It seems that the AA has confirmed what voters in the Top 100 Sites Guide already knew, that Back of Beyond campsite in Ringwood is a top-notch park offering first-rate facilities. The regular Top 100 finalist and the 2020 Regional Winner has been awarded the Five-Pennant Gold Award for hospitality. The park is owned by Mark and Victoria Bowrey. Mark says: 

“We’ve recently been putting a lot of time and investment into ensuring the park meets the highest standards, and it’s great to see our efforts recognised in this way by the AA.

“An important factor with the AA awards is the quality of hospitality provided to guests, and delivering this is largely in the hands of our friendly and hard-working staff.”

The park also has a Gold David Bellamy Award for Conservation for the work they have done on the park in their eight-year tenure, this includes: the creation of wildlife ponds, planting new hedgerows, and installing hives for honeybees which forage on the park’s high nectar-bearing flowers.