Plum Slate Chippings 20 MM - 23kg bags

from £87.00 including VAT
(for 20mm PLUM slate chippings- 7 x 23kg bags )

About this product

Origin: Wales
Material/Finish: Slate / Crushed
Colour: Plum
Applications: Borders / Paths / Driveways

Why should you buy this product?

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*A 23kg bag option is available to help small top ups on existing projects and where access to the proposed landscape area is via steps, to maximise potability.

The Welsh plum slate chippings are both practical and beautiful. Plum coloured natural slate chippings are fine-grained and durable and the colour brightens when wet.

The 20mm Welsh plum slate chippings are direct from the quarry at Caernarfon in North Wales and are perfect for use in gardens, pathways, driveways and parking bays. The shape of the 40mm slate chippings allows the slate to bed down in use, ensuring it is a more comfortable walking surface.

The Welsh plum slate chippings emanate from the Cambrian geological era and are 480 to 550 million years old. 

Additional key features of 20mm Welsh Plum Slate Chippings:

  • The 20mm plum slate chippings have a thicker depth than some other slates and are stronger, which means they will resist breaking under heavy use. This is ideal for driveway chippings or parking spaces and will require minimal maintenance and the occasional top-up.
  • The geological composition of plum Welsh slate chippings means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil and are therefore suitable for planting borders and alpine and rockery gardens. This slate is also a great choice for ponds and water features and is fish friendly (wash before use).
  • This slate has a lower carbon footprint than most other decorative aggregates sold as we deliver direct from the quarry.

PLEASE NOTE: The 23kg bags are transported on pallets.

J & J Curries Ltd

Alexandra and Moel Tryfan Quarries

Roofing was produced in 3 steam-powered mills and was connected to the port of Caernarfon by the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, which opened in 1877, where slate could be exported by boat or transferred onto the London and North Western Railway for transport to other UK destinations. Roofing slate production ceased into the 1960s. The slate is of the Cambrian geological era – dated at between 480 and 550 million years old. It is fine-grained in texture and is mainly plum coloured with occasional green inclusions. Today’s workings are on a much-reduced scale from the peak of activity in the 1880s but a range of aggregates, rockery stone, walling and features such as monoliths are produced from the slate tips remaining as the relics of the original roofing slate workings. These products find many uses in home and garden projects from paths and driveways to retaining walls, raised beds and individual standing stones; an enhancement to any garden or landscaped area.


Located in Gwynedd, North West Wales the quarries are located some 5 miles to the south-east of Caernarfon and a similar distance to the west of the tourist destinations of Llanberis and Snowdonia National Park. These 2 quarries that became conjoined during the latter part of the 19th Century were established in the era of peak roofing slate production circa 1860 and at their peak in the 1880’s employed some 200 people.

Kerbside Delivery

All orders for tiles, aggregates and paving are packed onto a pallet, and or normally in a wooden crate, wire frame case, or bag. By placing the order and accepting our delivery conditions, you are confirming that the delivery information you provide meets our third-party haulier conditions.

For further details, please visit our delivery page. If you have any doubts, please contact us for further details.


For most products, you have the right to cancel your order at any time from the moment you place your online order, and up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods. You should notify us if you want to cancel your order within this time period, either by email, phone or through the contact form on the website.

A further 14 days is allowed from the date you notify us of your cancellation to return the goods if already received. You must cover the cost of returning unwanted goods. We will issue a refund within 14 days upon receipt of the returned goods. A deduction will be made if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling the goods in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. After this period, due to the tonal and texture variation which occurs with natural stone and slate, we are unable to accept any returns and offer any refunds, except in the case of damaged or faulty goods.

For bespoke orders, we operate a non-return policy and we are not able to accept cancellation to the order.

We recommend that any surplus material should be kept.

Damaged/Faulty Goods

In the event that your goods are received damaged or faulty, please contact us immediately. We will require details of the damage/fault, along with photographic evidence. If we agree on a return for damaged / faulty goods please ensure that the order is repackaged in its original packaging, including any accessories which were delivered with the product, and that it is placed on the pallet at the original delivery point for the third party haulier to collect.

If the original packaging of the product has been damaged or destroyed you should ensure that the returned product is on a pallet and is adequately packed for shipment back to us. It should be placed in the original delivery point for the third party haulier to collect.

A refund will be made within 14 days upon receipt of the returned goods. A deduction can be made if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling the goods in a way which would not be permitted in a shop.

If you have any doubts, please contact us for further details.

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