Over the past couple of years, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many travellers have become more conscious about the way they impact the destinations they visit. Whether you’re travelling to the Caribbean, Southern Africa or Europe, there are several sustainable travel practices you can use to ensure your travel impact is a positive one. Here, I share 6 ways to travel sustainably in the British Isles.
This week in our virtual tour Around the World from A to Z, the British Isles is featured. I have already written about Britain on another page, but this week I will also include differences to look out for when driving in the British Isles as well as safety tips for pedestrians, safety tips for solo female travellers. I also highlight some features in my favourite region of Great Britain.
This month’s travel topic is Secluded Shores and, to start the month off, I wanted to share a secluded beach in the United Kingdom that I am familiar with: Seilebost Beach, located on the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. If you’re looking for a secluded beach, then Seilebost Beach, on the remote coast of Harris, is perfect, although, I cannot promise you will have beach weather even if you visit in the height of summer.
If you haven’t visited an English seaside town or seen England’s stunning coastline before, then consider a day-trip to the seaside when you next visit Britain. Even if you’re short on time and only have a day or two to spare, you can easily take a day-trip out of Central London by train, bus or by car to experience a little of what an English seaside town has to offer and to explore England’s stunning coast.
Britain has so much more to offer than just its capital city, London. If you’re looking for authentic culinary or cultural experiences, you’ll find them both in Britain’s northern cities. If you’re thirsting for adventure or a walk on the wild side, you can do so in one of England’s 15 National Parks where you’ll often find an abundance of British history and heritage as well. And if you’re hankering after stunning coastal views or want to experience a quintessential English seaside town for more British culture, you can easily do that too. Visit Britain’s undiscovered treasures for a more authentic experience.