Our Environmental Policy
The environmental impact of our enterprise is very important to us.
At Browsholme Hall we constantly endeavour to implement practical measures to help safeguard the environment, here are just a few of them:
- Using ecological detergents and cleaning products
- Returning cardboard and paper, glass, tin and metals, plastics, printer cartridges, food and green waste for recycling or heat recovery
- Using recyclable/biodegradable stationery and packaging
- As a new conversion the building is fully compliant with current building regulations for energy conservation; including insulation and waterless urinals.
- Use of led, or energy efficient lighting system operated and monitored by computer operating system.
- Installation of a renewable energy ground source heating system throughout the building, providing under floor heating and hot water.
- Purchasing were possible locally-produced products, locally grown, manufactured or made by farmers, craftsmen or small businesses.
- We use recycled toilet rolls and paper and minimise our paper output by e-mailing booking forms to guests.
- Our internal office systems are largely paperless and we have a strategy in place to create an electronic archive to replace our paper archives. We are also in the process of introducing a new, improved database that will facilitate higher service levels and reduce our paper output further.
- We have a nature trail starting at the Tithe Barn exploring the wildlife rich private grounds of Browsholme Hall. Lakeside Nature Trail (pdf)
- We also have available information on walks and cycling routs within easy reach at the Tithe Barn and on this website.
- We hold regular events featuring work by local artists and crafts people and have a program of theatrical and musical performances.
- We have regular farmers markets to promote local food producers.
- We provide public transport information to encourage visitors to leave their car at home.
- When the Hall or Tithe Barn are open customers are free to leave their cars in the carpark and explore the local area on foot or cycle.
- We opperate a visitor payback scheme supporting the Forest of Bowland Environmental Fund.
- Replacing light bulbs with energy efficient alternatives.
- The garden areas have been designed to include planting and features which will encourage wildlife. These include necter rich flowers and berry bearing trees and shrubs, a bird feeding area and nest boxes.
Browsholme Hall is surrounded by 600 acres of farmland and forestry here we also have a progressive environmental policy for the future by:
- Planting woodland and hedgerows to act as shelter belts for wildlife and reduce CO2
- Restoring and maintaining a network of ponds to promote pond-life
- Investigating renewable energy sources .
- Recording the range flora and forna on the Estate and promoting seasonal nature trails.
2012 Awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme
The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. It is now the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).