Green Tourism

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Green Tourism is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK. Businesses are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria covering a range of areas, including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more to achieve a Gold, Silver or Bronze award. For more information visit

To find out more about how businesses in Bowland are undertaking their individual green journeys visit

Or read about the collective efforts of our businesses via our Sustainable Tourism Network.

Green Tourism in Bowland isn't new, it's something we've been committed to for the last 15 years.  Although a little from the archives now, there are still some great examples to view below.  Green Tourism selected a number of businesses who were accredited in Bowland in 2007, and created a series of case studies to highlight good practice. The case studies have been produced thematically to highlight the many ways in which a business can be acknowledged within the scheme for their commitment to green tourism.  Additonally, have a look at the case studies below produced for gold accredited businessses via the Lancashire Green Tourism Project, delievered by the National Landscape team 2008-2011.

We hope to update these soon with more recent examples.

Theme Business Business Type Download
Wood pellet heating Bleasdale Cottages Self-catering Case Study (pdf 137kb)
Renewable energy Bowland Wild Boar Park Visitor attraction Case Study (pdf 145kb)
Local & organic ready meals Clough Bottom Self-catering Case Study (pdf 132kb)
Use of local produce Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens Farm/gardens/visitor attraction Case Study (pdf 160kb)
Guest information Malkin Tower Farm Holiday Cottages Self-catering Case Study(pdf 152kb)
Sustainable,transport Off the rails Cycle hire Case Study (pdf 182kb)
Eco-retail Parkfoot Holiday Homes Holiday Park Case Study (pdf 127kb)
Walking, cycling & access The Priory Guest house/restaurant/pub Case Study (pdf 148kb)
Being green in an older building Waddow Hall Activity Centre Case Study (pdf 386kb)
Being green in an older building Dalesbridge Group accommodation Case Study (pdf 160kb)
Gold Accredited Businesses
Lancashire Green Tourism Project
Theme Business Business Type Download
Gold award Bowland Visitor Centre Visitor Centre Case Study (pdf 385kb)
Gold award Broadgate Farm B&B Case Study (pdf 360kb)
Gold award Caldertop Cottage Self Catering Case Study (pdf 378kb)
Gold award Cleveley Mere Boutique Lodges Self Catering Case Study (pdf 386kb)
Gold award Forest of Bowland National Landscape Team office Case Study (pdf 833kb)
Gold award Cobden Farm B&B Case Study (pdf 400kb)
Gold award Forrest Hills Golf/Fly Fishing & Corporate Venue Case Study (pdf 389kb)
Gold award Foxhill Barn B&B Case Study (pdf 377kb)
Gold award Hackings Carvan park Holiday Park Case Study (pdf 447kb)
Gold award Height Top Farm Self Catering Case Study (pdf 396kb)
Gold award Higher Gills Farm Self Catering Case Study (pdf 146kb)
Gold award Lower Gill Holidays Self Catering Case Study (pdf 389kb)
Gold award Slaidburn Village Hall Community Venue Case Study (pdf 395kb)
Gold award The Garden Cottage Self Catering Case Study (pdf 405kb)

Cyclists at the Priory, ScortonLambs at Cobble Hey Farm