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Author: Ray Biggs

Grimsthorpe trees on BBC Breakfast News

Click the link if you would like to see some of the veteran trees at Grimsthorpe when they were included in a news report about safeguarding old trees. https://youtu.be/i0L7q0TleTA The clip includes comments from Chris Howes, the Park Ranger, on the importance of the trees as providers of habitats for insects and other wildlife. It is possible to see these…

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Preparing the playground

Work is well underway to prepare the playground for April 2 – our first open day. 40 cubic metres of special grade wood chips were delivered. The picture shows Andy and Richard taking a well-earned break after spreading the wood chips. The next job is to scrub down the equipment with stiff bristle brushes and water to tidy the equipment….

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Horse painting

How many men does it take to move a painting?

In this instance it was nine in total (not everyone is in this picture). This life-size painting of a horse hasn’t been moved for some time and now we know why. It is being cleaned by a specialist company in Cambridge prior to being loaned to a museum next year for an exhibition. Ensuring it was safely lifted down from…

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Newtons Trail

Newton’s Trail features in the Daily Telegraph

Grimsthorpe Castle in one of the places included on the Newton’s Trail Map. The map highlights interesting places to visit, some open during the summer, others throughout the year. The Daily Telegraph visited the area and recorded their experiences in an article that you can read by clicking here. The Castle is now closed for the winter but the Trail…

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Bank Holiday Monday

It’s a standard open day at Grimsthorpe this holiday Monday. Season tickets are valid and the sun  is already shining. It looks like it could be a great day for a picnic, or a stroll around the lake, or a bike ride, or to spend time in the kitchen garden, or to seek out the cool rooms of the castle…

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Hercules over Grimsthorpe Castle

A big thank you to Terry Campbell for sending me this picture of the RAF Hercules flying low over Grimsthorpe. Can you see the geese launching themselves from the lake? The castle is often treated to the sights and sounds of classic RAF aircraft including the Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota and Lancaster flying overhead.

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Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper 2016

The 2016 Grim Reaper Ultramarathon took place on 29-30 July. Over 170 people took part with many aiming to complete the 100-mile race in the allotted 26 hours. Running continued overnight on a trail in the historic 3,000-acre Grimsthorpe Park, despite heavy showers on Friday evening. Our image shows runners getting ready to begin the long distance endurance test. Fat…

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