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Another David Bellamy Award for Shorefield Country Park

Shorefield Country Park in Hampshire has once again been awarded the GOLD accolade for its dedication to the environment and Britain's wildlife.

The picturesque, family run holiday park is located in Milford on Sea and is lucky to be in a beautiful spot within the New Forest, with easy access to the scenic coastline and just a short walk from the beach.

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What exactly are the David Bellamy Awards?

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. They have been described by David Bellamy himself as the 'Green Olympics' for holiday parks and campsites. The awards are decided using a number of criteria, including managing land as a haven for wildlife, reducing the use of energy, supporting local communities and reducing water usage & other resources.

Lots of efforts have been put in place by Ian Colverson, our Head Gardener at Shorefield Country Park, to ensure that the impact the park has on the environment is minimal. The park continues to house bees in hives on site, with extra efforts to plant and grow more wildflowers around the park providing nectar for the bees. This has awarded us the Honey Bee Friendly Status for a following year. As well as attaining the Wildflower Habitat Initiative.

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Sustainability has been a large focus this year, so much so that the parks recycling bins are filling up quicker than the general waste bins! As well as this the shop now sells swimwear made from recyclable waste. On top of that, all caravan and street lights have been switched over to LED.

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The park continues to hold a strong and positive relationship with the surrounding community. The meat in the shop is locally sourced as well as eggs coming from the nearby town Fordingbridge. We also sell locally made cakes and New Forest ice cream.

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The most notable achievement this year is the Ancient Woodland Walk which opened just before Easter this year. The woodland walk provides a path trailing through the forest giving visitors the chance to explore seasonal wildflowers and a huge diversity of trees and wildlife. The path also allows visitors easier access to surrounding areas and the seafront. This amazing work, that took 3 years to complete, has earned us the Woodland Habitat Initiative Badge.

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All this is just the beginning and the team are keen to continually improve the work being done to help Britain's wildlife and the environment! Why not check our Green Statement to see everything we're proud to be doing. This goes hand in hand with our efforts to reduce plastic use, plus our dedication to keeping our local area naturally beautiful through the likes of beach cleans.

We're incredibly proud to have once again been awarded this accolade, proving that we're doing all we can for conservation.

But don't just take our word for it, why not come and stay for yourself? With fantastic special offers throughout the year you're sure to find your perfect escape to help you get back to nature.

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