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=== Locality 2, Harehope Quarry and Bollihope Burn, near Frosterley, Weardale ===
 
=== Locality 2, Harehope Quarry and Bollihope Burn, near Frosterley, Weardale ===
  
Access by footpaths only across private land. Travel by the A689 to Frosterley and park at the turning south, 700 m east of the village centre [NZ 035 369]. Cross the River Wear by the bridge and the railway by the level crossing and turn left on the road to Broadwood [NZ 038 366]. South of Broadwood a stile on the right of the road leads to a track running southwest near to the side of Harehope Quarry. The quarry shows fine sections of the Great Limestone and the overlying beds, but is private and permission to enter must be obtained in advance (see Logistics).
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Access by footpaths only across private land. Travel by the A689 to Frosterley and park at the turning south, 700 m east of the village centre [NZ 035 369]. Cross the River Wear by the bridge and the railway by the level crossing and turn left on the road to Broadwood [NZ 038 366]. South of Broadwood a stile on the right of the road leads to a track running southwest near to the side of Harehope Quarry. The quarry shows fine sections of the Great Limestone and the overlying beds, but is private and permission to enter must be obtained in advance (see Logistics).
  
Proceed up the track to a quarry spoil tip at the crest of the slope and turn left on a footpath that leads to Wise Eel Bridge over Bollihope Burn [NZ 034 361]. Turn right, cross Harehope Burn by the bridge and continue up the side of Bollihope Burn on the footpath to the first field boundary wall [NZ 0315 3605]. Here the Great Limestone forms natural outcrops in the stream and the Frosterley Marble band, containing many solitary rugose corals, mainly ''Dibunophyllum bipartiturn, ''is well exposed on bedding planes and in sections. Permission has been given by the landowner for access to the stream section from the footpath. '''Do not damage the outcrop by hammering and collecting'''; loose fragments of Frosterley Marble can be found in the stream bed below the exposures. Return to Frosterley by the same route.
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Proceed up the track to a quarry spoil tip at the crest of the slope and turn left on a footpath that leads to Wise Eel Bridge over Bollihope Burn [NZ 034 361]. Turn right, cross Harehope Burn by the bridge and continue up the side of Bollihope Burn on the footpath to the first field boundary wall [NZ 0315 3605]. Here the Great Limestone forms natural outcrops in the stream and the Frosterley Marble band, containing many solitary rugose corals, mainly ''Dibunophyllum bipartiturn, ''is well exposed on bedding planes and in sections. Permission has been given by the landowner for access to the stream section from the footpath. '''Do not damage the outcrop by hammering and collecting'''; loose fragments of Frosterley Marble can be found in the stream bed below the exposures. Return to Frosterley by the same route.
  
 
=== Locality 3, the Derwent Gorge, Muggleswick to Shotley Bridge ===
 
=== Locality 3, the Derwent Gorge, Muggleswick to Shotley Bridge ===
  
From Frosterley travel east to Wolsingham, turn left on the A68 at [NZ 131 355] and go north through Tow Law. At Castleside turn left again on a minor road to Healeyfield and first right for the Derwent Gorge.
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From Frosterley travel east to Wolsingham, turn left on the A68 at [NZ 131 355] and go north through Tow Law. At Castleside turn left again on a minor road to Healeyfield and first right for the Derwent Gorge.
  
 
==== Locality 3A, The Derwent Gorge and associated Muggleswick Woods ====
 
==== Locality 3A, The Derwent Gorge and associated Muggleswick Woods ====

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