The quarry lies on the eastern bank of Babeleigh water, a large stream that feeds the River Yeo, about
1/2 miles south-east of Parkham and about 5 miles
south-west of Bideford.
Babeleigh Wood quarry works upper carboniferous
sandstones of the Bude formation. These are huge beds
of slightly calcareous brown sandstone, interbedded with
thin sandstones, shales, and siltstones.
Materials are removed from the quarry face by hydraulic excavator. Suitable building stone is then separated before the rest of the rock is run through a mobile crusher and screen to produce various grades of aggregates. The quarry has been worked over many years supplying a local market for building stone and fill.