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RIP Dan Spencer 1986-2021

The funeral was held last Thursday at Roundhill Barn of Dan Spencer. A former Scout, Dan first came to Kelston Roundhill through his work with local schools. Two years ago Dan moved his outdoor activities business Moving Mountains on site, … Continue reading

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The Forests, Further Out.

by Jon Hamp Cloud breaks,Bright.Cold still, but warming,Squirrel foot on branch.Soft and just,Like this. Mornings buildLight in Eastern towers.Seeking out lost winter spaces, gently,Soft and just,Like this. The forest sends outtrees for friendshipgreening, reaching, callingout now.Soft and just.Like this.

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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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Planting for the Future

Barrows Stile, the large sloping field that lies above Kelston Village, has had a varied past, changing in use from agricultural farmland, to quarry, to landfill, and back to farmland. In the last decade, a significant portion of the field … Continue reading

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Diary date: CelebrationEarth! southwest: Kelston Roundhill Sat 19 Sept 2020

National civil-society pre-COP26 celebration and call to action on the environment. After meeting the national organisers of CelebrationEarth! we’ve offered to host CelebrationEarth! southwest – a gathering to celebrate life and nature at Kelston Roundhill. It will celebrate local environmental … Continue reading

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