Thursday 1st April 2021
The improvements are coming along nicely, although completion of pitch 8 is on hold due to Richard helping with lambing at Bellevue Farm; it needs a bit more hardcore and compacting. Robin is busy as ever, he's adding more hookups on site; hopefully every pitch will have an electric hookup point when we are able to reopen on 26th April.
The grass has received it's first feed this week, to help it grow nice and strong to cope with tents, vehicles, feet and paws. Seed is sown in areas that have become worn and not recovered.
Robin covering new lane cables to extend the hookups to the top of the site.
New cable going under pathway and heading up to the top of the site.
Pitch 8 - more hardcore needed, soil embankment in place now at the side of the pitch. No more good quality spare turf so grass seed sown.
Pitch 3 - The turf is taking nicely, a bit more sunshine, warmth and rain needed.
Pitch 10 - The turf taking nicely, a bit more sunshine, warmth and rain needed to make it ready for awnings and happy campers to sit out on.
Friday 5th March 2021
Every year we like to improve the campsite in some way, this year pitches 3, 8 and 10 are getting a makeover. Pitch 8 is becoming a hardstand, Richard Walkinshaw is hard at work digging out pitch 8. As you can see we are dealing with a sloping site, which causes lots of challenges with installing level pitches, it does mean we don't have problems with flooding. Quite a few years back we also put in a drainage system on site which means you don't get your tyres bogged down during wet weather.
At Bridgend we don't like to waste anything so the soil being dug out of pitch 8 is being put on pitch 3 and 10 to extend them, the battle of a sloping site has also limited the size of some our pitches. Robin and Morgan are hard at work spreading the soil, compacting and levelling to make sure pitches 3 and 10 are nice and level for you. The turf taken up off pitch 8 is getting reused on the extended pitch 10.
Pitch 8 being dug out
Pitch 8 Turf all stacked
Pitch 10 soil all levelled
Pitch 10 all ready for turf
Pitch 8 shuttering ready for hardcore
Pitch 3 turf cutting for soil to be put underneath