Travel emissions

In 2013, it was estimated that Chatsworth contributed nearly 8,513 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in emissions from visitor travel, which is three times the emission from our owned and operated property.

Transport carbon statement

  2014 2015 2016
Owned and operated property (tCO2e) (tCO2e) (tCO2e)
Derbyshire 407  382  373 
Bolton Abbey 56  76  70 
Hotels and restaurants 19  25 
Total carbon emissions 465  477  468 
Annual difference % N/A  2.65%  -1.93%
Fuel type  (MWh) (MWh) (MWh)
Diesel 456 637 583
Unleaded petrol 48 120  142
Gas oil (Red diesel)  1,254 1,083 1,054 
Total energy demand  1,758 1,840 1,779

What have we done so far?

  • Partnered with TM Travel to improve bus routes to Chatsworth. Visitors arriving by TM Travel bus now receive a £2 discount on the house, garden, farmyard and playground.
  • Operated an annual Ride2Work scheme for employees.

What’s next?

  • Investigate electric vehicle charging points for both staff and visitor vehicles.
  • Continue our involvement with the Peak District National Park Travel Summit.
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