Awards and Sustainability
We are proud to have been recognised for our approach to nature and our surroundings, we have also been awarded a 4 pennant rating from the AA reflecting the ‘extremely high standards’ of the campsite and facilities. Our commitment to sustainability and self sufficiency is part of our identity. We have a large solar panel infrastructure, draw our own drinking water, use green cleaning products, provide ample opportunity for our campers to recycle and have our own water treatment plant.
David Belamy Award
Campsites and touring 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 and links with the local community, 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 and archways which can be found in the areas surrounding the main hall.
Restoration of the land, which includes 14 acres of woodlands, has been tended with an eye to the local 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 nature is allowed to thrive at Trewan. We have no owl boxes on the site but many owls are heard.
It should be apparent that the ratio of campers to ‘environmental area’ is very low on this site. Trewan is a slice of history and a chance to get back to the simplicity of life.
"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