Now that we’re in the full flow of winter, it’s about DontFlyGo.com shed some light on what’s out there in terms of eco-friendly activities for the environmentally conscious traveller this time of year.
With plenty of reasons to stay in this winter, to warm yourself by the fire with casino games and gorge yourself silly on festive chocolates, why not use this list for inspiration to get outside and explore? You don’t have to travel too far from your home to enjoy an adventure either. Plus, who knows, maybe you’ll discover something great about your little part of the world. All without having to drop a small fortune on extending your carbon footprint by flying abroad either.
Here are our top picks of eco-adventures to give a try this winter.
Going out for a walk has never been so fashionable. Yes, the cold nights are drawing in but there’s plenty to be said for wrapping up warm with a hat and scarf, slipping on some well-worn shoes and getting outside in country fields, parks or simply footpaths.
Take a friend or family member – or load up on some podcasts or audiobooks – and spend some time getting closer to nature while learning more about the people in the world around you. The winter is one of those transcendent parts of the year where you can see the world moving slightly more slowly. Walking and taking it all in does more than fill your lungs with crisp clean air also. You might also knock off a few pounds.
DontFlyGo.com’s always been a fan of two-wheeled, non-motorised, travel. This winter is no different. We’re advocating dusting off your bicycle and hitting the roads this December and seeing your town, city or village in a new light.
With cycling gear cheaper than ever, there’s no reason to feel wary about some light winter cycling out on the roads and lanes this time of year. Just kit yourself out with some reflective gear, and bright coloured clothing and head out and tackle the tarmac. If it’s good enough for Bradley Wiggins, what’s saying there’s nothing in it for you?
And you thought this one was just for kids? Wait for the snow to fall with the coming winter weather and head to the slopes and you’ll realise just the type of cheap fun you can have on a limited budget.
Sledding might not be one of the most talked about winter eco-activities you’ll come across, but it’s possibly to have a mini adventure out on the hills surrounding your home without going to the lengths of heading to an overly expensive ski resort or the like. Pick up an inexpensive sled at your local supermarket and that’s all your need. Just like rambling, trudging back up those slopes is likely to help you drop a little bit of winter weight too.
Whatever you get up to this winter realise that you don’t need to go half way around the world to have great fun. Adventure lurks just outside your doorway. All it needs from you is a little get up and go to find it.