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Lucy Symons

Lucy has lived a peripatetic life which has encompassed several different roles, many of which revolve around travel – whether that’s touring around Europe acting on various stages, or just through her disembodied voice as she guides visitors via headphones through southern Italian architectural and art tours.

Although lucky enough to have travelled around Hungary extensively via train (no timetable to speak of, no doors, lots of goats and chickens… and don't get her started on the loos – it's how she learned the Magyar for "diabolical"...), her absolute favourite rail journey ever is on the Rhaetian Railway’s quaint Arosa-Bahn from Chur to Arosa in Switzerland. The views are astonishing as you wend your way through mountains and lakes and as you chug up the mountain towards the incredible Langweiser viaduct you positively flash back in time to the twenties when sunny Arosa was your health spa destination of choice.

We're thrilled to have Lucy as part of the Greentraveller team, she enjoys seeing the less travelled corners of England and meeting the amazing, inspirational owners of the green properties we list in Green Places to Stay.

Lucy Symons's blog posts

Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:24 on Wednesday 22 July 2015
It's St James' Day – Santiago's feast day –on 25th July, be inspired to tackle Spain's Camino de Santiago, 'The Way of St...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:42 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
Make the tooth fairy's money go further!
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:25 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
A week of hurtling through the French countryside visiting some fabulous accommodations listed on the Greentraveller website, eating great local food...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:54 on Tuesday 30 June 2015
Visit an amazing zero carbon B&B perched on a lofty hill overlooking the genteel town of Lewes, in the South Downs, which doesn't stint on...
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 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 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 Lucy Symons at 01:08 on Tuesday 24 March 2015
Lucy Symons boards Brittany Ferries Pont Aven ferry to St Malo to join the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the French association: Tables et...
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 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 Lucy Symons at 12:40 on Thursday 20 November 2014
Lucy Symons finds herself wedged between a picturesque canal and beautiful lake in a Peak District holiday cottage on a farm, contemplating the best...

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