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Coldstones Quarry Sculpture Project

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Coldstones Quarry, Nidderdale

In 2010 this project was awarded £12,000 of LEADER finance for interpretation activity to support a much wider development programme at this iconic landmark.

It is an innovative piece of artwork by Andrew Sabin who has worked on Coldstones Cut since 2008. From this artwork-structure people are able to view and interpret the landscape as well as view the working quarry below them. This is a new and exciting visitor experience for locals and tourists alike.

Since the project was officially opened in September 2010 there has been a growing stream of visitors to the site – as at March 2011 almost 10,000 people had enjoyed the site. When the quarry ceases to operate in around 2030 a trust will be created to manage the location as a wildlife site. Go to www.thecoldstonescut.org for further information and to see some fantastic photos of this LEADER supported visitor attraction in Nidderdale.

The funding for this project is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

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