The project, located within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, aimed to utilise the newly launched Geopark Way long distance walking trail as a means to highlight the aggregate sites and their associated industry along its 109 mile length. The project was supported by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
The aims of the project were to:
- To research and publish a booklet entitled ‘Exploring aggregates along the Geopark Way’. Click here for more details.
- To devise three circular short walking trails, leading from the Geopark Way trail, to aggregate sites and to publish associated trail leaflets. click here for more details.
- To provide interpretation panels for Chase End Quarry, Malvern Hills and the Geology Garden area of Chantry High School, Martley
- To print the Abberley and Malvern Hills, British Geological Survey drawn, geology map. click here for more details.
- To write management plans for three aggregates sites found on or near the Geopark Way trail or the Geopark Way circular trail.
- To provide geology and landscape displays, with reference to local aggregate sites for use in community areas.
- To involve communities along the length of the trail in the research aspect of the aggregate booklet, in the development of the circular trails and the promotion and publicity of the aggregates project.
- To enthuse local communities to explore their local accessibleaggregate sites and to provide talks and guided walks relating to the aggregates along the length of the trail to community groups and individuals involved in the project and for the wider community.
- To improve accessibility along the trails through increased signage and path improvements.
- To establish a Geopark Way Trail Watch Scheme.