Trewan Hall Camping gets Gold
Hall holds a GOLD award by The David Bellamy Conservation Award
Parks are assessed on a number of factors, the cultivation of flora
and fauna, the creation of habitats designed to encourage a variety
of wildlife on to the park, recycling and waste management policies,
links with the local community and the use of local materials and
craftsmen are also taken into consideration.
In 1961 the estate was acquired in a very dilapidated and run down
state. The company was formed with the primary purpose of restoring
and enhancing the land and buildings. The nature of the area is
strongly agricultural and all development and maintenance is carried
out with these criteria in mind.
The original buildings, which have mostly been modified
for campers, have been restored in the vernacular style using local
materials. New buildings likewise, or sympathetically. Great care
is taken to keep the character; for example, we retain our ancient
Restoration of the land, which includes 14 acres
of woodlands and amenity, has been tended with an eye to the agricultural
heritage. Plants, shrubs and trees have been selected to be appropriate
rather than merely ornamental or decorative. There is little in
the way of positive inducements to wildlife but efforts are made
not to disturb. We have no owl boxes but many owls.
It will be apparent that the ratio of campers to
‘environmental area’ is very low on this site.
Quote from David Bellamy
It gives me great pleasure to let you know that
your park has been awarded a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award
for 2017/18. Let me take this opportunity to thank you and your
team for all the hard work you have put in to make your park a
real haven for wildlife and to go the extra mile to ensure that
it is sustainable and a good neighbour to the local community.
I am delighted that sustainability was your first thought when
you planned your new-build work. In addition, well done on everything
you have done to help Britain’s bees - I am delighted to
say that you are officially a “Honey Bee Friendly”
David Bellamy OBE
Quote from the Assessor
This is an excellent site where the family are
committed to running their business in the most ecological way
Areas of particular interest
- Wild areas including hedgerows and grassland.
- Management of woodlands including firewood, chipping and the
manufacture of charcoal (available in shop for barbeques).
- Recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, cans and glass.
- Energy saving light fittings, solar heating, large PV Solar
Array and minimal light pollution to enhance the view of the stars.
- A large bug hotel near the Hall available for our all year round
visitors - see below.