Responsible Visitor Charter
We are working to make our destination more eco-friendly, but we need your help. We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and become a more sustainable destination. Here are our recommended tips on how you can help:
Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information on what you can do at home. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Give the Car a Rest
Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. We happily provide you with advice in the cottage or go to – http://www.traveline.org.uk/; http://www.seat61.com; http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. There is information of local markets or local and regional produce in the cottage.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Try to avoid overly packaged goods and use thebags provided for your shopping rather than having to buy to plastic bags at the shops. You can also support us in our efforts to recycle – there is recycling information in the utility room.
Be Water Wise
The UK has rising costs for water treatment and flood defense so please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhere to water saving initiatives http://www.water-guide.org.uk/
Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Ensure you follow the Countryside Code http://www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk
Support Green Businesses
There are thousands of businesses in the British Isles working to reduce their carbon footprint through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold for their efforts to be more sustainable. http://www.green-business.co.uk