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Green tourism
Our commitment

At Little Oakhurst we are in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Bowland. We understand our responsibility to ensure we work in a way that helps to support the environment that surrounds us.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our sustainability and we encourage green eco escapes where our guests have awareness around energy efficiency and reduction of waste.

Our Policy and Our Green Story
To minimise our impact on the environment, we implement measures from construction to maintenance of the site. We review this policy annually.

  • Most of the furnishings for our accommodation are from vintage or pre-loved shops, giving items a second home and creating our cosy space

  • We have dark sky status so most of our outdoor lighting is solar. 

  • We have planted trees and bushes around the site to encourage wildlife. We have seen the return of a Tawny owl and Barn owl since these have been planted!

  • We refill our complimentary toiletries and washing up liquid from Little Green Footprint at Clitheroe Market reducing single use plastic and reducing our carbon footprint.

  • We use energy efficient lightbulbs

  • The Forest of Bowland has dark skies status (of which we are an accredited dark skies business) and we are perfectly situated for an evening of star gazing in the hot tubs.

  • We encourage our guests to make the most of the outdoors whilst they are here and maps and cycling routes are provided both in the shop (free of charge) or accommodation. We have E-Bikes on site for you to hire.

  • We leave some of  our hedgerows to grow to provide wildlife corridors around the farm.

  • We have bins for recycling glass, plastic and tins that we use and we encourage our guests to do the same

  • We are members of Champion Bowland, a charity which works to enhance the landscape of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

We are working on projects to;

  • Reduce our water usage 

  • Improve the energy efficiency of our shepherds huts by improving the insulation and heating method.

Responsible Visitor Charter

To check your carbon footprint please click here, and help us to help the environment. 

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