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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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Wittering on Wednesday

Having dragged our feet for years and shunned all social media we are finally going to dip our toes in the water.  We are taking it slowly and attempting to do a post a week and it seems fitting that…
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British Science Week at Harehope Quarry

Come along to Harehope Quarry to discover the science behind solar power and make a splash while you learn! For British Science Week 2016 we are launching a  solar boat challenge. Design and make your own solar boat at Harehope Quarry,…
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Eco classroom at Harehope Quarry

Our eco classroom provides Harehope Quarry with a unique base and enables us to offer a wide range of experiences. The classroom was built entirely by volunteers. The building is entirely off-grid and our visitors enjoy the experience of spending time…
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Harehope Quarry hosts creative walking courses – archive

Harehope Quarry is very excited to be hosting Jack Drum Arts’ “Creative Walking” events throughout the year. Starting in March, these day courses will take place from 10am-4pm one Friday every month. Taught by professional artists from the area, courses…
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Harehope Quarry branches out – archive

Harehope Quarry has branched out with two new teaching and learning sites. These sites will be used for bushcraft, green woodworking, wild food and environmental art events as well as providing a Forest School location in Weardale. Thanks to funding…
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Inspiration for the outdoor classroom – archive

Throughout Spring and Summer 2013, outdoor education providers in Weardale (Co. Durham) are delivering a range of 8 half day workshops, hosted by the Harehope Quarry Project, specifically tailored towards teachers wanting to extend their use of the outdoor classroom.…
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