Cumbria

The Langdale Estate

Description

The Langdale Estate operates in an extremely sustainable way having a biomass boiler for the hotel, electric car charging points and an emphasis on green travel when staying with them to name but a few points.

The self catering and timeshare properties blend seamlessly into the surrounding stunning Langdale Valley environment with minimal impact.

Location

Great Langdale,
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JD
United Kingdom

Chiltern Seeds

Description

A mail order seed company exporting to over 100 countries and importing rare seeds from all over the world. The catalogue is the largest of its kind, listing around 4,000 items. Aims to introduce into general cultivation unusual, rare and even endangered species, and to introduce gardeners to the fascination of growing from seed. Specialises in non-specialisation - an item is only selected for inclusion in the catalogue if thought to be of interest to the general grower of seeds. As well as the unusual, virtually every plant commonly grown from seed is represented.

Location

Bortree Stile, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7PB
United Kingdom

Little Salkeld Watermill

Description

Working traditional watermill producing organic and biodynamic stoneground flours. The Mill shop sells a wide range of organic food, including pulses, pasta, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, juices, teas, coffee, etc.

A mail order service is available online. Also runs baking and vegetarian and vegan cooking courses. The tea-room serves homemade wholefood lunches and teas.

Location

Little Salkeld,
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1NN
United Kingdom

Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

Description

A charitable organisation committed to the preservation of dry stone walls throughout Great Britain and to the training of people in the craft of dry stone walling. Also offers a mail order service for books, leaflets and some tools.

Location

Westmorland County Showground,
Lane Farm, Crooklands,
Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7NH
United Kingdom

World-wide Education Service

Description

Courses for 4-13 year olds, based on the English National Curriculum, for parents who want to teach their children at home, either in the UK or overseas. Call for a free copy of its booklet and newsletter.

Institute for Outdoor Learning

Description

A membership organisation providing support and accreditation to outdoor professionals and a range of services which include a specialist bookshop offering discounts, Horizons, the only magazine which offers continuing professional development and inspiration for the outdoor practitioner, plus insurance, comprising of a special package for those who lead groups outdoors, a quarterly newsletter, courses and conferences, a website (including jobs area), special interest groups, careers information, safety consultants, and regional groups. IOL is a registered charity.

Cotton Baby

Description

Easy to use real nappies from a company that cares about you, your baby and the environment. Stockists of all the leading real nappy brands plus free and impartial advice to help make choosing your nappy even easier. Money-saving multi packs available. No soaking and no pins required with these nappies. Trial packs available to hire for just £10 per week. Take a look at their jargon-free website.

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