CEMEX hired a helicopter to bring 285t of aggregate to the Pennine Way to repair an important pathway.
The 0 - 40mm size aggregate was taken in 900kg bags 3.2km from the quarry, taking 2 ½ days to complete.
The short section of worn and eroded footpath has no road access and there was an urgent need to improve the surface but also prevent walkers from trampling on the areas around the path, destroying some of the rare plant life.
The path lies between Low Force and High Force, Britain’s largest waterfall. It is approximately 237km north along the Pennine Way from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District, the most southerly starting point.
This work is part of a three-year Living North Pennines project, funded with £2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This fund aims to conserve and enhance the special qualities of an area.