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. You can also book your own activity based at Harehope Quarryjust drop us an email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk or give us a ring 01388 529154 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.

Please select a link in the table below for more information about a specific event.

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 2020

January 26 Sunday Dark skies star gazing
March 14 Saturday Dark Skies star gazing

29 Sunday Willow Basket Weaving

May23 Saturday  Foraging for wild food in spring
June 

7 Sunday Wild food forage and cook a banquet on the camp fire

October  11 Sunday Foraging for wild food in autumn

27 Sunday Star and moon gazing
December 5 Saturday 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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"Excellent intro for a total novice like me"

"A lovely day, well paced and in a beautiful setting. I look forward to using some of the skills we have learned"

"Fantastic way to begin foraging learning. Great teacher and very interesting"

"Really useful and interesting. Gave me the confidence to try for myself"

"Good pace and friendliness – excellent venue"