Trewan Hall Camping gets Gold

 conservation at Trewan Hall Trewan Hall holds a GOLD award by The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme.

 David Bellamy Gold 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 entrances.

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.

 David Bellamy 5in5 Conservation Award  David Bellamy Bee Friendly Park

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 2018/19.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to you and your team for all the hard work you’ve put in.
I am pleased that you have maintained your usual exceptional standards and that, far from resting on your laurels, you are moving forward strongly in many areas. Well done.

Of all the wonderful projects you’ve put in place, I am particularly impressed by the fact that your hard work and patience has paid off and you now have a wonderful wildflower meadow to be proud of. It’s also great that you continue to use green cleaning products. Keep up the great work.

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 possible. Fantastic!.

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.

 Trewan Hall - Luxury Bug Hotel

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 Trewan has AA 4-pennant rating  Trewan holds a GOLD David Bellamy award
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