In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. Mountain Goat have taken this message to heart and made it a core part of our business philosophy. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how Mountain Goat is leading the way in environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism.

Cumbria is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. One of the most iconic and charismatic animals found in the region is the Herdwick Sheep. These woolly and friendly farm animals have adapted perfectly to their rugged, mountainous environment, and are considered a vital part of the local ecosystem, and they’re adorable! They're just one of the precious commodities and attraction that we celebrate on our tours that contribute to the local economy and environmental conservation.

1. Low-emission vehicles

One of the most significant steps that Mountain Goat has taken towards sustainability is the use of low-emission vehicles. Our minibuses are modern and fuel-efficient. By using cleaner vehicles, Mountain Goat is reducing its carbon footprint and helping to improve air quality in the region. Furthermore, Mountain Goat encourages locals and tourists alike to join us for tour rather than independently explore the area in their own vehicles.

2. Eco-friendly practices

Mountain Goat has implemented several eco-friendly practices to reduce waste and promote sustainability. We encourage our customers to take only photos and leave only footprints, to ensure that the natural environment is not disturbed.

3. Supporting local communities

Mountain Goat understands that sustainable tourism also involves supporting local communities. We work closely with local suppliers and businesses to promote the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint. We also offer tours that showcase the region's unique history, culture, and natural beauty, which helps to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment while enjoying it at the same time.

4. Sustainable tourism practices

Mountain Goat is committed to promoting sustainable tourism practices that benefit both the local community and the environment. We provide customers with information about responsible tourism practices in partnership with the Windemere Tourist Information Centre. We encourage visitors and locals to support local businesses and respect the natural environment. We also operate small-group tours to minimize the impact on the environment and ensure that visitors can experience the beauty of the region without causing any harm.

Mountain Goat is setting an excellent example for sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. By using low-emission vehicles, implementing eco-friendly practices, supporting local communities, and promoting sustainable tourism practices, Mountain Goat is making a positive contribution to the environment and the local economy. If you're planning a trip to Cumbria, consider booking a tour with us at Mountain Goat to experience the beauty of the region while supporting sustainable tourism practices.