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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Geography fieldwork

Students from Durham University’s Foundation Centre have been in this week undertaking fieldwork as part of their geography course.  They were conducting a river investigation into the changing characteristics of the river along the long profile and looking at the controls…
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Preparing for another fruitful summer

Last year was a bumper year for fruit production – plums, apples, black currants,  red currants, cherry plum and rhubarb were all very successful from our orchard and forest garden.  We are just starting to prepare for next season and to…
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First school visit

We’ve had our first school visit of the season today.  Years 4, 5 and 6 from Frosterley Primary School came to do a river study.  Everywhere was very wet and muddy but the river levels were low and the children made…
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First signs of spring

I know it is still only January but it felt like spring in the quarry this morning.  A great time to get out and about and explore.  There is lots to see at the moment; goosander fishing in the river,…
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‘The Most Boat’ parent and child weekend

Make the ‘most boat’ you can from a single sheet of plywood using basic d.i.y. skills. The one-sheet skiff can carry a small adult or young person and can be paddled, rowed, even sailed or driven by a small electric…
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Self build course

This is a hands-on practical building course introducing the principles of Walter Segal method Timber Framing through the construction of a small structure on-site at Harehope Quarry. Practical instruction will be supplemented by evening talks. The course includes a light…
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Survive the Hunger Games

Be ready when the reaping sends you to the Capitol as your District’s Tribute Make a bow and learn to use it, develop your hunting and tracking skills, master fire and shelter, learn ancient healing skills, find out which wild…
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Survive the Hunger Games

Be ready when the reaping sends you to the Capitol as your District’s Tribute Make a bow and learn to use it, develop your hunting and tracking skills, master fire and shelter, learn ancient healing skills, find out which wild…
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Foraging for wild food in autumn

An introduction to the wild food available in the autumn: find out what’s edible and what’s not! There’s a whole load of wild food all around us; it’s just a matter of knowing what is edible, what is poisonous and…
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Foraging for wild food in summer

An introduction to the wild food available in the summer: find out what’s edible and what’s not! There’s a whole load of wild food all around us; it’s just a matter of knowing what is edible, what is poisonous and…
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