‘The Poo Lagoon’: Farmers dump slurry at quarry-turned-tourist-attraction to deter lockdown visitors

Thousands of people descended on Hoffman Quarry in the village of Harpur Hill, near Buxton, during the recent sunny weather, attracted by pictures online of a sparkling sky-blue pool. In a Facebook group post, they wrote: “Action has been taken after a huge amount of visitors trespassing and travelling from all over the country to see the quarry, also an allegedly illegal rave was planned for this weekend. “And with locals receiving abuse and continued drug use, and visitors also leaving huge amounts of litter residents have had enough.” Cllr Savage said that although “that’s not something that the council initiated, suggested, recommended or in any way endorsed”, he could understand residents’ frustrations.