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Our commitment to the environment

It’s easy to reel off green platitudes, but at Woodovis we try to make it a natural part of the way the business is run. The beauty of our park and surrounding areas is one of the main reasons you come here – we want to sustain that for generations to come.

What we do

Small changes can have a huge impact on our environment – if enough people do them, and keep doing them every day. Here are some of the steps we’ve been making at Woodovis.Park.

You can view our environmental and social responsibility policy here.

Energy efficiency & water conservation

At Woodovis Park, we…

  • use low energy bulbs
  • have LED bulbs where possible
  • have all outside lights on timers or sensors
  • use solar lighting in some areas
  • never leave TVs or other equipment on standby
  • use thermostatically controlled heating
  • use hand dryers  chosen for their low energy usage and efficiency
  • service boilers and defrost refrigerators regularly
  • installed solar heating for our swimming pool (thanks to the Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund and Renewable Energy 4 Devon who helped fund the project)
  • have dual flush or flow reduction in all holiday homes…
  • …and sensors in the gents urinals
  • believe leaky taps should be fixed quickly
  • remind guests to turn taps off
  • water our plants with bore hole water on timers in the wee small hours before the sun is out.

Waste

We recycle glass, paper, cardboard and plastic, donate old bedding to the local animal rescue and reuse garden waste by chipping it for mulch. Email first wherever possible, because it reduces paper usage and road mileage.  We would like to recycle the food waste created, however the company who removes our waste is still not geared up for this.  We do suggest guests look in to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Newspapers

We calculated we’d produce 2-3.5 metric tonnes of CO2 if we collected papers each day as we’re unable to get delivery here. This is made up of the actual production of papers and the 2000 miles of travel to collect them each season. So we offer free WiFi access instead!

Keep it local

We buy local where possible and stock a wide range of local produce in the shop, from fresh free range eggs from nearby farms to Devon made jams, pickles, chutneys and vinegars from Hogs Bottom Garden Delights. Less waste, more taste…

Landscape and environment

Woodovis is a pretty special place which attracts a huge variety of wildlife. We do everything possible to keep it that way. We’ve planted hundreds of native species and we’re rejuvenating the beech trees along the drive by cutting out the extra growth, allowing new specimen trees to take the place of the big old ones once they go. (The old trees were probably planted in 1855!) We also provide a dog walking and exercise area and dog bins to help our dog owners leave no traces behind and we’re fortunate that our guests take as much care as we do to keep the park beautiful and litter free.

What you can do

You can  help the environment too!

>> Take a look at our Responsible Visitor Charter

>> Download our fuel economy tips (they really work!)

>>Find out more about your own travel.  Link here to Green Caravanning from the National Caravan Council.

>>Find out more about reducing your food waste by joining the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

>>Find out more about recycling at Recycle Now

Recent eco awards

South West Tourism Excellence Awards: Sustainable Tourism category 2015 – Bronze

Visit Devon Sustainable Tourism Award 2015 – Bronze

Winners in the GOLDSTAR award through the Green Tourism Business Scheme 

Sustainable Tourism Award 2011 – Silver

David Bellamy Award – Gold: For encouraging birds, animals and plant life to flourish on our holiday park See website

Green Tourism Business Scheme – Gold: Parks are assessed against a rigorous set of criteria, covering energy/water efficiency, waste management & biodiversity.

View our latest audit here.

Visit Green Tourism Website.

Dartmoor First Award: Dartmoor First is awarded to businesses committed to sustaining Dartmoor and its special qualities.




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What our customers say:

Excellent
“Perfect for anyone with or without dogs, quiet location, Dartmoor National Park is only a short drive away as well as many other interesting places, very close to the border with Cornwall too. The site is well looked after the staff are friendly.”

~ Tripadvisor.co.uk October 2017

Relaxing weekend away
“Excellent site, excellent facilities, very friendly staff would definitely come again. The swimming pool is lovely, the Jacuzzi is lovely the sauna is wonderful and is also very dog friendly only minus point is that it doesn’t open all year round!”

~ Tripadvisor.co.uk October 2017

Lovely relaxing stay
“Clean, quiet and well maintained site. Caravan was very clean and fully equipped. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Great site from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Large swimming pool was an added bonus as to was the Monday night hog roast. A big thank you to all the staff for making this such a relaxing holiday!”

~ Tripadvisor.co.uk July 2017

Best Site Ever
“From arrival to us leaving everyone was so friendly and helpful. The site is immaculate everywhere from the shower blocks, toilets, bin areas, pool and the grounds etc. The facilities are amazing and it is so peaceful we will definitely be coming back here.”

~ Tripadvisor.co.uk July 2017

Just don’t stop what you are doing!! Lovely peaceful site , brilliant activities, so safe my 5 year old grandson was able to wander from our caravan to his parents caravan alone a new experience for him, so pleased with himself!! daughter already booked for next spring half term. Spotless , very well equipped caravans.’

~ Tripadvisor November 2016

The park is maintained to a very high standard. Facilities are great and spotlessly clean. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and take a pride in their surroundings. Pitches are level and a good size. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to get back soon.’

~ Tripadvisor April 2017

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