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We’re delighted to have been awarded “GOLD” by the Green Tourism Business Scheme consistently since 2011, thanks to all our guests who helped us through their diligent recycling and useful comments. Last time we achieved a score of 84% and we aim to do even better next time. Here’s how you can help us – and the environment generally.
Be a responsible visitor – 7 things you can do to help save the planet!
Conserve energy – Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if the heating is on.
Give the car a rest – Leave the car behind, if only for a day, walk, cycle or use public transport.
Shop local – Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink, and arts and crafts in our region which we can tell you all about.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. We recycle as much as we can, and you can help.
Be Water Wise – Please use water sensibly. Little things like not leaving the tap running when you clean your teeth can make a big difference.
Respect nature – Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Leave gates as you find them.
Support Green Tourism Businesses – There are hundreds of businesses trying to reduce their environmental impacts through the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Most importantly, have a great time when you’re here; we’d love you to return!
At West Woolley Farm we are committed to working in a sustainable way. To help us do this we take the following actions.
We comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice.
We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance.
We reduce pollution emissions and waste.
We reduce the use of energy, water and other resources.
We raise awareness and encourage participation in sustainable business practices.
We expect similar environmental standards from all suppliers and contractors.
We help guests to use products and services in an environmentally sensitive way.
We liaise with the local community.
We have minimised our risk associated with social and environmental issues.
We have joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our sustainable practices.
We’d love you to help us. Please see the information folder in your cottage and give us your suggestions on what you can do to be a greener visitor.
Go for a Walk
Walk from West Woolley Farm. Explore the local area with its network of public footpaths and the South West Coast Path.
Follow this link to visit the iWalk North Cornwall Page for local walks from the farm.
If you are going further afield, we provide copies of books with a range of walks in each cottage, or you can find good suggestions on the iWalk website.
The nearest bus stop to West Woolley Farm is at the turning off the A39. It’s a request stop called Woolley Cross. It’s not on the timetables but is half way between Crimp and Welcombe Cross. Please click on the file name to download the bus timetable.
There are several places where you can rent bicycles. You can rent them for just a day, if say you want to ride along the Camel Trail or the Tarka Trail or to cycle around the countryside from Bude. Or, you can rent a bike for the whole week.
If it’s just for a day, you can hire bikes from a number of places serving each trail and there’s normally no need to book further ahead than maybe the day before. If you want to rent them for a full week, Bude Cycle Centre and North Coast Cycles are very good and will normally deliver the bikes to West Woolley Farm. In high season, it’s worth booking in advance.
The Bude Cycle Centre www.budebikehire.co.uk 01288 353748
North Coast Cycles, Ocean View Road, Bude, EX23 8RL 01288 352974
(Both of these will happily deliver to West Woolley Farm)
Camel Trail – Wadebridge/Padstow
Padstow Cycle Hire, Padstow www.padstowcyclehire.com 01841 533 533
Camel Trail Cycle Hire Wadebridge www.cameltrailcyclehire.co.uk 01208 814104
Trail Bike Hire Padstow www.trailbikehire.co.uk 01841 532594
Bridge Bike Hire Wadebridge www.bridgebikehire.co.uk 01208 813050
Tarka Trail – Torrington/Barnstaple
Tarka Trail Cycle Hire Barnstaple www.tarkabikes.co.uk 01271 324202
Torrington Cycle Hire Barnstaple www.torringtoncyclehire.co.uk 01805 622633
Bideford Cycle Hire Bideford www.bidefordbicyclehire.co.uk 01237 424123
National Cycle Routes
You can download a copy of the Sustrans National Cycle Route maps for Cornwall and Devon here.
Borrow our beach gear and help the Royal National Lifeboat Institute! We have a selection of body boards, buckets and spades, wind breaks and adult wetsuits for you to use. All we ask is that, in return, you consider making a small donation to the RNLI Lifeguards who do such a great job of keeping our beaches safe.
The proceeds from the coin-operated tumble dryer in the Laundry are also emptied into the RNLI collection box. In 2014 we raised a whopping £145 – so a big thank you to all our guests who contributed.