Sustainability at The Swan

Tips and Tricks for Supporting Sustainability

Welcome to The Swan Hotel! We’re thrilled to have you with us and appreciate your interest in supporting our sustainability initiatives.

We’ve put together some handy hints and tips on simple ways you can help us in our commitment to environmental stewardship during your stay!

Water Conservation Tips

  • Turn Off Taps: Please ensure you turn off taps tightly to prevent dripping. A single dripping tap can waste up to 20 litres of water a day.
  • Shorter Showers: Consider taking shorter showers to reduce water consumption.
  • Towel Reuse: Opt for our Clean and Green Refresh program by reusing your towels and linens. This helps us save water and energy used in daily laundry.

Energy Conservation Tips

  • Switch Off Lights: Turn off lights when you leave your room and take advantage of natural light during the day.
  • Adjust Thermostat: Set the thermostat to a comfortable but energy-efficient level. Lower the heating or air conditioning when you’re not in the room.
  • Unplug Devices: Unplug chargers and electronic devices when not in use to save energy.

Heritage and Conservation Tips

  • Respect Wildlife: Enjoy the re-wilded areas and woodlands, but please do not disturb the wildlife. Stick to designated paths to protect plant life.
  • Bee-Friendly: Visit our chef’s garden and beekeeping areas respectfully. Understand the importance of bees in our ecosystem and avoid disrupting the hives.
  • Leave No Trace: Help us maintain the natural beauty of our grounds by not littering and by using designated recycling bins for waste disposal.

Transport Advice

  • Eco-Friendly Transportation: Whenever possible, opt for electric and hybrid vehicle options for hotel transfers.
  • Public Transport and Carpooling: Consider using public transport, bicycles, or carpooling to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging: If you drive an electric vehicle, take advantage of our on-site electric vehicle charging stations.

Supporting Local and Sustainable Practices

  • Local Dining: Enjoy meals made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in our restaurants. Your choice supports local farmers and reduces food miles.
  • Eco-Friendly Products: Make use of the eco-friendly amenities provided in your room. These products are chosen for their minimal environmental impact.

Thank you for joining us in our sustainability efforts. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment while enjoying the luxurious experience The Swan Hotel offers.

To view our Sustainability policy in full please click here.

Contact Information

The Swan Hotel & Spa

Newby Bridge,


LA12 8NB

United Kingdom