The welcome at Denmark Farm just got even warmer! New visitors to Denmark Farm could often be found wandering around the car park looking faintly puzzled and wondering what to do next, until they found a friendly staff member or spotted the noticeboard.
Those days are now gone, as we have recently built and kitted-out a new ‘welcome shelter’. It is the first thing that everyone will see as they arrive on site, and will provide all the information they need for their visit, from trail leaflets to Eco Campsite information to wildlife sightings. It is built from local timber (the wood is Larch) which we calculate has only 19 miles under its belt – you can’t get much more local than that. The welcome shelter also complements the design of our Self-Catering Eco Lodge which provides some of the most sustainable holiday opportunities around.
The shelter was designed and built by Russell Layton of Rustic Solutions, with the wood supplied by Steve Gates of Penuwch. Bruce Stanley of Embody Design has created interpretation panels to demonstrate the rich biodiversity at Denmark Farm and these will be installed inside the welcome shelter in the next few weeks.
Community artist Pod Clare is also putting the finishing touches to a beautiful mosaic for the main panel. Visitors to our Open Day earlier this year all helped to make the mosaic as part of the ‘Wildlife Where You Live‘ project, which reflects the variety of habitats and wildlife here at Denmark Farm.
Mosaic-making with Pod Clare at the Open Day
This week we were delighted to welcome Mark Williams MP and Cllr. Elizabeth Evans to Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. They received a thorough tour of the Eco Lodge and gave their seal of approval for the new welcome shelter.
If you haven’t visited us for a while please do call by soon and check out our new welcome shelter. There is no charge to walk around Denmark Farm’s 40 acres of nature trails and some lovely surprises wait to be discovered around every bend.