It is important to protect the ground on which so many people will be walking and heavy vehicles travelling over, particularly during the initial construction of the festival site. Once the festival is over it needs to be transformed back into its former self; a working farm. Portable roadways and walkways are used to enable safe access around the site for both vehicles and pedestrians and also for temporary car parks.
Each year, over 20 miles of temporary roadways are laid, including access walkways in the camping areas. These need to be strong enough to take the weight of articulated lorries, many of which weigh over 40 tons, as well as protecting the ground beneath. Most of these roadways are used as farm tracks during winter. So next summer when you are wandering around Glastonbury or another festival think about the planning and work that has gone into laying the temporary walkways that you are strolling along.
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