Green Tourism

Cobden View Holiday Cottage
Self catering accommodation

Here at Cobden Farm Bed and Breakfast we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

Some of the main steps we have taken to reduce our impact are:

Recycle as much waste as possible to cut the amount going to landfill.

We use microfibre cloths and environmentally friendly cleaning products throughout - for laundry, in the kitchen, bathrooms and other rooms.

Reduce electricity consumption by using low energy light bulbs, encouraging visitors - and ourselves - to 'switch off' !

Encourage visitors to use disposable bags so they 'bin it, don't flush it' in the bathrooms.

Encourage visitors to follow the Sustainable Tourism Visitor code and the Countryside Code

Provide recycled paper in bathrooms and kitchen and recycled bin bags for non-recyclable waste.

We encourage our guests to take an interest in local wildlife by asking them to make a note of what they have seen, we also record wildlife activity on our blog.

Four old dustbins that friends were throwing out and that would have ended up in landfill are now under drain pipes around the farmhouse and greenhouse to collect rainwater, which is used to water flowers and other plants during dry spells.

We are RSPB members www.rspb.org.uk. and help raise money for them by having a RSPB badges box.

We also sell Forest of Bowland Badges to support the Champion Bowland Fund.

Developing local walks with a fellow GTBS member.

We are committed to a five-year Entry Level Stewardship agri-environment scheme, run by Natural England, encourages farmers and land owners to care for and preserve the countryside.

Our web host 1&1 is proud to be the first large web host who relies solely on renewable energy. 1&1 now uses wind, water and solar power in accordance with the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS).

Sustainable Tourism Visitor code

Bowland Experience

Members of Bowland Experience Supporting Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism