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

Harehope Quarry

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, flocks of long-tailed tits, siskins and goldfinch  feeding on the seeds in the alder cones and regular visits from a barn owl over the last couple of weeks.  River levels are low and the exposures of Frosterley Marble int he river bed can easily be seen.

Waterfall A number of leaflets are available at the entrance to the quarry that provide information on the wildlife and geology.  There are also Natural Explorers trails and story walks for families to enjoy.