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Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Still a few places on the timber frame self-build course

There are still a few places remaining on the timber frame self build course.  If you are thinking of building a shed, workshop or even a house or community venue you will find lots of inspiration on this hands-on course.…
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Still a few places on the seed saving course

Seed saving with Caroline Beck, Verde Flowers 31 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm This session will cover how to harvest, dry and sow your own seed for vegetables, fruit and flowers.  Seed is always best sown fresh, and the most reliable…
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Timber frame self-build course with architect Duncan Roberts

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, 9.00am – 6.00pmThis is a hands-on practical building course introducing the principles of the Walter Segal method of timber framing through the construction of a small structure on-site at Harehope Quarry. Practical instruction will…
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Exciting new opportunities at Harehope Quarry

We have four new and exciting courses on offer to hone your skills and make us all more resilient. ‘The Most Boat’ weekend Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm Make the ‘most boat’ you can from…
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Growing Gourmet Mushrooms course

This course was postponed earlier in the year so we are delighted that we have the opportunity to offer this again! A one-day introduction to growing gourmet mushrooms, with Adrian Ogden of Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms Sunday 13 October 2019, 10.00am…
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Moth trapping

Carol Inskipp and Karen Blackburn were moth trapping on Monday night in the quarry and caught 81 moths and 30 different species. The most notable were the Alder Moth and the Dwarf Pug, both of which are local and uncommon…
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Natural Explorers: Mini-beasts

We have a children’s Natural Explorers event on this half term.  Please book early to ensure it runs. Natural Explorers: Mini-beasts Harehope Quarry Thursday 30 May, 1.30am – 4.00pm Come and enjoy some fun in the outdoors. Under 8s must…
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Spider hunting adaptations workshop

Harehope Quarry has been designated as a Special Invertebrate Site by the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless project.  The site will be a venue for a number of events this summer.  The first of these is the spider…
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New pond dipping platform

A new pond dipping platform was built on one of the wildlife ponds this weekend by co-operative members of the Harehope Quarry Project.  The platform will be used for community events and activities as well as by visiting school groups.…
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