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.