Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, DL13 2SG info@harehopequarry.org.uk 07807 002032

Harehope Quarry

About us

Harehope Quarry eco-classroom

The Harehope Quarry Project is based in a former limestone quarry on the edge of the village of Frosterley in Weardale, County Durham.

The project aims to promote a more sustainable way of living, through practical events and activities.

We run Harehope Quarry as a workers’ co-operative to deliver environmental education, field studies, rural skills training, community development, and community arts.

The site offers a unique environment for study, relaxing, volunteering opportunities, community events and a meeting place with a difference, set amid the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Facilities at Harehope Quarry include:

  • an accessible eco-classroom
  • a nature reserve
  • an outdoor forest classroom
  • footpaths with permissive access through the site

Come along to one of our events, take a walk through the quarry or even hire the whole site for your own activities.