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Garden Events

Throughout the lighter and warmer months we run a programme of events and workshops in the garden to learn new skills and explore your local environment.

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Fire by Friction

Saturday 3rd October

Ever wanted to learn how to make fire with just the materials you find in nature, without the use of matches or a lighter?
Do you have experience of the bow drill method and want to build on your skills?

Intro to Fire by Friction - £20pp

10.30 - 12.30pm

The bow drill is just one of a large family of friction techniques for producing an ember which can be placed into a tinder bundle and blown into flame. Demos and hands-on training to enable you to gain understanding of the ancient skill of making fire by friction

Bow Drill Masterclass - £35pp

14.00 - 17.00pm

Gain insight from an expert and practical skills in making a bow drill
In depth training of skills and methods for making a fire by friction
Small group size to heighten your chances of success.

These workshops are ideal for beginners and those with experience.

Dale, who runs the courses is one of the UK's leading experts on fire by friction. With ten years of experience he has tried and tested many different methods and materials. As such, by attending this bushcraft course you are ensured the very best possible chance of succeeding in creating your friction fires.

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What's On

The Castle is turning 20!!!!

So we've decided to have a Halloween themed UV fancy dress party!
Saturday 24th October - from 3pm
9pm - 1am: A mix of UV lights, funky costumes & amazing Halloween decor this promises to be a huge party with DJ's & licensed bar


Sunday 18th October - from 2pm
Top rock climbers James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini will be running masterclasses before presenting a special screening of Redemption: The James Pearson story. More information available on our Events Page



Castle Tour

Take a tour of the Castle Climbing Centre and discover what we're all about!

Castle Climbing Center - A Day in the Life from Tim Ewins on Vimeo.




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