Timber Festival has a theme of how nature and industry are interwoven at its site – the amazing National Forest in the Midlands – so it's great to see some sustainable travel ideas rolled out for the fest's second outing.
If you have the energy, you can cycle all the way to the Timber site, near Burton upon Trent, from Birmingham or Leicester with Red Fox Cycling guides. Participating cyclists will have the cost of the ride taken off their festival tickets, so it's essentially free.
If you want a more relaxed trip in, there's a bus from the nearest railway station in Burton through towns and villages in the National Forest – giving you a better idea of how massive the forest area is. Or, you can drive while giving back: money raised from the sale of car park passes will support the National Forest directly while you can also offset your fossil fuel miles via an Energy Revolution donation when buying your tickets.
We've seen more festivals step up their green game this year. Plastic drinks bottles will be as rare as hens' teeth at Glastonbury, while the ticket price for the Y Not Festival will include a compulsory £10 Litter Bond which will be reimbursed when you hand in a bag of rubbish.
Timber will take place from July 5th to 7th 2019 in Feanedock, National Forest.