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.

An alpaca in the Isle Of Wight

Wightlink - the leading ferry provider to the Isle of Wight. Having introduced its new environmentally-friendly ferry, Victoria of Wight, in August 2018, Wightlink is proud to be part of a greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. As a hybrid energy ship that runs partly on electricity, Victoria of Wight offers greener crossings every hour, using at least 17% less fuel than its sister ships. The Isle of Wight is also the seventh area in the UK to be awarded a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in June 2019. 

Waterside Holiday Group EV charging

Waterside Holiday Group is set to invest an additional £115,000 in sustainable technologies during the coming winter season to further improve the sustainability of its three Weymouth-based holiday parks. 

Wigwam® Holidays Pod

Wigwam® Holidays is proud to announce its first glamping site in Suffolk, working in ‘tandem’ with renowned cycle business, Maglia Rosso which is set to open on 28th October 2019.

Six luxury Running Water Deluxe Wigwam® Cabins are now in place at the site, which is located in a peaceful meadow next to the Maglia Rosso cycle centre and country café in the pretty village of Hawstead.

Father and son business partners, Barry and Matt Denny, said: “We are delighted to launch our new glamping concept opening next month.

Scotland’s Route 66 - Inverness Castle

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.

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Bio-D eco-places to try this summer holiday

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.

a motorhome on the road against sunset

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.

NBB Eco-friendly furniture logo

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.

Visiting flamingoes at Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is one way to make your UK break eco-friendly

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.

Cliffs on the Isle of Wight, where fossils can be found

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.

Fossil Hunting

Swap travel hassle for more time to explore with Rabbie’s

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).