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.

Visitor centres

The Big Sheep sheepy visitor attraction in Devon
Bucks Goat Centre day out involving goats near Aylesbury
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) alternative technology centre, Wales
Ecotech giant wind turbine – Norfolk
Ewe-phoria sheepdog visitor centre in north Wales
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens list of city farms and community gardens around the country – for a great day out
Green and Away tented / camping eco-conference centre for hire, Gloucestershire
National Stone Centre Peak District visitor centre and courses – natural stone
Planetaria see our ‘stargazing’ links page for lists of planetaria
Wensleydale Creamery visitor centre and cheesemaking tour – Yorks
Wholewoods bespoke eco team building projects to match your people

Events & festivals

Big Green Gathering Britain’s largest annual green event – Somerset
The Camp for Climate Action summer camp with workshops, ideas, networking for anyone interested in stopping climate change by changing society
Count Me In Calendar over 1000 worldwide not-for-profit events profiled
Cycle Cinema the Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema – pedal-powered cinema on tour; book them for your event

Eco-holidays

10 Green Boltholes Guardian article about 10 eco-friendly holiday hideaways in the UK
Alde Garden eco-campsite with yurts, tipis, gyspsy caravan, Suffolk
Another Greener World eco-learning holidays in the south of France
Backpacking Yorkshire close-to-nature holidays around the UK
Badger Cottage eco-cottage in Suffolk
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
EcoChateau practical eco-holidays and community, France
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
Eco-lodge stay in a beautiful timber eco-lodge in Lincolnshire, built by one of our course tutors Andy Reynolds
Ethical Travel Guide ethical travel considerations, country-by-country
Hoe Grange Holidays log cabins on a working farm in the Peak District
Holidays in the UK and Ireland huge range of holidays in the UK and Ireland, including canal boats, walking and cycling
Next 6 weeks find cottages in the UK and Ireland available at short notice
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)
Rubha Phoil new nature based permaculture community is born on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Learn permaculture, volunteer or come for a holiday
Shetland Wildlife holidays spotting seals, whales, puffins and otters in the Shetlands
Skylark Holidays environmental activity holidays and courses in the peak district
Tipi Holidays see our tipis links page for tipi holidays in the UK
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
Wholewoods holidays to explore the forests of England, with secrets, stories and traditions
WWOOF working holidays on organic farms
Yurt Holidays see our yurts links page for yurt holidays in the UK

Walking

Budget Walking walking holidays in Pembrokeshire and the south-west
Contours walking holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Countrywide group walking holidays around the UK
Discovery Travel walking and cycling holidays in the UK and Europe
Hillscape self-guided walks from a guest house in the Cambrian mountains, Wales
The Ramblers’ Association Britain’s biggest walking charity, working to promote walking and to improve the conditions for walking
Walking Women women-only group walks
Walking World over 3500 UK routes, and some in Europe; annual subscription

Cycling

Cycling Holidays see our cycling links page for cycling holidays in Britain and Europe
Herefordshire Cider Route tour the orchards, cidermakers and pubs of Herefordshire – free leaflets for bicycle touring

Swimming

The Outdoor Swimming Society promoting swimming under an open sky, with no chlorine
River and Lake Swimming Association promoting ‘wild swimming’ in lakes and rivers
SwimTrek get fit and commune with nature on swimming holidays in lakes, rivers and the sea

Foodie breaks

Cookery Courses & Holidays see our food links page for organic cooking holidays and courses
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