Hanson donate stone for new path in Yorkshire Dales
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 21:31
Six hundred tonnes of aggregate from Horton Quarry taken by helicopter to top of Ingleborough
STONE donated from Hanson’s Horton Quarry is being taken by helicopter to the top of Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to build a new path that will provide a safe route for walkers and conserve important habitat.
The company is donating 600 tonnes of aggregate from the nearby quarry to build the new 1.3km path, which is part of the popular Three Peaks walking route. The path through Sulber Nick had become badly rutted and the damage was spreading over an increasingly wide area as walkers tried to avoid the boggy terrain.
Nick Cotton of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority commented: ‘The Sulber Nick path has never been engineered, but anyone who has been there lately will know how much-needed these works are. An engineered path, constructed in sympathy with the surroundings, will bring walkers back to the correct path line and prevent further erosion.
‘Hanson have been very generous in gifting the huge quantity of aggregate required, and allowing the ranger service to use the northern tip of Horton Quarry as a helicopter lift site has also been a great help.’
Simon Garner, unit manager for the quarry, said: ‘We are delighted to donate the stone for this important project. Horton Quarry is an integral part of the area and we are happy to be able to support the local community in this way.’