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Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:52 on Tuesday 10 March 2015
The finalists have been announced for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:35 on Friday 06 March 2015
Heard of Glyndŵr’s Way? This little-known National Trail carves a beautiful and remote 135 mile loop through the open moorland, rolling farmland and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:47 on Thursday 19 February 2015
Greentraveller would like to congratulate Manor House Stables on their Highly Commended in the Self-catering and Teaching Establishment of the Year...
Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 09:59 on Wednesday 18 February 2015
Yvonne Gordon discovers how local artists explore the vibrant colours of the landscape on the Mediterranean island of Gozo
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:05 on Tuesday 20 January 2015
As part of our celebration of great places to visit, we've published a Greentraveller's Guide to Gozo, one of most beautiful islands in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:38 on Monday 19 January 2015
I wrote a small piece in the Guardian this weekend about the joys of slow travel. Here is an extended version of the article...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:40 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
The longlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel has been announced, including six sustainable travel schemes from the UK,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:00 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
Where to stay, eat, shop and go in Somerset and Exmoor, our latest guide supporting sustainable rural tourism experiences in the south west.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:53 on Sunday 28 December 2014
Our favourite experiences of the year, compiled by Paul Bloomfield, Sarah Barrell, Rhiannon Batten, Paul Miles, David Atkinson, Helen Voce &...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:36 on Friday 12 December 2014
Tickets for Eurostar’s new year-round service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille are now on sale, with fares starting from £45.50 single in Standard...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 12:06 on Friday 05 December 2014
All aboard for the Santa Express! Rhiannon Batten selects 15 heritage railway lines that open in winter to provide a series of festive trips that are...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:38 on Tuesday 02 December 2014
Lucy Symons builds up a good appetite riding a tandem in the Black Mountains and enjoys the hospitality and home made jam at a charming riverside B...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:41 on Thursday 27 November 2014
Lucy Symons tests her balance riding a tandem through the mountains of Wales on Drover Holidays wonderful self-guided meander through Wye Valley.
Posted by HannahFitzgibbon at 10:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 10:25 on Friday 21 November 2014
From experiencing Dunster by Candlelight using the West Somerset Railway to a luxury break at Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, here are five ways to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:43 on Thursday 20 November 2014
Greentraveller member Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges, near Winkleigh, Devon, won Gold for sustainable tourism in last night's Devon Tourism Awards...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:20 on Wednesday 09 January 2013
We've updated our popular treehouse holiday page with lots of lovely tree-houses in the UK, France, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:54 on Saturday 12 March 2011
The Independent newspaper asked greentraveller's Richard Hammond to recommend 10 bed and breakfasts for its guide to the 50 Best B&Bs in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:25 on Wednesday 01 February 2012
From stylish country hotels and cosy cottages to eco cabins and yurt camps, our pick of the best green accommodation in Britain.
Posted by HannahFitzgibbon at 10:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:10 on Wednesday 22 May 2013
Greentraveller is one of 30 organisations that have been invited by Start UK - the initiative championed by HRH Prince Charles - to showcase...
Posted by WillRoss at 02:58 on Tuesday 27 July 2010
Will Ross introduces 'Sail Rail' - a unique initiative that offers all-inclusive tickets for combined ferry and train travel from UK...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:29 on Saturday 03 November 2007
Richard Hammond visits one of Under the Thatch's most popular lets - a Romany Caravan in West Wales.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:11 on Tuesday 12 August 2008
Richard Hammond takes the laid-back route to Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily on a no-fly island-hopping adventure in the sun... I was standing on...
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 08:39 on Wednesday 21 July 2010
Thanks to the new 'across-channel' Green Way (Avenue Verte), we can all enjoy traffic free cycling trips through the best of South England...
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 05:02 on Sunday 19 December 2010
Our pick of the best luxury yurt camps in Europe, including a wonderful bolthole in Andalucia and a back-to-nature site in the mountains of central...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:49 on Monday 29 May 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Canvas Chic, a truly luxurious eco-camp in Ardeche, France.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 09:34 on Saturday 17 April 2010
The new ferry from Swansea to Cork by Fastnet Lines seems to have relaunched with little publicity for some reason.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:23 on Wednesday 18 July 2007
Richard Hammond is one of the first to visit the Lake District Yurts.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:33 on Saturday 05 January 2013
A selection of our favourite places to stay that have natural swimming pools. Compared with chlorinated pools, a dip in these pools is like swimming...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:48 on Saturday 25 August 2007
As a third series of Tribe gets underway, Bruce Parry and his crew describe their personal highlights from their latest extreme adventures, and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:25 on Wednesday 01 February 2012
From stylish country hotels and cosy cottages to eco cabins and yurt camps, our pick of the best green accommodation in Britain.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:34 on Wednesday 28 March 2007
As green travel has become big business it has sparked a rise in faux ecotourism, or 'greenwashing', GreenTraveller's Richard Hammond reports on the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Saturday 20 October 2007
Ten eco-friendly winter activities, from skiing without leaving the UK to snow shoeing in the French Pyrenees...1. Take the train Not only is...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:01 on Saturday 17 February 2007
Our guide to top of the best eco-friendly weekends in the UK and France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:07 on Saturday 31 March 2007
Richard Hammond reports on a new guide to 'responsible escapism' in the UK...It's seemingly easier to find an eco lodge in east Africa than it is to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:48 on Saturday 25 August 2007
As a third series of Tribe gets underway, Bruce Parry and his crew describe their personal highlights from their latest extreme adventures, and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:00 on Wednesday 02 September 2009
Increasingly, travellers are volunteering for placements abroad to work on conservation and development projects, thinking they will be benefit local...
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 08:23 on Wednesday 03 August 2011
Our 8-day blog/twitter trip (with high def video!) travelling on Switzerland's iconic train journeys, including the Glacier Express and Jungrau...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:19 on Saturday 22 July 2006
A new walking holiday in the Indian Himalayas is offering the chance to experience life in traditional mountain villages.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:30 on Saturday 03 February 2007
Camping and caravanning have long enjoyed a close association, yet while there is little doubt that camping is low impact, should caravanning be...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:05 on Friday 02 March 2007
Catherine Mack describes ten tree-friendly holidays, from tree houses to tree climbing, where she says you can 'branch out' this spring...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:12 on Monday 14 May 2007
Mark Hodson picks the best website and guidebooks for green travllers.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:09 on Friday 14 December 2007
A new travel club for the upmarket eco traveller has launched.The Nature & Kind Travel Collection describes itself as a "direct booking solution...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:15 on Wednesday 28 October 2009
How do you make a group of greenies see red? Ask them how they feel about certification | Richard Hammond
Posted by HannahFitzgibbon at 10:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:49 on Saturday 18 November 2006
For a more DIY low-emissions trip to the Italian Alps, take the 9.09am Eurostar to Paris, then change for the direct high-speed TGV to Turin's...