Three good reasons to Holiday at Home this year

I founded Wild With Consent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of people thought that was totally bonkers.

But the pandemic highlighted so many great things we have on our doorsteps, and encouraged people to explore more locally. While we are no longer forced to have staycations, I think there are so many great reasons to stay local for this year’s summer holiday. 

Our beautiful countryside contains so many hidden gems just waiting to be explored – from the white sandy beaches on the west coast of Scotland to majestic waterfalls in the Welsh hills, we don’t have to travel far to experience natural beauty.  And what better way to explore the countryside than in a campervan? Stay at one of our sites in our August special offer to really connect with the nature around you.

If you’re not already convinced, here are a few extra things that might encourage you to have a staycation this year…

UK holidays are more sustainable

This one is important to us here at Wild With Consent. We’re firm believers that it should be possible to enjoy the wild without damaging it. Any time you jump on a plane, you are signing up to emit a whole lot of carbon. Flying from London to Malaga will add about 400kg of Carbon to your Carbon Footprint. That’s enough to drive the average UK car about 1800 miles – that’s further than the journey from Lands End to John O Groats, and back to Lands End again! Granted, a campervan is going to be less efficient than the average car, but it’s still going to be significantly better than jumping on a plane.

No airports!

Speaking of planes… As the news headlines have made clear, UK airports are having a chaotic summer. Easyjet alone cancelled more than 10,000 tickets in a single day on the 13th of June! If you want to avoid the stress of security queues, and the frustration of having your plans upended, you’re much better to be under your own steam. While others are scrambling to save their summer plans, you could be enjoying the serenity of one of our exclusive sites.

Sunny Summertime

This one’s actually a bit of a double-edged sword. We know that it’s been an exceptional summer – the UK temperature record has been broken, and much of the country has been drenched in sunshine. For some, that’s been a blessing – most people head abroad in search of sun exactly like this. This year, there’s no need to. We’ve got it right here on our doorstep.

But, of course, it’s a sign of a much wider issue – climate change. And for many of our landowners – who rely on agriculture as their primary source of income – the shifting seasons mean serious problems.

This brings us back to point one. Staying at home and enjoying this wonderful British summer means that, in the longer term, you’re doing a little bit to help protect the countryside that we so love. This year, maybe you don’t need that trip away. Maybe you could stay a little closer to home, and enjoy a little slice of adventure, just up the road.

Grace Fell

Hi, I'm Grace, founder of Wild With Consent! I love getting out into the great outdoors at every possible opportunity, and am passionate about helping more people explore our great countryside. I think Northumberland has some of the best natural beauty in the country - but I'm biased having grown up there!

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