We’re delighted to announce that Treetop Trek Ltd has achieved Green Small Business certification
This recognises our commitment to improving the management of all our significant environmental impacts and putting a policy in place to achieve this, and is part of our ambition to become a Carbon Neutral business.
Treetop Trek recognises that the environment is important to our business and our customers. We recognise our own impacts on the environment and our need to both act as responsibly as possible and to use our platform to bring about change. We are committed to reducing our negative environmental impacts and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage those we work with to do the same.
We are already taking steps to achieve carbon-neutral status with a large number of staff who cycle to work, and in 2018, we introduced our tree saplings as a green alternative to party bags. To date, over 700 tree saplings have been proudly taken home by our Treetop party guests and we hope these trees are starting to flourish in the gardens around our sites. We are also choosing greener suppliers for everthing from our energy to insurance to ensure we only support other businesses who are committed to protecting the environment.
As part of our plan, we strive to encourage our visitors to use greener modes of transport to visit our sites. There are a number of ways to travel, with bike and foot of course being the greenest options:
Windermere Travel options:
At Brockhole, Windermere Lake Cruises have re-started their Red line which stops at Brockhole. There's no better way to arrive at Brockhole than by boat, enjoying the breathtaking lakeland views before arriving in style on the jetty. You can find out more information and book tickets here: https://www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk/cruises-fares/red-service-inc-b...
Brockhole now offers charging for electric vehicles, at a cost of £1 per 30 minutes. The charging point is located in the top disabled car park by the main house. Tokens can be purchased at the shop counter in the Visitors Centre. All charges go towards the upkeep of the National Park.
Bus services 555 and 599 stop outside the Brockhole gates. For timetables, please take a look at Stagecoach
The nearest railway station station is Windermere (2 miles). From there you can take a bus.
There are several bike hire venues around Windermere too.
Heaton Park Travel Options
Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers. The Park and Rides at Bury Interchange, Radcliffe and Whitefield offer a quick and easy way to get to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, both of which are within just a few minutes walking distance of the park. For times visit www.metrolink.co.uk
Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit www.tfgm.com/buses for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.