Gold award for Valley park

Todber Caravan Park, near Gisburn, enjoys spectacular views
Todber Caravan Park, near Gisburn, enjoys spectacular views

WELL-KEPT landscapes that encourage and nurture plant and animal life has led Todber Park in the Ribble Valley, to achieve the highest possible accolade from the David Bellamy Conservation Awards.

The holiday park, owned by South Lakeland Parks, has scooped gold in the 2011 David Bellamy Conservation Awards Scheme, which recognises tourism businesses which protect and enhance the natural world.

Set on a hillside close to Gisburn, the park enjoys views towards the famous three peaks of Yorkshire.

Caroline Farrer, Marketing Manager for the group, said: “Almost all our parks have now achieved this accolade and we’re delighted Todber has followed suit.

“As a company we support a number of environmental campaigns as we recognise the importance of protecting the surroundings for future generations.”

A list of environmental initiatives at the park helped it win Prof. Bellamy’s top accolade, including:

Selling local produce in the on-site shop

Extensive recycling facilities

Monitoring energy consumption to ensure it is as efficient as possible

Planting schemes of native species

Introduction of flower tubs to encourage insects and bees

Wildlife interpretation boards to inform and educate guests about flora and fauna.