Distance from sources of material

Stone, tarmac and asphalt are expensive to transport over long distances. When budgets for recreation provision are limited it makes sense to use locally won materials where these are cheaper and suitable for the degree of wear and tear expected.

Distance from sources of material

Unsealed surfaces can be subject to heavy wear and tear, erosion, potholing and puddles unless regularly maintained. ‘Sheepwash’, North York Moors National Park, England.