It is in vain to dream of a wilderness distant from ourselves. There is none such. It is the bog in our brains and bowels, the primitive vigor of Nature in us, that inspires that dream.
Henry David Thoreau,
Journal, August 30, 1856
Woodside Quarry, operated by Briggs & Co. until the 1980s, is a huge disused quarry in the middle of some of the suburbs in north Leeds.
Looking the full length of that road you can just see a silver car passing on the Ring Road (A6120). For a few years I lived in one of the houses on the horizon.