Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near Holt, north Norfolk, has again been recognised for its green credentials, triumphing in the Sustainable Tourism category at this year’s EDP Tourism Awards.
The weather in late September certainly sprang a few surprises on us with temperatures reaching the late twenties, combined with dry, sunny conditions. We will have to wait and see what impact the unseasonal weather has had on wildlife. Certainly it has had a major effect on fungi this autumn with very few species fruiting and those that did, not in the abundance of last year.
After the hot, dry early summer and spring the weather developed into a typical British summer once the school holidays began. There were still some hot, sunny days but there were also a lot of grey and damp days.
Staff and holiday-makers at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near Holt, have raised more than £3,200 to pay for new life-saving heart defibrillators to be installed in remote areas of north Norfolk.
You are at:News Gold for Kelling Heath & Woodhill Park 11/7/2011 Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near Holt, and Woodhill Park in East Runton have both been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation in recognition of ‘leading and pioneering’ work to create green and environmentally-friendly places to visit.
May was a continuation of the dry sunny weather of the early spring. These conditions brought forward the flowering period of many plants by a couple of weeks with bluebells being dried up and almost disappeared from sight by early May when they would have been in full bloom in a typical year.
What an amazing month! Incredibly dry and sunny, so much for April showers. We tend to think of early May as the peak time for bluebells but this year they have flowered two to three weeks early.
Visitors to Kelling Heath will have the opportunity to view the latest arrival, a female red squirrel which has just been released into the breeding enclosure at the park.
What our guests are saying:
“It is only a hundred miles away from us but it is like coming into another world. We have never been disappointed.”