Whilst perusing the Metro online last week and naturally focusing on the Travel section, a particular article caught my eye titled “Get your motor running…and head out on the highway for a holiday with a difference”. Worth a quick click onto.
What faced me was a complete and utter surprise. Metro being a national paper listing both UK and international news, reviews and articles. The locations and activities within the article could have been from anywhere in the world but one just so happened to be very close to home, the Lake District!
The article focuses on three driving holidays with a difference. The first being in Cuba, The Carretera Central highway, following onto Asia, the Pamir Highway and then completely out of the blue, Renault Twizy electric car hire in the Lake District. Metro have most certainly given their readers three very different driving holiday ideas in three different continents.
Whether choosing to stay in Windermere or just arriving there by train, Windermere makes the perfect start to a low carbon holiday. Windermere Train Station is directly linked to the West Coast Mainline and the majority of buses stop in Windermere. Twizy hire can be done from Coniston Boating Centre or from the Langdale Hotel and Brimstone Hotel in the Langdale Valley. These cars are such fun and when hiring over from the Langdale Valley, a bit of extra excitement can be experienced in a trip over England’s steepest roads, Wrynose and Hardknott.
It is now easier than ever to get around the southern Lake District without a car. Whether it be riding a bike on the new and improved cycle tracks and routes to electric car hire where charging points are springing up in handy locations such as cafes and self catering venues as well as information centres.
Cuba and Asia would surely make unforgettable driving holidays but with the Lake District being so accessible, incurring no air mile and just a little but nearer (!), well it is hugely environmentally friendly and relaxing too.
For loads of ideas on car free activities, visit the Go Lakes Travel website http://www.golakes.co.uk/travel/Itineraries.aspx