how sustainable are we?

The Langdale Estate recognises its responsibility to provide a sustainable destination for visitors, employees and the local community. This responsibility includes minimising our impact on the natural environment whilst providing an excellent guest experience and commercial sustainability.

 

As a hotel and timeshare resort based in the Lake District our location brings with it a great opportunity to meet visitors to the Lake District and all visitors are welcome to discuss any aspect of the environmental or corporate social responsibility policy with us during their stay.

 

We work closely with a number of partners in order to make a positive contribution to the natural environment and local community many of whom are listed in the links section.

 

 

your sustainable holiday

Being Green at Langdale

What we can do to make your holiday a more sustainable one

What you can do to make your holiday a more sustainable one

Car Free Activities

The Landgale Estate encourages car free activities by providing relevant information for guests and visitors along with secure car parking for while guests are off site

There are many car free activities and off site in close proximity to Langdale. Contact the Spa reception for more details. There is a public bus service which stops outside the resort, timetable available from reception.

 

Fresh Air is Free Campaign

Public Transport Drop Off

The Langdale Estate works with partners such as Jennings and Friends of the Lake District to encourage use of public transport -

The nearest bus stop is at the entrance to the resort timetable available from reception. Nearest train station is Windermere

 

Cumbria County Council Public Transport

 

Traveline - Bus Routes

Information on Walking and Cycling

Langdale is situated in an area suitable for walking and cycling and supports and visitors in undertaking this activity with information and advice

Information on walks and cycle routes is available from Reception or see the 'Things to do' section

Cycle hire information

information on cycle hire and routes is available from Reception

information on cycle hire and routes is available from Reception

Walking and cycling organisations

Langdale supports organisations such as Langdale and Ambleside Mountain rescue team and raises funds for footpath repair and maintenance. More information.

Electric Car Charging Points

The Langdale Estate has installed the first Electric Car Charging Point in the Lake District

 

Cycle Storage

Cycle storage is not available on site

Please contact us to discuss the best way to safely accommodate bicycles during your stay

Coach Parking and Switch Off Policy

Coach parking is available at Langdale please contact us for more information

If you are bringing a group to Langdale we offer coach parking.

Staff Travel

 A staff bus service is available from Workington and Kendal. Other members of staff are encouraged to car share and we participate in the Cycle to Work Scheme.

 

Business Vehicles are Ecofriendly

All company vehicles are sourced with fuel efficiency and longevity in mind wherever practical.

 

Carbon Management

Langdale has an active carbon management plan and the results can be viewed online -

Carbon Management Plan

 

 

Natural and Cultural Heritage Initiatives

The heritage of the site is actively promoted on and off line with a Gunpowder Walk and information about the Estate's History. Langdale support the Kurt Schwitters project and the Amitt Trust

Information on local cultural attractions

Langdale works with numerous local attractions and events to promote their activities through leaflets and the website

Details of local cultural attractions can be obtained on site from the Gateway reception or online at www.golakes.co.uk

Cultural events and festivals

Langdale supports local cultural events such as the Langdale Gala and Coniston Show, Langdale Marathon through attendance and marketing services.

Details of local cultural attractions can be obtained on site from the Gateway reception or online at www.golakes.co.uk

Information about nature-related attractions in the area

Due to its location Langdale is in close proximity to a number of natural attractions and works with a number of partners to support and promote these attractions

Nature related attractions are available on site with a Nature Trail, details are available at reception Off site there are many nature related attractions see www.nationaltrust.org.uk

www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

Information on natural heritage

Langdale promotes natural heritage on site and supports local partners who preserve and promote natural heritage such as the National Park Authority, Friends of the Lake District, The National Trust and many more.

heritage related attractions are available on site with a Nature Trail, details are available at reception Off site there are many nature related attractions see www.nationaltrust.org.uk

www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Diary

Langdale asks guests to log sightings of a variety of wildlife. Results are collated to assist with nature conservation. The Nature Diary is available from Gateway, Spa and main reception in a Nature Diary.

During your visit please take the time to complete the Nature Diary and assist us in preserving and enhancing Langdale's nature conservation

Native Tree Planting

We have a native tree planting policy.

We have recently planted 2 new native hedges and 100 trees at Birch Wood.

Wildlife Habitats

Due to its location and size the Langdale Estate is home to a variety of wildlife habitat and actively promotes their preservation and enhancement

Langdale maintains a Nature Trail at Birch Wood along with encouraging a variety of natural environments throughout the site details of the Nature Trail are available at reception or online - Nature Trail

Wildlife Refuges

Birch Wood is actively preserved as a wildlife refuge as well as a facility for visitors to engage with wildlife

The Nature Trail which is maintained at Birch Wood and is home to a number of wildlife refuges details are available from reception or online - Nature Trail

Specialist Heritage and Cultural Buildings

We are committed to maintaining the balance between development and preservations

Some of the buildings at Langdale date back to the time when much of the estate was a gunpowder factory. The Gunpowder Walk is a fascinating way to see how some of the existing buildings have been converted. Details are available from reception or online.

Gunpowder Walk

Light Pollution

Langdale has a responsibility to residents and visitors to the Langdale Valley to minimise light pollution and we are bound by strict planning regulations.

 

Environmental Policy

The management of Light pollution is an important part of Langdale commitment limit impact to the local environment.

 

Langdale held the first-of-its-kind Dark Sky event.

Accessibility to nature

Information on accessibility to nature is available from reception

The location of Langdale in the Great Langdale Valley offers excellent accessibility to nature and this is enhanced on site by the creation and maintenance of a nature trail

Langdale Leisure Limited recognises its responsibility to provide a sustainable destination for visitors, employees and the local community. This responsibility includes minimising our impact on the natural environment whilst providing an excellent guest experience and commercial sustainability.

As a hotel and timeshare resort based in the Lake District our location brings with it a great opportunity to meet visitors to the Lake District and all visitors are welcome to discuss any aspect of the environmental or corporate social responsibility policy with us during their stay.

We work closely with a number of partners in order to make a positive contribution to the natural environment and local community many of whom are listed in the links section.

close to our hearts

As part of our commitment to protect the Lake District landscape an optional donation of £2.00 will be added to you bill which goes to local environment and conservation projects. This can be removed at check in.

 

As part of our commitment to conserving the local landscape we support the following projects:

 

'Our man at the Top' - Footpath Repair by Langdale

 

 

The Langdale Estate and its customers have raised over £177,710 to regenerate footpaths in the Langdale Valley.

 

 

The ‘Fix the Fells’ project is a £5 million scheme to repair erosion scars which have developed over the years, and to make sure that these scars are prevented in the future. The Lake District is visited by millions of visitors every year, and every day you will see walkers enjoying the beauty of the fells. These high level paths are surprisingly fragile, however, and the sheer number of visitors leaves a mark on the landscape.

 

Over time, grass is compacted by feet, and worn away. Because of the steepness of the hills, what then happens is our traditional Lakeland weather (rain!) starts to wash the soil away, down into the bottom of the valleys. This extra soil washes into the streams, and ends up in lakes where the situation causes havoc for fish and other species.

 

The work being done aims to prevent this loss of grass and soil by designing and creating paths that reduce the amount of wear and tear on the surrounding landscape. On the steeper slopes, you’ll see ‘pitching’ where stone has been laid, and on less steep slopes paths have been created with the aid of diggers.

 

www.fixthefells.co.uk

Love Your Lakes

 

The Love Your Lakes campaign works with local businesses, residents and visitors to reduce the amount of damaging phosphates going into the lakes. By taking simple steps we can all love our lakes.

 

www.nurturelakeland.org

 

 

Vital Uplands

 

The 'Natural England Vital Uplands Project' is a nationwide plan creating a vision for the sustainable management of the uplands over the next fifty years. It's wide reaching remit to ensure the sustainable production of food, wood and other raw materials, reduce climate change.

 

 

Red Alert - Red Squirrel Conservation

 

The Langdale Estate has been helping to raise money and awareness for the project of these threatened animals.

 

 

Langdale Leisure Ltd

The Langdale Estate

Great Langdale

Nr Ambleside

Cumbria

LA22 9JD

 

015394 37302

 

 

 

 

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