What is an Eco campsite?

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Why do we call ourselves an eco campsite? Does eco mean ‘green’? What is ‘green’?

From our perspective, it means that we try to be kind to nature, to encourage wildness, to provide habitats for wild creatures and to encourage our visitors to do the same.

We live on a small peninsula with a Special Area of Conservation to the South, and a number of Special Areas of Conservation to the North. We are acutely aware of the biodiversity loss… biodiversity meaning the rich web of nature consisting of the tiniest little plant or insect up to the largest Whales in our oceans.

Nature is not there to be tamed, but to be admired. How can we do that? well, we are constantly trying to find ways to do that.

Conserve and Protect

We manage a 10 acre native woodland here providing a small number of pitches within the emerging nature reserve. Kevin keeps the trails clear and they are well defined with hand crafted wooden trail markers. We keep another approx 10acres wild and we know by the ‘runs’ created by foxes and badgers, that this is an important habitat for them. Snipe and Woodcock and more recently Water Rail use our rushy land to bed down and our reed bed and willow marsh surely hosts a multitude of creatures yet to be discovered.

Keeping things natural rather than manicured

We do try to give a good example in our management of the site here. We keep things wild and have an abundance of wild flowers from Spring to September with a host of insects, bees and hoverflies. We don’t use weedkiller. Yes it would make things so much easier and the place would look so much tidier. But… it would be a lot less interesting.

Raise awareness/Educate

We try to run an intimate camp site here where we get to spend time with people during their stay and have open discussions about the practicalities of trying to be a bit more eco conscious. Knowledge is a 2-way street. We learn so much from our guests.

Waste – Water – Energy

The key here is less…. produce less waste, use less water and energy. We capture water in rain water harvesting tanks that work quite well for flushing our toilets. Our big ‘shed’ and toilet block has a raft of solar tubes converting the suns heat into warm water for showers. We have separate bins for waste including compost and encourage guests to be very waste conscious when disposing of rubbish.

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Eco Glamping site (formally known as Purecamping) with Yoga set in the small village of Querrin on the Loop Head Peninsula. Visit www.purespace.ie to book a spot or ring 086 3819216.

7 days ago

👉 Willow and Bramble are normally set up for a 3 night minimum booking as they are both large self catering cabins. But we want to kick start our season now with the weather getting brighter and drier and are offering them for a 2-night stay this weekend or the following weekend for just €300 for 3 to 4 people.Book direct by messaging us privately here or by emailing info@purespace.ie 🌿🦋🌿Let's get this outdoor season start#Springp#summeru#outdoorsd#NoticeNatureature ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Scything demonstration in the company of enthusiasts, talking about the modern scythe and all the benefits it can have for land management.Informal gathering for anyone who has an interest in the scythe, past or present!We should also mention that it's a free event! 😊It might provide a nice prelude to the Querrin Regatta running from 2:00pm at the pier on the same day... 🤔purespace.ie/product/scythi#scythingt#courseo#Clarec#LoveLoopHeadp#lovenatureaAnna BrowneoVisitClareclare @loopheadtourism ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

No need to knead, eh!No-knead sourdough bread making course. Hands on practice, discussion, recipes. Bring home your own sourdough starter.Book directly with Anna at: www.bigskyflowers.ie/product/no-knead-sourdough-bread-pure-space-co-clare/Should be great fun and it is great value!#sourdough #course #LoveLoopHead @loopheadtourism VisitClare ... See MoreSee Less
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