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Environmental & Sustainability

Taking the privilage of owning this wonderful historic house & country estate seriously

Leighton Hall Estate forms 10% of the Arnside & Silverdale Area of the Outstanding Natural Beauty and takes pride in its Environmental & Sustainability projects that we quietly get on with.

The team have introduced good Environment and Sustainability practices across all aspects of the business, some are on a personal micro level, whereas others feed in and support the wider AONB strategy for the entire area.

Leighton Hall 'Blows Judges Away' to Win Sustainability Award

Leighton Hall has won its second award for Sustainability this year. Winning the Sustainability Award (sponsored by Savills) at the Historic Houses Awards last week.

Leighton Hall proud to be winners at this years' Red Rose Awards

Leighton Hall has succeeded in winning the Environmental, Social and Governance Award at Lancashire Business View's Red Rose Awards - a victory made all the sweeter as the category is one close to Leighton's heart.

Corporate Conservation Days (E.S.G)

Leighton Hall understands how important it is to incorporate E.S.G into your business strategy, which is why we are inviting you to bring your team for a guided hands-on environmental-focused day out of the ordinary.

Kick Start your E.S.G Strategy with the letter E

Escape the office, learn from nature
Evolve the future health and wellbeing of your business
Erect a wildlife haven - from something small make a big change
Educate your team and learn new skills
Engage in game-changing ideas, teamwork and build confidence
Endorse supporting pollinators and create a buzz for your business
Enrol now and help to create a sustainable environment for the next generation

Build a bug hotel for your business!

Enjoy a day of discovery and inspiration with your team.

A group of 6 people will create 1 pollinator cube which is placed in the communal pyramid. Multiple groups of 6 people welcome. Maximum 3 groups per day.

Each cube costs £250 + vat.

Included in this price is your tutor for the day, all your materials, your company sponsorship plaque and hot drinks.

All you need to bring is a packed lunch, enthusiasm and outdoor clothing

At Leighton Hall we place environmental stewardship at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in protecting, enhancing and respecting the environment in and around the estate.
Some of our successful projects

Pollinator Projects: bulb planting within the garden and woodland walk for early food source.
Forestry Management: coppicing, grey squirrel management to support the reintroduction of red squirrels and for rare butterflies.
Deer Management: supporting natural woodland regeneration.
Rural Skills Application: dry stone walling, hedge laying, maintenance of footpaths.
Restocking of Woodland & Tree Planting: re-establishment of woodland, planting of 30,000 trees.
Habitat Management: future project to plant primroses for the rare Duke of Burgundy Butterfly.
Bees: we work with a local bee club and have establish an apery of up to 10 hives.

Environmental Case Study

Rare Butterfly Species: The High Brown Fritillary Butterfly

Since the 1970s, the High Brown Fritillary Butterfly has declined in numbers by approximately 90%, and we are therefore very proud that the Leighton Hall Estate is one of only a few places where the precious Fritillary Butterfly survives.

This is due to our active programme of coppicing, as without it, when existing sites have become overgrown, the butterflies aren’t able to colonise. There are also plenty of limestone pavements across the estate with violets growing beneath the cracks that attract this beautiful butterfly with its distinctive brown spots and silver spangles.

For more information about these butterflies:


  • Food Waste Management – Composting of food waste from the Main Hall and Tea Rooms. We also donate fruit and vegetables from the garden to a local deprived school in Morecambe to support their food programme – nothing goes to waste!
  • Seasonal Food Growth – We grow and eat as many of our own fruits and vegetables as we can.
  • Energy Management – Upgrade to LED Light Bulbs, Light Time Management Switches in public areas, sourcing local companies as suppliers, sourcing local companies that manage their use of “single use plastics”.
  • We recycle – Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Glass and Tin.
  • Replaced of old garden seating with Marmax Produces that specialize in produces made for recycled materials heading for landfill.
  • We have converted the generation of energy required for the central heating and hot water within the Hall, surrounding outbuildings, new learning facility and rental properties from an oil-based system to modern woodchip Biomass boiler.
  • Entry into Government environmental programmes to help the UK to become more environmentally friendly, sustainable and eventually Carbon Neutral.