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Yorkshire Dales in bridleway boost

Posted 8 November 2011
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Yorkshire Dales in bridleway boost
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Those who like to go walking in the Yorkshire Dales will soon be able to enjoy a better bridleway after a generous donation from a local quarry firm.

Owners of Ingleton's Skirwith Quarry Hanson Aggregates have donated 140 tonnes of gritstone to help reinforce the route from the village to the summit of Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Discussing the enhancement to the path, the national park authority's member champion Malcolm Petyt said the repaired track should "last a good few years" and those putting on winter coats and climbing the mountain soon may wish to try it for themselves.

Hanson Aggregates is one of the corporate friends of the Three Peaks and quarry manager Tom Felix said it was a "privilege" to be involved in the path improvement project, as he lives locally and enjoys walking.

Other bridleway developments in the national park included the skills of the Otley and Yorkshire Dales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association being put to use to create a ford in Arkleside Gill in Wensleydale last month.

It means walkers and riders crossing the stream will find it easier when the watercourse is flowing rapidly after heavy rain.
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