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

Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Spring crafts and makers’ mini-fair

A quick reminder of our Spring crafts and makers’ mini-fair that is coming up in a couple of weeks Saturday 13 April, 1.00pm – 3.00pm Spring crafts: Join our family craft workshop to make homes for wildlife and spring decoration using the…
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QR composting at Harehope Quarry

There are still a few places on the QR Composting talk this Saturday if you are interested.  The details are below but refreshments are available on arrival from 10.15am or come and enjoy a walk on site beforehand. Quick Return…
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Energy upgrade

An upgraded wind turbine was fitted yesterday, so along with the PV array Harehope Quarry can now produce all of its electricity requirements. For the first time Harehope Quarry is now completely grid connected with the ability to generate all…
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Charcoal

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season yesterday.  The kiln is still cooling but charcoal will be available to buy in the coming week – £5.25 for a large bag and £3.15 for a small bag.  If you…
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Upcoming courses – places still available

Places are still available on the following courses: Introduction to charcoal making Saturday 2 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm Learn the basics of charcoal making – what materials to use, how to load, light and shut down a kiln and what…
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Further developments

We have been working hard on site over the winter, when the weather has permitted.  The workshop is starting to take shape and we hope to be able to use the refurbished straw bale part of the building some time…
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Harehope Quarry events 2019

Following the refurbishment of the classroom at Harehope Quarry last year, we are again running  a full programme of events in 2019. There are a range of courses on offer that may be of interest from gourmet mushroom growing and…
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Seed saving with Caroline Beck, Verde Flowers

This session will cover how to harvest, dry and sow your own seed for vegetables, fruit and flowers.  Seed is always best sown fresh, and the most reliable way of doing this is to harvest your own.  Learn the best…
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Christmas Crafts and makers’ fair

Family Christmas craft workshop:Make decorations using the natural materials found at Harehope Quarry and have a go at embossing your own gift tags and cards by hand.  £6 person or £12 per family Makers’ mini-fair: At the same time browse,…
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