AA Sustainable Award
About the award
This award recognises a clear commitment to sustainability, demonstrated through good practice and policy to make a positive contribution to reducing impact on the environment.Swinton Estate, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Sustainability has been an integral part of Swinton Estate and its hotel for many years and forms a key part of its ethos and values. Long term sustainable policies very much highlight this across all the critical areas of carbon, waste, conservation, and community.
It has embraced heating technology at early stages be it Biomass utilising chip from its own woodlands for the whole hotel and air source heat pumps for its holiday cottages. Swinton Bivouac offers tree lodges and meadow yurts “off grid” and this year will see investment into a 1.3-megawatt ground mounted solar field.Its estate to plate programme ensures output from its 20,000 acres is truly maximised including its own mushroom farm.
Finally, on-going education extends across both its customers and local community through its highly successful and popular woodland classes.