Canal boat holidays are the ultimate slow travel get away, and consequently offer a lower carbon holiday option.
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.
The next episode of 'Celebrity Britain by Barge: Then & Now' will be on C5 on Friday at 9pm. You can download last Friday's episode where they explore the Leeds & Liverpool Canal here channel5.com/show/britain-b…
RT @CanalRiverTrust Happy #ValentinesDay2020 everyone! Join @stancullimore from The Housemartins on a very romantic boat trip, the Lady Lena has been the site of 49 proposals 💍 Do you have any romantic stories from your local canal or river? pic.twitter.com/Hyn6XvLPBc