Family bushcraft activities

Wild North Discovery

Bushcrafts, wild food foraging, birdwatching, wildlife, nature and ancient craft skills in North East England and the North West Highlands of Scotland

Bushcrafts cooking fireEvents and Workshops at Harehope

Wild North Discovery at Harehope Quarry

We run a busy events programme in partnership with The Harehope Quarry Project. The activities range from wildlife and nature exploration to bushcrafts and craft based activities. Please select a link in the table below for more information about a specific event. You can also book your own activity based at Harehope; just drop us an email or give us a ring and tell us what you'd like to do.

Harehope Quarry has re-colonised naturally and has many areas of wildlife interest. It is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest. The Bollihope Burn flows through the quarry and is an important salmon and sea trout spawning area. Otter regularly use the burn. The Quarry Pond and other ponds also provide important wetland habitats and attract a range of wildfowl. The limestone grassland has a wide range of wild flowers including twayblade, marsh orchid, lady’s mantle and bird’s foot trefoil. There is a large education room with toilet facilities and a kitchen.

Events Calendar for Harehope 2017

February19 Dark Skies star gazing 
April3 Dark Skies star gazing 
May 20 & 21 Hunger Games for adults - it's not kid's stuff! Two day survival challenge

28 Foraging for wild food in spring


10 & 11 Survive the Hunger Games (12 to 16 years)


12 Foraging for wild food in summer


21 Foraging for wild food in autumn

23 & 24 Survive the Hunger Games (12 to 16 years)
November12 Dark skies star gazing  

Gift Vouchers

The ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher open for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.

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