21 eco-friendly Christmas tips: Leisure and Travel (19-21)

3rd December 2017

How to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge at Christmas. Our 21 cockle-warming tips for a greener festive season.. Leisure and Travel.

Here are some fun and mostly free things to do during the festive break, with minimal cost to the environment.

19. Festival winter walks and events

The Ramblers website  is a great resource if you’re looking for local walking groups or routes. Or visit the Canal and River Trust  for information about frosty walks along Britain’s beautiful waterways. The National Trust  offers a full calendar of festive activities and events around Christmas, in some of Britain’s most stunning country parks and homes.

20. Share transport

Make Christmas travel greener by sharing shopping trips and lifts with friends and family. Use public transport, or shop online and get bulk deliveries.

21. Get on your bike

Turn your Christmas holiday into a green getaway. The UK has lots of wonderful outdoor cycling opportunities. Escape Routes by Matt Carroll  has 60 scenic routes for both day-trips and longer weekend breaks.