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Dalesbridge Green Commitment

GTBS Gold AwardAt Dalesbridge we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities. A symbol of this commitment is our membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

The scheme provides accreditation & encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. By encouraging sustainable practices the scheme ensures the continued enjoyment of the environment around us for future generations.

A GTBS Case Study on Dalesbridge can be downloaded here.

Dalesbridge's Sustainable Management Policy can be found here.

Some of the main steps we have taken to reduce our impact are:

  • The fitting of Low Energy Light Bulbs
  • Environmental policy of not replacing towels unless asked
  • Buying (wherever possible) free range & locally sourced food
  • Moving towards using more environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Recycling waste, with recycling skips on site
  • Energy efficient 'A' rated appliances purchased when replacements made
  • Fitting of thermostatic radiator valves wherever possible
  • Using email as much as possible to save paper wastage
  • Not printing leaflets and brochures but using print on demand instead
  • Using recycled paper, envelopes & toilet paper were possible
  • 'Hippos' fitted to toilet systems when practical
  • Push to operate showers on our campsite
  • Using locally grown wood on lounge fire
  • Commitment to replacing current oil boilers with efficient modern energy saving boilers
  • Secure bicycle storage with routes available
  • Extensive native tree planting within the grounds
  • Encouraging guests to undertake walks and activities from site rather than using cars
  • Staff training and involvement with green issues
  • Management of Dalesbridge's grounds to encourage wildlife
  • Providing donation points for the maintenance of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales & Forest of Bowland - in reception
  • Membership of the Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Network, Yorkshire Dales Society and Bowland Experience Ltd
  • Encouraging visitors to use public transport by offering guests a discount if they arrive by bus or train

Please also look at our Dalesbridge Visitors Code.

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