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Posted by Florence Fortnam at 02:00 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to the Kent Downs Area of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:25 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
We've produced a video about the FYTbus - an innovative local minibus service on the Isle of Wight.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:43 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
Voyages SNCF is offering tickets at only £99 return to the South of France and a special offer for 10% off on all City Passes to enjoy discounts...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:54 on Thursday 18 June 2015
The YHA has invested chunks of change in upgrading their cycling provision at several of their hostels and it doesn't stop there - check out...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:02 on Wednesday 17 June 2015
A new publication has been produced highlighting the value of England's protected landscapes to the economy.
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 02:22 on Tuesday 16 June 2015
Writer Paul Bloomfield follows in the (bare) footsteps of pilgrims through the centuries on a walk across the sands to Normandy’s famous monastery-...
Posted by Lauren Jones at 12:25 on Monday 15 June 2015
Pedal-powered business Les Boîtes à Vélo from Nantes and Antwerp-based car sharing company, Tapazz, have won the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Award for...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:01 on Monday 15 June 2015
We have produced a series of videos about how to travel to Avebury and Stonehenge without a car... less carbon, more fun!
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 04:53 on Wednesday 10 June 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to Normandy
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:39 on Tuesday 09 June 2015
Campagne en Provence, super popular with the discriminating retired crowd, yet also ideal for families to release free-range children where they can...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:16 on Friday 29 May 2015
A sophisticated oasis in the centre of France, Les Orangeries – it’s a great stop off point if you are travelling further south, but honestly should...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:36 on Friday 29 May 2015
Staying in Les Clauzades Vieilles is a rare chance to experience luxurious autonomous French Country living – perfectly imagined by an English family...
Posted by Liz Granirer at 01:14 on Thursday 28 May 2015
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, enjoy wildlife and star gazing and want it in a truly beautiful setting away from it all, this is definitely...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:12 on Wednesday 27 May 2015
Lance and Rain, privileged to be looking after this little corner of The Lot Valley, act as stewards for their old buildings bringing them back in to...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:49 on Wednesday 27 May 2015
Several stages of the Tour de France will pass through the stunning Lot Valley from 17-20th July this year. Here's our guide to some of the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:27 on Thursday 21 May 2015
Love the Peak District? Please complete our transport survey about bus services for a chance to win a collection of travel publications!
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 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 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 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...