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Park Cliffe: A holiday park on an environmental journey

Park Cliffe is an award winning holiday park in the heart of The Lake District, just 3 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere. It is owned by Susan and Derek Dickson, and is a camping and caravan park that welcomes visitors who make use of their campsite, pods, caravans and self catering cottages.

It’s award-winning on a number of levels – a North West Family Business Award Winner in 2023, In-Cumbria Business Awards Finalists, Cumbria in Bloom Winners in 2022 and it has a number of recent eco awards under it’s belt.

The 2023 winners of the Green / Ethical Business of the Year at In-Cumbria Business Awards have been on a sustainable journey of their own – and are rightly proud of what they have achieved. As Susan explained:

“We heard a lot on the news about climate change, and there’s a lot of government talk, but little action. We wanted to do what we could. We realised as a small business that we can respond to the problem more quickly than the government.”

It begins with the customer journey – they encourage guests to enjoy a car free holiday, and make use of the local bus, cycle opportunities and ferries. They have electric vehicle charging points available and have two electric vehicles for use around the park.

The park has seen the installation of 100kw of solar panels as part of their camping field, and sources other energy supplies from 100% renewable sources. They also encourage energy efficiency, exploring sensory lighting in bathrooms and working towards LED lighting throughout the park.

Purchasing locally, from such formidable local suppliers as Brown’s Quality Meats, Woodbines Dairies, Lakes Gin and Ulverston Ales also cuts down on the ‘food miles’ as well as offering a unique experience for visitors.

Finally they don’t shy away from future challenges, with an environmental plan supported by Green Small Business they also detail there future plans on their site, from cutting down on unrecyclable packaging to offering more eco-products in the shop and bar. Their responsible visitor charter also means that when you stay with them, you can support their journey.

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