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Posted by Mark Rowe at 10:06 on Friday 31 March 2017
Mark Rowe tramps through Lincolnshire, discovering beaches and seaside towns: revisiting Grimsby via the city of culture, Hull, before ending up at...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:07 on Tuesday 07 March 2017
Richard Hammond and family try out Eurocamp’s pre-assembled camping experience at La Pointe St-Gilles in Brittany
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:11 on Tuesday 28 February 2017
New booking tool combines cutting edge interactive video technology with an innovative online application that enables visitors to build their own...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 10:41 on Thursday 19 January 2017
Long-tail or Christiana? Trailors or tag-alongs? What about conversion kits & accessories? Rhiannon Batten sifts through the options to find a...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:37 on Tuesday 03 January 2017
Eurostar has joined rail pass organisation Eurail Group and launched a new, lower and simpler fare for Interrail travellers from £23 single
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 Mark Rowe at 10:45 on Thursday 15 December 2016
Mark Rowe treks along the new 15-mile extension of the Coleridge Way from Porlock, and comes across a herd of Exmoor red deer, England's...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:33 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 Florence Fortnam at 04:16 on Sunday 13 November 2016
Jini Reddy, author of the recently published book Wild Times, picks out some of her favourite experiences in Britain that connect us with nature and...
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 Lucy Symons at 10:58 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 Florence Fortnam at 07:22 on Thursday 13 October 2016
To mark its 40th anniversary, the Two Moors Way walking route is being relaunched this autumn alongside a whole host of trail improvements and new...
Posted by Sarah Baxter at 05:26 on Wednesday 12 October 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Germany, Sarah Baxter celebrates some of the country's special protected areas, from wildlife-...
Posted by Sarah Baxter at 12:09 on Wednesday 12 October 2016
As we launch our Greentraveller's Guide to Germany, Sarah Baxter reveals some of Germany's finest edible delights, from kirsch-soaked black...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:52 on Friday 07 October 2016
Blogger Victoria Watts Kennedy discovers the beautiful beaches and wildlife in Germany's Wadden Sea National Park.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:40 on Wednesday 07 September 2016
Our latest video is about cycling in glorious parts of Southern England whether you're on a road bike, mountain bike or hybrid...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:20 on Wednesday 09 January 2013
We've updated our popular treehouse holiday page with lots of lovely tree-houses in the UK, France, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:54 on Saturday 12 March 2011
The Independent newspaper asked greentraveller's Richard Hammond to recommend 10 bed and breakfasts for its guide to the 50 Best B&Bs in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:25 on Wednesday 01 February 2012
From stylish country hotels and cosy cottages to eco cabins and yurt camps, our pick of the best green accommodation in Britain.
Posted by HannahFitzgibbon at 10:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...
Posted by WillRoss at 02:58 on Tuesday 27 July 2010
Will Ross introduces 'Sail Rail' - a unique initiative that offers all-inclusive tickets for combined ferry and train travel from UK...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:10 on Wednesday 22 May 2013
Greentraveller is one of 30 organisations that have been invited by Start UK - the initiative championed by HRH Prince Charles - to showcase...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:33 on Saturday 05 January 2013
A selection of our favourite places to stay that have natural swimming pools. Compared with chlorinated pools, a dip in these pools is like swimming...
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 07:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:29 on Saturday 03 November 2007
Richard Hammond visits one of Under the Thatch's most popular lets - a Romany Caravan in West Wales.
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 08:39 on Wednesday 21 July 2010
Thanks to the new 'across-channel' Green Way (Avenue Verte), we can all enjoy traffic free cycling trips through the best of South England...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:48 on Saturday 25 August 2007
As a third series of Tribe gets underway, Bruce Parry and his crew describe their personal highlights from their latest extreme adventures, and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:40 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 Philippa Jacks at 11:56 on Saturday 11 September 2010
Philippa Jacks tests out the First Great Western sleeper service to Cornwall.
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 09:31 on Saturday 07 May 2011
Our country-by-country guide to taking your bike onboard the railway networks of Europe.
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 07:25 on Wednesday 01 February 2012
From stylish country hotels and cosy cottages to eco cabins and yurt camps, our pick of the best green accommodation in Britain.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:34 on Wednesday 28 March 2007
As green travel has become big business it has sparked a rise in faux ecotourism, or 'greenwashing', GreenTraveller's Richard Hammond reports on the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Saturday 20 October 2007
Richard Hammond gives ten eco-friendly winter activities, from skiing without leaving the UK to snow shoeing in the French Pyrenees.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:01 on Saturday 17 February 2007
Our guide to top of the best eco-friendly weekends in the UK and France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:07 on Saturday 31 March 2007
Richard Hammond reports on a new guide to 'responsible escapism' in the UK...It's seemingly easier to find an eco lodge in east Africa than it is to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:48 on Saturday 25 August 2007
As a third series of Tribe gets underway, Bruce Parry and his crew describe their personal highlights from their latest extreme adventures, and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:00 on Wednesday 02 September 2009
Increasingly, travellers are volunteering for placements abroad to work on conservation and development projects, thinking they will be benefit local...
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 08:23 on Wednesday 03 August 2011
Our 8-day blog/twitter trip (with high def video!) travelling on Switzerland's iconic train journeys, including the Glacier Express and Jungrau...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:19 on Saturday 22 July 2006
A new walking holiday in the Indian Himalayas is offering the chance to experience life in traditional mountain villages.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:30 on Saturday 03 February 2007
Camping and caravanning have long enjoyed a close association, yet while there is little doubt that camping is low impact, should caravanning be...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:05 on Friday 02 March 2007
Catherine Mack describes ten tree-friendly holidays, from tree houses to tree climbing, where she says you can 'branch out' this spring...
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 Richard Hammond at 03:12 on Monday 14 May 2007
Mark Hodson picks the best website and guidebooks for green travllers.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:09 on Friday 14 December 2007
A new travel club for the upmarket eco traveller has launched.The Nature & Kind Travel Collection describes itself as a "direct booking solution...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:15 on Wednesday 28 October 2009
How do you make a group of greenies see red? Ask them how they feel about certification | Richard Hammond
Posted by HannahFitzgibbon at 10:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...