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Timber frame Self-Build course

We are running our second timber frame self build course this autumn.  This course will provide instruction as part of the building of workshop on site at Harehope Quarry.  Details are below but further information can be provided by the…
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Children’s art and craft session

The details of our children’s art and craft session have changed.  The event will now be as follows: Children’s art and craft session   Wednesday 8 August, 1.30am – 4.00pm Join us for a glass fusing art and craft session…
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Experimental logging!

Following storms over the past few winters there are a lot of fallen trees on the ‘Tip                                      End’ at Harehope Quarry.  The…
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MUD!

This TED talk popped up today and as we’re all interested in alternative construction methods here at Harehope we thought we’d share it with you. Of course, as you’ll see, alternative isn’t that for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7I5BWW-0c8

Stone Age, Bone Age

Wolsingham Primary School visited last week for a ‘Stone Age, Bone Age’ experience!  Rocks and fossil hunting in the morning with a wealth of fossil corals, crinoids and brachiopods found and then living like Stig of the Dump in the…
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Strange and beautiful

Our volunteer day on Saturday 14th October involved some close observation. Our volunteers were mainly engaged in cutting back Alder which seems to love the quarry environment and recently has almost exploded across parts of the site. The simple task…
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Autumn Volunteer Day

Our autumn volunteer day is coming up on Saturday 14 October.  These days run between 10.00am and 3.30pm and we provide refreshments and a light lunch. Saturday’s session will concentrate on improving access to the site and scrub bashing to maintain…
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Digital connections.

One of the things we like to encourage at Harehope is engagement with the arts. Over the years we have built up an archive of arts projects from painting and printmaking to animation and digital arts. Last week one of…
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The Green Man

The myth of the Green Man is something we use a lot with school groups, whether looking at the seasons or for adding something mystical to a Forest School day.  So we were very keen when Liz Gill, one of…
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