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Monday, 31 October 2011

2012 Dates and Tariff...a sneaky preview for Blogwall Bugle readers!

Later this week we'll be publishing our Tariff for 2012 ...but being loyal Blog readers you get a sneak preview. As with every year, we have to project forward into the unknown and try and second guess energy prices, rates increases, VAT changes, the cost of soap and toilet paper and a whole load of other stuff which factors into the price you pay for your holiday. Then we have to look around and make sure we are competitive in an increasingly tight market. And finally, we have to have a gut-feeling from seventeen years in the business that this is about the right price for what we are offering. The Retail Price Index (RPI) has sat at around 5.1% for a little while now and our prices generally reflect an increase of just under 5% on the year. This means that in high season, a family of four can get a large electric hook-up pitch for £29 a charge for showers, free wi-fi and as much grass as your guinea pigs can eat (there is still no fee for guinea pigs, one family will be pleased to hear).

So here it is.....

Lower Treave Tariff 2012 -

Hope that's worked! You can expand to look at it by clicking the cross of arrows.

The on-line booking service will be down on Thursday morning whilst we upload all the dates and prices and then from the afternoon of 3 November you will be able to check availability, prices, make bookings and pay deposits on-line. The website will also be updated then.

Those of you that have provisional reservations with us for 2012 will be contacted next week asking you to confirm bookings and pay deposits.

Thank you for your custom in 2011, we hope to see you again in 2012.



Thursday, 27 October 2011

Going Bellamy!

'Dear BH&HPA Member,

We are delighted to advise you that Professor Bellamy has awarded Lower Treave Caravan & Camping Park the Gold accolade.'

Now that's worth shouting about. Many thanks to all of you who take an interest in the wildlife at Lower Treave and help us to look after this wonderful environment. Five years worth of gold!


Going Batty!

Here's one I missed during the summer!

Dear Norman and Linda

I am a student at Writtle College in Essex, studying a BSc in Conservation and Environment.

I have recently returned from a Lower Treave camping holiday. During my time at your campsite I decided to test the bat detection equipment that I will be using for my dissertation project later this summer. Although my investigations on your campsite form no part of my dissertation I was intrigued by the density and flight patterns of the many bats overhead.

I am curious to know if the bat population over your park is typical of that in the area and did bats form part of any evaluation criteria for your receipt of the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award?

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. It was my second visit to your park and it definitely won't be the last.

Victoria Neveling

P.S. I enjoyed seeing your resident hedgehogs on two consecutive nights!

I replied to Victoria with as much as I knew about the bats....which didn't take long....and she informs me that they are Pipistrelles and she was using BatScan Software to track them. We let her have a copy of the Bellamy Award Scheme criteria and we will certainly be including this information in next years award. Thanks Victoria!



Following the sudden and unexpected demise of our Wi-Fi providers (not sure exactly what happened to day they were virtually day they were virtually gone...sign of the times I suppose) we have moved over to the 'SPUTNIK' system to provide free wi-fi throughout the site. It's been running now for 4 days and guests seem to be making good use of it. There is increased bandwidth available to visitors and we have improved reception...particularly around the reception area funnily enough. This means you will be able to take your laptop into the laundry and watch the internet world go around whilst the washing does likewise.

Surf's up...!