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Overlooking Loweswater in The Lake District National Park UK
Overlooking Loweswater in The Lake District National Park UK

With views like this I hope you will see that there is so much diverse beauty and wonder to discover around Great Britain and indeed on your own doorstep. From flat sandy golden  beaches that stretch for miles and teem with wildlife to spectacular rugged coastlines or mountains and valleys, what could be better and greener than taking a break in the UK? I'm not saying never go abroad, travel is good for the soul and such an uplifting experience, you will find many articles on how you can travel with a low or zero impact on the environment on this page.

Researching and building this website I have learned of so many places I would just love to go and explore. Take a look at the county listings in Countryside or Coast to see what natural wonders you could be experiencing in England, Scotland or Wales.

Green Travel News

RSS Green travel | The Guardian
  • ‘Things have to change’: tourism businesses look to a greener future 28th May 2020
    While the pandemic has dealt travel a severe blow, some hope it can be an opportunity to introduce slower, fairer, more sustainable holidays No planes in the sky, empty hotels and deserted attractions: with the world at a standstill, tourism has been one of the industries worst-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. International arrivals this year […]
  • Transport secretary promised EasyJet not to levy green taxes 30th April 2020
    Airline given £600m coronavirus bailout with no strings attachedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe transport secretary, Grant Shapps, promised EasyJet that green taxes would not be levied on airlines six months before the company was given a £600m coronavirus crisis loan with no environmental conditions attached, newly released documents show.Direct lobbying against environmental […]
  • Poet’s corners: a car-free tour of inspiring Wordsworth sites 11th March 2020
    To celebrate 250 years since his birth, we take 10 train and bus trips to houses, gardens, lakes – vales and hills, too – that were important to this early environmentalistWilliam Wordsworth was born in Cumbria 250 years ago, on 7 April 1770. Inspired by nature and a sense of place, he was an environmentalist […]

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Hand Picked & Reviewed

Eco Travelling
Everywhere we travel we leave a carbon footprint. Our advice will help you ensure it's as small and ethical as possible.

Travelling by Eco Friendly Kids
Information on eco-friendly family holidays, days out, ideas for reducing your footprint and the Eco Travellers Code are all worth a read.

The Travel Foundation
An independent charity that works with tourism companies and organisations to unlock the positive potential of tourism.

International Ecotourism Society
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism.

Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Manages the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism. Their site includes advice for everyone from businesses to travelers.

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UK Holiday & Travel

First TransPennine Express
National train ticket booking service. Train is my preferred travel choice and one of the greenest too. TransPennine Express is my go-to booking service with the best prices.

Rural Retreats
Luxury idyllic holiday cottages, country houses and lighthouse cottages in some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal areas of Britain and Ireland.

Hideaways in the UK
Cosy Cottages and Rural Retreats throughout the country. Choose from Hideaways in Dorset, Cornwall, The Cotswolds. Suffolk or Norfolk.

Haven Coastal Holiday Parks:
Family friendly holiday parks for camping, touring or self-catering chalets and lodges on the coast with all amenities on site leaving you free to explore all day.

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Park Holidays UK: Great value caravan holidays across a large range of fantastic holiday parks across Southern England.

The Best of Exmoor: A small independent agency offering cottages in the magical Exmoor National Park, Somerset and Devon. On the coast with sea views, on farms in the Park...

Away Resorts: UK holiday park operator, with 6 parks in Lincolnshire, Isle of Wight, North Wales, Hayling Island, Essex & The New Forest.

European & World Travel

InterRail

Travel across Europe and discover 31 countries by train with Interail. Discover Europes most scenic train rides, visit the mountains and fjords of Norway or grab a pass and do your own thing.

Maps & Guide Books

Lonely Planet Publications
Some of the best guide books and planners for UK and world travel as well as tips and inspiration. Scroll down the page and sign up to their newsletter for 20% off your order.

The Ordnance Survey Shop
Printed and digital maps for exploring the outdoors. Wherever you go I recommend taking an OS map for the area which marks permitted footpaths, landmarks, contours, elevation...

Studland Nature Reserve on the Dorset Coast
Studland Nature Reserve on the Dorset Coast
Pen-y-Fan, Wales by Kes

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