Green your visit to Lancaster
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s a few ways you can green your visit to Lancaster.
Green your travel here
Arrive by bus, train or bike. Live nearby? Why not travel by bus or consider visiting Lancaster by train. Our city is on the west coast main line and the Railway Station is only a 5 min walk from the centre of Lancaster. If you are arriving by car, you can still go green by using our Park and Ride facility.
Get around on bike
Lancaster is a wonderful city to explore by bike with many off road cycle paths available to enjoy trips to the coast and countryside along disused railway lines and canal towpaths. Pick up a free cycling guide and map from our Visitor Information Centre.
Recycle during your stay
If you are staying in a self-catering cottage or Airbnb make sure the owners have given you both the information and the opportunity to recycle as much of your household waste as you can during your stay.
Try a meat-free day
Lancaster has lots of friendly cafés and restaurants where you can eat delicious and exciting vegetarian and vegan food. So if you are already a vegan or vegetarian, or perhaps would just like to cut down on your meat intake, then check out these places to eat in Lancaster.
Bring your water bottle
There are opportunities to refill your water bottle at many places across Lancaster. Williamson Park has a water fountain just outside the café and there are several places in the city centre which have signed up to ‘Refill your water bottle for free’ as well.
Charge your electric car while you are here
There are a number of car parks in the city centre where you can park and charge your electric car. There are also charging points located at Lancaster’s Park and Ride just off the M6 motorway.
Car share to our events
Save money and reduce stress by car sharing to our big events. Liftshare (external website) is a popular way to find travel share meeting points. Lancaster University also has a car-sharing scheme.
Enjoy local food and drink
One of the best ways to experience a new destination is through enjoying the local food and drink! There are many cafés and restaurants, which celebrate local produce as well as various farmers markets that sell farm to fork produce like Lancaster’s Charter Market*, Countryside Meats and Greenland’s Farm.
*Lancaster’s Charter Market will be reopening on Saturday 27th June and will be open every Saturday and Wednesday.
Get around on foot
Lancaster is a small historic city and is best explored on foot. Pop into our Visitor Information Centre for a free visitor map or download one of our self-guided heritage trails or walking guides from our website.
Bring a reusable coffee cup
‘Cups for life’ can now be bought from many different attractions (Williamson Park and other well-known cafés across Lancaster – Costa, Starbucks, Esquires). Most of them also offer discounts or deals when using your own cup for your favourite espresso.