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Permissive paths reopened after essential tree works

The paths from Cullimore’s Lane and the Cotswold Way are now reopened after a few days’ closure for essential tree works. Thanks for your understanding.

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The Clump close up: lichens

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Permissive paths closed for a few days while the clump gets a short back & sides

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Advance warning: short-term closure of permissive paths 15-19 March 2021

The permissive paths to Kelston Roundhill will be closed 15-19 March for essential maintenance works on dangerous trees which overhang the paths. They will reopen by 1800 on 19 March (sooner if possible). B&NES, Cotswold Wardens and Avon Ramblers have … Continue reading

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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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