Environmental Policy

The Silva Navigation School is committed to the principals of sustainable tourism and the setting of high-quality environmental standards.

Whilst we cannot be perfect, we do our best and welcome suggestions of how we might improve.

Silva Navigation School promote Environmental Sustainability

  • Carefully selecting sites and routes to ensure the most sensitive areas of the Peak District National Park are avoided.
  • Varying routes to avoid over-burdening an area with repeat visits.
  • Planning walks to start from our door or from a point that can be reached by public transport where possible.
  • Encouraging lift-sharing where vehicles are required to get to the start of a walk
  • Limiting group sizes to ensure the environmental impact is minimised
  • Helping our guests learn about the environment they are walking through and why it is special
  • Making guests aware of public transport options to get to Tideswell
  • Using electronic communication where possible
  • Using recycled paper where possible or using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests
  • Continual monitoring and improvement of the environmental impact of our activities

We help promote Economic and Community Sustainability by…

  • Using local suppliers where possible for all aspects of our business
  • Recommending bed and breakfasts, self-catering accommodation, hostels and campsites within the Tideswell & District Community
  • Encouraging guests to source food that has been grown or reared locally, from shops and cafés within the local community
  • Informing guests about local community life and what makes it special.