Did you know, travelling to and from your holiday destination could account for around 70% of the carbon emissions of the entire trip? So the most effective way to be a responsible traveller is to reduce those emissions and look to public transport (bus or train).

Once you arrive, sight-seeing around the area can also clock up your carbon usage – so we encourage visitors to explore on foot using the local footpaths around the village, public transport (where possible) and to make use of the excellent and varied cycle paths for all abilities in the forest.

Below are a list of our favourite low carbon impact activities in the area. Please ask to see our Green Guest policy for more ideas on reducing your footprint further!

  • #SupportLocal Where you can please use local products and services. They give you a flavour of the area and create a vibrant local community. This includes the vast array of artisan makers, try a visit to Taurus Crafts in Lydney to see them at work.
  • Don’t forget to book a stay in an off-grid site, perfect for star gazing and completing your eco-credentials or research accommodation that uses renewable energy, eco toilets and water harvesting, such as www.hopefarmretreats.com


Jo, Mark & Izzy x

Family Glamping on a Flower Farm | Forest of Dean & Wye Valley