At Woodland Valley, accredited Gold status from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, we recognise that everything we do has an effect on the local, regional and global environment. As a result we are committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and pollution prevention. In short, we are thinking of today with tomorrow in mind. The following criteria demonstrate the ethical and environmental guidelines we work to.
Local and Sustainable Food
In addition to growing our own produce, we also source seasonal, local and organic produce.
We use water efficient appliances, collect rainwater, utilise grey water and have our own water supply.
We used renewable and recycled materials to restore our beautiful farm buildings.
We encourage our guests to car share or substitute car travel with mini buses and coaches.
We strive to be energy efficient; we have Photovoltaic (PV) Panels fitted to our buildings, we buy energy through a ‘green’ tariff, use energy efficient light bulbs and our buildings are well insulated.
Culture & Heritage
We offer our guests farm walks that include meeting the farm’s animals, learning about organic farming as well as experiencing the ancient woodlands, ponds, streams and wetland flora and fauna.
Diversity and Fair Trade
We pay a fair wage, offer equal opportunity to all and support fair trade here and abroad.
We are passionate about helping charities raise money and we do this in various ways for a number of charities.
We recycle paper, cans and glass, ink cartridges, compost waste; re-use as much as we can, for example plastic bags, cardboard boxes, packaging, fabrics; reduce junk mail, print double sided, avoid disposable items; buy recycled office materials, refuse sacks.
We have a written and enforced policy on all of the above areas, see Our World.