View of Brotherswater close to the camp site

Environment policy

At Sykeside we care for the environment. Please help us by reading our policy and following the suggestions.

What we do...

Recycling

We recycle all our glass, tins, paper, cardboard.

Please separate your rubbish and use the bins provided around the site for recycling glass and tins.

Unfortunately, we do not have facilities on the campsite site to collect and recycle plastic bottles or cardboard boxes. There are collection points in the large car park next to the Tourist Information Centre in Glenridding. Please consider recycling these too if you are passing.

Energy Conservation

We are extremely pleased with our new heating system in the Brotherswater Inn that runs from our wood burning stove. It now means that we can run the heating for the ground floor of the pub solely from the stove and not from the oil fired boiler.

There is also a wood burning stove that helps to heat the Barn End Bar on the campsite.

We are replacing most of the light bulbs around the site with low energy, long-life ones.

Please try to save energy whenever possible. Do not leave taps running and switch off unnecessary lights. The lighting around the site is kept to a minimum to allow everyone to enjoy the night sky.

Thoughtful Purchasing

We use recycled paper or paper from sustainable sources. We use local producers and suppliers whenever possible. Please think of the environment before making any purchases and re-use shopping bags.

Transport

The best way to cut pollution is to reduce the number of car journeys. Please walk or use public transport whenever possible. A guide to local public transport and bus timetables are available in reception.

Trees

We have many, many trees around the site. These provide a haven for birds and a good supply of logs for the stoves.

What we plan to do...

Long term we are looking at the feasibility of a wood chip boiler or even hydro-electric power. We hope that one day we will be able to generate our own electricity.

Please respect the plants, farm animals and wildlife and instruct your children not to harm them.

Sykeside is surrounded by the Lake District National Park, by an Area of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. By following these simple suggestions we can help to keep it that way. We are not perfect but are trying hard to reduce our impact on the environment. We welcome your feedback in ways we could improve and would appreciate your help.

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Footpath near Sykeside camp site in the Lake District