At Oakdown we are constantly looking for ideas to improve our methodology in keeping with “the green way”. We are dedicated to raising awareness of environmental issues with our staff, caravan owners and visitors to the park.
We very much want to provide our customers with a holiday of high quality whilst supporting our local community and preserving our beautiful surroundings for the prosperity and enjoyment of future generations.
Oakdown has for many years been committed to best practices and standards that are considered to help in the protection of our Environment and the Earth’s resources.
We pro-actively participate in good Environmental practices to include:-.
Oakdown is a peaceful haven set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As you may have guessed by our name TREES ARE OUR THING! we boast a wealth of varieties. There is an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife on our doorstep and we do everything we can to respect, maintain and improve this beautiful environment.
At Oakdown there is a lovely dog walking area which leads to the nearby Donkey Sanctuary. Litter bins, dog bins and biodegradable dog bags are provided for all dog owners to use and help keep the park and surrounding areas beautiful and litter free.
To encourage guests to take an interest in the natural environment in and around Oakdown we have produced small plaques which provide diagrams and names of the naturally growing fauna along our dog walk. We have also provided some rubbing plaques for our younger guests to use, that illustrates and familiarises them with our local wildlife.
We are proud to have been awarded the David Bellamy conservation award and have received some lovely comments from David Bellamy over the years. To help with our continued commitment to conservation David Bellamy asks visitors to get in touch to let him know what you have seen on our park, click here to send him a message. (surveys may be closed seasonally)
Waste management is closely monitored at Oakdown and we regularly review the ways that we can minimise waste by evaluating our practices and ensure that they are fit for purpose.
Oakdown is situated on the main bus route which provides links to Exeter , Dorset and beyond. The Jurassic Coast bus passes by hourly throughout the summer months and we also help fund the Sidmouth Hopper bus which regularly transports our guests back and for to Sidmouth free of charge. We actively promote walking, cycling and public transport to reduce the impact of transport operations on the environment.
We ask all our guests to try and help our environment, below are just some websites that could be of interest:-