Kilnsey Park Estate prides itself on being one of the greenest, most environmentally friendly visitor attractions in the UK. Much of the Estate has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, meaning it is nationally important and must be managed to protect its wildlife. In 2007 the Estate was chosen as a reintroduction site for the UK’s rarest wildflower, the Lady’s Slipper Orchid. There are now ten of these beautiful plants growing, and each year their flowering in late May is celebrated at a special Wild About Orchids festival. Kilnsey Park is also part of the national red squirrel conservation programme.
Kilnsey Park Estate prides itself on being one of the greenest, most environmentally friendly visitor attractions in the UK
In recent years Kilnsey Park has set about becoming one of the most sustainable businesses in the UK. As well as generating all its electricity from hydropower, the shop and café are heated using water source heat pumps and solar panels have been installed. To find out more about our renewable energy click here.
Ensuring that the business takes care of the Dales is a priority for current owner Jamie Roberts, who worked as Director of the National Trust on a remote island before returning home: ‘In recent years the Estate has invested heavily in renewable energy. Both my grandfather and father created electricity here using water so there’s a bit of a family tradition.’
Each year Kilnsey Park welcomes many groups and schools who come to learn about its green energy and conservation work. To find out more about group visits click here.