Now home to the cafe and the tall walls, this floor didn’t actually exist until we developed the climbing centre. The building takes its name from the six engines housed here. These were so big that the engine house had to be constructed around them.
This area has recently been re-developed to give us extra lead lines and a world class competition bouldering wall. But it’s not all hard core- we also have some lovely top rope slabs and vertical walls. A new staircase is currently being constructed that stretches from the bowels of the Castle right up to the new bouldering level on Floor 3.
The cafe provides Barista style coffee, home-made cakes, snacks, sandwiches and hot meals. All of our food is organic or sustainably sourced and a fair amount of fresh produce comes straight from our very own permaculture garden and is prepared in our kitchen on-site.
Sunday 10th August: 3pm-7pm - Wood fired pizza's; bar; music including an open mic session. We'd love to see you all there, and please bring instruments and singing voices!
Summer Garden Events Series
Join us in the Castle for a lively programme of workshops, learn new skills and explore your local environment. Learn from the experts: get crafty with green wood, learn to forage, grow grapes & make wine or understand the humble honeybee.
Climbing in the Lake District
Summer Mountain Adventure
Wild Camping; Rock Climbing; Ghyll Scrambling
Five days & nights for 2 people. Professional guiding and instruction.
Climbing & Yoga Retreat
Morning & Evening Yoga; Daytime Climbing
Professional climbing and yoga instruction.