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20% off London Youth Hostels

Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:33 on Tuesday 29 November 2016
The Youth Hostel Association is offering a 20% discount for stays at selected London hostels so you can get away to the capital this winter without feeling broke before you get there.

Nature experiences in the UK

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 03:16 on Sunday 13 November 2016
Jini Reddy, author of the recently published book Wild Times, picks out some of her favourite experiences in Britain that connect us with nature and provide a sense of place
Co-wheels on the Isle of Wight

Co-wheels car club launches on the Isle of Wight

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 02:47 on Friday 21 October 2016
Co-wheels car club has launched on the Isle of Wight, providing visitors and residents access to hybrid and electric cars at key locations across the island
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Brittany Ferries 20% saving on 2017 holidays to France and Spain

Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:58 on Tuesday 18 October 2016
Brittany Ferries has 2 fabulous promotions: Save up to 20% on 2017 holidays to France & Spain and 3 Nights for 2 when you stay at selected French hotels! Grab a bargain before 25th Oct '16
Two Moors Way

40th anniversary of the Two Moors Way, Exmoor and Dartmoor

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 06:22 on Thursday 13 October 2016
To mark its 40th anniversary, the Two Moors Way walking route is being relaunched this autumn alongside a whole host of trail improvements and new initiatives, including a brand new website

Germany's protected areas

Posted by Sarah Baxter at 04:26 on Wednesday 12 October 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Germany, Sarah Baxter celebrates some of the country's special protected areas, from wildlife-rich nature reserves to fairytale forest

Local food and drink in Germany

Posted by Sarah Baxter at 11:09 on Wednesday 12 October 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Germany, Sarah Baxter reveals some of Germany's finest edible delights, from kirsch-soaked black forest gateau
Pulled along the Wadden Sea National Park by horse

Exploring the Wadden Sea National Park, Germany

Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:52 on Friday 07 October 2016
Blogger Victoria Watts Kennedy discovers the beautiful beaches and wildlife in Germany's Wadden Sea National Park.
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New Video! Cycling in Southern England

Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:40 on Wednesday 07 September 2016
Our latest video is about cycling in glorious parts of Southern England whether you're on a road bike, mountain bike or hybrid...

Event: 'Outstanding Week' in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 09:20 on Tuesday 06 September 2016
The UK’s AONBs have come together to organise a 9-day programme of events to help people enjoy these protected areas, from 17-25 September 2016.
Les Sables D'Asnelles, Normandy

A foodie tour of Normandy, France

Posted by Harriet OBrien at 11:22 on Tuesday 16 August 2016
As part of our Greentraveller's Guide to Normandy, writer Harriet O’Brien takes a foodie tour of Normandy and tastes ice cider and succulent scallops, and visits Michelin-starred restaurants
Cycle Rail Awards

Call for photos for annual rail-cycle awards

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 11:06 on Tuesday 16 August 2016
The 2016 Cycle-Rail Photography Competition has been announced as part of the annual National Cycle-Rail Awards promoting integrated cycle-rail travel and sustainable practice
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Outdoor adventure on Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Greece

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 09:14 on Thursday 11 August 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Florence Fortnam explores the archipelago by boat, mountain bike and kayak.

Local food and wild ingredients on Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Greece

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 03:20 on Wednesday 10 August 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Florence Fortnam discovers some of the islands' finest native ingredients – from mountain goat to wild thyme honey...
Landing page of Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades

Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 09:37 on Wednesday 10 August 2016
Greentraveller and the Greek National Tourism Organisation Board (GNTO UK & Ireland) have published an online guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Greece
Featherdown Farm East Shilveringhampton Dorset

Review of Featherdown Farm at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset

Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:01 on Friday 08 July 2016
Richard Hammond and family try out the 'Featherdown Farm' experience at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset
Tennis courts and where to find them.

Best places to stay with tennis courts

Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:51 on Wednesday 22 June 2016
Summer is here! With Wimbledon just around the corner, we select some the best places to stay with a tennis court.
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Ancient traditions on Gozo

Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 01:21 on Wednesday 22 June 2016
Yvonne Gordon discovers ancient traditions that are part of daily life on the island of Gozo in the Maltese Archipelago in the Mediterranean
Rwamawha Bridge, Rwanda. Photo: Ashden Awards

Bridges to Prosperity wins Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel

Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:50 on Monday 06 June 2016
An international organisation that builds footbridges has been announced as the winner of this year’s Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
Rosehill Lodges

Review of Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall

Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:23 on Wednesday 18 May 2016
A refulgent little oasis close to the beach, Rosehill is restful and luxurious in equal measure. Enjoy the best that Cornwall has to offer whilst knowing you're staying somewhere sustainable
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Review of Ruthern Valley Holidays, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:55 on Wednesday 18 May 2016
For a fabulous family holiday in Cornwall, head straight to Ruthern Valley Holidays where your kids can run free, paddle in a stream and feed the pigs in bucolic splendour.
Natural pool at Can Marti

Review of Can Marti, Ibiza, Spain

Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:12 on Tuesday 10 May 2016
Can Marti is just perfect for a self-catering escape in quiet, rural, north Ibiza - enjoy a hammam, pick some figs, commune with the donkeys and lollop by the gorgeous natural swimming pool.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Summer 2016

Greentraveller's Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, Summer 2016

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 09:35 on Monday 02 May 2016
Bag packed, e-tickets downloaded and smartphone at the ready... we're going on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland!
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New peer-to-peer bike sharing scheme launches

Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:47 on Tuesday 26 April 2016
A new peer-to-peer bike-sharing company has today launched in Oxford, offering visitors the chance to borrow bikes from local residents and receive insider tips on how to see the city.
Welsh Protected Areas

Greentraveller's Guide to the Protected Landscapes of Wales

Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:49 on Tuesday 19 April 2016
We've published a Guide to the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales, providing tips on local accommodation, wonderful places to eat, a range of attractions and activities, and great days out.

Walking Anglesey's Coastal Path

Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 12:28 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Paul Bloomfield takes a stunning walk full of historical treasures in Anglesey AONB
Photo: Halen Môn

Anglesey's Local Food Heroes

Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 12:19 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Paul Bloomfield visits Anglesey's food market and Halen Môn that produces world-class sea salt
Photo: Anglesey AONB

Greentraveller's Guide to Anglesey AONB

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 12:03 on Monday 18 April 2016
As part of our series about the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the stunning and alluring Anglesey AONB
Gower coastal path section of Wales Coast Path, photo: Visit Swansea Bay

Walking Gower's Coastal Path

Posted by Sian Lewis at 09:27 on Thursday 14 April 2016
As part of our series about the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Sian Lewis walks the glorious coastal path of Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Wales
Kate Jenkin's award-winning sweet treats. Photo: Gower Cottage Brownies

A foodie safari around Gower

Posted by Sian Lewis at 05:01 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Welsh Protected Landscapes, Sian Lewis visits Gower AONB and tries local delicacies, ales and 'Welshman's caviar'
Surfer heads to Rhossili Bay

Greentraveller's Guide to Gower

Posted by News Editor at 03:45 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
As part of our series on the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Red Funnel launches electric car hire packages

Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:29 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
Ferry operator Red Funnel has launched electric car hire packages for foot passengers travelling from Southampton to the Isle of Wight.

Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - the best train journey in the UK?

Posted by News Editor at 11:22 on Tuesday 12 April 2016
Travel journalist Tom Chesshyre, who has just written a book on 49 unusual train journeys around the world, describes the trip from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsh as his Number One ride
Winners of World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016

Winners of the 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Posted by News Editor at 08:08 on Thursday 07 April 2016
The winners of the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards have been announced.