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River bank protection

We have been planting up the river bank at Cave’s Batts, a stretch of the River Wear between Frosterley and Wolsingham, to try and prevent further erosion.  The 120m stretch has been fenced and planted with a mix of deciduous…
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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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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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Filming at Harehope – archive

Filming took place at Harehope Quarry last September for the ITV drama series ‘Vera’. This new series will air on ITV 1 on Sunday 22 April at 8.30pm. Harehope Quarry will feature in the second episode on 29 April.

Harehope becomes a LAND demonstration site – archive

The Harehope Quarry Project has successfully become a LAND learning centre. The learning centres are permaculture projects, who show, explain and describe to volunteers, visitors and an interested public, how the principles and ethics of permaculture are applied to their…
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