Britain has 48 areas of outstanding natural beauty, AONBs, 15 National Parks, miles of stunning heritage coats and excellent national trails. Individual regions each have their own unique visitor experiences, for those keen to experience eco-friendly holidays and days out. Cycling or walking holidays are particularly popular.
Cameron Dean of We Buy Any Motorcarvan gets on the road to see if the Scottish Highlands deserve their glowing reputation.
In what was undoubtedly a genius pitch from the Scottish tourism board -- comparing the Highlands North Coast 500 to the backbone of America -- motorcaravanners, campers, and glampers have flocked to the northernmost extremities of the country in their droves.
But is the journey really all it's cracked up to be? We decided to find out for ourselves.
Summer is in full swing, and people are booking holidays left, right and centre. But instead of going abroad this year, why not make the most of the amazing destinations right here in the UK?
As well as often being cheaper, it also means less travel time – which is always an added benefit when it comes to going away.
We’re becoming much more adept at finding ways to improve our global footprint, and taking motorhome holiday has a surprisingly low climatic impact…
Whether through ditching single-use plastic, saying no to straws, upcycling old furniture or downgrading our carbon emissions, waste is now at the forefront of our minds.
Chessington World of Adventures in Greater London has chosen to equip its outdoor spaces with eco-friendly furniture made from 100% recycled plastic.
The Merlin Group theme park is constantly striving to reduce its global impact on the environment and as such looked at a more sustainable range of picnic benches for its guests. After researching options, the company decided upon NBB Recycled Furniture, a UK organisation that designs and manufactures stunning outdoor furniture made from 100% recycled high-density polyethylene.
When choosing a holiday it’s important that you consider your carbon footprint – and by opting for a UK break, you’re already saving the Earth from being affected by the gases your flights would have pumped out.
There is an online carbon footprint calculator which works out how much pollution your flight would have created, and even a short-haul three-hour return flight to Europe creates half a tonne of CO2e. A 50-mile round trip in a small car, conversely, creates about 0.01 tonnes.
The Isle of Wight is a hugely popular camping destination, thanks to its beautiful countryside, amazing coastline and rich heritage. This year, the Island has some really exciting activities on offer.
Anyone keen to bypass the crowds and get straight to the heart of their holiday this summer are being encouraged to explore the UK and Ireland with Rabbie’s new ‘Escape the Escapes’ breaks (www.rabbies.com).
On the Norfolk Broads, beautiful Rhapsody class boats are powered by electric propulsion backed up by a quiet diesel generator and solar panels to provide all the required power for propulsion and onboard electrical systems. These are top-of-the-range, prestige electric-hybrid cruisers offering comfort and refinement on your boating holiday with dual steering from raised sundeck or forward saloon.