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

Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Still a few places on the seed saving course

Seed saving with Caroline Beck, Verde Flowers 31 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm 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…
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Timber frame self-build course with architect Duncan Roberts

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, 9.00am – 6.00pmThis is a hands-on practical building course introducing the principles of the Walter Segal method of timber framing through the construction of a small structure on-site at Harehope Quarry. Practical instruction will…
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‘The Most Boat’ weekend

Make the ‘most boat’ you can from a single sheet of plywood using basic DIY skills.  The one-sheet skiff can carry a small adult or young person and can be paddled, rowed, even sailed or driven by a small electric…
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Teachers’ course: Inspiration for teaching rivers

Come and get some inspiration for teaching rivers.  The workshop will look at ideas and activities for the classroom, school grounds or fieldwork visits. Refreshments provided but bring a packed lunch to supplement some food cooked on a fire (weather…
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Exciting new opportunities at Harehope Quarry

We have four new and exciting courses on offer to hone your skills and make us all more resilient. ‘The Most Boat’ weekend Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm Make the ‘most boat’ you can from…
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Growing Gourmet Mushrooms course

This course was postponed earlier in the year so we are delighted that we have the opportunity to offer this again! A one-day introduction to growing gourmet mushrooms, with Adrian Ogden of Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms Sunday 13 October 2019, 10.00am…
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Moth trapping

Carol Inskipp and Karen Blackburn were moth trapping on Monday night in the quarry and caught 81 moths and 30 different species. The most notable were the Alder Moth and the Dwarf Pug, both of which are local and uncommon…
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