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South Lakeland Blue Slate Chippings 20 MM

from £82.80 including VAT and typical delivery cost
(for Mini bag)

5 Stars
37 Reviews

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PLEASE NOTE: BULK bags of 20mm South Lakeland blue slate chippings are 850kg from Stone & Surfaces Direct, (many other suppliers offer 700-800kg under the term bulk bag). With Stone & Surfaces Direct, you get 7.5 - 15% more slate chippings. We also offer the URBAN BAG [700kg] for locations with tight access or vehicle weight restrictions, as it uses a smaller delivery vehicle.

These practical and beautiful blue slate chippings are from Kirkby in Furness quarry in Cumbria's southern Lake District. The stone has a mid to dark blue appearance when wet and a pale blue/grey appearance when dry with some occasional natural brown flecks of colour.

The slate emanates from the Silurian period and is over 450million years old. This British slate is renowned for its strength, durability and colour fastness. When processed into decorative chippings, they are angular and relatively flat, which means they are ideal for gardens, paths and driveways.

Additional key features:

South Lakeland blue slate chippings offer lower maintenance, which saves you time compared to other garden landscaping products and is ideal for weed prevention as the slate will help maintain the moisture in your soil during long hot summer spells.

The geological composition of Lake District 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: bulk bags of 20mm South Lakeland blue slate chippings are 850kg from Stone & Surfaces Direct, (many other suppliers offer 700-800kg under the term bulk bag). With Stone & Surfaces Direct, you get 7.5 - 15% more slate chippings.

About this product

Origin: Lake District UK
Material: Slate
Finish: Crushed
Colour: Blue
Applications: Borders

5 Stars

Glyn Larmouth
4 Stars

Great company, had no bother with ordering or delivery. Came in a bulk bag well made and on a strong pallet ,had to clean the stones before laying which was quite messy but that was my choice.Would use them again no problem 

Doug Belton
5 Stars

The service was superb from both the supplier Stone Surfaces  and the haulier Bartrum. Lines of communication were very good also. From ordering to receipt of my order was 4 days including a weekend.  The driver dropped the bulk bag right next to where I was laying the slate. The slate was exactly as described on the website regarding the size, colour and quality of the product. Including delivery the purchase was just over 30% cheaper than the lowest priced Builders merchant in my area. Excellent value.

Jessica Livermore
5 Stars

Quick delivery, great quality and a reasonable cost. Would highly recommend.

Phil Wheldon
5 Stars


Gary Reeves-Smith
5 Stars

Excellent service very competitive price great chippings

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Cressi Barker
5 Stars

Excellent service and lovely slate. Was expecting the delivery to be on the Friday but got a call to say they had a slot available the next day! Also somehow the turf I ordered from a separate company arrived on the same courier which was ideal.

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Myra Jennings
5 Stars

Brilliant service easy to order arrived when expected . Fantastic price delivered to my home very nice delivery man . Cant fault service . Slate is brilliant looks as stated great colour .

Morag Craig
5 Stars

Very happy with the blue slate good value for money. Would definitely recommend this company for quality and price 

Martin Davis
5 Stars

As ordered very pleased with the delivery and then product. 

5 Stars

Great product  and excellent service, thanks very much 👍

Karen Allen
5 Stars

Easy booking and delivery service that is competitively priced. 

Bryan Littlewood
5 Stars

First class service and product. 

Wills Jewell-Irons
5 Stars

Great fast service from the team and a superior product. Would definitely recommend and will use again should we need any further or refresh! 

Robin Poulter
5 Stars

Delivered on time, had two bag's. One two many, no problem to pick second bag up. Very good service. 

Mohammed Rahman
5 Stars

Great product 

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Malcolm Parry
5 Stars

Very good product and prompt delivery would recommend 

Heather Shave
5 Stars

This is the 2nd large bag of stone absolutely delighted with it.delivery also excellent fantastic price.if i could give more than 5 stars i would do so.thank you.

Andrew Jacques
5 Stars

Came quickly, it's what I ordered. 

David Pridmore
4 Stars

Very pleased with end result. 
Delivery was 2 days late, but this was down to Palletways. 
product was very dusty so had to be washed down in the bag before shovelling into a barrow to move and had had to be washed down several time once laid. 
has a few odd stones that are clearly not slate but were easy enough to pick out. 
now looks really good and I’m very happy. 
was a great price too 😀

Our Reply

Many thanks for your reply.

As you are buying direct from the quarry there are plentiful supplies of stock and the product is usually dispatched the next day through the pallet network. Many of the third party pallet network providers are working through a backlog particularly in the south east and west of England. This does occasionally cause a delay in the delivery by the depot, and we are grateful for your patience. We do try to keep our customers informed of any delays if they occur. 

We do recommend that all product is washed after receipt to ensure the true colour comes through. Thank you for sharing your pictures as your project looks great.  

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David Higginson
5 Stars

Excellent price. Delivery on time and great communication..


Graham Briggs
4 Stars

Really pleased with how the stones look, delivery was prompt and buying experience very good.  The only thing that made me rate this as 4  instead of 5 stars is the amount of dust/ debris that needs to be washed off. To be fair the ad does state that washing is required but the amount is excessive

5 Stars

perfect product - as advertised, arrived on time.  Bag full.  Will order again.  Thanks

Robert Mangar
5 Stars

Great Service from start to finish, We will be defiantly be ordering from you again.



Havva Djemil
5 Stars

Fabulous stones, they looking stunning g once washed and I couldn’t fault the service of the team they were very helpful.

Highly recommend this company.

David Hunter
5 Stars

For price, quality and service. Not sure how you can beat SSD. Stone is lovely, even my dog loves it for coolness! 

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Shan Mullett
5 Stars

Prompt delivery and excellent quality at a very reasonable price. Very happy with our purchase would not hesitate to order from Stone and Surfaces again.

Edward Parkin
5 Stars

Great size and look for using on a large area where we walk on.

Gary Larner
5 Stars

Great communication. Easy to deal with, fast delivery.

would use again 👍🏻

Colin Sankey
5 Stars

Great product and delivered on time, would highly recommend 

Rachel Bellamy
5 Stars

Fantastic service, cheapest on the market, quick delivery and really happy with the product. We used 20mm slate chippings to put on our front garden 

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Cheryl Morewood
5 Stars

Really pleased with my purchase. Quick delivery and friendly service. 

Loraine Bunney
5 Stars

Great product, great price, great service. Highly recommendable

Graham Racher
5 Stars

Arrived on time and good quality. Laid the same day and very happy

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Nicole Linford
4 Stars

Very good service arrived when it should have and I’ve had lovely comments about my garden because of it

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Tracy Thomas
4 Stars

I got what I paid for. There was a problem with delivery. Got it a day later than what I was suppose to. But a nice person from the company got straight back to me after I emailed. (Phone number didnt work)

Kathryn Owen
5 Stars

Excellent price. Arrived when expected. Very easy ordering process. Very happy with the look of my garden the slate finished it off perfectly.

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Brandon Bardsley
5 Stars

Great product, delivered with care. 

The attached information includes a quality certificate which will show the consistency of the aggregates size grading. Many aggregate suppliers do not provide this or carryout these controls which means the aggregate can have significant proportions of very small pieces to dust. In addition the material performance report provides the geological composition of the aggregate, and its physical and chemical properties. 

Burlington Aggregates

Based at Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, Burlington Aggregates are experts in the extraction and processing of natural slate, limestone and sand aggregates from five Lake District quarries.

Burlington Aggregates

Kirkby Quarry

The South Lakes blue grey slate is a secondary aggregate processed from the extracted rock that cannot be used to make Kirkby blue roof slate that is found on the traditional slate roofs seen across the north of England and Scotland.

Kirkby Quarry


The quarry is situated on Kirkby Moor, overlooking the Dudon Estuary, near Kirkby in Furness, and it has operated as a quarry for roofing slate for over 400 years. The Kirkby blue/ grey roofing slate was often known in the 19th Century as the “Lancashire Slate”, as it was within the old county boundaries of Lancashire and was prominent in the forming of the railway network during the industrial revolution. With the demise of the indigenous quarries of Scotland, Kirkby slate became the go-to material for the traditional random slate roofs of cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the northern “powerhouses” of Manchester and Leeds.  The Kirkby slate is sedimentary in nature and was formed during the Silurian period some 300-350 million years ago. It is a dense and durable material that is ideal for use as a decorative aggregate in drives, pathways and gardens.

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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