Uttoxeter Quarry has caused some controversy in the local area due to the extension to the works being undertaken to extract sand and gravel. Local residents are keen for the extraction work to reach completion and the area to be regenerated. Regeneration plans are proposed to restore the land with places suitable for agricultural and water areas and for nature conservation and recreation, including a sailing lake and a fishing lake.
Some old areas of the quarry have already been turned over for use as nature reserves, with many birds attracted to the area. A range of footpaths go through the area, and it’s a lovely place to explore.
The full set of photos from our trip can be seen in our Uttoxeter Quarry Flickr Set.