In the day to day running of the glampsite we try to ensure our actions are both as green and as sustainable as possible.
Re-use, Recycle, Reduce
We have always been focused on recycling. We separate out glass and all other recyclables and ask our guests to do the same. We keep the food waste for our own compost but everything else is picked up by licensed carriers for recycling.
As a glamping business, the majority of our own waste is linked to the cleaning of our tents. In the last year we have implemented the use of washable tabards, facemasks and mop heads all with the aim of using as little single use disposable cleaning and PPE products as possible. In the main both our tent and personal cleaning products are sourced in large single containers which we use to re-fill smaller bottles rather than buy new, again to minimise the use of single use plastic.
We always seek to minimise the use of paper wherever possible. If we do use paper, we buy recycled and recyclable paper products. Even our check in and all information for a guest’s stay is now on a downloadable app, meaning no paper is required.
Using our own Resources
Wherever possible we use the resources the farm provides. All the water on site comes from our own spring, filtered and cleaned to make it 100% safe. To reduce waste, we have put pressure limiters on our taps and dual flush systems on our loos to keep water usage to a minimum
The wood for our firepits and woodburning stoves is sustainably sourced from our own woodland (mostly fallen, we only chop wood if diseased). If we need more woodchip for site maintenance we only source from local tree surgeons.
We also develop our own fertiliser from food waste compost, which is used around the farm for, amongst other things, tree and hedgerow planting
Supplies and Suppliers
Buying locally and sustainably are mantras for us, so the following is a snapshot of what we do.
Reviewing our Footprint
Even with everything we are doing, we are very aware that we can never ease up, we must always be looking for ways to improve. Although we are delighted to have been awarded Green Tourism Gold standard, this is only on an annual basis. We have re-earn it each year, and we don’t want to stop there. There are other accreditation schemes that we are looking at that we can use to help us keep up with modern developments and ways to look after the land.
We’re Working On It
It isn’t just what we have done, but also what we are planning to do. Current plans include:
Date: 25th September 2021
Swim Wild Wye's annual Monmouth Great Wye Swim will be over three distances: 2KM...
Date: 26th September 2021
Using the same organization (but a different course) as the popular Spring event,...
Date: 2nd October 2021
Join star storyteller Jim Bell for a unique outdoor experience, exploring the...