Sustainability is a key priority as visitors and businesses look to decrease their impact on the environment.

Sustainable travel resources

See below useful information and resources for you and your guests as well and information and links to grant schemes and further support.

Car-free travel

Promote the environmentally friendly credentials of our beautiful county and the excellent public transport options on offer.

  1. Learn more here


Rail Trails

A series of new ‘Rail Trails’ has been created to help inspire visitors to leave the car behind and explore our county’s hidden coastal gems by train. All the routes are accessed from the Cumbrian Coastal line, with easy train connections through from Manchester, Lancaster and Carnforth.

  1. Learn more here.

Information and support to help your business go green

  1. Low Carbon Lake District: Grants Scheme

The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is helping organisations to introduce measures that reduce carbon emissions, including a Grant Scheme to make the move to low carbon technologies and practices more affordable.  It is available for a range of industry sectors, including hospitality. Round 3 of the Grants Scheme opens in early 2022. In the meantime, there are case studies available to help inspire future applications:

You can find out about funding opportunities through the Lake District Foundation by using the link above or emailing for further information.

  1. How Your Business Can Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Tips and advice from Zero Waste Kendal on how your business can reduce its plastic footprint and accommodate visitors looking to do the same.


For further information

Contact Reception on
01539 822222 or