The growing interest in environmental consciousness and responsibility has made ecotourism a fast growing sector of the travel industry. You may not know it but England also has many ecotourism options that you’ll want to check out when you travel to England.
Here are five ecotourism spots you should visit:
The Eden Project
When you use the term “ecotourism” what you’ll usually think about are nature preserves and the like. But not the Eden Project, this is an ecotourism spot that is all about technology. The Eden Project consists of a group of biomes which houses plants from all over the world. The Project is situated in a former kaolinite pit. The biomes aim to show the interdependence of man and plants. The Eden Project boasts of having one of the largest indoor rainforests in the world.
The Lake District, which is also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is region in Northwest England. It is a hugely popular location for people who want to go on a holiday. The area is mountainous and all of the land above three thousand feet above sea level is considered part of the National Park. The area also boasts of having Wastwater and Windermere, the deepest and longest lakes in England.
The Jurassic Coast is located on the English Channel coast in South England and has been declared a World Heritage site. The Jurassic Coast boast of having cliffs that date back to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras – a geological history that spans 180 million years.
Another project that has been given the ecotourism stamp is the National Forest. This project of the National Forest Company aims to replant an area of about 200 square miles. The objective is to mix ancient woodlands with new tree plantings in order to create a national forest.
The Peak District is an area that spans both central and northern England. A huge part of the area is included in the Peak District National Park, which is the United Kingdom’s first national park. The area is mainly comprises of sedimentary rocks that were formed from the Carboniferous period. Tourists will see a lot of flora and fauna in the area, and there is even a river that runs through Peak District.
About The Author
Derek Gallimore knows a lot about tourist destinations because of his long experience being in the hospitality industry in the United Kingdom. He is the Managing Director of Boutique London Lets, which rents out London luxury apartments.