The Quiet Site in Cumbria’s Lake District is proud to be one of the region’s top sustainable holiday parks and boasts several awards demonstrating its dedication to the cause. This year alone it has won the Visit England Award for Excellence, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Silver Award 2020, Green Tourism Gold Award and the Queens Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2020.

The site is committed to ethical, responsible, and sustainable tourism and has a 12-point environmental policy named Quietly Green which they have followed for the past ten years. The policy includes minimising the amount of waste going to landfill, using sustainable energy sources, minimising water consumption, maximising environmental benefits and encouraging sustainable transport.

Camping pods at night at the Quiet Site
Camping pods at night at the Quiet Site

Some the sustainable projects undertaken by The Quiet Site so far this year include:

  • Five new eco-cabins added;
  • Planning started for a sustainable district heat main for 2021;
  • 10% more of grass area left as meadow and the introduction of nature corridors between pitches;
  • 500+ trees planted;
  • People arriving by foot or public transport get a generous discount when staying.

These add to the developments made over the past few years, examples of which include:

  • Biomas boiler and solar thermal panels used for all heat and hot water;
  • Biomass heated drying room introduced;
  • Electric car charge points;
  • Zero Waste Shop built – Britain’s first Zero Waste shop in a Holiday Park;
  • New purpose-built recycling centre built;
  • Underground eco pods introduced.
Amazing views of the Lake District
Amazing views of the Lake District

The Quiet Site Managing Director Danial Holder says, “The Circular economy is the way the world will need to move to survive. Designing out waste and pollution, keeping materials in use and using renewable energy sources doesn’t sound too hard – does it?”

To encourage low carbon visits The Quiet Site has partnered with two other highly acclaimed holiday parks and introduced Pod ‘n’ Pedal breaks. On this four-day break cyclists can tour the Lake District’s best-loved highlights beginning in the north of Cumbria and works its way south via country lanes, roads and cycle paths, suitable for both road and mountain bikes, staying at three award winning, environmentally sensitive camp-sites in eco-friendly locally built Camping Pods. Pod ‘n’ Pedal costs £210 for two people and includes accommodation and maps.

Occupying a magnificent position overlooking Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District, The Quiet Site consists of several accommodation options including luxury glamping cabins, timber camping pods, underground Hobbit Holes and self-catering holiday cottages, as well as all-weather tent pitches and hard standing pitches for caravans and motorhomes.

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