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Cotswold Chippings, A Firm Favourite

Everyone Loves Cotswold Chippings, For Good Reasons!

Cotswold Chippings, Gravel Suppliers, Pathway Gravel, Landscaping Materials

Cotswold Chippings and Gravel

Many Rivar Sand and Gravel customers choose Cotswold Chippings for driveways and paths, particularly in domestic settings. What is it about these chippings that makes them such popular pathway materials?

Cotswold Chippings, as the name suggests, come from quarries around the Cotswolds. They have a mix of the light, honey-coloured stone that's so evocative of the north and north-east of the area and the deeper, golden stone of the central and southern regions.

From the glittering spires of Oxford's colleges and landmark buildings to the rows of medieval cottages and bridges that characterise villages like Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold stone has created an image of rural middle-England that's recognised the world over.

Many of these buildings and bridges are still standing hundreds of years after being built, paying testament to the longevity of well cared-for stone.

Perfect driveway and pathways materials

As gravel suppliers to the south of England for over twenty years, it's easy for us to see the appeal of Cotswold Chippings.

It's a very cost-effective product, one that Rivar Sand and Gravel are very pleased to be able to supply as it's local to our bases around the M3 and M4 corridors. Using such a local product is good for us and good for the environment, as the impact of transport is minimised.

Bring the countryside look and feel to your home

The bright colour of Cotswold Chippings sets off most building materials and is comfortable alongside almost any garden design, being light and cheerful.

But just as much as the fabled look, Cotswold Chippings are loved for delivering the classic and satisfying gravel 'crunch' as cars arrive. It's a security feature too, as you'll hear anyone approaching.


As we said earlier, many of the buildings and bridges mentioned above have lasted for centuries. One of the reasons why Cotswold stone was such a popular building material in those times was that it's so easy to work with.

A limestone laid down in the Jurassic era, Cotswold stone is rich in fossils and is an 'oolitic' rock. This means it has spherical grains made up of several concentric layers and, as a result, is relatively crumbly.

This means that although fine for domestic driveways and paths, high traffic areas would probably benefit from a more hard-wearing gravel mix.

Get the right materials

In a domestic setting the only maintenance that will be required is an occasional top-up to prevent tyre marks from showing over time.

If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. It's important for us to make sure that our customers get the right pathway materials, so we're more than happy to assess your needs and talk to you about Cotswold Chippings, or other alternatives, at no obligation.

Why not call now?

To get that classic look, feel and sound for your driveway and paths, call us on the numbers above for a chat about any aspect of using Cotswold Chippings. We'll gladly look at what you need and help you to make the right choice.

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

(From our Windlesham Depot:) Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Wokingham, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Egham, Staines, Windlesham, Bagshot, Camberley

and everywhere in between...