Fursdon Farm, Rosecraddoc Merrymeet, Liskeard, Cornwall. PL14 5AG

Open: April-October Closed rest of year

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Winter Maintenance 2019/20

The site is closed until April but work doesn't stop. Though there are no major projects planned , such as last season's new hard standing pitches, regular maintenance is still an essential part of running a camp site. A critical part of this is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Now that we are outside of the bird nesting season and the hedges have finished fruiting, our road hedges have just been trimmed by a professional contractor. There's much more to it than just sitting in a tractor cab!

A typical Cornish hedge is a hybrid between a stone wall and an earth bank. It has an earth core, faced each side with local stone, usually tapered with an inward curve from the base to half-way up, with the top being half the width of the bottom. This is vital for the stability of the hedge structure.

We don't trim all of our hedges. Some within the site are deliberately left to act as shelter and provide a habitat for our wildlife.

Only doing essential trimming allows wildlife to survive in the untrimmed areas and to recolonise before the next cut.

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December Bike Ride

Just got back from a Saturday morning cycle around St Cleer Parish. Only 10 miles but plenty of gradient!

Whilst Eddy Merckx the Tour De France winner suggestion don't buy upgrades ride up grades probably still holds good for the super fit, maybe it's no wonder that our local farm shop and cafe Trevallicks does such a good trade in E bike hire!

Anyway a steady climb through Tremar and St Cleer to the top at Minions and back across Foredown. Pretty foggy up here today with the sheep coming out of the mist but still a great ride.

Cornwall provides some tremendous opportunities for cyclists of all types and experience and we have been a popular venue for cycle tourers for many years. As well as hot showers we can provide wash down facilities for your cycle, undercover storage and access to local cycle dealers if you encounter any technical difficulties. Most importantly a friendly welcome at the end of what will probably have been a tough day!

Each year Fursdon Farm has been a regular stop for many brave souls participating in Le Jog ( Lands End to John O'Groats) Or the End to End as some call it in addition to a number of other endurance routes.

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Corona Virus Update:

We are delighted to announce we will be reopening on 4th July

Please see our detailed Covid-19 information page

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John & Kathryn.