The Garden Boulders were officially opened at the Castle's Garden party on Sunday, 21st of July. The Dyno Comp, taking place on the West Side of The Battleship Boulder drew large crowds both in The Castle and from people passing by on Green Lanes. Many of the climbers rediscovered the old Featured Wall, in its new reincarnation as The Featured Boulder. Two of the boulders (Trackside and Battleships) have 6 circuits on them. The Boulders will be open when the centre is open (12pm weekdays, 10am weekends) and close 15 minutes before closing time or dusk (whichever is earliest).
On Sunday, 7th of July in collaboration with the London Wildlife Trust, we will be doing a clear up of the New River (on foot or in a little boat!) ending with music and beer at the other end! Join us to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the New River.
The Castle Shop staff are holding a demo evening for customers to get to grips with the vast array of belay devices available on the market.
Do you know your Click-Up from your Cinch? Do you know how to use a Reverso in guide-mode? If not, this demo evening may be of interest to you. Come and check out the latest designs and get some expert advice from our staff.
We may even lay on some nibbles in the way of cheese & sausiccon....
Our usual volunteer days will now be on Thursdays from 11am to 5pm in the spring / summer months. Pop along or email us at email@example.com if you would like to come along.
If you would like to help out and learn about herb growing in particular, our medicinal horticulturalist, Nick is available on Mondays. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Spring is here! We're going to celebrate Beltain (May Day) in the garden.
The next garden workday event is on Saturday the 4th of May from 11am to 5pm. We will be running a workshop on how to make scrap wood into garden furniture and you will also get a chance to make a Beltaine bough to celebrate the coming season. From 5 or 6pm onwards we will have our Beltain bonfire.