The Garden Cottage Self Catering Accommodation, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Higher Gills Farm Environmental Policy

Here at Higher Gills Farm we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

We fully support the Forest of Bowland AONB Sustainable Tourism initiative.

  • All our appliances are A rated.
  • All internal bulbs are low energy.
  • We have a solar powered external light with a motion sensor.
  • We have our own freerange eggs for sale to our guests.
  • Use Ecover and other green cleaning products and supply our guests with the same for their use during their stay.
  • Purchase quality restored furniture.
  • Use and provide for guests use toilet paper and kitchen rolls made from recycled paper.
  • To aid our guests appreciation for the local countryside and to encourage sustainable activities we provide maps and guides for walkers and cyclists.
  • All gardening is pesticide free and we compost our garden and vegetable waste.
  • Our planting and garden care is aimed at promoting wildlife.
  • Cardboard and newspaper is used for mulching or composted. Non compostable paper waste is taken for recycling (Plastic Bottles and Metal Cans).
  • We encourage our guests to separate out waste that can be collected via Ribble Valley Borough Councils system.
  • On this web site and in our accommodation we have provided information and ideas for low impact activities. and ways to get the most out of our beautiful surroundings.
  • We will collect from our guests and take to our local recycling facility, batteries and other hazardous waste.
  • Our web host 1&1 is proud to be the first large web host who relies solely on renewable energy. 1&1 now uses wind, water and solar power in accordance with the Renewable Energy Certification System (RECS).
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2010.

Higher Gills Farm

We are helping to preserve the Teeswater sheep a rare breed by marketing its wool for knitting and crafts see our Teeswater Wool web site. Freda does spinning demonstrations in local schools to encourage crafts to a new generation and is a craft examiner for the Brownies.

Some of our land is in Countryside Stewardship Scheme which recognises our efforts to manage it in a way that promotes wildlife and the natural beauty of the countryside.

Sustainable Tourism Visitor code

Members of Bowland Experience Supporting Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism

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Contact Freda Pilkington
Tel: 07743303939 or 07756670102 e-mail:

Higher Gills Farm, Rimington, Clitheroe, Lancs. BB7 4DA

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