The eco centre
Quarrying is a very important industry for Britain. It provides most of the raw materials we need for industry, transport and all kinds of buildings.
Many quarries can be found where the local geography and geology produce beautiful scenery. Careful planning by a team of quarry professionals, even before the first lorry load of rock has been removed, means that more care is taken of the environment.
Quarrying isn’t a permanent use of the land. When quarrying ends, sites are converted to the best use for the landowner and the local people, often improving on the original landscape.
Sometimes the land is returned to farming with no obvious sign that it’s ever been quarried. Restoration (from the verb, to restore, which means to return something to its original condition) can also provide opportunities to create nature reserves and beauty spots, sports pitches and fishing lakes, or even recycling areas or industrial estates.