Yesterday, Graham, Joe and I along with the four dogs, walked a section of the Quarrymans Walk here at Hartshill. This is a walk thru and around the now defunct quarries to give people a taste of the area's industrial heritage. Below is a photo of the now flooded Jees quarry.
Granite and manganese were the primary products. Granite went mainly for road building and apparently the manganese was used to bleach cloth. The Coventry canal had a number of wharfs that were designated to the loading and transportation of the stone, including the BW Hartshill basin.
Some of the going underfoot was pretty gloopy, especially the towpath between Harsthill Basin and the Anchor pub but much of the route up and around the old quarry's was fine.