The new WDLH Green Team!

17 July 2019Holiday Park News

In order to improve our sustainability and reduce our environmental impact, the West Dorset Leisure Holidays Management Team recently got together to discuss climate change and plastics on the holiday parks, in an effort to agree some strategic objectives for the parks in how they are managed and operated.

After reviewing the great work we have done so far, which you can find out about here, the various departments looked at ways to to continue to reduce the impact of the parks on the environment, with key ideas discussed including electric vehicles, water bottle refills, use of solar panels and turbines, reducing single-use plastics and replacing grass areas with wildflowers to provide habitats for insects.

Managers and their teams were encouraged to think about ideas that could be implemented during the winter season, with improvements being made, where possible, for the 2020 season. Managers and team members put themselves forward to be part of a new ‘Green Team,’ set up to push forward and implement ideas. We look forward to showing you the positive changes we will be making over the coming months and years.

Following the meeting, the team visited a local business, Dorset Nectar Cider who offer vineyard tours and cider tasting in the countryside just outside of Bridport. It was fascinating to learn about the different techniques and practices on an organic award-winning farm and of course to taste a selection of their ciders.

We love to work with local suppliers and businesses, especially Dorset Nectar who share a similar ethos, and we are delighted that we are able to sell tickets for their tours in our Park Shops at Highlands End Holiday Park, Golden Cap Holiday Park and Graston Copse Holiday Park.

Our first decisions made by our ‘Green Team’ has been to introduce resealable / refillable cans of water from CanOwater in the park shops at Highlands End & Golden Cap and in Martin’s Bar & Restaurant. They also are trialling selling glass bottles of milk in the shop at Highlands End, following a discussion with our local Bridport supplier Hanger’s Dairy. The bottle needs to be returned to us and they can be reused over and over again reducing our plastic impact. We hope to roll this out to the shop at Golden Cap in the future as well.

 

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up
    Sandyholme

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse