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Top eco-activities for road-trippers in the UK

Brits’ awareness and interest in conscious travel continues to grow, with 86 per cent of UK adults reporting that they would be willing to participate in volunteering activities on holiday to give back to the community and environment.

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Camptoo has curated a round-up of the top UK eco-activities

From helping protect wildlife, and cleaning up rivers, oceans, parks and woodland, to litter collections or beach cleans, there are plenty of road-trip friendly initiatives around the UK. If you’re planning a staycationr, Camptoo, the sharing economy platform connecting owners and renters of campervans, has curated a round-up of the top UK eco-activities that conscious road-trippers could get involved in. Here are a few.

Become a Sea Champion

Run by the Marine Conservation Society, Sea Champions is a nationwide, volunteer programme, encouraging hands-on beach cleans, providing talks, raising funds and promoting sustainable seafood in the local community. There are opportunities to suit everyone, so why not head to the coast on your next road trip and get stuck in?

River cleaning

Rivers provide crucial habitats for a wildlife and spaces for local people to enjoy. The Rivers Trust holds river cleaning events across the UK, with activities including tree planting, water testing and litter picking to promote a cleaner water environment.

Spring clean the Great British Countryside

The Great British Spring Clean takes place from March 22 to April 23 and aims to inspire people to join forces to collect and recycle plastic from woods, beaches, canals, parks and streets. For anyone planning to visit the British countryside, why not combine this with a spot of clearing up the local area?

Working holidays

For a different sort of holiday, why not experience life as a ranger, farmer or gardener with a National Trust working holiday? No two days are the same and you’ll learn on the job throughout. Activities can range from dry-stone walling, fixing paths and cleaning ponds.

Branch out with the Woodland Trust

Woodland accounts for 13% of the UK land area, and the trust has worked with volunteers for over 40 years to protect and maintain ancient British woodlands. Volunteer positions range from wildlife monitors to tree health recorders and bird watching.

The not-so secret garden

For any green-fingered fans, English Heritage gardens are a haven for visitors and local wildlife. Garden volunteers helps to maintain gardens, with tasks including planting and weeding, interacting with visitors and giving tours. There are over 400 sites and gardens for anyone keen to preserve a piece of living history.

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