Sustainability

  • Accredited with VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme.
  • Cumbria’s first Approved Farm Park for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST).  Walby Farm Park is home to a number of rare breeds including one of the largest remaining herds of Bagot Goats. We are involved in the conservation, breeding and promotion of rare breeds and demonstrate the importance of rare breeds to our visitors as well as to school children on educational visits.
  • Our Environmental Policy Statement can be found HERE.
  • 2013 & 2012 Gold Award, Cumbria Business Environment Network (CBEN) – For more information please download our Environmental Manual HERE.
  • Complimentary babycare products available in our Family Rooms – kindly provided by Naty / Simply Eco (Half Moon Wholefoods, Brampton).
  • We installed solar PV panels on to our Play Barn & Curly Tails Cafe roof so that we can generate and use our own electricity, supplying any surplus back to the National Grid.
  • We recycle all glass, tin, cardboard and plastic used on the farm.
  • Cooking oil from our kitchen is recycled into biodiesel and food waste is entered into our Hotbin Composters.
  • We minimise energy and water consumption as far as possible and aim to reduce the use of all raw materials, energy and supplies. For example, the toilet facilities are operated using an economy flush system. Water is sourced for our farming operations by our own borehole that we drilled on our land, providing a sustainable supply.
  • We harvest rainwater where possible to supply our livestock.
  • Manure is put back on the land to replenish the soils nutrient levels and organic matter.