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Green tourism award

Sustainability and the environment are all part of our core values. So you won’t be surprised to learn that we’re keen to make sure our visitors go green too.

Standedge green award Claire Atkinson & Gavin Beat


More and more people are looking for eco-friendly options when planning a holiday or day out, so Standedge Tunnel and visitor centre have worked with Green Tourism to gain the all important Silver Award showing our dedication to improving sustainability.

Green Tourism is considered one of the most rigorous certification programmes of its kind. It is the only one independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and is endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland.

If you care about the environment, look for the Green Tourism leaf. It shows that an organisation:

  • promotes sustainable tourism protects environments
  • respects local cultures
  • supports communities and conserves natural resources
  • minimises pollution

Choosing to visit a Green Tourism member means you’re supporting a business that is positively working towards this. And our Green Leaf shows that we are activity looking at ways to reduce our environmental impact.

Download our Responsible Visitor Charter for ideas on how you can help us achieve this.

And see the Green Tourism website for more information on why this is such an important award for us.

Last date edited: 29 June 2017