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Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:01 on Friday 08 July 2016
Richard Hammond and family try out the 'Featherdown Farm' experience at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:51 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.
Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 02:21 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
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:50 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.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:23 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...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:55 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...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:12 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...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 10:35 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!
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:47 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...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:49 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...
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 01:28 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
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 01:19 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-...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 01:03 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
Posted by Sian Lewis at 10:27 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...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 06:01 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'...
Posted by News Editor at 04:45 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Lucy Symons at 12:40 on Thursday 03 September 2015
Our pick of the best luxury yurt camps in the UK & Europe, including a lovely glampsite in Dorset, a bolthole in Andalucia and a back-to-nature...
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 11:56 on Saturday 11 September 2010
Philippa Jacks tests out the First Great Western sleeper service to Cornwall.
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 Philippa Jacks at 09:31 on Saturday 07 May 2011
Our country-by-country guide to taking your bike onboard the railway networks of Europe.
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
Richard Hammond gives ten eco-friendly winter activities, from skiing without leaving the UK to snow shoeing in the French Pyrenees.
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 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 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 03:00 on Tuesday 27 June 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Hoopoe luxury yurt hotel in Andalucia, southern Spain.
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
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