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Campsite environmental policy

Camping in the Forest is committed to being environmentally friendly as possible.

We have a responsibility to protect our countryside now and for future generations, so make sure you do your bit by remembering the following tips whilst on your holiday at a Camping in the Forest campsite.

Recycling

You can do your bit for the environment by using our facilties and recycling your rubbish and waste whilst on your holiday. We recycle the following items on our campsites:

  • Glass bottles/jars
  • Card and paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Newspaper/magazines
  • Drink cans/tin cans
  • Plastic containers
  • Tetra-pak
  • Aluminium foil and trays

Water saving tips

Please turn off the tap whilst cleaning your teeth, shaving or washing your face. By not letting the water run down the sink you could save up to 9 litres a minute!

And did you know that by that turning off dripping taps, you could save as much as 20 litres of water per day?

Saving water by doing these simple things is great for the environment, and if you also follow these tips at home you could even save money.

Energy saving tips

Are you washing a full load?

Half full washing machines waste both water and energy, so by putting in a full load you will be doing your bit to help the environment.

Hot wash? Dropping the temperature of your wash could significantly decrease the amount of energy you use. Saving water by doing these simple things is great for the environment, and if you also follow these tips at home you could even save money.

Countryside Code

Whilst exploring the forests and surrounding areas be sure to keep the countryside code in mind.

  • Be safe by planning ahead and following any signs or waymarked routes. Please ask at reception if there is a map to assist you.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them, or follow instructions on signs
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home. Wild animals and farm animals can behave unpredictably if you get too close, especially if they’re young.
  • Keep dogs under close control, and to help birds rear their young safely keep dogs on the track between March and July.
  • Consider other people; they want to enjoy the countryside too. For example don’t block gateways or driveways or other entry points with your vehicle.

Measuring our impact on the environment

Camping in the Forest is a member of the GTBS - Green Tourism Business Scheme. All our sites are measured over the course of the year on such things as recycling, energy usage, biodiversity and even what produce is stocked in our shops.

Many of our sites have been presented with David Bellamy Conservation Awards. These are given to sites which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment including the protection of plant and animal habitats, the efficient use of energy and recycling.