Cornwall

Cornish holiday park wins top green tourism award

St Mabyn Holiday Park
Image caption St Mabyn Holiday Park, near Wadebridge has won a David Bellamy Conservation Award

A holiday park in north Cornwall has won the prestigious 2011 David Bellamy Conservation Award.

A long list of initiatives at St Mabyn Holiday Park helped it win Professor Bellamy's accolade.

Schemes included the planting of a butterfly garden which attracts many familiar and less common species.

Independent assessors also noted the family chose to re-route excavations for its underground cabling to ensure a bumble bee nest was not disturbed.

The holiday park, near Wadebridge, has been owned by Richard and Penny Lloyd for the past four years.

Traditional Cornish hedging maintained by the park provides food and habitats for a wide variety of wildlife.

Mrs Lloyd said: "Coming at the end of a very successful year for us, our David Bellamy Conservation Award really is the icing on the cake and everyone here is absolutely delighted."

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest-running green tourism awards in the UK.

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