Everything we do at Wheeldon Trees Farm is designed to have minimum impact on the environment. For example, we use local produce in our homecooked Guest Meals, in fact, some of the ingredients such as butter, we make ourselves on the farm. We encourage guests to visit us by public transport and offer a 5% discount for visitors that do not bring a car.
In our Laundry Room you’ll find two washing machines and a tumble dryer. We use eco-friendly wash balls (less detergent) and dryer balls (less drying time and less fluff) and have washing powder if the stains are a little more stubborn…
You can dry your clothes in the fresh Derbyshire air on the rotary dryer – you will love the fresh scent on your washing, although we realise this isn’t always possible and there’s a tumble dryer in the laundry for those very, very rare occasions when it’s too cold, wet or windy !!
We are members of the Green Toursm Business Scheme and very proud of acieving Gold status. Here’s more information on how we support eco-friendly tourism.
Responsible Visitor Charter
Here in the beautiful Peak District, we are fortunate to live in one of the most stunning and remarkable areas of England. This is our privilege and we do our best to look after this precious gift. We need your help !!
We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you can play a very important role in conserving our natural assets and helping The Peak District become a more sustainable destination.
Here are some ideas on what you can do to help during your stay :
1. Conserve Energy – reduce energy use by switching off lights and closing doors and windows if the heating is on. Please only turn the heating up if necessary (but do make sure it’s warm enough !)
2. Give the car a rest – Leave the car behind, if only for a day…
Walk– Take one of our self-guided walks
Cycle– We’ve got on-site bike hire thanks to our friends at Peak Pursuits
Use public transport– Bring us your bus tickets and we’ll give you your money back !
3. Shop Local – This supports the local community, gives you a flavour of the area that you have come to visit and reduces food miles. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts.
4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Use the ‘bags for life’ you’ll find in your cottage and say no to that extra carrier bag. Buy unpackaged or simply packaged goods and food.
Please support us in our efforts to recycle !
5. Be Water Wise – Even though you might see a lot of it falling out of the sky, please consider how you use water. Take a shower instead of a bath (or even share a bath ?!), and remember to turn off the tap when brushing your teeth…
6. Respect nature – Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by following the Countryside Code: Dispose of your litter appropriately, guard against fire and use footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly.
7. Support Green businesses. There are many businesses in the region trying to reduce their environmental impact. We are proud members of the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark and the Green Business TourismSchemes – look out for other businesses that display these awards !
Most importantly – have a great time while you’re here – we’d like you to come back!
Friends of the Peak District
Friends of the Peak District is an independent charity working to safeguard the local landscapes for everyone who loves and enjoys them. They are the recognised voluntary society for the Peak District National Park.
At Wheeldon Trees Farm, we’re proud to support the work of Friends of the Peak District through donations and by participating in their ‘Peak Pound Partnership’ scheme. We encourage all guests to add £1.00 to the amount they pay for accommodation at Wheeldon Trees – 100% of this donation goes directly to supporting FPD work.
The FPD are dedicated to supporting a Peak District that changes with time but remains beautiful forever. As a constructive, forward-looking organisation they work for the continued care of the National Park, for attention to the needs of local communities and visitors, and for development which respects the local landscape character.