Living The Green Dream

We all dream of a greener world, where more sustainable businesses and ethical practices are the norm. With so much information out there, and more and more products and procedures being developed to help us become as forward thinking and ‘planet-friendly’ as possible, there’s really no excuse to not be part of the solution.

With this in mind, we are certainly embracing a greener approach for 2023 here at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club.

Read on to find out how we are embracing a sustainable future in our 30th anniversary year.

Aerial view of the course Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club

With summer finally just around the corner, we have been enjoying the longer evenings and beautiful views from our terrace. At Lanhydrock, we are so lucky to be based in a stunning location; in the heart of Cornwall, surrounded by the wilds of Bodmin moor and within easy reach of two stunning coastlines. From our peaceful, and very green, corner of the countryside we are committed to improving our sustainability practices to keep our surroundings (and the planet) looking as abundant as they do today.

How are we getting greener?

We are excited to have recently installed solar panels that will significantly improve our energy efficiency across the site. We know that people are making greener choices in their lives, and are looking at local businesses like us to lead the way. By introducing solar panels at Lanhydrock we wanted to show our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in a big way. Solar panels will provide us with a renewable energy source making the most of that Cornish sunshine. We think it’s definitely something worth shouting about!

Is there a greener way of getting around the course?

All of our golf buggies are electric and our caddy service makes walking around the course an accessible and sustainable option. The buggies and our electric car charging point will all be linked to the new solar panels so they will be running off renewables, making your day on the green as green as can be.

Inside the Hotel we have sustainability in mind when we make changes to our services and fixtures. We have recently updated our lights and taps so they now operate on sensors. As well as this, Graham has diligently replaced all light fittings with more up-to-date and energy efficient bulbs which will have a big impact – ask Graham, there are a lot of lights!

In the restaurant, we use local suppliers and local produce as much as possible. In the bar we stock Cornish Orchard Ciders and Camel Valley wines who are both companies based just down the road. And in the restaurant we serve Etherington Meats and Proper Cornish pasties. By making the most of Cornwall’s amazing producers, we can support local businesses and reduce the transport emissions of our food and drink as they make their way to us. It’s a no brainer.

Being based a stone’s throw away from the coastal towns of Padstow and Fowey, plastic pollution on our beautiful Cornish beaches is an environmental issue we feel passionately about. We are doing our bit to reduce our reliance on single use plastics and our suppliers are doing everything they can to reduce their packaging too.

We are proud of what we are doing to reduce our impact as a business and are committed to continuing to improve our sustainability practices; the solar panels are just the start. We would love to hear any ideas that you have for how we can improve our initiatives both on and off the green. This is the beginning of our commitment to ‘living the green dream’ and our ultimate goal – to help protect the future of our precious planet.