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Lucky 13th award for Brokerswood

For the 13th year in a row, Brokerswood Country Park has been recognised for its commitment to conservation.

Each year Brokerswood is assessed by judges from the David Bellamy Conservation Award scheme who look closely at the park’s infrastructure and procedures, including the way it manages its land as a haven for wildlife; reduces use of energy, water and other resources; reduces, re-uses and recycles the waste it produces; and the way in which it supports the local community.

Brokerswood as a company has made a firm commitment to protecting its historic woodland, part of the ancient forest of Selwood, and has implemented measures to ensure it is managed in a sensitive and sustainable way. The park has been a popular destination for tourists and day-trippers alike for over four decades, and recently a range of outdoor activities, including tree climbing, canoeing, archery and a high ropes course, have proved to be popular additions.

Park owner Sue Capon said, “We’re really pleased to have achieved the David Bellamy Conservation Award for the 13th year in a row. We’re obviously very passionate and committed to ensuring this woodland is well looked after, and we have had to adapt our business over the years to fit the needs of the estate. Recently we have shifted our focus over the years to provide some fantastic outdoor pursuits. Working with the Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team we have created a range of activities that allow people to enjoy this amazing setting whilst taking part in some fun and challenging experiences.”

For more information visit www.brokerswoodcountrypark.co.uk or follow @Brokerswood on Twitter.