Quietly Greener

Green initiatives in 2019 include

  • A new electric powered site utility vehicle, which is charged from our very own solar PV panels.
  • A new carbonator machine hugely reducing the need for soft drinks glass bottles in the bar
  • New recycling centre
  • Zero waste shop.  Local and ethical suppliers. No plastic waste.
  • Electric contract signed for 100% Renewable Electricity.  Not cheap, but right.
  • New deal signed with AW Jenkinson Biomass to supply our woodchip from local sources in 2019.  (All heat and hot water at The Quiet Site is derived from our state of the art Biomass boiler and our solar thermal panels that make up the south facing half of the service block roof)
  • We will continue to use the sun to pre-heat all our water before it is enters the biomass boiler.
  • Our reed bed water treatment plant is entering its 14th Year of perfect operation, costs nothing to run, cleans the water brilliantly and provides a great habitat for bugs, insects and birds.
  • A new highly insulated, locally built Glamping Cabin introduced.
  • LED lighting introduced over all public spaces
  • Local Charity ‘Fix the Fells’ supported with online donations when booking.
  • People arriving by foot or public transport get a generous discount when staying.
  • Bee Hotel in our wild flower meadow
  • All cleaning products used onsite are deemed eco friendly.
  • Toilet paper in all self catering units derived from recycled products (Who Gives A Crap)
  • All Crisps sold in compostable wrappings (Two Farmers Crisps)

As a business we ask all our customers to buy into the green ethos.  Reduce, Reuse, Refill and Recycle (are the new 4R’s..!)

2019 sees a brand new recycling facility making it easy to do the right thing.  We have a donations table for things that are looking for a second home. A second hand clothes bin is also available to donate clothes and shoes where they can do good.

The Quiet bar will continue to sell only locally brewed beer, including the now famous Quiet Pint..!

You can view our Environmental Policy here.

We have again been awarded a Green Tourism Gold award for 2019, we are the only holiday park in the Lake district to have this award.  We are also the only holiday park in the Lake District to hold the Trip Advisor Green Leaders Platinum level.  Last year we were awarded the Cumbria Tourism’s Gold award for sustainability for the third time.

The Circular economy is the way the world will need to move to survive.  Designing out waste and pollution, keeping materials in use and using renewable energy sources doesn’t sound too hard – does it!!

Investing in the visitor economy to bring social and economic benefit to people, place and planet which leads ultimately to a fully sustainable experience for all.

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Sustainable Projects To Date Include

2019

  • Zero Waste Shop – no single use plastic.
  • Bottle free soft drinks
  • New Recycling center
  • Local Suppliers where possible.  Food and Drink.
  • Milk and orange juice sold in returnable glass bottles
  • Investing in the visitor economy to bring social and economic benefit to people, place and planet which leads ultimately to a fully sustainable experience for all.

2018

  • No emissions electric site utility van
  • New super insulated cellar
  • Renewable Electricity used 100%
  • LED lighting

2017

  • A highly insulated family shower room built
  • 500-1000 native trees planted
  • 5 new underground eco Hobbit Holes added making a total of 15 Hobbit Holes
  • Energy saving second doors added to bar entrance

2016

  • 10 underground eco pods introduced.
  • Fix the Fells project supported by voluntary online booking scheme.
  • Green cleaning products used.

2015

  • Underground eco pod introduced.
  • Local musicians and magicians.
  • Host for Cumbrian Green build festival in September.
  • Bike hire from site
  • Electric Twizy available for hire on site
  • Electric car charge points

2014

  • Biomass heated drying room introduced.
  • Sustainable cycle holidays introduced in conjunction with two other local parks.
  • 4th reed bed added.
  • Hosted holiday park sustainable business visit.
  • Host for school geography visits for sustainable business.
  • Secure cycle storage introduced.
  • 7th year as a Bellemy Gold Park.
  • Metering introduced to all electric hook ups.

2013

  • New Biomass Boiler replaced 6 oil and gas boilers.
  • Third reed bed and larger wetland area added.
  • Water and electric metering introduced to static caravans.

2012

  • Public transport to site introduced.
  • Joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
  • Secondary Reed bed and wetland area created.

2011

  • Tree planting x500.
  • LED lighting phased in.
  • PhotoVoltic solar panels.
  • Local Brewery now used for all beer.

2010

  • Under floor heating introduced into ladies.
  • 1000 mixed trees planted ensuring wood fuel self-sufficiency in the future.
  • Local charity supported “Fix the Fells” (customer opt in whenbooking).

2009

  • Service building reroofed with high thermal insulation.
  • Under floor heating introduced into gents.
  • 35 sqr meters of thermal solar panels incorporated in new roof to help heat water.
  • All showers and taps have aerators fitted reducing water usage up to 50%.

2008

  • Locally made camping Pods introduced.

2007

  • Treated water used for WC flushing.
  • Movement detectors fitted to all lights.

2006

  • Recycling centre created (glass, plastic, paper, cans, BBQs).
  • Biodegradable products used for cleaning.
  • Bar reroofed using extra high levels of thermal insulation.

2005

  • Reed bed introduced for grey water treatment.

2004

  • Wild flower meadow created.
  • Local business supported wherever possible (jam, beer, meats, fudge).
  • Caravan storage offered to reduce the need for carbon expensive towing.
  • The Quiet Site Brochure is printed on recycled paper.

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