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Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

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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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Spring volunteer day

Join our regular volunteering event. This session will provide wildlife habitats for the nature reserve – bird and bat boxes, bee posts and bug hotels. Make some for Harehope Quarry and some for your garden! If you own and are competent with your…
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Dark Skies Star Gazing

Discover the beauty of the Dark Skies of the North Pennines. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session using an amazing software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in real time. Afterwards, weather permitting, we’ll go…
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Harehope Quarry Halloween event 2014

Pumpkin Sail

  Following on from our medieval pumpkin fling last year, we will be looking for suitably seaworthy pumpkin galleons to form an armada to sail the seven seas (the lake) and brave a hazelnut barrage to be first to reach…
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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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Volunteer Day

Join our regular volunteering event. Tasks will include the continued work on the eco-classroom and nature reserve management. Refreshments and a light lunch provided.

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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