With the easing of lockdown, we are looking forward to being able to travel perhaps a little further afield than the kitchen table! There are many beautiful places to visit in the UK that are taking significant steps to look after the planet. Whether you have a few days to spare or are looking for a day out, we offer our list of sustainable places to visit below.
This unique getaway found in Newquay offers a discount to guests reducing their carbon footprint by travelling to the hotel on foot, bike or by train. With the implementation of a biomass boiler and rainwater harvesting, this eco friendly hotel also recycles household generated water waste. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature too, thanks to the exquisite cliff top hot tubs and incredible views of the beach.
Daylesford are an ethical and sustainable farm based in Gloucestershire, raising animals with the greatest care and consideration. Their locations are spread across the UK, offering farm shops, cafes and hotels; all drawing inspiration from the local countryside. Daylesford also offer a range of classes such as cookery, floristry and restorative retreats.
This family-friendly nature reserve was founded on the value of conserving wildlife and protecting the environment. Based in Norfolk, Pensthorpe National Park offers the perfect family day out; with kids activities, things to see and places to eat.
Set in 40 acres of Sussex countryside, Swallowtail Hill is home to a variety of animals, wildflowers and pond life. Whether you're into glamping or staying in a cabin is more your thing, Swallowtail Hill is the perfect getaway location. With activities for the kids, delicious local produce and beautiful surroundings, Swallowtail Hill gives you the perfect opportunity to switch off and unplug.
Escape the city with a stay at Heckfield Place. With sustainability at the heart of everything they do, Heckfield Place offers the chance to reconnect with nature through locally sourced food, beautiful surrounds and a slow pace of life. Every detail is carefully considered, with sustainable systems in place such as a biomass energy centre to heat water, and motion sensor lighting.