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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 10:00 on Thursday 29 December 2016
Our favourite experiences from 2016, from skyrunning in the Dolomites and bodyboating in North Wales to cycling in southern England and staying in a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:33 on Tuesday 29 November 2016
The Youth Hostel Association is offering a 20% discount for stays at selected London hostels so you can get away to the capital this winter without...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 09:58 on Tuesday 18 October 2016
Brittany Ferries has 2 fabulous promotions: Save up to 20% on 2017 holidays to France & Spain and 3 Nights for 2 when you stay at selected French...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:51 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 Lucy Symons at 09:23 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 04:55 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 03:12 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 Lucy Symons at 03:42 on Monday 07 December 2015
With her wheelchair-using father, Lucy has a lovely time at the accessible, award winning, self-catering, gem of an eco lodge in Lowen, part of...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:11 on Wednesday 02 December 2015
Thoughtfully done, ever-so green and run by a team of passionate local Cornish people - accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs alike, beach side...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:10 on Wednesday 04 November 2015
Macs Adventure launches their Corsica Collection of four new self-guided walking and cycling tours on the beautiful French island of Corsica.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:22 on Tuesday 03 November 2015
Hit the holiday heights by staying in one of Eurocamp's fantastic French tree houses in seven locations!
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:14 on Tuesday 15 September 2015
Le Marche (all the best bits of Tuscany but without the tourists) is the location of these amazing, Italian villas with astonishing views and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:08 on Tuesday 08 September 2015
Spannocchia: experience the beginning and the end of the process - of food production, of life on the land; come to embrace the traditions of Tuscan...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:22 on Tuesday 08 September 2015
Laticastelli is a luxury hotel with a fabulous restaurant perched on a hilltop in Tuscany with stunning infinity pool, heavenly views and has amazing...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:40 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 Lucy Symons at 01:42 on Tuesday 04 August 2015
Adventure tour operator, Headwater, launches optional electric bikes; quick, nimble and easy to use, e-bikes are becoming an increasingly popular way...

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