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Responsible Visitor Charter

Travel in Cornwall

Travel in an environmental sensitive way. Take a tour, use public transport where you can or better still, walk or cycle. For up to the minute travel and public transport information please contact –

Be water wise

We all need to conserve water.

  • Minimise water usage (i.e. turn off the tap) when cleaning your teeth.
  • Only fill the kettle up with the exact amount of water you need (for your cup of coffee/tea)
  • Use a lid when boiling water in a saucepan
  • Use tap water – not bottled water


Turn off lights when you leave your dorm room and close windows when the heating is on.


Respect nature and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and coastal paths responsibly. Leave only your footprints

Download the Countryside Code here.

Shop local in St Ives

Use local products and services. They give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink, and arts and crafts in Cornwall. Osbornes is a great grocers over the road from Cohort, it’s cheaper than the local supermarkets, please support it!

Check out the Love Shopping St Ives Facebook page or the St Ives Farmers Market website.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to carrier bags. Recycle any waste you have in the appropriate bins. Reuse your plastic bottles by filling up with tap water (our drinking water is lovely).

Green Tourism Scheme

This is the go-to standard for sustainability, look out for the symbol and please support those businesses that are working to reduce their carbon footprint. The award is also open to tour operators, visitor attractions, activity providers, accommodation providers, restaurants and other businesses.

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