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£1000 Donated To Devon Tourism Trust

PUBLISHED: 13:14 12 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:06 20 February 2013

£1000 Donated To Devon Tourism Trust

£1000 Donated To Devon Tourism Trust

North Devon's Biosphere Reserve is beginning work on new environmental projects thanks to donations made by a Devon-based holiday lettings agency.

North Devons Biosphere Reserve is beginning work on new environmental projects thanks to donations made by a Devon-based holiday lettings agency.

Marsdens Cottage Holidays began asking customers to donate to the scheme in January, and are overwhelmed that it has reached the 1000 milestone already. The money will allow the Biosphere Reserve to improve access and interpretation along the Tarka Trail, which is a car-free route linking the coast to the rural countryside.

Everyone who books a self-catering holiday with Marsdens is asked to contribute 1 to the Biosphere Reserve, in an initiative which made the Braunton-based business the first-ever recipient of the North Devon Biosphere Sustainable Business Award.

Martin Wickham, General Manager at Marsdens, said: It is the beautiful countryside and landscapes that makes Devon so appealing to visitors, so it is only right that we help preserve these.

Andrew Bell, Biosphere Reserve Co-ordinator, said: It is wonderful news that Marsdens customers have donated one thousand pounds in such a short time. We will use this money to improve access along the Tarka Trail and we are very grateful to Marsdens for their hard work.

For more information on North Devons Biosphere Reserve visit

For Marsdens Cottage Holidays visit or call Reservations on 01271 813777.


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