Young Friends: Llanfoist

LLanfoist Year 5The latest Young Friends of Castle Meadows activities involved Year 5 and Year 4 pupils from Llanfoist School who enjoyed, respectively, full morning and afternoon Orienteering sessions across the site.


The Young Friends from Llanfoist roamed the full area developing their map reading skills in search of scattered, concealed pictorial and riddle clue cards which featured the flora and fauna to be found on the meadows and along the riverbank.

ClueThe visits were then followed up by some highly enjoyable Castle Meadows themed art activity sessions at the school led by Mark Langley from Monmouthshire Countryside Services along with Friends of Castle Meadows volunteers. Some outstanding art work was produced by the pupils and this will feature at a number of public venues in the lead up to the National Eisteddfod.

Watch this space for details.


Cystadleuaeth ffotograffig – Mehefin 2016

“Y byd naturiol yn y Fenni a’r cylch”

Mae Cyfeillion Dolau’r Castell wedi lansio cystadleuaeth ffotograffig i ddangos y Fenni a’r amgylchedd ar eu gorau – ac arddangos yr enillwyr yn ystod Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Sir Fynwy a’r Cylch 2016.

Thema’r gystadleuaeth, a noddir gan Shackleton Photographic yw ‘Y byd naturiol yn y Fenni a’r cylch’ ac mae categorïau ar gyfer plant a hefyd oedolion gyda thystysgrifau a thalebau i enillwyr.

Caiff y ceisiadau buddugol eu dangos ar y Maes yn Nolau’r Castell yn ystod yr Eisteddfod rhwng 29 Gorffennaf a 6 Awst, a gallai miloedd lawer o ymwelwyr eu gweld.

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Spring Work Parties

Due to popular demand we’ve added some evening work parties. You’d be welcome to join us at any of the following dates/times to pull up invasive Himalayan Balsam before it seeds:

  • Thursday evenings 6pm: 14th July, 28th July
  • Saturday mornings 10am: 9th July
  • Thursday mornings 10am: 7th July, 21st July

Meet at the Copse entrance, below the Castle