Harehope Quarry

OASES works with the Harehope Quarry Project to deliver outdoor learning within the picturesque Weardale Valley.  At Harehope there is a range of habitats and environments, which facilitate exciting delivery and fieldwork opportunities. These include woodland, limestone grassland and wetland habitats (pond, river and wet woodland).The site is excellent for the study of Carboniferous geology and karst scenery.

Facilities include an outdoor classroom, dedicated Forest School area, (including cob oven) and coach parking. A small play area is available for use at lunchtime.

Schools visiting Harehope can choose from a range of OASES led activities available as day sessions (£250) or half day session (£150).  Den Building; Survival Skills; Orienteering; Team Building are available throughout the year.  Half day sessions can be 'mixed and matched' to make a full day.



(Running from 24th April 2017 until 23rd July 2017)

EYFS – Gruffalo Discovery
Come to find the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood
Key Stage 1 – Plant Detectives
Learn key features of plants and trees within the woodland
Key Stage 2 – Habitat Explorers
Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment
Key Stage 3 – Forest Orienteering
Use your map work skills then set and follow trails in the forest

Bespoke packages are available upon request.  For more details on possible bespoke sessions download the Harehope Bespoke School Sessions.  Bespoke packages start at £300.

To visit the Coures at Harehope Quarry Page Click Here, for an information flyer Click here.

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