The Harehope Quarry Project

The Harehope Quarry Project promotes a more sustainable way of living and is a Gold Award holder in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). Within a former limestone quarry, the project has developed a fish farm and smallholding, a nature reserve with public access and an eco-classroom built entirely by volunteers. The project has a community events programme and delivers environmental education, field studies and education for sustainable development. The eco-classroom can also be booked for meetings, green birthday parties and other events. In addition there walks ranging from 1km to 4km using permissive paths and Rights of Way around the quarry. Story walk leaflets are available as well as information about the Harehope Quarry Project. Note on site parking is limited, however the quarry is a short walk from Frosterley where additional parking is available.
A view of Harehope Quarry © Tom Mercer


Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SG.


  • Off road sections
  • On road sections
  • Steep sections



  • Car parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Disabled
  • Public transport