Nature & Sustainability

our mission: to encourage native and protected species to thrive

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Nature lovers


You may be lucky enough to observe some of our rare species including the commonly known laughing bee orchid, keep a look out for our protected birds, moths and butterflies.

We have started to introduce hedging on the site such as:

  • Crab apple
  • Wild pear
  • Silver birch 
  • Downey birch
  • Purging buckthorn
  • Sea buckthorn
  • Oaks
  • Hawthorn
  • Blackthorn
  • Rowan
  • Dogwood
  • Bird cherry 
  • Wild cherry
  • Hazel
  • Cherry plum
  • Goat willow
  • Holly
  • Gorse
  • Blackcurrant
  • Gooseberry 
  • Raspberry 
  • Black berry
  • Elder 
  • Field maple
  • Wild roses
  • Honeysuckle
  • Wild clematis
  • Privet

Wildflower and other plants such as:

  • Fennel 
  • Stinking iris
  • Alpine strawberry 
  • Tutsan
  • Willow herds
  • Alexanders Wild carrot
  • Sunflower
  • Various mints
  • Foxgloves
  • Cornflower 
  • Evening primrose
  • Various type of thistles
  • Burdock
  • Teasel
  • Viper bugloss
  • Yarrow
  • Yellow rattle

Species found inhabiting on site:

  • Sparrow hawk
  • Buzzard
  • Swallows 
  • Swift
  • Wren
  • Barn owls
  • Skylark
  • Gold finch
  • Glow-worms and wood mice found near Earls Drive

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The Rame Peninsular is all about nature unfolding and at The Sea Forts this is no exception. As a joint mission with The Rame Conservation Trust we have adopted Historic Englands Conservation principles as the highest standard. Nature is the force that nurtures life and has the power to heal itself and us. Re-wilding is the hope for the future to restoring ecosystems, help nature recover to a point where nature can take care of itself. The Sea Forts is taking action to help nature to regenerate, reversing biodiversity loss, helping wildlife to adapt to climate change.

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We all have to make better choices. This has become obvious to founders Chris and Patrick of The Sea Forts in choosing the path to take with this site and its precious ecology. Initially they were granted permission to run a 95 pitch campsite on the field, in direct competition with the RCT campsite behind and at a serious cost to the ecology of the site, this was not an ethical choice for people or planet.

Instead they took a different road, and working with permaculture designers have formed a plan to evolve the site over the years into a regenerated wild haven that conserves, over mass development.

The goal has always been to restore the barrack buildings, and this is happening in line with heritage Englands strict codes and considerations.

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Our Efforts

By placing a 18 pitch luxury camp on the site the camp not only will form the foundation for a wild sanctuary but will fund the restoration of the buildings that need attention.

We are living within a larger system that is highly unsustainable, and every one needs to do what they can whilst also acknowledging no one can attain sustainability perfection.

The Sea Forts team are serious about a sustainable site.

Sustainability efforts so far:

  • Creating a no drive zone
  • Creating path ways to protect nature
  • Building better roads
  • Creating nature habitats with earth works
  • Limiting capacity and pitches
  • Noise restrictions
  • Solar power
  • Natural windbreaks
  • Native, beneficial and succession planting
  • Regeneration of hedge rows
  • Waste composting and recycling collaborations with Zero Waste Cornwall and Cafe Abundance Compost CIC



moving forwards

Acknowledgement of people and land.

As new guardians of the land The Sea Forts team acknowledges all of the people past and present who have been born to it and protected it., we thank you. We can only hope to reinforce a community here that is proud to call it their own and to work with us for a beneficial future for all.

future Sustainability efforts:

  • A rewilding design will be put in place by the end of 2021
  • This will create a blueprint and guide for the development of the land
  • It will be created with inputs from the local community as well as Permaculture designers
  • Sustainability events, workshops and talks
  • Evolution of tented site to more sustainable Yurts
  • Continuation of the restoration of the buildings in line with Heritage England
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UN sustainability

the 17 goals

We are following the Un Sustainability Goals and aligning ourselves with the following highlighted goals as a commitment to our sustainable future.


no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Good health and wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Quality Eductaion

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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clean water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Affordable clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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decent work and eco growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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industry innovation & infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

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Reduce inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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sustainable cities & communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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sustainable consumption & production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*.

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Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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Peace, Justice & strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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the goals

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Department of Economic and Social AffairsSustainable Development.

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