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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 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...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:03 on Thursday 14 August 2014
Here is a list of our favourite Top Five Holiday Huts in the UK. From a secluded shepherd's hut in Wales to a luxury dwelling minutes from the...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:58 on Wednesday 30 July 2014
In celebration of National Parks Week (28 July to 3 August) we have put together a list of some great things to do in the great outdoors.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:40 on Tuesday 29 July 2014
The latest in our series of top fives is a Greentraveller favourite, tree houses, most of which are perfect for a long break with the family or just...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:38 on Thursday 24 July 2014
A selection of some of the most welcoming and authentic farmstays in the UK. Perfect for a family break!
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:28 on Thursday 24 July 2014
Greentraveller has an occasional Top Fives series. This one is: Top Five Yurt camps.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:06 on Wednesday 02 July 2014
Lucy Symons is inspired by the gorgeous Devon countryside, creative up-cycling, sustainable living, and the joys of electric bikes.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:56 on Wednesday 02 April 2014
Lucy Symons finds the YHA has undergone quite a renaissance and Brecon Beacons is no different - not a youth? Fancy a double room with en-suite?...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:54 on Thursday 20 February 2014
In the middle of an AONB, you will find an unspoilt, tranquil place. Come here for the gorgeous peace and views, stay because of the brilliant...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:51 on Friday 14 February 2014
Consummate hosts, comfy beds, fluffy towels, delicious breakfasts and panoramic views of the mountains which offer an amazing variety of thing to do...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:00 on Thursday 13 February 2014
If you're looking for a perfect, central, Welsh spot to celebrate with a big group, or a place that can fit several generations under one roof,...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:46 on Tuesday 29 October 2013
Lucy Symons goes in search of The River Cottage's influence in a big corporate setting and is pleasantly surprised.

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