We are very proud to have been awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award, in fact we are the only campsite in the West Midlands to have been given the award.
Glamping does lend itself quite nicely to being an eco friendly holiday. Our tents are in a field with no electricity, so lighting is by lanterns and solar lights which is atmospheric, and pretty, but also eco friendly. A balance needs to be considered though between an eco friendly no electricity existence and the needs of a modern glamper who wants hairdryers, and plugs for charging phones! We have electricity to the shower block where there are hairdryers and plugs for straighteners, and plugs for charging phones. This allows a balance between facilities and eco friendly minimalism.
We try and encouraging recycling by having separate bins in the sheds to allow sorting of rubbish, and we have a compost bin with instructions on what to feed it. We use locally sourced apple juice and biscuits as a complimentary gift to our guests, and stock fair trade products in the shop.
We encourage bugs, bees, birds, anything that moves really! If you are not used to being at one with nature, the noises, particularly at night can be a bit disconcerting, but nothing compared to I’m a Celebrity!
To be truly green you should arrive by public transport, which can be a challenge in rural areas, certainly here we are a 30 minute walk from a bus stop. You should recycle, conserve water by not taking super long showers, buy local produce to cook on the barbecue, and use minimal electricity. It is really easy to do all that when glamping for a couple of days, so why not go green next year, and help preserve the planet by glamping!