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Harriet O'Brien

Harriet O’Brien is a journalist and editor who has been writing about travel and its myriad rewards for more than 15 years.

Since she moved from downtown Brixton to rural Oxfordshire several years ago, she has developed a preference (bordering on dogged determination) to explore places on foot – it’s the only way to get really under the skin of a location, she says.

She is the Cotswolds correspondent for The Telegraph and is a regular contributor to The Independent, among other media outlets.

Harriet is the author of Greentraveller's Guide to the Kent Downs AONBGreentraveller's Guide to the Dorset AONB and Greentraveller's Guide to the Cotswolds AONB.

Harriet OBrien's blog posts

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 Harriet OBrien at 11:03 on Tuesday 13 October 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train, we have produced a guide to Lyon.
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 04:01 on Tuesday 22 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by Eurostar, we have produced a guide to Lille, France
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 01:14 on Tuesday 14 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien joins the Cotswolds AONB on one of their free guided walks and discovers butterflies, bluebells and wild orchids
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 03:38 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien visits a farm in the Cotswolds to learn the craft of dry stone walling on a rural skills course run by the Cotswolds AONB
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 11:57 on Tuesday 07 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien discovers vineyards, hops gardens, orchards and fruit farms on a whistlestop tour of innovative local food producers and...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 05:00 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien encounters bees, butterflies and bluebells on a wildlife tour of some of the Kent Downs' most spectacular species of...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 03:13 on Thursday 17 July 2014
In celebration of Dorset's artistic inspirations, Harriet O'Brien, provides a history of Dorset’s creativity
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 11:15 on Monday 23 June 2014
As we publish our Greentraveller's Guide to Dorset AONB, the author of the guide, Harriet O'Brien, provides an overview of the region'...

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