Harehope Quarry

Permaculture site in former quarry

Harehope Quarry is a former limestone quarry in Weardale, Co. Durham.  The quarry is a Local Wildlife Site with areas of wet woodland, species-rich limestone grassland and ponds and rivers.  The site is renowned for its exposures of Frosterley Marble as well as characteristic features of limestone geology, including Jacob’s Pot.

The quarry is managed to promote biodiversity, provide some permissive access and encourage outdoor learning through educational visits, courses and events. Harehope Quarry is a Permaculture LAND Centre and the site is managed using Permaculture ethics and principles.

How to arrange a visit: 
Visits by arrangement
Sustainable transport options: 
Bus services 101, X1, X21 and X46 serve Frosterley and there is a bus stop at the end of the road to Harehope Quarry
Jill Essam
Harehope Quarry
DL13 2SG
United Kingdom
07807 002032
Type of project: 
Charity / Social Enterprise
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