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Posted by Florence Fortnam at 10:20 on Tuesday 06 September 2016
The UK’s AONBs have come together to organise a 9-day programme of events to help people enjoy these protected areas, from 17-25 September 2016.
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 12:22 on Tuesday 16 August 2016
As part of our Greentraveller's Guide to Normandy, writer Harriet O’Brien takes a foodie tour of Normandy and tastes ice cider and succulent...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 12:06 on Tuesday 16 August 2016
The 2016 Cycle-Rail Photography Competition has been announced as part of the annual National Cycle-Rail Awards promoting integrated cycle-rail...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 10:14 on Thursday 11 August 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Florence Fortnam explores the archipelago by boat, mountain bike and...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 04:20 on Wednesday 10 August 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Naxos and the Small Cyclades, Florence Fortnam discovers some of the islands' finest native...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 10:37 on Wednesday 10 August 2016
Greentraveller and the Greek National Tourism Organisation Board (GNTO UK & Ireland) have published an online guide to Naxos and the Small...
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! Follow our trip around...
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 Richard Hammond at 11:23 on Wednesday 18 July 2007
Richard Hammond is one of the first to visit the Lake District Yurts.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 09:34 on Saturday 17 April 2010
The new ferry from Swansea to Cork by Fastnet Lines seems to have relaunched with little publicity for some reason.
Posted by Anna Shepard at 12:27 on Friday 25 February 2011
Read Anna Shepard's review of this secluded rural retreat on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:00 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 Sian Lewis at 10:04 on Friday 04 December 2015
Sian is now back from her Grand Tour of Switzerland, visiting the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Montreux's famous Christmas Market, skiing at...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:10 on Tuesday 31 August 2010
Today we have launched our unique online ferry journey planner with details of over 80 ferry journeys foot passengers can make between the UK,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Monday 11 December 2006
Lundy Island is managed by the Landmark Trust, which has restored over 20 of the island's buildings making them available all year round as...
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 11:08 on Sunday 18 July 2010
Here's our guide to taking bikes on a train in the UK and Ireland, and details of the bike policies of the main railway companies.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:39 on Saturday 30 December 2006
Review of Loch Ossian Hostel, Scottish Highlands | Richard Hammond
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:04 on Tuesday 04 January 2011
Browse our extensive range of beautiful, back-to-nature, quirky places to stay, glampsites and other luxury campsites in the UK and Ireland.
Posted by John Sannaee at 04:30 on Friday 31 May 2013
Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre is the one stop shop for any visitor to this part of the Brecon Beacons, discovers John Sannaee.
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 Catherine Mack at 09:38 on Wednesday 17 March 2010
Check out craft holidays in Ireland from Catherine Mack's selection of the country's finest
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 03:47 on Friday 21 October 2016
Co-wheels car club has launched on the Isle of Wight, providing visitors and residents access to hybrid and low emission cars at key locations across...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:07 on Monday 28 December 2015
From swimming in the Aegean to hiking along the little-known Glyndŵr's Way National Trail, here are some of our favourite experiences from 2015...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 11:50 on Friday 20 November 2015
As we celebrate our Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Sian Lewis explores the tastes of the island of Chios, from fragrant tangerines...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:49 on Saturday 18 November 2006
For a more DIY low-emissions trip to the Italian Alps, take the 9.09am Eurostar to Paris, then change for the direct high-speed TGV to Turin's...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Monday 11 December 2006
Lundy Island is managed by the Landmark Trust, which has restored over 20 of the island's buildings making them available all year round as...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:17 on Tuesday 16 January 2007
Tony Blair is to offset the carbon emissions from the flights he takes for his personal travel. The announcement follows criticism from...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:08 on Saturday 27 January 2007
Travelling to Spain doesn't have to mean having to fly, so here is our guide on how to reach Bilboa, or Santander, the greenest way possible.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:33 on Thursday 01 March 2007
Carbon offsetting companies came in for a drubbing when the government announced that only four of the UK’s 59 schemes met its standards.
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 Richard Hammond at 04:12 on Monday 21 May 2007
The Times' green photographic competition is designed to inspire awareness.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:33 on Tuesday 29 May 2007
Richard Hammond reviews the rustic La Locanda near the hilltop town of Urbino in Le Marche.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:37 on Friday 12 October 2007
The Sunday Times has listed five 'Best on the Net' travel websites and Greentraveller is included...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:47 on Saturday 26 August 2006
Read through a selection of top links for green travel in the UK and abroad.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:02 on Tuesday 12 August 2008
Cycle hire schemes are proving to be a hit with both locals and tourists in several European cities... The Paris scheme, known as ‘Velib’, is a huge...
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 12:39 on Saturday 13 December 2008
Here's a new site that puts travellers in touch with local guides.   The site currently lists profiles for 161 guides in 15 countries - in...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:56 on Sunday 18 October 2009
Catherine has joined the greentraveller team as co-editor. She will be writing articles about eco travel and reviews of green places to stay.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:14 on Wednesday 28 October 2009
Jeremy Smith, the co-author of 'Clean Breaks - 500 new ways to see the world' speaks to Paul Ash of the 'Sunday Times,' South...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:22 on Wednesday 11 November 2009
With climate change already shortening ski seasons, it’s hard to ignore the fact that indulging our love of snowy holidays is hastening their demise...