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The S'Lowdown

Welcome to The S’Lowdown –
Swallowtail Hill’s place for reading and relaxation. Why not grab a cuppa and take five minutes for yourself? Go on - we won’t tell anyone!

26 February 2024
Sustainability at Swallowtail Hill

If you’ve stayed with us you’ll know that sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We work endlessly to ensure your footprint on the planet is as light as possible while staying here.

28 February 2023
Wind Power

Power prices are based on the wholesale price of gas worldwide but renewables are increasingly taking up the slack in power delivery…

27 September 2022
Great Big Green Week

If you’ve stayed with us you’ll know that sustainability is at the core of everything we do. If you’re chosen to holiday with us you’ve made a sustainable choice because we…

11 July 2022
The S’Lowdown on Plastics & The Environment

You might be doing all of this already – in which case great – but the stats show that 56% of households in the UK still put items in the general waste that could be collected for recycling…

8 June 2022
The S’Lowdown on: World Environment Day

June 5th was World Environment Day. It’s UN day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our planet. The day probably passed you by…

6 May 2022
The S’Lowdown on: Adaptation

While we must continue with the search for and implementation of solutions to greenhouse gas emissions, we must also now move very fast to adapt our world…

6 April 2022
The S’Lowdown on…Shifting Seasons

Lifestyle change is needed, each of us needs to consider our consumption (of everything!) and challenge ourselves to live life with a lighter touch on the planet…

1 March 2022
Extreme Weather

Change starts from the bottom up. We might not think that our day to day consumer habits are in anyway related to the big problems the planet faces, but they are…

3 February 2022
Wetlands – Climate and Nature’s Priceless Poor Relations

We all know just how valuable the world’s forests are as a resource, as habitats, and as carbon vacuum cleaners in the fight against climate change. What most of us don’t know…

7 January 2022
Guilt Free Travel and Tourism – The Truth

This time of year is when many of us start planning holidays, so it felt pretty timely for us to talk about green tourism, given that’s…

6 November 2021
Trees, Grassland, Carbon and Greenwash

Now, don’t get me wrong – planting trees is a really good thing – provided that we are planting the right trees in the right place. We have seen examples of wildly over enthusiastic…

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