In time for the start of the tourist season, the transport minister Norman Baker has visited the Lake District to check out and promote green travel within the Lake District National Park.
Long has the railway been a convenient, green and handy way to travel to the Lake District but now getting around the county and the National Park has never been easier, greener or quieter.
Introducing electric car hire. A form of transport that couldn’t fit anywhere more perfectly than in the Lake District. It is true, and many people are voicing this, there aren’t a plethora of charging points yet but the number is growing and with a little planning, guidance from where you hire it from and common sense, you’ll be seeing the best the Lake District has to offer in the most greenest of ways.
The electric car in question is a Renault Twizzy, a funky two seater and fully electric. It can be hired out on an hourly basis from two locations, Langdale and Coniston. At just £10 per hour it is an affordable way of sightseeing and even more, great fun. Electric cars are of course silent so taking in the scenery of the Lake District in all its peacefulness in a peaceful car couldn’t be better suited.
It is only by offering alternatives to visitors that greener travel within the region is going to take off. By starting off with greener car hire, it will in turn encourage more charging points to be installed which will then hopefully encourage more visitors with electric cars to visit the Lake District. With the backing of the government for programmes such as Golakes Travel and help and support from local tourism operators, the message and choice should start to get out there and take off.
Twizzy’s can be hired from the Langdale Hotel & Spa and conistonboatingcentre.co.uk.