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Heard it can be very windy, Is this true?

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Yes - what's your self-imposed limit?


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It's at the top of a hill overlooking the Bristol Channel and has a Kite Flying Field.  So yes it can be windy at times.

 

One of the very first sites we went to, with our Cotswold Windrush and canvas awning (erected in the wind and rain).  Still a talking point in the family almost 25 years later.  Google satellite images show it to be very different from when we last were there!


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We used to keep our 6 berth at Easewell Farm just down the road, yes it can be windy but we never let that put us off. It’s stunning scenery 

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We were there two years ago but it wasn't windy whilst we there. But the views were stunning across the Bristol Channel. Unusually we were allowed to park on the pitch hitch in to allow us to see the great views and watch the channel traffic. 

We loved it but if windy? Don't know. 


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Never experienced wind there but if the fog comes down it goes from crystal clear to "can't-see-a-thing" VERY quickly!


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12 minutes ago, GaryB1969 said:

Never experienced wind there but if the fog comes down it goes from crystal clear to "can't-see-a-thing" VERY quickly!

We went 2 years ago. Arrived in Somerset and North Devon in glorious sunshine. Got to Damage Barton Foggy.  Went down to Woolacombe, blazing sunshine. 
As for wind, don't think we had a problem


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Stayed at Damage in April 2011 and don't remember any wind or fog. The site was in 2 sections, one for cc members and one for C&CC members. The latter section had the best views.

Also stayed down the road at Warcombe Farm in April 2014. No sea views but it was so foggy that when we took the  awning down it was soaking wet.

 


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All sites on that stretch of coast can be susceptible to wind  and fog.  We have stayed on most of them in the past 25 years and the worst week we had it was fine and sunny all day but the wind picked up as soon as it got dark.  The jockey wheel was being lifted off the ground it was that bad.  Despite parking the car across the front and putting up wind breaks it never did any good, all the tourers were having the same problem.  Still laugh about it now, Talk about "don't come knocking if the caravans rocking"

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It must be at least 25 years ago that we were there with our Conway Trailer Tent and 3 young children. I never did find out what happened, but a peg came out, or a pole bent in gale force winds at about 4.00am. End result was a rip in the canvas below the front window and me trying to withhold the force of the wind as a substitute pole in one corner to stop the whole thing collapsing.

 

Eventually managed to get most of the stuff repacked into the trailer part and the people in the next tent came to help by looking after the children - youngest stayed fast asleep! Drove back to Derby and next day loaded up again, went to Grantham to pick up parents frame tent and finished the holiday at Mablethorpe !!

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On 29/12/2019 at 13:40, yorkyguy said:

Heard it can be very windy, Is this true?

 

That question is a bit like asking if it ever rains. 

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Damage Barton is a bit like Trewethett Farm clubsite - even if it’s a BIT windy stuff is moving around, but when it’s QUITE windy, you need to be somewhere else ! 

 

But the rest of the time they’re both fantastic sites - sunsets at Trewethett are the best 🙂

 

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We stayed at Damage Barton in 2007, just ahead of the major storms that hit the whole country.

 

Boy, was it interesting! Never seem winds like it, people helping everyone else to take down awnings / tents in horrible conditions. We helped a young family who's tent had snapped in half in the wind so we took the wife & little ones into out caravan while their dad and I tried to salvage their belongings!

 

The Wardens, having a sense of humour, posted this on the notice board the following day.

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It remains long in our memories!


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