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Garreg Goch Caravan Park

Gwynedd, Porthmadog

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David Bellamy Conservation Awards are made each year to parks which can demonstrate policies showing active concern for the environment. Assisted by local nature groups and holidaymakers themselves, David Bellamy looks at virtually every aspect of park management - from the protection of plant and animal habitats to the efficient use of energy and recycling. Helping visitors to understand conservation is also considered an important qualifying feature. The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem. David was then invited to visit many parks and was amazed at the wide range of work that the most forward-thinking owners were doing for the environment. David was so impressed that a partnership was formed between the Conservation Foundation (the environmental organisation that David co-founded to help businesses get involved in conservation) and the British Holiday & Home Parks Association to set up an award scheme. The scheme proper started with a pilot programme in 1996 and the first awards were made in 1997. As is the case today, assessors for the scheme were drawn from local wildlife trusts and other local conservation bodies. The idea behind the awards has also remained the same since those early days: to celebrate what the best parks are doing for the British countryside and to encourage others to follow their lead. “One of the first comments David made about the scheme remains true today: “My dream is to upgrade all caravan parks up to some sort of conservation status so that they can educate the visiting public and help them respect and care for the countryside.” In the years since it was set up, the David Bellamy Conservation Awards scheme has grown in scope and stature and has even inspired similar award schemes abroad – most notable the Gumnut award scheme in Australia which plays a similar role in that country’s camping and caravanning world. The scheme has developed organically, but saw a major revision of its judging criteria in 2007/8. This was done to acknowledge the increasing importance of sustainability issues such as energy saving on both the industry, public and governmental agendas.

Open from 10th Jan to 1st Mar
Garreg Goch Caravan Park, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9YD, Wales

Atmosphere

Quiet and peaceful
Family friendly

Facilities and things nearby

Facilities
Disabled facilities
Drainage hook up
Drying room
Electricity hook up
Gas available to buy
Internet access
Laundry
Motorhome service point
Playground
Public phone
Shop (essentials)
Showers
Toilets
Washing up facilities
Water hook up
WiFi
WiFi (Free)
Nature
Hills and mountains
Recreation
Bikes for hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Horse riding
Indoor heated pool
Kayaking / Canoeing
Mountain biking
Outdoor pool
Sailing
Surfing
Tennis
Theme / leisure park
Walking
Watersports
Amenities
Bar
Farmers market
Food shop
Public transport
Restaurant

Good to know

Policies
Recycling available
Dogs allowed
Motorcycles allowed

Location

GPS: 52.9123°N, 4.1694°W

Once in Porthmadog town centre take the turning at the side of the Post Office signposted 'Morfa Bychan'. Follow this road for approx 2.5 miles until you enter the village. Take the third turning on the left after the Spar shop.

Airports
  • Anglesey Airport - 45 km
  • Cardiff International Airport - 177 km
Ferries
  • Holyhead - 54 km
  • Liverpool Birkenhead - 93 km
  • Liverpool - 96 km

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