A SUSTAINABLE GUEST….
A sustainable guest
Chiltern Lodge is situated in the Isle of Purbeck …. an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We take our responsibilities toward maintaining the Isle of Purbeck as an area of outstanding natural beauty seriously and as evidence of our environmental commitment we have adopted a sustainable management approach to our business. We have received accreditation and are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) and were one of the first businesses in the Isle of Purbeck to join the scheme.
For a complete review of our contribution to sustainable management through GTBS follow the link on our home page. Membership of the GTBS is a dynamic process and we are always seeking ways to further our contribution.
During the course of your stay we encourage you to share the responsibility of making sure the Isle of Purbeck remains an area of outstanding natural beauty for others to enjoy in the future.
Consider reducing your environmental impact of your stay.
When you are at Chiltern Lodge:
Separate your waste so that it is easy for us to know what we can recycle in our recycling boxes
Only boil as much water as you need for your drink
Realising the shower head uses a lot less water then a bath
Turn off electrical appliances when not in use
Add another layer of clothing and turn down the heat
Our longer stay guests may wish to decline our offer to change your bed linen
When you are enjoying a day out:
Use public transport as much a possible
The Wilts and Dorset has frequent services to and from Wareham, Poole and Bournemouth. There is also a limited service from Worth Matravers. South West Trains have regular services from London to Wareham. The Swanage Railway is our local Heritage Railway and has regular services to Harmons Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden
Enjoy car free days to get around the Isle of Purbeck
For many a car is not required to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Much of the Isle of Purbeck can be explored by bicycle using one of the many walking trails or Purbeck Cycle Rides. You may wish to incorporate a boat trip into your itinerary as well by using Dorset Cruises or Blue Line Cruises.
Be aware of and follow The Countryside Code when out exploring the local environs
Where there are choices reject articles that have an excess of packaging
Supporting our local community where you can by using locally owned shops and facilities
Becoming more aware of the carbon generated by your travelling
Use a carbon calculator to estimate this and then make an appropriate donation to an organisation that can plant trees for you or plant it yourself under the auspices of an organisation such as the United Nations Environment Project (UNEP)