Intake Quarry is one of a vast number of quarries scattered around the Middleton/Cromford/Via Gellia area and was operational between 1853 and 1968. Access to the quarry, which is owned by Tarmac, is prohibited and it’s easy to see why – there is evidence of numerous rockfalls and paths close to the walls of the quarry are scattered with boulders. It has been popular with climbers in the past but its use for climbing is now strongly discouraged. Numerous trees have taken root, more so in the western section of the quarry, and few structures remain.
The images were made with a Yashica Mat 124G, shot on Ilford FP4+ film and processed at home in Ilfotech HC 1+47 for 12 minutes.