Staying Green at Blackthorn Gate

Here at Blackthorn Gate we have spent a lot of time creating an environment which is sustainable both for work and for pleasure.  We would like to engage our guests in ensuring that a stay here is as comfortable and green as possible.  With this in mind we have:



  • Planted thousands of trees to create woodlands, have restored and replanted hedgerows, excavated ponds and ditches all as part of our plan to create wildlife habitats.

  • Worked closely with Tees Valley Wildlife,  Askham Bryan Agricultural College and local volunteers on programmes including bird, bat, pond and wildflower surveys, tree planting and building a sand martin and kingfisher wall.

  • Ensured that our Lodges were constructed with pine from sustainable forests.  They are triple glazed, insulated to the highest standard and are fitted with energy efficient heat pumps. All radiators have thermostatic controls. 

  • Provided environmentally friendly washing and cleaning product and use only Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar in our welcome packs.  Toilet rolls are made from recycled paper and kitchen towels from sustainable sources.

  • Have fitted ‘A’ rated electrical appliances wherever possible.  Fitted the majority of light fittings with low energy bulbs and have an ongoing plan to replace all others as appropriate fittings become available.

  • Fitted dual flush toilets.  Have installed a bio digester for all waste water. 

  • Water from the roofs of all buildings is diverted to a ditch which runs into a wildlife scrape.

  • Provided recycling facilities for guests.

  • Are committed to complying with all environmental regulations and setting objectives for improvements.


You can help by:



  • Switching off lights when you go out for the day and when you retire for the night (especially porch and veranda lights).

  • Switching off underfloor heating and towel rails in bathrooms when not required.

  • Using the recycling facilities provided.

  • Shopping locally and sampling the locally produced delicacies

  • Leaving the car at your Lodge and wandering around the woodland and ponds on the farm or taking a longer walk using the public footpaths that cross the farm.

  • Letting us know what you see around the farm by writing in our nature diary.  Also if you see, for example, a bird or flower you don’t recognise, take a photograph or make a note of its description and where it was seen and we will try to identify it.

 

 

17/05/2026
Osprey ...

17/03/2017
Hot Tubs ...

17/02/2017
Hot Tubs ...

04/02/2017
4 Star Gold ...

25/01/2017
Hot Tubs ...

16/10/2016
New Video ...

09/09/2016
Weddings Galore ...

16/01/2016
Where does the time go ...

23/05/2014
Babies!! ...

18/05/2014
Bluebells ...

28/09/2013
Sunflowers and Kingfisher ...

23/09/2013
Happy Birthdays part 2 ...

21/09/2013
Happy Birthdays part 1 ...

19/07/2013
More Hens ...

06/06/2013
There's good news and there's bad news!! ...

15/05/2013
Talking of Music ...

13/05/2013
Talk about a small world! ...

12/05/2013
Sitting Pretty ...

30/03/2013
Little Gems on our doorstep ...

07/03/2013
Floors (and knees) finally finished ...

07/01/2013
Happy New Year ...

28/10/2012
Wind Turbine ...

27/10/2012
New Fish Stocks ...

12/10/2012
Autumns Here ...

12/09/2012
Bloomin' Marvellous part 2 ...

23/05/2012
Goslings Galore ...

18/04/2012
First Swallows ...

30/03/2012
Roseberry 'Popping' ...

19/03/2012
No more lambs! ...

04/01/2012
Happy New Year ...

20/09/2011
Bloomin' Marvellous ...

10/09/2011
Summer ...

14/07/2011
Wedding Day ...

13/07/2011
Video Tour ...

18/06/2011
N.E. England Sustainable Tourism Award ...

07/06/2011
Birds Nesting ...

01/06/2011
Games Room on the move ...

07/05/2011
Last of the lambs at last!! ...

16/04/2011
Everything has slowed down ...

05/04/2011
Lamb and (Willow) Chips ...

27/03/2011
Daffodils in Farndale ...

13/10/2010
North East of England Tourism Awards ...

29/09/2010
Rainbows ...

15/09/2010
Hens Galore ...

10/09/2010
North East England Tourism Awards ...

02/07/2010
Stockton International Riverside Festival ...

20/06/2010
4 stars and more ...

01/03/2010
Where does the time go!!! ...

05/01/2010
THE TALL SHIPS RACE 2010 ...

22/09/2009
Odin's Glow ...

29/04/2009
Aprils been and gone ...

31/03/2009
Conservation award nomination ...

05/03/2009
Links Page ...

04/03/2009
LAST MINUTE BREAK BARGAINS ...

03/03/2009
First Lamb ...

19/02/2009
Time Flies ...

19/11/2008
What more lambs? ...

19/10/2008
Tractor in hospital ! ...

05/10/2008
First guests ...

08/08/2008
Dark brown sheep of the family ...

23/07/2008
Almost watertight! Lots of small fry! ...

 
 

 

Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
Tel: 01642 324496
Fax: 01642 713389