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Midsummer tree inspection in Barrows Style

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Silviculturalist Richard Adams visited from Maldon Essex for one of his regular inspection walks, Silkie saw in hand. It’s becoming a beautiful plantation, with some gladed walks starting to blend into the countryside. We’ve got a few quite promising oak. … Continue reading

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Progress in the Barrow’s Style plantation

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In 2013 we planted over 5000 trees across the site, mainly in the former quarry and landfill field Barrow’s Style. Not everything survives of course, especially with some imported ash in the mix. But this year, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Nature survives the storms just fine, thank you

Dan Spencer writes: In common with most of the rest of the UK, Kelston Roundhill has played host to two uninvited visitors over the past fortnight- Ciara and Dennis. With both storms wreaking havoc across the country, the team here … Continue reading

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Sun sets on first stage of our renewables trial

This photo by Tim Graham shows the unpainted wind array catching the last rays of the sun as the moon rises over the clump.

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Prototype wind array disassembled for assessment

The prototype wind array on Kelston Roundhill suffered damage in storm Ciara during the night of 9/10 Feb. The array was taken down over a few hours on 10 Feb. Engineers are now assessing the damage and conducting an investigation. … Continue reading

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Retreats and quiet days now available at Roundhill Barn

Roundhill Barn has become a member of the Retreat Association, the national organisation supporting retreats. We’re happy to expand our offer of facilitated and catered days of quiet. As the Retreat Association puts it A retreat is exactly what it … Continue reading

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New gallery of wind array images commissioned for planning application

Based on the specifications and recommendations set out in B&NES’ pre-planning process we commissioned and just received a series of images of the prototype wind array for the planning application proper. These are taken after the new matt grey powder … Continue reading

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Celebration Earth plan: let’s join in!

This embyonic CelebrationEarth sounds like our sort of plan: an inclusive multi-faith celebration of life and nature. First aired on BBCR4 in January, it’s yet another brainchild of Martin Palmer, whose charity ARC was for many years based in Kelston … Continue reading

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Kelston renewables prototype: review our draft planning application

Applying for planning permission is an amazing process – almost satisfying. If you want to see our draft planning application see this pdf – draft Kelston renewables planning application (pdf). Enjoy! If you have advice and suggestions – whether you’re … Continue reading

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Photo competition entry: a birds-eye view of the wind array prototype

The wind array in Barn Ground seen from 40m above. You can also see the temporary fence and green container with test and heat dispersal equipment. This drone photo taken by Jeremy looks a strong early contender for winning one … Continue reading

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