The Castle is the foremost indoor climbing centre in the South East and receives more annual visits than any other climbing centre in the UK. Built inside a historic and magnificent former Victorian water pumping station, the centre is privately owned and managed by a team of professionals, providing a teaching and training facility for climbers, as well as services for the business community using the facilities for fun or for more serious development training.
Facilities at the Castle Climbing Centre include a wide range of climbing walls to suit people from the nervous beginner to the dedicated professional climber. The Centre also has an abseil tower with a 30-metre descent either inside or outside (weather permitting), changing rooms, conference facilities, an equipment shop and climbers' café.
The Castle Café serves organic and Fairtrade teas, coffee, snacks and seasonal dishes. Many of the vegetables fruits, salads and herbs are grown in the Castle's own garden. The grounds are also home to several allotments run by Castle climbers, as well as a food grower who provides fresh and ultra-local salads and vegetables for the café. There is also a new food growing space 10 x 10 metres that has generously been made available to community growers to grow more salad for the Growing Communities' organic box scheme social enterprise that provides seasonal fruit and vegetables for over 460 households in Hackney.
Sustainable Fish City was therefore delighted to welcome the Castle Climbing Centre as signatories to the Sustainable Fish City pledge, committing to serve sustainable fish as part of the menu at the Castle Café.
Find out more about the Castle Climbing Centre, just north of Clissold Park in Hackney, and just south of Manor House Tube Station, on its website at: http://www.castle-climbing.co.uk
Find out more about The Castle's sustainability commitments on its blog: http://www.sustainablecastle.blogspot.com/
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