Special Decorative Gravel

Willis & Ainsworth can supply most gravel from all across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Decorative Gravel usually refers to any gravel, pebble or shingle that is used for a driveway, path or planter. Although some of these materials are very pretty they can be considered expensive.

Please see our Local Gravel page for more materials.

Gravel Matching

Please use the images provided to try and match or choose what you are looking for. If you are unsure then please feel free to bring a sample into the office with you and we will do our best to match it for you.


We have many samples of Decorative Gravel that are available. However due to the variation in sizes and different products that are available we are unable to stock samples of everything.

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    20mm Old English Chippings

      20mm Old English Chippings / Premier Cotswold chippings are another example of an oolitic limestone. It is very like the Cotswold Chippings and South Cerney Gravel but not such a cream or buff chipping. It is slightly harder...

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    Brams Hill Golden Gravel

      Brams Hill Golden Gravel is a toffee golden flint, it is darken than the other thames valley golden materials this is due to the dig site and the silt content around the material which gradually dyes the flint over millions of years. it is one of...

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    Caledonian Pebbles

      Caledoninan pebbles can also be called scotting pebbles, they are a rounded pebble with greys, blues and purples. It is a reiver washed pebble which gives it it's rounded shape. This product is suitable for drives, water features and fish. We...

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    Cambrian Green

      Cambrian green is a mixture of green angular limestone, it's colour is very unique and because it's a limestone it's a very durable material. This product is suitable for drives,borders and planters, water features and fish. This product can also...

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    Cheshire Pink

      Cheshire Pink is a semi rounded crushed flint material which is a pinky bown colour sepending on the seem being dug at the time. This product is suitable for drives, water features and fish. We deliver small and large loads to Thatcham, Newbury,...

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    Cotswold Chippings

      Cotswold Chippings are a dark/orangy yellow angled soft (oolitic) limestone. it gives a lovely finish to driveways or paths especially when you are looking to compliment other colours. Unlike flint based gravel oolitic limestone does break down...

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    Cotswold Self Binding Gravel

      Cotswold self binding gravel is a a specially blended path gravel. It comes in an orange/yellow colour. When laid self binding gravel creates a surface which is very natural looking and is often used in heritage sites and parklands. The material...

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    Coxwell Self Binding Gravel

      Coxwell self binding gravel is a unique self binding gravel with a natural reddish/brown colouring. Like all self binding gravels it has its own laying guidelines to help with water run off. The colour will mellow slightly as the product weathers...

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    Eco Granite

      Eco granite is a mixture of white and grey angled cornish granite. Eco granite is also know as, Silver Granite or Grey Granite there are slight variations in colour depending on what quarry is used to source the material. This product is suitable...

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    Golden Gravel

      Golden gravel is a mixture of brown, cream, gold and black flint Shingle. It is another of the famous "local" gravels and was the most common gravel in the thames valley for around 15-20 years. Also know as Toffee and Newbury Flint. It is a great...

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    Grey Limestone Chippings

      Grey limestone chippings, are a range of mid to dark colours with very ocasional whites and pinks. Because they are an angular stone they knit together well.  This type of limestone is a long lasting and hard wearing gravel and a good...

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    Kennet Flint Gravel

      Kennet Flint is a predominantly black, white and grey gravel with a small amount of brown in it. Kennet flint looks fresh and clean on drives and is very hard wearing stone. Kennet Flint is currently the most "local" gravel in the Newbury and...

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    Leighmouth Golden Gravel

      Leighmouth Golden Gravel is a mixture of brown, cream, gold and black flint gravel. It is currently imported into the area as a substitue for the old "Local" shingle. It is a sea dredged material which makes it semi angular / semi rounded with...

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    Pink Limestone

      Pink Limestone is one of the less common decorative but most atrractive gravels available in the UK. It is a mixture of shades of pale pink and grey limestone gravel, it is hard wearing and long lasting. It is also known as Devon Pink and...

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    Purple Slate

      Purple Slate is also known as Plum Slate or Heather Slate, it's usually a mix of purple and deep blue slates, with flat sides and jagged edges. In and around Berkshire there is not a huge amount of this material stocked at a regular time as it is...

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    South Cerney Gravel

      South Cerney gravel is a rounded oolitic limestone. It is a cream / buff / yellow / beige even coloured gravel and one of the most popular decorative gravels available. It comes in a range of sizes 20mm, 10mm for driveways and paths and also 40mm...

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    Welshmans Golden Gravel

      Welshmans Golden Gravel is a pale golden flint and a mixture of white, cream, black, brown and grey colours. It is another of the famed "local" materials around the Thatcham, Newbury and Berkshire area. We deliver small and large loads to...

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