Scratching your head over how you can be a more ethical and eco-friendly camper? We’ve pulled together a few tips so you can rest easy knowing you’re helping protect our gorgeous landscapes.
Leave only footprints
This golden rule of camping has been coined for a reason. Pack a couple of biodegradable bin bags ready for the end-of-trip rubbish sweep and make sure you separate any plastics, glass or cardboard for recycling later on. Simple.
Use those legs
One of the best parts about staying at Lobb is the fantastic access to the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail. So, forget driving between beaches, pack or hire a bike and go forth. You’re in the Great British outdoors after all.
Give the electronics a break
Going on a camping trip means putting the phone on silent and packing it in the depths of your bag. Don’t even bother with an iPad or laptop – you’re going to be too busy immersing yourself in the gorgeous surroundings to take any notice. Same goes for packing luxuries like hair straighteners and dryers and any electrical product you don’t desperately need for your stay – and if you do we’ve got them at Lobb, sharing is caring after all!
Second hand is good
First time camping and don’t have the funds for all new camping gear? Start shopping second hand, it’ll save you a small fortune and you’ll be helping the planet by reducing waste. Win win.
Buy from Braunton
Buying local is incredibly important to the Braunton community, not only are you putting money back into the local economy but the produce tastes much fresher as it’s been picked, harvested or made nearby and hasn’t had to travel long distances.
Take little steps to help avoid unnecessary waste. Pack a water bottle and ask to refill when visiting cafes, bring bags with you if you plan on going shopping. Bringing your four-legged friend? Invest in some biodegradable poo bags.