Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry recently opened its doors to the local community, giving them the opportunity to see inside one of the largest operational quarries in Europe.
Taking place over two weekends, the quarry welcomed around 3,000 visitors over the four-day event.
During the visit, guests had the chance to find out more about the quarry before embarking on a guided tour through the site to a purpose-built viewing platform where they could admire the full magnitude of the quarry, along with having a look at some of the giant vehicles used to transport the rock around the site.
Tarmac experts – including geologists, chemists, engineers, logistics, and sustainability – were on hand throughout the event to answer any questions visitors had.
Rob Lees, operations manager at Mountsorrel Quarry, said: “The whole team at the quarry took great pleasure in welcoming visitors to the site to show them what we do. It was lovely to hear feedback from guests on what a great time they’d had and how they felt they now better understood our business and operations so much more.
“We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed the event as much as we did.”
Local resident, Katie Singleton, contacted the quarry after attending the event. She said: “We all thoroughly enjoyed it from the eight-year-old daughter to the 66-year-old grandma!! We would definitely come again and would recommend it to anyone.”
Special thanks go to local companies Rustic Kitchen and Roberts Travel, who did an amazing job keeping everyone fed and watered and transporting visitors around the site throughout both weekends.