Holiday park in Ullswater is hero of net-zero

A family’s holiday park in Ullswater, The Quiet Site, has been celebrated at the recent COP26 climate change conference for its fight against global warming.

The holiday park in the Lake District, was highly commended for its carbon neutral initiatives, and hailed as a Hero of Net Zero at the UN conference’s awards ceremony.

The award is part of the Together For Our Planet campaign which recognises original and creative actions taken by small businesses to cut their own greenhouse gas emissions.

COP26 Award

Park owner Daniel Holder and his family travelled to the COP26 awards ceremony to receive the judges’ commendation from Andrew Griffith MP.

More than 160 businesses entered the competition, making a commitment at the UK Business Climate Hub to achieve net zero by 2050, in line with the Government’s own climate commitment.

The Quiet Site was highly commended in the small business category for demonstrating a range of measures taken on their journey to net zero.

Carbon Neutral Holiday Park

These included prioritising nature by planting wildflower meadows and native trees, building accommodation that generates more energy than it uses, and opening a zero-waste shop.

“All businesses need to become Heroes of Net Zero if the world is going to have an impact on climate change,” said Daniel.

“Our journey has been fascinating, bringing technologies and techniques together in a unique energy mix to enable us to be carbon neutral.

“We started introducing sustainable practices at our holiday park in Ullswater twenty years ago, not because we wanted to save the world but because the initiatives we introduced were based on elegant engineering and made good business sense.

“Our focus is now to enable our customers to visit us without using private cars.  Great holidays don’t have to cost the earth,” added Daniel.

The Quiet Site won over the competition judges by not only reducing its own energy consumption and environmental impact, but also encouraging customers to be more environmentally friendly.

Environmentally friendly

The business provides quality holidays in the heart of the Lake District, offering pitches for tents, camping, motorhomes and a variety of glamping options.

Earlier this year, the holiday park in Ullswater became Britain’s first holiday park to win a Queen’s Award for sustainability which was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Claire Hensmen.

More information about The Quiet Site is available from the park’s website at

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