The ‘Exploring Aggregates along the Geopark Way’ booklet takes a look at the aggregates industry as a whole, before exploring the aggregates industry within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.  The booklet was funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

The first third of the booklet explores the facts and figures of the aggregates industry on a global and U.K level looking into the positive and negative elements of the industry. The remainder of the booklet concentrates on the aggregates industry within the Geopark (most of which is historical rather than current). After an overview of this history, the booklet then details nine former aggregate sites located either on or in close proximity to the Geopark Way walking trail. These nine sites reflect the diversity in geology, size, age and post-extraction use of the aggregate quarries found along the Geopark Way trail.

The nine sites are:

  • Eardington Sand and Gravel Pits
  • Raggits Hill Quarry
  • Callow Hill Quarry
  • Hartlebury Common Gravel Pits
  • Penny Hill Quarry
  • Martley Pit
  • Whitmans Hill Quarry
  • Malvern Hills quarries/Chase End Quarry
  • Huntley Quarry

Each site in the booklet gives an overview of the geology followed with details on the quarrying history at the site and the post extraction/current use of the former quarry site.

To download a copy of the booklet click here