OUR ECO AIMS AT LOCHEND
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.
Preserving our lakeside setting in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
CLEAN & GREEN
We employ a local recycling company to pick up all plastics, tin, paper, aluminum, cardboard and food waste. Biodegradable bin bags are provided in your accommodation. We also use eco-friendly Ecover and Method brands to clean our chalets, and leave them in your accommodation for your use. We use eco-lightbulbs 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 are 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, our most recent action for keeping Lochend eco-friendly is installing a Biomass heating system from Austrian green-energy pioneers, Froling, which powers the heating in our waterfront lodges and chalets.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING
At present we do not have any electric car charging points as we need to upgrade our power supply however you can charge your vehicle from a 13amp plug out the window. We ask that you keep a note of how long you charge for and can pay on departure.
Lochend Chalets is a member of the Our Park scheme, another way to keep Lochend eco-friendly. 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 when you book, or by buying specially formulated duck food at £2 per box or donate in the collection box by the communal washers and dryers at the back of the games room.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LOCHEND CHALETS
Delve into the world of Lochend Chalets in the panels below - who we are and what we do. Our lives are lived on site and we love to share our love of our environment and anything we know about the Trossachs with you. We're always happy to chat to guests about the area - and help them explore this fascinating part of the world.
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