Right from the word go, we have determined to run Dowfold House as efficiently and with as little harm to the environment as possible. When we bought the house, we didn’t even know that the Green Tourism Business Scheme existed, but we have been very keen to join it so that the “green movement” is encouraged from both a domestic and business point of view. We are continually looking to reduce our energy consumption, pollution generation and to improve our environmental habits/philosophy.
Here are some of the things we do. We know we could do more, and you can be sure we will, when we can.
Besides the GTBS, we are members of the local Weardale Visitors Network, Visit England, the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society, and are listed with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.