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


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Bushcrafts cooking fireEvents and Workshops 

at Harehope Quarry

We offer a number of public event activities from our base at Harehope Quarry. 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 Quarryjust drop us an email or give us a ring and tell us what you'd like to do. There's a wide range to choose from including bushcrafts, wild food, wildlife watching, basketry and greenwood turning.

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 Quarry 2018

January20 Dark Skies star gazing 
March9 Dark Skies star gazing 
June

3  Foraging for wild food in spring

August

12 Foraging for wild food in summer

October 14 Foraging for wild food in autumn
November11 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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