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Green Matters

Langstone Manor Park sits on the edge of Dartmoor National Park surrounded by the spectacular environment that gives Dartmoor its unique identity.

We fully acknowledge the important part we play in providing a place for people to come and visit and with this endeavour to have as little impact on the environment whilst encouraging visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.

For the last 10 years we have developed the park always keeping in mind the local environment, we are fortunate to be in a wooded valley with a wonderful selection of trees and plants, wherever possible we have managed the flora and continued planting trees and hedges to encourage wildlife by providing habitat.

What is Dartmoor First?

Dartmoor First awardDartmoor First is an award for everyone associated with Dartmoor to recognise their commitment to sustaining Dartmoor and its special qualities.

The award is given by the Dartmoor National Park Authority and is about:-

  • exploring where help or assistance can be given
  • where best practice can be highlighted and promoted to others
  • awarding those who are making that extra effort to put Dartmoor First


We recycle as much as possible and ask that all our visitors help us; there are two recycling points on the park; we recycle paper, metal, plastic, cardboard and glass. Composting bins are available for all food waste and in the self-catering units we provide boxes for food waste, for you then to transfer them to the composting bins.

Cleaning Products

We try and use eco-friendly, bio-degradable cleaning products that haven’t been tested on animals for all our cleaning on Langstone Manor Holiday Park. We provide these products in all our self-catering accommodation.

Portable Toilet Liquid.

Having our own septic system means that anything that goes into the system that has harmful chemicals in it will be detrimental to the breakdown of solids so we encourage customers with portable toilets to use bio-degradable liquids. We recommend and sell Bio-Magic.

Electric and Saving Energy

Most of our lights use energy efficient bulbs and we ask customers to switch off all electric appliances when not in use. Our renewable power is provided by a local hydro-electric scheme at Mary Tavy where you are able to visit. See

Paper use

Where possible we use emails as a form of communication with our customers to cut down on paper use. On the park we shred all sensitive documents and use it for horse bedding or compost it. With the junk and business mail we receive we use the blank reverse side of any letters for customer registration forms and phone booking forms.

The toilet paper and kitchen roll is recycled paper.

Kitchen and Bar

We recycle oil used in the kitchen, any food waste goes to the hens next door. We try and support local businesses where we buy our food and drink from.

And if you have any ideas or have seen something that has impressed you on other parks let us know we all live on the same planet and want to help wherever we can.

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