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Paul Miles

 

Pauhas been writing about green travel for over a decade. He is a regularly contributor to a variety of publications, predominantly the Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller and The Ecologist. Paul lived for five years on the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific where he worked on community ecotourism with WWF and other NGOs.
Paul currently lives in the Midlands and hopes soon to make the inland waterways his home, by living on a narrowboat. Recent trips have included a visit to the Bass Rock gannet colony in the Firth of Forth, interRailing around Europe and a visit to the Cree in Alberta to do a story about the devastating impact of tar sands mining.
Paul currently lives in the Midlands and hopes soon to make the inland waterways his home, by living on a narrowboat. Recent trips have included a visit to the Bass Rock gannet colony in the Firth of Forth, interRailing around Europe and a visit to the Cree in Alberta to do a story about the devastating impact of tar sands mining


Paul has written the following guides for Greentraveller:
 

Greentraveller's Guide to the Howardian Hills AONB
Greentraveller's Guide to East Devon AONB
Greentraveller's Guide to the Llŷn AONB

Paul has been writing and photographing on sustainable travel for over a decade. His work has appeared in many publications, including the Financial Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The Ecologist and The Idler. His photography is stocked by Axiom Photographic Agency. 

For five years in the 1990s, Paul lived in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific where he worked on community ecotourism with WWF and other NGOs.

When he came back to the UK, he lived in London and was soon jetting off all over the world every few weeks, writing and photographing travel features, focusing on islands and sustainable tourism. He became increasingly unsure whether the benefits to conservation and communities from tourism could outweigh the negative environmental impacts of flying. In 2008, he decided to break from promoting long-haul travel and has hardly flown since. 

He now makes amends for his Yeti-sized carbon footprint by living a very simple life, cruising the waterways of England and Wales in his narrowboat, using public transport and his bicycle. He has never owned a car. He keeps an occasional blog of his narrowboat travels and more at www.milesawayagain.blogspot.com

Paul Miles's blog posts

Posted by Paul Miles at 08:15 on Friday 04 April 2014
In celebration of English Tourism Week, we select some wonderful trips that connect public transport with great experiences. Leave the car at home...
Posted by Paul Miles at 10:00 on Wednesday 27 November 2013
Paul Miles goes in search of markets and mills in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and comes across a Gothic eye-catcher on...
Posted by Paul Miles at 10:36 on Monday 25 November 2013
Paul Miles visits Castle Howard, a magnificent stately pile in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire, and ends...
Posted by Paul Miles at 10:00 on Thursday 22 August 2013
Paul Miles dreams of cantering over the hills when he visits this remote B&B and holiday cottage where the owner specialises in horse-riding...
Posted by Paul Miles at 10:51 on Monday 08 July 2013
Paul Miles visits The Grange Guesthouse, a fun B&B just a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon, the gateway to...
Posted by Paul Miles at 12:11 on Wednesday 19 June 2013
With its big crunchy gravel drive and a double-height reception room where a grandfather clock ticks, this former granary is rather grand and...
Posted by Paul Miles at 11:22 on Wednesday 12 June 2013
The up-cycled furniture, minimalist Scandinavian style and Black Mountain views impress Paul Miles at this modern house in the village of Llowes,...
Posted by Paul Miles at 09:51 on Friday 07 June 2013
The quiet hillside location and the owners’ inspirational green living and a welcome with tea and homemade bara brith impress Paul Miles during his...
Posted by Paul Miles at 07:21 on Thursday 30 May 2013
Paul Miles stays at a quirky stone cabin by a rushing stream with a wild swimming (or perhaps ‘dipping’) hole and a fire pit on the lawn.
Posted by Paul Miles at 03:10 on Wednesday 29 May 2013
Paul Miles enjoys views of a well-tended garden and tastes eggs from the owners’ hens at this converted 400-year old stone barn in the historic...
Posted by Paul Miles at 10:01 on Tuesday 22 January 2013
Our writer, Paul Miles, heads 200ft underground in Devon to visit the Beer Quarry Caves, a vast and fascinating labyrinth of centuries-old caverns,...
Posted by Paul Miles at 05:28 on Thursday 17 January 2013
Paul Miles spends a few days exploring the East Devon section of Route 2, a cycle path linking Dover and St Austell, and enjoys some good local food...
Posted by Paul Miles at 11:11 on Wednesday 19 December 2012
Our writer, Paul Miles, visits Upcott House, a sensitively-restored Arts and Crafts house (complete with turret and plenty of eco features), set high...
Posted by Paul Miles at 03:00 on Friday 07 September 2012
Paul Miles explores the wildlife on the remote Welsh island of Bardsey, on the Llŷn peninsula
Posted by Paul Miles at 07:18 on Wednesday 05 September 2012
Paul Miles discovers there's far more to Porthdinllaen, a tiny coastal village on the Llŷn Peninsula, than fishing and drinking
Posted by Paul Miles at 02:50 on Tuesday 04 September 2012
Paul Miles cycles from Aberdaron to Pwllheli to explore the beautiful garden at Plas Yn Rhiw, a National Trust property in the Llŷn AONB

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