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Caring for the Environment: Orchard Farm Transport Policy

It is our aim to ensure that we, and our guests, cause the very minimum disruption and harm to the local environment or to others in our village of Parwich. This includes making it easy for them to reduce their reliance on making car journeys.

We have an increasing number of guests from Derbyshire and nearby counties choosing to stay here, so that they minimize their car journey.

We have also had several guests choosing to travel without a car at all. We provide them with information about train and bus timetables and do our best to help them with lifts if possible.

We provide all the basic store cupboard and household necessities in the barns  (coffee, tea, sugar, flour, rice, porridge oats, olive oil, butter, eggs, bread and milk; loo paper, shampoos etc) and information about pre-ordering a food delivery, which we check and put away before they arrive.

We always inform our guests before they arrive about the possibility of using catering services within the village, and the excellent meat available from the White Peak Butchery in Tissington, a pleasant 2-mile walk from Orchard Farm. We point them in the direction of the Parwich shop-in-the-pub and the few local pubs which are reachable on foot. We provide a slow cooker in each barn (with recipe books) for effortless and nutritious meals.

We provide our guests with information on cycle hire, local transport (such as it is) including bus timetables; we have two bicycles we are happy to lend to guests and can provide them with somewhere secure to keep their own bicycles.

We provide a great deal of information about walks in the area, and particularly the many “walks from the door” that guests and we can enjoy.

Guests are made aware of the many activities they can enjoy locally without using the car at all thus enabling the possibility of choosing a car free break or holiday and minimising the disruption to the environment.

Angela and Robert Roebuck Last reviewed 20 November 2016


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