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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.

Solar Array

Woodovis Park is a fully self-sufficient park with green energy now being used to supply electricity to Woodovis with its very own Solar Array Panel System.

How do our Solar Panels work?

First, sunlight hits our solar panels on the ground array, the panels convert the energy to DC current, which flows to an inverter. The inverter converts the electricity from DC to AC, which we then use to power our holiday park.

According to the EPA website, an 79kW solar system avoids the equivalent of an estimated 750,000 pounds of carbon dioxide being released into the air each year, doing the work of approximately 450 mature trees, which is the equivalent of growing a forest.

Our commitment to environmental sustainability is ever growing but we are so proud of being one step closer to making our holiday park fully environmentally friendly.

Bore Hole

Woodovis Park has its own fresh water bore hole which provides Woodovis with its own private water supply from the surrounding land. This drastically reduces our carbon emissions and is a great sustainable natural water source.

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:

Woodovis Park perfect escape

Very clean, great facilities & the pool is a bonus as plus the fact you can order scrumptious fresh bread daily. Close to all the things we wanted to do & a real huge bonus…no traffic noise. Staff happy & helpful.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

Would definitely stay here again, lovely campsite!

Another lovely stay at Woodovis!! Great facilities, plenty to do at the site and plenty of places to visit nearby as well. Would definitely stay again. Loved the pool and the games room. Well stocked shop, and friendly, helpful staff. Had a brilliant weekend camping with friends. Took a picnic to Brentor and had a walk on Dartmoor!

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

Our Devon home from home

We’ve been visiting Woodovis as a family since 2000. However long our stay, it is always relaxing and welcoming. We’re happy to stay on the site and just relax or use it as a base to make visits too many parts of Devon and Cornwall, for which it is ideally placed. The facilities are always top class, comfortable and clean, and we would recommend the site for short or long breaks.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

Fabulous break away

We had a wonderful time at your site. We brought our caravan with us and the pitch size was brilliant, facilities were clean and tidy. Very well organised on arrival. Lovely park, pool, games room and grass areas for the children to explore and play. We can’t wait to come back!

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

Just relax

The quietest site I’ve stayed on in 30 years of camping and motor homing. Staff are very helpful and very welcoming. Shower block and amenities are always clean. Hot tub and pool are a great addition for your stay. Pizza and hog roast are are good to save the bbq or cooking. If you’re looking for a relaxing break you will struggle to find a better place.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

Amazing experience

We had the most amazing, comfortable time camping at Woodovis park. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The site has a heated pool, park for children, table tennis table, games room and food trucks visiting most nights. Also there were circus skills available for children and adults some nights. The site is very well maintained and was extremely clean I would 100% recommend the site to anyone looking to go caravanning or camping.

Tripadvisor.co.uk 2021

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