We are committed to continuing to be an economic force for sustainable use of our coastal National Park – our priorities are to meet the needs and expectations of our customers, whilst at the same time benefiting the local people, the local economy, and respecting the environment.
This adventure centre is a founder member of the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group, which exists to develop sustainable environmental growth in a rapidly expanding outdoor adventure and tourism industry, and we are also involved in actively lobbying and campaigning for increased access to Pembrokeshire via public transport.
Surfing, coasteering, kayaking and hiking are all fabulous low impact ways of exploring the coastline. We keep travelling to a minimum using our wonderful nearby locations for the activities, and use our minibuses instead of many separate cars to lessen the impact of our travel.
Our adventure lodge accommodation is low impact and low carbon in many ways – a ground source heat pump provides hot water and heating, and electricity is sourced from a green energy provider. Food is sourced locally as far as possible, food waste is composted, and other waste is recycled. We have acheived the Green Dragon environmental standard level 2. We reuse, reduce and recycle as far as possible, and encourage our guests to do the same.
We employ a range of local people as adventure guides and hospitality staff, and through our interactions with our guests we aim to impart our enthusiasm of, and respect for, the inspirational Pembrokeshire coast and countyside By providing year round employment for local people, and year round visitors in a geographical area renowned for problems of seasonality we make a strong and positive contribution to the local economy. Through the Marine Conservation Society "adopt a beach scheme" we run quarterly beach cleans at our local beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach. As part of our working partnership with the National Trust, we report back on our significant wildlife findings and we declare our usage of their sites so that any effects on wildlife can be monitored. Our owner and manager Sophie Hurst is on the executive committee of the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum and they have been campaigning for the re-introduction of the trains services to Fishguard for the past 10 years. In 2011 the service was boosted by Welsh government funding for 5 trains a day to Fishguard our local train station, so we are very delighted about that! This means our local train station is just 5 miles away. We support other local businesses in our community and have links with local horse riding stables and Ramsey Island boat trip providers which we recommend to our guests.