Giggleswick Quarry hits the market

Giggleswick Quarry hits the market

A former limestone quarry in a stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales has been put up for sale for commercial development.

Construction materials company Hanson UK has appointed Dacre, Son & Hartley to market Giggleswick Quarry. 

The 31.1 acre site, which is less than a mile away from Settle town centre, is surrounded by stepped benches up to a height of approximately 100 ft, with a large flat area in the centre of the quarry’s void, which could be developed. 

Hanson, which operates the nearby Horton Quarry, closed the site 10 years ago after successfully extracting all the planned reserves. 

Jason Preston who heads up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Settle office, said: “This has to be one of the most unusual properties we’ve ever handled and it represents a fabulous opportunity for the right buyer. 

“It’s a truly unique opportunity, in a stunning location, at the southern end of Giggleswick Scar.  It will interest businesses that require a vast outdoor storage space or it could offer a dramatic backdrop for a wide range of leisure activities, subject to planning. 

“It has the added benefit of being in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, but still within walking distance of all Settle’s amenities and its road and rail links, as well as offering easy access to Skipton and the M6, which will further enhance its appeal with leisure businesses.”

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