Celebrating 40 years 1977 - 2017
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Environment and Conservation

In a forest clearingEnvironment and Conservation

We think our location is unique.  Not only are we in a forest clearing which has remained unchanged for at least 100 years, we are also on the Blackdown Hills, designated an AONB in 1981.  An AONB is a landscape that is considered so precious that it is protected for the nation.

Find out more about who does what and where on the Blackdown Hills on this link.

A leafy setting

Our aim is to preserve the environment around us so that it can be enjoyed by future generations, in keeping with the local environment.

If you would like to find out more our Environmental Policy can be found here.

We are committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.  We ask our guests to recycle as much of their rubbish as they can, just like they do at home.  We currently recycle glass, plastic, drinks cans, batteries, newspapers and magazines and cardboard.

We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible and solar pv panels installed on the roof of the main house and the games room help us generate some of the electricity that we use on the park.

Where we can we use low level lighting so that light pollution doesn't spoil the beautiful views of the night sky that can be seen from the park, especially from the Five Acre Field.

There is a self-guided nature walk on the park - please pick up a leaflet at Reception or from the Tourist Information Room.   This suggests plants and wildlife that you can look out for throughout the seasons.  in our Wildlife Information Room are lots of posters telling you more about the local area and our wildlife.

There are deer in the forest

Forest Glade holds a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award.  This is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK.  The parks that take part in the scheme are all regularly assessed by the scheme's team of local wildlife experts.  The assessors look at the steps parks are taking to:

  • Manage their land as a haven for wildlife

  • Reduce their use of energy, water and other resources

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce

  • Support their local communities

David Bellamy uses the assessors' reports (and any comments received from members of the public) to make his awards each year.  Postage paid feedback forms are available from Reception if you would like to make any comments.