Green Tourism

Here at Bowhill we are passionate about creating a sustainable working environment to reduce the impact on our beautiful surroundings. We are really proud to have been awarded the Gold Award in 2017 by the Green Tourism Business Scheme. This noted a good recycling system, use of Fair trade and local products in both the cafe and shop, phased switch over to the LED programme and involvement in various local projects supporting the community amongst the highlights for receiving the award. In addition, the Estate has a Biomass boiler heating the offices and PV panels on the chicken shed with further plans for the AD plant to heat the house.

Please help us to be a more environmentally friendly business on your visit by following these simple guidelines:

Respect nature – help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – please use the recycling facilities that we provide. You can find bins to separate your rubbish in the car park, courtyard and the adventure playground.

Shop local – why not buy something from our gift shop? It is full of ideal gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. With a selection of local crafts, fair trade and recycled produce.

Share transport – if you are meeting your friends or family at Bowhill, try to share transport rather than each bringing a car.

Carbon offsetting – you’ve all heard of your carbon footprint, why not do something to offset this by coming on one of our tree planting activities? Speak to one of the rangers for more information.

To find out more, have a look at our Green Policy.