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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Children’s art and craft session at Harehope Quarry

There are still a few places left on the children’s art and craft session. Children’s art and craft session Wednesday 8 August, 1.30am – 4.00pm Join us for a glass fusing art and craft session inspired by the natural environment. Children…
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Stanhope Toddlers Group

We have just had Stanhope Toddlers in for the first week of their summer activities.  With no water in the ponds and the site bone dry we sorted to a mythical theme.  Fairy and wizard trail and houses.

Children’s art and craft session

The details of our children’s art and craft session have changed.  The event will now be as follows: Children’s art and craft session   Wednesday 8 August, 1.30am – 4.00pm Join us for a glass fusing art and craft session…
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Items for sale

Due to our refurbishments we have number of items for sale that may of be use to community groups and others.  The items range from office/classroom tables and chairs, kitchen cupboards to an off-grid energy system!  if you would like…
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Marvellous moths

Carol Inskipp set a moth trap up in the quarry on Tuesday evening.  Even though the weather was clear and cold she caught 54 moths and 20 different species.  There were some really amazing moths.  My favourites are the Buff…
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Not so dingy

Our glorious sunshine has brought out some of our rarer species in the quarry.  An ecologist last week recorded the Dingy Skipper in several locations in Harehope Quarry. This is a small brown and grey butterfly, which is found in Britain…
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The final touches

We have made the final touches to the new composting toilets and additional doorway so they are now ready to use.  They have been finished with some beautiful stained glass in the doors by Vicky Boase of Taigh Solais (https://www.facebook.com/jane.bowes.56).  Come…
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Forest School Hen Party

Even with the classroom still in the throws of refurbishment we hosted a brave group of Forest School teachers for a hen party.  Amazing what you can do with a few pallets and some decoration.

Spring has finally sprung

After what seems like a very long winter spring has finally sprung.  We could almost see the leaves coming out on the Alder this weekend and the catkins on the goat willow have been wonderful.

Still moving forward

Our refurbishment of the classroom in the quarry is moving forward and we can at least now start to put things back together.  It seemed like a very long session  of pulling apart!  The new compost loos are now ready…
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