Green Travel & Holidays
Discover the natural wonders of the UK and the world responsibly
With views like this I hope you will see that there is so much diverse beauty and wonder to discover around Great Britain and indeed on your own doorstep. From flat sandy golden beaches that stretch for miles and teem with wildlife to spectacular rugged coastlines or mountains and valleys, what could be better and greener than taking a break in the UK? I'm not saying never go abroad, travel is good for the soul and such an uplifting experience, you will find many articles on how you can travel with a low or zero impact on the environment on this page.
Researching and building this website I have learned of so many places I would just love to go and explore. Take a look at the county listings in Countryside or Coast to see what natural wonders you could be experiencing in England, Scotland or Wales.
Green Travel News
- Poet’s corners: a car-free tour of inspiring Wordsworth sites 11th March 2020To celebrate 250 years since his birth, we take 10 train and bus trips to houses, gardens, lakes – vales and hills, too – that were important to this early environmentalistWilliam Wordsworth was born in Cumbria 250 years ago, on 7 April 1770. Inspired by nature and a sense of place, he was an environmentalist […]
- Treehouses and tyres: an eco-cabin break in mid Wales’ mountain biking country 4th March 2020The wind- and solar-powered cabins of Beudy Banc provide a great base for exploring this beautiful area on foot or by bikeThe last time I rode a mountain bike I was a fearless 11-year-old, undaunted by gravel, steep slopes and the prospect of a broken collarbone as I tried to master a wheelie. The last […]
- 10 great bars and cafes near railway stations in Europe: readers’ travel tips 28th February 2020Speedy bites, beer by the litre and ice-cream find a place to shine in cafes and bars, from classic to shabby chic, calling at all stations between Dublin and VilniusInside Vilnius’s unassuming 19th-century socialist-realist station itself is shabby-chic Bar Peronas. It serves excellent local beer (€2.50) alongside solid cocktails; if you’re feeling adventurous, try Herba […]
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UK Holiday & Travel
First TransPennine Express
National train ticket booking service. Train is my preferred travel choice and one of the greenest too. TransPennine Express is my go-to booking service with the best prices.
Haven Coastal Holiday Parks: Family friendly holiday parks for camping, touring or self-catering chalets and lodges on the coast with all amenities on site leaving you free to explore all day.
UK Tripadvisor Rentals: Possibly the biggest selection of holiday rentals and hotels with a wide range of properties from tree homes to castles and everything in between.
Park Holidays UK: Great value caravan holidays across a large range of fantastic holiday parks across Southern England.
The Best of Exmoor: A small independent agency offering cottages in the magical Exmoor National Park, Somerset and Devon. On the coast with sea views, on farms in the Park...
National Holidays: UK’s leading coach holiday company, hundreds of short breaks and holidays ranging from two day weekend breaks to 15 day touring holidays in the UK and across Europe.
Away Resorts: UK holiday park operator, with 6 parks in Lincolnshire, Isle of Wight, North Wales, Hayling Island, Essex & The New Forest.
European & World Travel
Maps & Guide Books
Lonely Planet Publications
Some of the best guide books and planners for UK and world travel as well as tips and inspiration. Scroll down the page and sign up to their newsletter for 20% off your order.
The Ordnance Survey Shop
Printed and digital maps for exploring the outdoors. Wherever you go I recommend taking an OS map for the area which marks permitted footpaths, landmarks, contours, elevation...