WHEELDON TREES FARM

Sustainable Environment

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.

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Well our mini herb gardens are enjoying the warm weather.....! ... See MoreSee Less

Well our mini herb gardens are enjoying the warm weather.....!

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Great idea x

They were lovely ☘️

Win a 3 night off-peak stay at Wheeldon Trees !

We need your help to name our very cute 2 Valais Black-Nose boy lambs. Add your suggestions on this post by 7th August and we’ll do the rest. What are you waiting for ?!

(Prize includes accommodation for a maximum of two adults and two children. Stay must be redeemed by June 2020 & excludes school holidays. Travel to and from the site is not included. Entrants must be 18 or over. Draw takes place on 8th August 2019. Btw, Facebook is not a sponsor of this competition)
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Win a 3 night off-peak stay at Wheeldon Trees !

We need your help to name our very cute 2 Valais Black-Nose boy lambs. Add your suggestions on this post by 7th August and we’ll do the rest. What are you waiting for ?!

 (Prize includes accommodation for a maximum of two adults and two children. Stay must be redeemed by June 2020 & excludes school holidays. Travel to and from the site is not included.  Entrants must be 18 or over. Draw takes place on 8th August 2019. Btw, Facebook is not a sponsor of this competition)

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Hooray. The lambs have names ! Firstly we want to say a very big thank you to all of you. We were overwhelmed by the number of posts and had a wonderful time looking at your varied and interesting suggestions. After much discussion (and I mean much) we've settled on: BUZZ AND WOODY !

😀👏 Congratulations to Rafael Kilim the winner of the short break at Wheeldon Trees Farm ! Well done you Rafael. We're especially pleased for you as you've told us you've never won a competition before and we're looking forward to welcoming you to Wheeldon Trees... 💥🌟

AND... if you were one of the six people who suggested the name combination of 'Buzz & Woody' we're going to send you a consolation prize of some toiletries made by local business Coconut Blush. We'll be in touch soon...

We have chosen the winner by randomly selecting one of the 338 posts that we received. As per the Facebook rules we are now waiting to hear back from them...!

Last day to suggest names for our lovely lambies....!

And if you're passing please feel free to pop in and say hi to Buzz and Woody !!!

Our first visit in two weeks time! Can't wait 🙂 I showed this picture to my one year old son and he pointed to his Woody doll, whilst watching Fireman Sam. So we're going for Woody and Sam 🙂

We love our stay with you 2 years ago, Alex and Millie still talk about it! We're currently on a roadtrip round Europe and have Visited Haarlem (NL) and are now in Frankfurt, so their suggestion is Harley and Frankie!

Aww how cute are these 2?! I think as they have the same haircut as our current pm you should call one Boris and the other johnson. Or maybe Boris and Donald? 😂

I’m voting for Wallis (Valais in German) and Grommit 😃 I know it’s not the exact matching spellings but I think pretty fun! Would absolutely love to treat my little boy, his name is Jacob so also named after a type of sheep 😍😃 he loves exploring too! What about you Sue Gibson? Xx

I think Apollo and Artemis, after the first moon landing 50 years ago and the current moon project! 🐑 It's in keeping with the A theme started by your alpacas too! 🦙

I suggest Peak & District 🐑 I hope Albert is behaving! Love from Dylan 🦙🦙🦙

Wheeldon Trees is a very special place to Fudge - it was the first holiday he had ever been on, even when we adopted him at the age of 4. He is now almost 12, and thinks that the names should reflect how happy being at Wheeldon Trees makes him. So Asher (of Jewish origin, meaning happy or fortunate) and Gale (of Irish origin - just like Fudge - meaning happy and cheerful).

In honour of my two aunties - brandy and sherry. ( They had cats with those names) 😀

Mop and Bucket! 😊 gorgeous place - missed it this year.

Following the anniversary of the moon landing theme:- Apollo and Columbia 🌝

Jeeves and Wooster - this suggests a VALET (see what I done there?) and an upper class animal

Solomon (after Solomon’s Temple) and Jacob (after Jacobs Ladder). We love Wheeldon Trees, my husband and I have been many times on our own but have yet to take the children so this would be a fabulous prize 😊

Armstrong and Aldrin. To commemorate Apollo 11 as Wheeldon Trees, too, reaches for the stars! 💫 🌟

I'd go with bud and Chesney my Grandad loved Flanagan and Allan and taught me to sing all there songs and well it's different.....

I love the names Oreo and Domino 😍😍😍

Buzz and Neil as it’s 50 years since the first moon landing. We love Wheeldon Trees 🌳. X

Hello handsome boys 😍Humbug and Zeb ( zebra ) x

Tony and Luke after the naughty but lovely Tour de France riders disqualified yesterday.

Oh my you have Valais Black-Nose! I love them.. Holmes and Watson

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You still picking rhubarb..?

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Had the most delicious rhubarb, orange and rose water scones in a National Trust cafe yesterday. Do you have a recipe?

Yep 🎋💗 🙄 closest I can find to rhubarb icon !

Still picking here, cook mine with strawberries and sometimes ginger.

I thought that you shouldn't keep picking - that it needs to regain strength for next year??

Yes, absolutely.

Would be if I hadn't of been with you! 😂

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