Visitors Charter

Five ways to be the best sort of visitor! Small Steps – Big Impact!

Welcome to Dolbeare Park! Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have some impact on the environment and community. By making positive choices during your visit, you can help to look after Cornwall and this special area ensuring that it retains everything that is special about it for your next visit. You can have an impact right here at Dolbeare Park.

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In Cornwall and at Dolbeare Park, we take our recycling very seriously, as we hope you do at home! Say no to packaging where possible, especially plastic bags. You will find recycling banks in most main car parks across the area. Waitrose at Saltash is the nearest recycling centre. We work hard to recycle all we can. Please help us by making use of our recycling facilities and compost bins (only raw vegetable matter) in the Recycling Area.

2. Reduce traffic: walk, cycle or use public transport

Walking and cycling are great ways to see the area without adding to traffic. Use public transport if you need to travel to your start point, but try exploring close by to Dolbeare Park – there are some fantastic places to see right on your doorstep! There are more and more fully accessible routes becoming available, ensuing access for all. Churchtown Nature Reserve in Saltash, Seaton Countryside Park at Seaton, Deer Wood and Cardinham Woods both Forestry Commission towards Bodmin.

3. Stay Local, Eat Local, Buy Local, See Local

Support local producers and services – this way your visit has a real benefit to the communities of Cornwall and in particular Landrake. And you get to see and taste the real quality that Cornwall offers. Visit Farmers Markets, farm shops, village stores, pubs and cafes. Much of our distinctive culture is evident in the hundreds of community events that happen throughout the year and are well worth supporting – and the food and drink is simply fantastic. Our fresh free- range eggs from our shop are from one of the local farms. Fresh meat and frozen meat is from our local butcher in Tideford, all local meat which has just travelled a few miles.

4. Chill out – switch off…..

Enjoy a fabulous, light touch holiday….switch off lights and dripping taps, do not heat awnings, keep doors closed if the heating is on. Every single effort helps protect and enhance our beautiful environment. It takes a moment and it’s all worth it!

5. When in Rome……

To enjoy Cornwall at its best, we can help you get to know all the nooks and crannies of local knowledge – like beach safety, local cultural events, and the Countryside Code which reminds visitors to protect plants and animals; take litter away; leave gates and property as you find them; keep dogs under close control; consider other people and users when visiting the countryside.

Enjoy your holiday! Thank you!