Preserving our lakeside setting in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Lochend has extraordinary natural beauty and we want to preserve that, both for the future of our children, Bunty, Cooper and Pippin, and for the future of our guests. Here are some of the ways we try to help.
Clean & Green
We employ a local recycling company to pick up all plastics, tin, paper, aluminum, cardboard and food waste, with biodegradable bin bags provided in your accommodation. We also use ‘Ecover’ to clean our chalets, and leave them in your accommodation for your use. We use eco-bulbs and provide wind-up torches, as there is no street-lighting at Lochend, which makes for fantastic star-gazing.
Tea, coffee and sugar provided in your accommodation is all Fairtrade, while the milk is from Graham’s Dairies, whose cows you will have passed en route from Stirling! As for the Tunnock’s teacake and caramel wafers: well, they’re not strictly speaking local, but we have long-standing connections with Tunnock’s from Uddingston – not least because our wedding cake comprised a giant stack of their delicious teacakes.
Lochend is a haven for a huge variety of wildlife, and we have placed bird boxes and bat boxes in the trees around the chalets, cabins, lodges and lake. Each property has a recycled bird feeder, handmade by Chris.
Finally, all heating in our waterfront chalets and lodges is provided by a spanking new Biomass heating system from Austrian green energy pioneers, Froling.
Lochend Chalets is a member of the ‘Our Park’ scheme. The scheme supports vital works to conserve and enhance the landscape and wildlife both at Lochend and throughout Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. You can make a donation whilst booking (we suggest £1 per person) or in the envelope provided in your chalet.