Our Environmental Pledge
Cobleland is situated in a National Park and we run the site both to minimise our impact on the environment and to create habitats that encourage as much wildlife as possible. We are passionate on making the site look as natural as possible and actively manage areas to encourage wildlife.
Below we list some of the things we do and encourage our customers to do to minimise our environmental footprint.
- We will be investing in solar electric arrays on site that generate electricity for the site post 2023.
- We actively manage two nature reserve areas. One was planted as a wildflower meadow adjacent the river and is still establishing. The other is an area within the woodland away from the den building and hiking trails that we are encouraging wild woodland.
- To minimise the use of chemical lawn fertilisers we either mulch or compost all of our grass cuttings
All wood we cut to manage our trees is either logged and used for log burners or chipped and used as a mulch.
- We have recycling bins and glass recycling bins around the site and actively sort our general waste bins daily to minimise the amount of recyclable waste taken away in general waste. We ask and encourage our customers to minimise this happening by sorting their waste at the time of disposal.
- We leave many of our terrace banks uncut during the season to encourage wild flowers and grasses which attract insects and birds. We ask that guests do not walk down the banks to help protect the plants growing in them.
- We ask for customers to turn off their vehicle engines during the check in and not to run car engines on pitches.
National Park Journey Planner
There are things that you as a visitor can do too to help the environment whilst enjoying your stay at Cobleland. A new National Park Journey Planner app gives visitors a wide range of travel options in one place, to make it easier to research, plan and book a day trip. Visitors can also use the app to check and compare the carbon impacts of different modes of travel.
The Journey Planner can be downloaded for Apple devices via the App Store or via the Play Store for Android devices. It is also available as a web app on the National Park website: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/journeyplanner/
There is also a growing number of electric vehicle charging points across the Park, which you can see mapped at Chargeplacescotland so you don’t have to worry if you’re driving or have hired an electric car.