A Real Eco Holiday
We care about the environment a lot so we do everything we can to reduce the impact of your holiday and maintain our site as a haven for wildlife.
Although we have 22 acres we only permit a maximum of 8 families camping and one couple in our Tiny Home at any one time. This reduces the impact of human presence on the sensitive native wildlife and habitat meaning that there is space for people and animals to co-exist. It also reduces the pressure on precious natural resources such as water and keeps waste to a minimum – rubbish, human waste and greywater.
Fun, interactive recycling station for glass, tins, paper, card, plastic bottles, plastic food packaging, batteries, gas canisters, crisp packets and food waste using our uniquely designed Recycling Cube. We are unable to dispose of any large items you have finished with. Please take them away with you.
Car free camping holiday
It is easy to come by public transport. Trains come from London to Haverfordwest or Fishguard daily and there is a connecting bus to the village. There is also a National Express bus service between London and Haverfordwest daily for a cheaper alternative. We can pick you up from the village or train station. From Easter to October there are hop on hop off shuttle buses serving all the local beaches and tourist routes.
We only allow biodegradable soaps and detergents on site as all our drains are ‘soakaways’ into the land. We provide all the products you need free of charge including soap, shampoo and washing up liquid. You are welcome to bring your own but they must be 100% natural ingredients and biodegradable. We have lots of streams and a river so it is really important not to allow chemical run-off to enter the water courses which harms aquatic life.
Everything we construct is made from reclaimed, recycled or sustainable materials where possible and we use traditional building techniques such as round pole timber framing, lime mortar and limewash, dry stone walling etc. We try not to buy any newly manufactured materials if there is an alternative.
All firewood is provided free of charge during the school holidays (one crate each pitch everynight) and is responsibly sourced locally. If you find you need more please ask and there will be a small £5 for an extra crate. Simply camping fire wood is £5 for a large net.
Most of it is either forestry thinnings cut by ourselves or offcuts from a mobile saw mill. Locally made barbeque charcoal from a nearby sustainable woodland is available to buy. £5 a large bag.
Leave no Trace
Operating under the Greener Camping Club we follow the principle of having no permanent structures for the campsite. There is no tarmac, no concrete toilet block and no reception building. We do not mow acres of grass and mark out pitches. Out of season the campsite is as wild as nature intended and is lightly grazed by our livestock. On a smaller scale we ask visitors not to make extra paths, damage trees, disturb wildlife, dig holes or leave any evidence of their presence lying around anywhere on site (rubbish, food waste etc). We have more information on Leave No Trace in our campers’ information packs.
Wherever possible we encourage positive impact from what we do so we use some of our profits to support good causes. For example our compost loo is twinned with a toilet in Cambodia to aid work to promote clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education in places that most need it – see www.toilettwinning.org. We also support the work of the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts to help protect wildlife and the natural environment more locally. 10% of the Greener Camping Club membership fee goes directly back into environmental projects on our site including tree planting, habitat improvement, bird/owl/bat boxes etc. In 2022 The greener Camping club has made a large donation to aid the Ukrainian people displaced by the war.
The information we collect when you make a booking or general enquiry:
We collect some or all of the following information:
- Your name
- Email address
- Telephone number (optional)
- Other relevant information in response to your requests and processing your booking or general enquiry.
How we use this information
This information is used to understand your needs and requirements to provide you with the best possible service and holiday experience with specific reasons:
Booking and administrative record keeping.
Marketing promotion – from time to time we send promotional emails or other information we think you will find of interest. You always have the option to unsubscribe from further correspondence. Market research – we may use your information to contact you for feedback about your holiday experience. We will only contact you by email and you will always have the option to unsubscribe from further correspondence.
Security of your information
We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. We have put in place management procedures and both physical and electronic security measures to safeguard your details and comply with General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
Keeping control of your personal information
We will never pass on your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, or are required by law to do so.
Third party booking websites
The Greener Camping Club
In order to stay with us you need to be a member of the Greener Camping Club. We may enrol you at the point of booking, or you may already be a member. We have a written agreement with the Club about how your information may be used. Please see here for more information. The Greener Camping Club only holds your name and email address.
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Access to your personal information
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information we have, please write to us at this address: Penrallt, Letterston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5TU