Low-impact tourism - links

This page contains information links rather than commercial links. For courses, products & services, see the icons to the right. If you'd like to suggest a commercial link, see our network page.

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) volunteer for breaks doing conservation work
CouchSurfing don’t stay in luxury hotels, link up with people via this website, and stay with people as you travel
Ecofriendlytourist.com excellent site that points out the fact that you can’t fly to a green holiday, or it’s not green. List of eco-accommodation in the UK
Ethical Travel Guide ethical travel considerations, country-by-country
Fairbnb co-operative alternative to Airbnb; only one property per owner, and 50% of profits go to community schemes
Herefordshire Cider Route tour the orchards, cidermakers and pubs of Herefordshire – free leaflets for bicycle touring
Holidays in the UK and Ireland huge range of holidays in the UK and Ireland, including canal boats, walking and cycling
Organic Holidays list of organic B&Bs, cottage holidays on organic farms all over the UK (and the rest of the world, but we don’t want to encourage you to fly there)
PitchUp campsites around the UK
the Ramblers’ Association Britain’s biggest walking charity, working to promote walking and to improve the conditions for walking
Tourism Concern fighting exploitation in tourism
UK Holiday Swap Shop swap houses in the UK for holidays – city breaks, or holidays on the coast or in the countryside – no charges
Walking Women women-only group walks
Walking World over 3500 UK routes, and some in Europe; annual subscription
WWOOF working holidays on organic farms

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The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

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