SD7969 : Dry Rigg Quarry

taken 8 years ago, near to Helwith Bridge, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Dry Rigg Quarry
Dry Rigg Quarry
Looking down into the big hole from the edge of the limestone. The huge quarry truck looks to be the size of a 'Matchbox' toy. Both Dry Rigg and Arcow Quarries are due to close in the next year or two, and much of the landscape will be restored. This is an opportunity to create new habitats, restore old ones, and maybe create a fascinating geology trail, but on the other hand a number of jobs will be lost.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 799 695 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.2797N 2:18.4953W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 798 696
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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