Canal boat holidays are the ultimate slow travel get away, and consequently offer a lower carbon holiday option and greener holiday.
When you swap your car for a boat, you’ll likely to be using around a third of the fuel, and enjoying a holiday that has a 20 times smaller carbon footprint than a two-hour flight*.
Today’s canal boats have cleaner engines and Drifters’ latest boats have energy saving LED lighting.
Once afloat, you can further reduce your carbon footprint by shopping locally and buying local produce. Many waterside towns have regular markets, including Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, Market Drayton in Shropshire, Llangollen in North Wales, Stone in Staffordshire, Todmorden on the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire and Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. And many of the waterway network’s historic canalside pubs serve food sourced from locally grown ingredients.
@Countrymaned describes his #narrowboatholiday on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire, setting off from our base at Napton #staycation #narrowboat #lifesbetterbywater buff.ly/3ighp7j pic.twitter.com/q0TAEouSLi