Energy

By harnessing the power of nature with green energy and renewable energy sources, the places we find special can be beautiful forever

Solar panel installation at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Croft Castle's sustainable woodland provides heat for most of the buildings on the Herefordshire estate

Join us for a green day out 

We're using both traditional methods and modern engineering to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Find out how we're setting up renewable energy systems while preserving precious landscapes and working with BMWi to extend our network of charging points for electric vehicles across the places we care for.

A waterfall at Stickle Ghyll, Cumbria

Hydropower 

Discover how hydropower has not only shaped our industrial past also has a key role to play in building a greener future.

Getting behind green energy...
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Renewable energy at Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags is completely off the grid. Find out how we manage our renewable energy and our plans for future green technologies.

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Stickle Ghyll

At Stickle Ghyll in the Lake District we’re making our own electricity using a natural resource that we have plenty of – rain!

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Going Green renewable energy at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole Estate is greener having removed the oil-fired central heating system for the Hall and installing a ground source heat pump and solar panels for electricity in the new car park.

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Digging deep at Wimpole to go greener

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole's Ground Source Heat Pump installed in 2018 was the first phase in our renewable energy project.

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Lighting up the Visitor Welcome Building at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole's Solar photovoltaic panels were installed in 2019 and were switched on in early 2020 the second phase in our renewable energy project.

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50% renewable podcast series

We've got some fascinating stories to tell about sustainability at the places in our care. This five-part podcast series '50% renewable' explores how green energy is part of our past and future.

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How we're tackling climate change

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the places we care for. Find out how we're adapting to unpredictable weather patterns, reducing carbon emissions and restoring the damage that has already been done.

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We have the power

Wasdale, Cumbria

The West Lakes is celebrating the completion and commission of the first of its three hydro projects.

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Join us for a green day out

We're using both traditional methods and modern engineering to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Find out how we're setting up renewable energy systems while preserving precious landscapes and working with BMWi to extend our network of charging points for electric vehicles across the places we care for.