Not ours to keep but ours to look after...
We are proud to be an associate of The Tourism and Conservation Partnership. This is an organisation which encourages businesses, visitors and locals to contribute to conservation work within the National Park so we preserve this beautiful area for years to come.
This work includes vital upkeep and repair of footpaths, bridleways and hedgerows; and conservation and management of wildlife indigenous to the area, not least the Red Squirrel. The Lake District is one of the few remaining areas in the British Isles that can boast a Red Squirrel population; indeed, we have been privilege to a number of Red Squirrels frequenting the grounds of The Knoll - always a welcome and heart-warming visitor.
Click onto this link http://www.ourstolookafter.co.uk to find out more about the work of this excellent organisation.
How we encourage our guests
Many of our guests have expressed a keenness to donate to this excellent work but often forget or don't have much in the way of spare change on departure. We therefore add a donation of £1 towards this vital work. This is an entirely voluntary contribution. Since 2004, we have raised a fantastic £2,000 through donations.
We are very fortunate to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. However, with that comes the responsibility to ensure that we do as much as we can to reduce the impact of our business and that of our visitors on the environment.
We're delighted that we have been assessed and recognised as a responsible Tourism Operator by Tourism and Conservation Partnership.
This recognises businesses that:
- Care for the environment
- Support the local economy and community
- Promote local culture and services
- Invite client and employee involvement in responsible tourism.
Again, you can find out more about this important endorsement on the Partnership's website.