Camping in the Forest sites really are as environmentally-friendly as they look. They have just won 16 Gold Rosettes in the prestigious David Bellamy Conservation Awards for 2012.

Judges commended sites that showed they had gone to exceptional lengths to protect and enhance the natural environment. The Gold Rosette Award-winners are:

Aldridge Hill






Cobleland (pictured below)

Denny Wood/Matley Wood


Hollands Wood



Postern Hill


Setthorns and


Two Camping and Caravanning Club Sites also achieved Gold Rosettes:

Bakewell and


The parks that take part in the David Bellamy Awards scheme are all regularly assessed by a team of local wildlife experts. They look at the way the sites 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 and support their local communities.

David Bellamy, who is also Club President, uses the assessors’ reports (and any comments received from members of the public) to make his award choices each year. Three levels of excellence can be achieved: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Bob Hill, the Club’s Sites Director, said: “As a Club, we are dedicated to providing greener holidays and we hope our Camping in the Forest and Club Sites’ achievements demonstrate this.

“We hope our awards continue to inspire holidaymakers to enjoy an inexpensive break in some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.”

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK and is a joint partnership between the Conservation Foundation and the British Holiday & Homes Parks Association.

To book a pitch on a Camping in the Forest Site click here or call; 0845 130 8224 or 024 7647 3008.

To book a pitch on any Camping and Caravanning Club Site click here or call; 0845 130 7633 or 024 7647 5426.


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