Happy Earth Day! April 22nd is an ideal time to celebrate the planet and take note of the problems of air pollution, global warming and the like. Why not get involved with our small campervan hire in Scotland
Small Campervan Hire Scotland
Now, we know what you’re thinking. Isn’t there a certain irony in using a vehicle hire in Scotland to celebrate a day that is meant to be about protecting the environment? Yes, we see your point. However, did you know that a campervan holiday is a lot more environmentally friendly than holidays involving flying and hotel stays? According to a recent study, CO2 emissions from a motorhome holiday are significantly less than what is produced during a holiday abroad. Being that a campervan is significantly smaller and less heavy than a standard motorhome, that number drops further. Our small campervan hire in Scotland will allow you to get closer to nature this Earth day and remind you as to why we should work to protect Scotland’s natural beauty.
Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated around the globe on April 22nd. While it had a small start back in 1970, there are now events held throughout the world in more than 190 countries. Common ways of participating include planting trees, attending climate-themed talks, or just taking a stroll through nature. Really, Scotland is one of the best places for the latter, as it is full of gorgeous natural sites. You and your small campervan hire in Scotland are free to explore whatever you desire. However, if you’re stuck on ways in which to celebrate Earth Day, we do have a couple of suggestions.
Caledonian Forest, The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
This country has hundreds of forests, so you might be wondering why we have recommended this one in particular for a visit with your small campervan hire in Scotland. The Caledonian forest makes for one of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes and is a really interesting spot of natural history. Believe it or not, it was once a temperate rainforest that colonised most of the country. This changed in 5000BC when the climate in Scotland changed to become a lot windier and wetter. From 2000BC onwards, the forest has continually reduced in size, and now it remains can only be seen in a relatively small area near Loch Lomond. Its rich eco-system and diverse and rare mammals and plant life have been under threat due to deforestation since the Neolithic times. The reason it’s such a great place to visit this Earth Day is to remind you that things can improve. ‘Trees for Life’ are an organisation that is dedicated to regenerating and restoring as much as the forest as possible. You can even volunteer to help if a visit inspires you.
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
What better way is there to celebrate Earth Day than to learn about it in a museum dedicated to the primaeval forces of nature that shaped our planet. It’s an extraordinary visitor attraction to visit with your small campervan hire in Scotland. It’s great for adult and children alike, as there is a range of interesting interactive exhibits. Rather than having to read giant walls of texts, you can go through the journey of the Earth starting all the way back to the Big Bang. There are tons of really cool things to see and do; you can even touch a man-made iceberg. It’s the perfect place to inspire a love of science and nature, and it also hosts a number of events that highlight how human actions have negatively affected the climate and what we can do to improve the situation. Best of all, you can follow it up with a trip to Arthur’s Seat, which is just minutes away on foot, so that you can observe exactly what you just learned about.
Rest And Be Thankful, A83
If you’re already on a road trip or already planning one, you can still get involved in the Earth Day festivities. There are many fantastic sites to be seen and stopped at so that you can appreciate some stunning views. If you happen to be heading along the A83 in your small campervan hire in Scotland this April 22nd, why not stop at the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ picnic and viewpoint. It’s named after an inscription on a stone placed there by soldiers who built the original military road back in the 1750s. This little spot offers drivers and walkers an absolutely gorgeous site that looks like it has been taken straight from a postcard. From here you’ll be able to see the peaks of Ben Arthur (known more commonly as ‘The Cobbler’) and rich shades of green. This is not the only natural sight that you can pause and take in this Earth Day, but it is certainly in the top ten.
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