||Hollins Farm camping and caravanning park in Cumbria has scooped its first gold accolade in the 2011 David Bellamy Conservation Awards.
The Holgates-owned campsite, situated at the very heart of the beautiful Silverdale and Arnside Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is highly regarded for its unique and diverse ecology including rare species of butterflies.
Holgates websites describes the surrounds of Hollins Farm as boasting “a wide variety of scenery, from historic ruins to sandy beaches. The historic city of Lancaster and seaside Morecambe are a short drive away and within half an hour you can be in The Lake District with its stunning landscape of mountains, fells and lakes.”
The site was commended by the David Bellamy award scheme for planting 2,500 indigenous trees and shrubs to encourage wildlife habitats, augment the natural landscape and increase bio-diversity, in addition to offsetting CO2 emissions.
Holgates said in a statement that they were “delighted” by the award.
Hollins Farm’s conservation efforts are set to continue, starting with the construction of a brand new, fully insulated washroom facility, which uses locally quarried limestone in order to blend with the original farm buildings. The facility is due to be completed by spring 2012.