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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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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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