The Harehope Quarry Project offers environmental education, field studies, rural skills training, community development, and community arts based from a limestone quarry in the North Pennines.
The Harehope Quarry Project aims to deliver an education programme to schools and further and higher education establishments.
This programme provides education across the curriculum to encourage the enjoyment, respect, understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural environment around us. The programme aims to promote the need to protect the environment and to ensure the sustainable use of resources.
Our programmes are based on 4 main themes;
We aim to deliver these days using a variety of teaching and learning styles including established environmental education programmes, field skills, scientific and geographical enquiry, issue-based inquiries, arts and media techniques and primary research skills.
We are continually developing new days and adapting existing days. Please contact us and discuss your specific requirements.
Harehope Quarry and the surrounding area provide a unique environment for scientific enquiry, geographical investigation, environmental education and education for sustainable development.
Natural habitats at Harehope quarry include ponds, streams, woodland and grassland. The quarry itself is good for the study of rocks, fossils and the special characteristics of limestone. Compare redundant and active limestone quarries, discover the remains of lead mining and learn about upland farming and life in a North Pennines village.
See how the Harehope Quarry Project is restoring and caring for the environment and working towards a more sustainable way of living.
Our educational visits are run with experienced outdoor educators, who are CRB checked and First Aid trained. We have risk assessed all our activities and copies are available on request.
Below is a list of our fully costed charges for school and other educational visits that include staff time, use of all the facilities, materials and resources and ongoing project revenue costs.
However, at certain times we may have funding to support visits or particular projects so please contact us and ask. The site is also available for hire should schools want to run activities and events themselves.
|Full day visit||£175|
|Half day visit||£90|
|Full day venue hire||£90|
|Half day venue hire||£50|
|Outreach full day||£150|
|Outreach half day||£80|
Select an option from below to read about the various learning activities different groups may expect from a visit to Harehope Quarry.