9 October 2017

Stone donation puts park on right path

A well-worn footpath in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has been upgraded with stone donated from Ingleton quarry.

Over 200 tonnes of material was used to improve a one-kilometre stretch of path across Whitber Hill, which links Pen-y-Ghent and High Birkwith, bypassing the notorious bogs of Black Dubb. The stone was delivered to a roadside collection point then dropped in by helicopter.

The Park’s area manager Kate Hilditch said: “We are very grateful to Hanson for the generous donation of stone for this path and for the company’s ongoing support of the Three Peaks project, which will benefit walkers for years to come.

“Every year, thousands of people come to climb Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, or take on the challenge of walking all three in a day. It means the paths need lots of attention to protect the surrounding hills from erosion.