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While we know how important it is to spend time with loved ones, it’s also crucial that we consider the environmental impact of our activities, to ensure a brighter future for our planet.

Whether soaking up the scenery of Scotland or indulging in a coastal break in Cornwall, there are so many different ways that we can look after our environment whilst exploring the wonderful world around us on an eco-friendly holiday.

Sykes Holiday Cottages are here to offer their 5 top tips on how to be more sustainable on your staycation.

5 Top Tips For A Sustainable Staycation And Your Chance To WIN

1. Stay local


This doesn’t mean only holidaying in your immediate area, but by staying within the UK, you’re helping to reduce carbon emissions. Aviation accounts for 3.5% of global warming, meaning that by choosing public transport such as trains or buses or even traveling by foot, you’re making a positive impact on the planet. 

You can track your own carbon output with the carbon footprint calculator.


2. Explore by foot


While transportation by vehicle is a quick and easy way to get from A to B, it’s also a great option to explore the local area by walking or cycling where possible.

Not only is this an eco-friendly way of travel, but it also provides a better way of exploring your holiday destination, letting you soak in all of its glory and stop to appreciate your surroundings. 

Sykes’ have a selection of walking guides to offer inspiration in a number of locations across the country, from pet-friendly to wheelchair-friendly and the most beautiful walks in the UK. Each guide highlights the Top 10 for each category, as voted for by the general public in a survey they conducted, as well as data analysed from AllTrails and Instagram.

3. Discover off-the-track destinations  


Rather than visiting built-up areas, see what the outskirts of your chosen destination has to offer. Whether exploring local woodlands or supporting independent businesses, there are plenty of ways to get to see the less conventional attractions of different locations, as well as allowing you to avoid the hustle and bustle!

There are also plenty of eco-friendly attractions across the UK worth visiting, with something for every age and taste.


4. Help out the local area


There are so many simple ways that you can help to protect the area you’re visiting. Simply putting litter in the bin, bringing reusable shopping bags, and avoiding single-use plastics are all great ways to contribute when out and about. 

You could even join a beach clean-up if you were looking for a rewarding day with a difference!


5. Be a conscious consumer


While at your holiday property, there are a few things to consider while you’re unwinding. Recycling where possible, turning off the lights when you’re not using them, and being sensible with the heating are just a few ways you can holiday responsibly.

If you’re looking to explore the UK and help the environment at the same time, there are a wide range of eco-friendly cottages at Sykes Holiday Cottages. Be sure to also browse top vegan staycations for inspiration on where to go next… 

Want to be in with the chance to WIN your very own sustainable surprise this November? We’ve teamed up with Sykes Holiday Cottages to offer you The Greatest Festive Hamper paired with a Sykes holiday voucher worth £500! Check out their blog to see how you could be in with the chance to bag this amazing prize.



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