m high and has a concrete base.
They both broadcast radio so there’s no point in aiming the TV aerial at them!
Originally there were three quarries. One has been used as landfill and is now a golf driving range. The other two were combined to form the pit in the above photo. Quarrying finished in 2008 and the current plan is to use the abandoned pit as landfill.
The quarries produced a local stone known as ‘Rowley Rag’ and was primarily used for road construction. That pub I missed opposite The Wheatsheaf was named the Rowley Rag.
I was about to walk down off the knoll when I noticed the erosion immediately in front of me. It appears this large knoll is artificial being made from ash?
And Open Live Writer has stopped publishing posts, which is making blogging slightly more complex. :-(