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Covid Update

We ask all our guests to please help reduce the risk of spreading coronovirus by keeping a safe distance, obey any notices around the site, regularly wash and sanitise hands. Our toilets and showers are cleaned and regularly checked several times a day, we have special cleaning products that we use to help reduce the risk of covid; anti-viral cleaning products will also be available for guests to use. Thankyou for helping us to keep all our guests and the team at Bridgend safe during these difficult times.

25th to 30th May 2022

Unfortunately our original septic tank of nearly 18yrs decided it needed replacing. We don't have mains sewage here so we are reliant on tanks to hold the waste. This is one of the reasons we ask that you don't put anything down the toilet or chemical disposal point apart from human waste and toilet paper (NO WIPES). A septic tank with the right bacteria will never need emptying but introduce wipes especially the ones that contain plastics it will need to be emptied regularly which is expensive. Thank you to local business Murchie Sand and Gravel Ltd for all your hard work.

10,000 litre tank

being delivered.

It looks a bit like a submarine.

A very big hole needed

Took a lot of digging

Concrete bed for the tank to sit on.

Tank now being filled with water.

Still being filled with water.

Now it has to be

surrounded by gravel.

The tank is then covered in soil, which then needs to be landscaped and seeded for new grass to grow.

We often get asked about the drying tent, that is in our back garden. Here is a wee video all about it from the makers www.shielingdryer.co.uk


21/04/22

We now sell Arran Milk, the cows that make the milk are 2 miles down the road at Tigheanfraoch Farm, Blackwaterfoot; can't get much more local than that.

It is £1.30 per litre but if you just want a cup full to pour over your cereal we can sell you just a cup full. We have branded bottles that make a great souvenir, they are £2 each. If you do not wish to keep the bottle you can return it before you go home and we will refund you £1.50.

9/02/22 We Would like to introduce you to our Seasonal Wardens for 2022, Brad and Diane Tomkinson with their cat Chiltern. They will be joining us in April to help us look after all our lovely campers.


December 2021 Merry Christmas to all our campers past and future, we hope the New Year brings better times for all.


24th September 2021

We are now recruiting for next year, please get in touch with Elizabeth if you would like to join our happy team at Bridgend.

Seasonal Wardens required for 2022.

From April to end of October 2022.

2 days a week and holiday cover.

Free pitch and expenses.

Duties include taking bookings, checking guests in, cleaning toilet blocks, keeping site clean and tidy and assisting with guests queries.

You get to enjoy stunning views from your pitch and explore the beautiful Isle of Arran when you are not on duty. Own Motorhome/ Caravan is required.


2nd May 2021

It's lovely seeing the campsite coming back to life and everyone enjoying themselves. Thankyou to our lovely happy campers this bank holiday weekend.

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