Lake District Guiding, Responsible Adventure

Responsible Adventure

Lake District Guiding is committed to environmental and social responsibility in business, not just financial success. And this isn't just the standard 'greenwash' - the enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors is what Lake District Guiding is all about and it's in all our interests to look after our environment

In the UK, we are extremely lucky to have such a fascinating and diverse outdoor environment. The Lake District in particular has an incredible range of wildlife habitats, with invaluable biodiversity. It is essential that we do all we can to protect this.

Lake District Guiding is a member of Nurture Lakeland - an organisation that works with visitors and tourism related businesses in the Lake District, encouraging both fundraising for landscape conservation, and the development of environmentally sustainable practices within the industry.

Environment policy

As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, for every individual booking we receive, £1 or 1% - whichever is greater - will be donated to Nurture Lakeland.  Customers will have the option of matching or exceeding this amount at the time of booking.

We are committed to the principles of sustainability and conservation, particularly in relation to tourism. This includes reducing energy use, minimising pollution and waste, recycling and the use of recycled products, purchase of local produce, preferring locally owned suppliers and services and an increased use of organic produce.

Walking and biking:

Routes are chosen and planned carefully to show customers the very best that the outdoors has to offer but take care to avoid the most fragile habitats and to avoid disturbance of wildlife, such as ground-nesting birds. 


We try to ensure that all stationery comes from recycled sources, and all paper material received is either recycled or reused. All ink/toner cartridges are recycled. By using e-mail and telephone as our preferred method of communication, we are able to cut down on the use of paper and ink.

Conservation related links:

Click here for TGO magazine's excellent article on minimum impact recreation.

The BMC's Green Guide to the Uplands.

Nurture Lakeland - inspiring business and individuals to contribute to the dynamic conservation and enhancement of the Lake District and Cumbria for current and for future generations.

Wild Ennerdale - An evolving partnership of people and organisations with a vision for the Ennerdale Valley to become a wilder place for the benefit of people and nature.

Plantlife - the organisation works hard to protect wild plants and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives.

The Field Studies Council - an environmental education charity committed to helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world.

Wilderness Foundation UK - The Wilderness Foundation UK is a registered charity dedicated to preserving the last of the worlds wild places.

Cumbrian Wildlife Trust - the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria.

The John Muir Trust - a leading UK charity dedicated to the protection of wild land for both nature and people.

Natural England - whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

Habitat - daily wildlife and environment news from the British Isles

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) - the UK’s largest practical conservation charity.

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  • Lake District Guiding
  • Chapel Close
  • Kirkby Thore
  • Cumbria CA10 1UH
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