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Since the beginning of 2015 over a million refugees have arrived by boat to the Greek Islands.

In that time over 600 000 life jackets and 10 000 rubber dinghies have been discarded on the shores of Lesvos.

Sean Hearn will be running a Sustainable Beekeeping Course at the Castle, on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.

To give you a sense of the course's approach, here's a link to his blog

If you have any questions or would like to book a place please contact: seanhearn@hotmail.co.uk

Our garden manager, Ida, and fitness trainer and lower back specialist, Janos, will be running a Garden Fit workshop for Grow Well, Feel Well Day. 

Saturday 9th July
2 - 4.30 pm

The session will look the best way to approach repetitive tasks in the garden and how best to use garden tools to minimise injury and improve your fitness.

We've got a fantastic day in the garden planned for 'Grow Well, Feel Well Day' in association with Capital Growth.

Packed with workshops and drop-in sessions to calm, balance and nurture well-being.

Hope you can join us!

For more information please contact: events@castle-climbing.co.uk

Drop by on Saturday 18th June to take a fresh look at the garden accompanied by the poems of Ellen Cranitch, Poet in Residence for the day, and other poets.
Contribute to a community poem inspired by the garden, the historic building and climbing!
There will also be art and crafts activities for children.

This is a free event.

For more info. please contact: events@castle-climbing .co.uk

This year for May Day we will be celebrating nettles! 
Join us to celebrate the common stinging nettle - find out how they are beneficial to our health, about the wildlife they support, and how they can be used to make clothes, beer and more! 

Having a clear out this spring?

If you've got some clothes that you don't wear/need anymore then why not bring them along to the clothes swap event?...they might be just the thing that someone else is looking for, and you could find something new for yourself there too!

Sunday 24th April

Sunday 20th March

12 - 4pm

What is an Equinox?

An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.

Climb Catalunya has been the Castle´s preferred overseas climbing holiday partner for many years.  With our shared commitment to sustainability and sustainable travel Climb Catlunya offer an opportunity for you to climb in the sun and connect with nature whilst minimising the ecological footprint of your holiday. 

Climb Catalunya offer discounted trips for people travelling by land, have an organic garden that provides food produce for their groups and have launched the first sustainability focused climbers refuge in Spain.

February: Wassail

People gathered around the fire to sing songs led by the Castle Choir whilst children made recycled musical instruments and helped to hang cider soaked toast in the apple trees for birds. A Wassail is a traditional celebration of orchards, the rituals performed help to ensure a good and plentiful harvest for the coming year.

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