Saturday, March 28, 2009


Near to the village of Eyam is Longstone Edge, another central location used in THE KILL CALL. Longstone Edge is a three-mile-long ancient limestone ridge in the Peak District National Park, prominently situated within sight of many popular tourist attractions. But campaigners say that it is being destroyed by limestone quarrying.

A lengthy legal battle to try to halt work at Backdale Quarry on Longstone Edge appeared to have been lost when the High Court ruled that the owners of the quarry could take as much limestone as they liked, for the next 34 years. The campaign went all the way to the Court of Appeal, which just two weeks ago ruled that quarrying of limestone at Backdale was illegal. 

And here are two views of Longstone Edge - one looking away from the quarrying, and one towards it:

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