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It's in our Nature

Our Green Life


When we first conceived the idea of setting up a glampsite within the Ash Coppice it now inhabits, our vision was that it would nestle in the woodland providing little visual impact on the landscape or physical impact on the woodland or its inhabitants.  We wanted to give our guests the opportunity to live alongside nature in all its wonderful variety, from the trees to the bats, birds, insects and flowers that live in the woodland.  That vision has never wavered and continues to be our guiding principle in everything we do.  We have recently been honoured to receive a Green Tourism Gold Award, which makes us believe that we are on the right track, but of course we are very aware that we can never ease up, we must always be looking for ways to improve. 

When it came to building the glampsite in 2014, our alachighs were sourced and made in the UK. The frames were made using wood from sustainable sources and we used reclaimed wood for the interiors. As we update the tents we adhere to this policy.

At the time we also commissioned, and still follow, a coppicing management plan which has resulted in regeneration of the woodland, and each year we replant at least one hedgerow on the farm – a vital habitat for a range of insects, birds and animals​. Lastly, we do not use herbicides on the land – weed control is simply by “topping” i.e. cutting the weeds​.

Here is some further information on how we manage our Green Glampsite, how our guests might be able to join in and a copy of our formal Environmental Policy.

 

Upcoming events


Back to the Cave Sculpture Exhibition

Date: 21st May to 17th July 2022

We reckon this is a Must See! Clearwell Caves is hosting a major exhibition...

Far Open Art Trail

Date: 2nd - 10th July 2022

Forest and Rivers Open Studios, farOpen, first established in 1995, is a collective...

Paloma Faith at Chepstow Racecourse

Date: 8th July 2022

Double platinum and BRIT award-winning artist PALOMA FAITH will be coming to...