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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Our first lamb

A little earlier than expected but this is our first lamb.  A beautiful black Herdwick.  We don’t think the others are due until may so it may be a little lonely for a while!

Thank you for volunteering!

We had a really successful volunteer day last Saturday.  We did the usual maintenance that is always required this time of year – some of the wooden planks on the balcony were replaced, a shed roof was re-felted, the Frosterley Marble…
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Making the most of the sun

The last few days have been absolutely glorious and enabled us to get on with all sorts of jobs that we put off when he weather is miserable.  WE have also been making the most of the sunshine whilst working…
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A call to action?

The film ‘Tomorrow’ was a very positive, and in many ways, re-assuring commentary on community solutions to the crises the planet faces.  It re-affirmed again that if we want to live in a different world we have to stand up…
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Green Tourism

The Harehope Quarry Project has been awarded Gold Level rating following a Green Tourism grading visit.  We have lots of future plans for the site so we hope to retain this grading in the coming years.

Screening of the film ‘Tomorrow’

There are now just a couple of places left for the screening of ‘Tomorrow”.  These are the details: Saturday 18 March, 5.30pm start Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the…
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New recruits

We have welcomed new recruits to the project this week in the form of eight Hardwick sheep.  having completed the planting and fencing of Cave’s Batts field we have now successfully introduced the sheep to graze down the rank grass…
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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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Tree planting

The next few weeks will see intensive efforts to plant more trees before the weather does really start to get warmer.  A bed of basket willow has been planted this week and pruning has begun on the fedge.  The cuttings…
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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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