Langdale's Environment Policy
The Board of Langdale Leisure Ltd recognise their
responsibility to manage the environmental impacts of our activities.
We have assessed our activities and identified that our significant
environmental impacts include:
a. Energy consumption
b. Waste management
c. Local ecology
d. Water usage
e. Others – including chemical usage and education
In order to promote good environmental
practices our general environmental policies are:
- To identify the significant environmental impacts of our
- To develop suitable objectives, targets and management programmes,
applying appropriate operational procedures to minimise our
significant environmental impacts during normal, abnormal and
- To comply with relevant legislation, regulation and other
requirements relating to our significant environmental impacts.
- To prevent pollution, minimise our inputs of utilities and
resources and the outputs of emissions to the atmosphere, effluents
to waters/sewers and wastes to disposal facilities; endeavouring
to re-use, recover or recycle materials where practicable.
- To ensure that environmental responsibilities are defined,
communicated and understood at all levels within our organisation
and provide appropriate training where needed.
- To ensure that suppliers and contractors understand the
Company Policy and assist them in developing appropriate systems
and a responsible approach with regard to environmental issues.
- To communicate, co-operate and respond to the views of interested
parties, including stakeholders, customers and the general
public, on environmental issues, where this is practicable
and likely to result in an overall improved environmental performance.
- To strive for continual improvement in overall environmental
What we are doing:
- Energy consumption
a. Energy conservation training to all our colleagues
b. Use maximum insulation wherever possible
c. Avoid leaving appliances on stand-by
d. We have installed thermostats to all radiators
e. We have installed low energy light bulbs wherever possible
f. Install timer light switches wherever possible
g. Investigate carbon neutral energy sources such as Biomass and Hydro
h. Purchase energy efficient equipment
- Waste Management
a. Re-use as much as possible – we have a dispenser system for cleaning
products which means we re-use containers
b. Reduce packaging – we try to purchase products that have a minimum
c. Recycling – we have facilities for; glass, paper, cardboard, drinks
cans and plastic
- Local Ecology
a. The support the Man at the Top footpath repair scheme so far the estate
has donated £133,000+ this has been matched by double EU funding
b. We are currently re-generating our Nature Trail for the promotion of
c. We have been awarded the Silver CBEN environmental award and are currently
working towards the Gold Award
d. We are developing a Nature Watch scheme where we will be encouraging
our guests to take part in an ecological survey of the estate
e. We give out to visiting children special wildlife fun packs which promote
f. We participate in the Red Squirrel watch scheme
g. We run various guided walks which encourage responsible hiking and greater
awareness of the problems associated with path erosion
- Water Usage
a. We are working with local contractors to find ways of reducing the amount
of leaks from the tarns and waterways on site
b. We are considering the installation of a Hydro power generator
c. We are installing aerators in all guest bathrooms to reduce the level
of water usage
- Others - including chemical usage and education
a. We are carrying out an audit of the chemicals we use on site we will
then use this to highlight any practices or purchases that can be altered
to reduce the use of any potential chemicals such as cleaning materials
b. We are sourcing a reliable supply of recycled paper for use in offices
and for marketing material. We are trying to find a supply which does not
utilize harmful bleaches in its production process
c. We have committed to convert all new vehicles to LPG fuel supply and
may in due course install a specific tank on site for this purpose
d. We encourage our colleagues to car share wherever possible
e. We support local organizations such as the Chapel Stile and Lakes Schools
f. We try whenever possible to purchase local goods and services as well
as Fair Trade and organic produce
What you can do:
- Obviously you are here to enjoy the facilities and the area
and most of all to have a great time but we would be very grateful
if you could help us do our bit by following the following
- Help reduce energy consumption by switching off your bedroom
lights when the room is empty, closing your curtains in winter
to keep heat in the room, and turn down the thermostatic control
on the radiator to a comfortable level.
- Think about water consumption when taking a shower, and don’t
wash your hands or clean your teeth under a running tap – put
the plug in instead!
- Let us know if you notice any leaking or dripping taps – they
lose a lot more than you think!
- Help yourself to leaflets of local attractions but don’t
take more than you need and you could even return them after
- Use our recycling facilities – for bottles, paper,
cardboard, cans and plastic.
- Buy local or Fair Trade produce whenever you can.
- Leave the car behind! Use the local transport. We have walking
routes available at Reception – there are great views
from all the routes and lots of visitor attractions within
easy reach. Bikes are also available for hire.
- Enjoy our beautiful wooded grounds and do a spot of bird
- Don’t drop litter. Litter can be very harmful to wildlife.
- You can make a contribution to the Tourism & Conservation
Partnership to help with local conservation projects.