Tarmac operates a limestone quarry on the northern flank of Wensleydale, above PrestonunderScar.
Wensley Quarry is an active Carboniferous limestone quarry at the edge of the
Yorkshire Dales National Park. Wensley limestone quarry comprises the current extraction
area plus worked out areas on either side to the east and west. The quarry void has been
formed behind the original crags which still form the side of the valley overlooking
Wensleydale. Previously worked areas have been restored to produce limestone cliffs and
pasture and the restoration scheme is for agricultural afteruse