Looking after the Environment
Solar heating in the amenities blockOur amenities block is timber frame and clad with a high level of insulation. Hot water is provided by Solar panels supplemented by a condensing boiler, which is approved by the Carbon Trust. Under-floor heating is also run from the same hot water system. Water consumption is reduced by the installation of low volume dual flush cisterns for all the toilets.
Waste water handling systemWaste water is initially treated in a septic tank and the outflow taken to a reedbed for further treatment. The chemical toilet waste is emptied into a different drain and stored in the old septic tank and then taken away by tanker.
Recycling on siteWe have an area dedicated to the recycling of glass, paper, cardboard, cans, tins and plastic.
Electricity consumption is minimized by the use of low energy bulbs, time-switches and motion sensors to control lighting.
Recognition & Awards
Winner of the Wales Business & Sustainability Awards 2006, Sustainable Tourism Business category (see www.walessustainabilityawards.com).
Finalists in the Carmarthenshire Business Awards – The Environment Award 2006 , sponsored by Arena Network.
West Wales Energy Agency are encouraging other camp sites in Wales to use Solar Panels for heating their water. Solcamp has been set up to help sites around Wales – River View Touring Park has been chosen as a case study for our use of Solar panels for heating water on site.
David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award - 2005-13.