Our Awards

Our Awards

Hunting Hall Farm and Hunting Hall Holiday Cottages have won several environmental awards

RSPB Northern England Nature of Farming Awards 2013 Hunting Hall Farm was awarded ‘Highly Commended’

North Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership Award for Excellence: We are very proud to have recently won two categories:

Farming and Land Management 2013 & 2011 "Insects were buzzing, birds were singing and blooming flowers created colourful swaths across the rolling grassland during the site visit and all the while crops were growing. All these factors contributed to integrated farm management. The passion and commitment of Tom and Karen was plain to see by their positive impact on the land."

Sustainable Tourism 2011 "A green ethos runs through the whole business, but for the visiting guest, it isn’t ‘in-your-face’, it’s more a way of life – truly inspirational!"

Northumbria in Bloom Durham Trophy 2011 for Best Sustainable Project Gold —This was awarded to Lowick Community Orchard which was created at Hunting Hall by Tom and Karen.

Green Tourism Business Scheme  Gold Award "An exemplary business” Jonathan Proctor, Green Tourism Business Scheme Auditor

North East Tourism Awards 2009  Hunting Hall was winner of the Sustainable Tourism category and runner up in the National Awards for Excellence

Newt Cottage Farm Holiday Project  won the Volvo Young Environmentalists of the Year Award 2005 

Meg Burn  was National Young Environment Champion of the Year 2001 for her project “Bats, Badgers and Otters on my Footpath”. In 2005 Meg was the UK representative at a UNEP Youth Conference in Bangalore. Here she gave a presentation including the work we have done at Newt Cottage.

Tom Burn’s Farmland Conservation Work  won the Northumberland Wildlife Trust Individual Conservation Award 2003

Belford Wildlife Watch Group’s ‘Great House Sparrow Rescue Project’  at Hunting Hall (led by Tom and Karen) was Highly Commended in the British Naturalists’ Association Blake Shield 2003 and won the Northumberland Wildlife Trust Conservation Awards 2003 1st Prize Community Category

Belford Wildlife Watch Group  was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the British Naturalists’ Association Blake Shield Ward Cup 2000 for their Hunting Hall ‘Pond Quandary’ Project.