Perran Springs Nature Trail & Wildlife Pond

Nature lovers will find Perran Springs a haven for wildlife.

gNat’s Nature Trail

Nature lovers will find Perran Springs a haven for wildlife. Our Lake Meadow provides a natural environment, for a variety of flora and fauna. Most of which, can be spotted from a peaceful walk along the grass pathways of gNat’s Nature Trail. You might even be lucky and see our local badger, fox, bats, kingfisher, barn owl and jay. Around the Trail you will find ‘Nature Watch’ information signs to read and benches on which to take a rest in the peace and quiet. A Nature Trail leaflet is available to download in the downloads section of this website, or in Reception whilst you are on holiday. Dogs / pets are not allowed in the Lake Meadow.

Biodiversity is Best. The Meadow and the adjacent land offer a wide range of habitats including open water, marshland, meadowland, hedgerows and a wooded area. Each provides for its’ own selection of species and is home to a variety of trees, plants, grasses, flowers, animals, insects and birds.

Conservation Award At The GOLD Level

We are delighted that Professor David Bellamy selected Perran Springs Holiday Park to receive his important and prestigious Conservation Award at the GOLD Level. We held the GOLD Award (2009 – 2013). This award is granted only to holiday parks which help protect and enhance the natural environment. As Professor Bellamy stated to us:

“Congratulations on your Gold Award – I am deeply impressed by your continued commitment to conservation. Very well done.” Comments from our assessor included: “A well run, neat and tidy park with well spaced pitches and top quality facilities where the owners are able to give personal attention to visitors.” “The‘open grassland area’ comprises several acres of wildflower around the lakes and (nature) pond. Here there is a tremendous range…” “I think you might be surprised by the full extent of wildlife on this park.”

gNat’s Nature Pond

gNat’s Nature Pond is not stocked with fish and is a haven for many birds and insects. Around the Nature Pond you will find native plant species including the Yellow Flag Iris, White Water Lily, Purple Loosestrife, Marsh Marigold, Meadow Sweet and Ragged Robin. In the spring frogs are spawning and in the summer many dragonflies can be seen, how many can you count? Also in the summer the water level of the nature pond drops naturally, creating a draw-down zone which is highly beneficial to wildlife, particularly insects.

Explore gNat’s Nature Pond and don’t forget to watch for the electric blue dragonflies, shy moorhens and dabbling ducks. You might even be lucky and see our local badger, fox, bats, kingfisher, barn owl and jay.

Dogs / pets are not allowed in the Lake Meadow.

Stay At Perran Springs


For a fun camping holiday, choose one of our spacious and level camping pitches. Combined with our relaxed environment, electric hook-ups and space for your car, you’re sure to enjoy the under canvas experience. For the more traditional camper we also provide pitches without electric, but don’t worry, our superb shower facilities are just a short walk away.

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Looking for a spacious touring pitch, great facilities and a peaceful location. Then book one of our level caravan touring pitches or hardstandings, all with space for your awning and car. Our award winning showers, shop, laundry and lake meadow will ensure you have everything to make your holiday complete. See our park map to choose your preferred area of the park before booking.

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Exploring Cornwall in your campervan or motorhome? Then we have easy access, spacious and level hardstanding pitches which can accommodate units up to 28ft in length, with space for an awning and have a 16amp electric hook-up point.

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Holiday Homes

Our 6 berth Caravan Holiday Homes, offer all the essentials for those who want a little bit more… Featuring open plan living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and either two or three comfortable bedrooms. To help you relax, the caravan includes a TV and DVD player and plenty of soft seating. With a wooden picnic bench and space for your car, you can enjoy sitting outside or dining al fresco!

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Want to go camping without buying all the equipment? Then choose our pre-erected, already pitched, fully equipped Super Eurotent glamping option. Sleeping up to 6 people, they are an amazing camping adventure for families. Super Eurotents have a kitchen area with hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Three bedroom sections and a table and chairs. Book this holiday and you will see the glamping difference.

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Like the idea of camping, but not the canvas! Then our glamping pods, with parking space, provide the ultimate back to nature experience. Sleep cosily in the timber pod, wake up refreshed and take a shower in our award winning amenities. Once you’re ready for the day, just lockup your pod and maybe take a stroll around our Nature Trail and Lake Meadow, or venture out and start to explore Cornwall.

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Guest Reviews


  • Visit Cornwall Member
  • BH&HPA Full Members
  • David Bellamy GOLD Conservation Award Winner
  • Trip Advisor Winner
  • Loo of the Year Award Winner
  • Camping and Caravanning Club
  • South West Tourism Member
  • Website of the Year Winner
  • Recycle for Cornwall
  • COAST Project Member
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