Quarrying is a major land use in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The benefits to the area are through employment, use of local businesses and high rates paid to the local council. The limestone from Swinden Quarry (Tarmac Northern) is largely used to make high grade concrete products such as bridge beams and kerbs. The contribution such a company makes to the local economy is outlined.
- This clip is from:
- First broadcast:
- 17 February 2001
This clip can be used to show some of the land use in national parks. Split the students into groups and ask them: "What are the arguments for and against quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales and other national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty?"