Its been a busy month at Hadlow with the completion of groundworks around the site, the creation of a new woodpile area and improvements to the car park.
The new tap area has now been completed and was thoroughly tested out by 80 Duke of Edinburgh Expedition students in some very muddy conditions. The creation of the new tap area and flagging with underground drainage was made possible with the profits from the Girlguiding Wirral Shop so a big thank you to the shoppers and volunteers. The funds from the shop were also used to improve the top end of the car park making it easier for visitors to park when visiting the shop and campsite.
The groundworks have now been competed for the outdoor washing up area and the outdoor classroom. The top of orchard wall facing the campsites has also been renovated as well. All of this was made possible through Helen Smith’s legacy to Hadlow and we’ll be adding more pictures as the work in this area continues in the coming months.
When you next visit the site you’ll see a new gate from the car park leading to a gravelled area behind the hedge on Cedar Site. This area will become the new woodpile for the site making is easier for donation of natural wood to be dropped off, processed and collected by the campers. This area will take shape in the Autumn as we need to use up all the wood on the current woodpile on Squirrel site. You’ll also see a new woodland style path from the Gate House area on to Cedar Campsite and we’ll be adding new hedging to this area in the coming weeks.