7 Green Traveller Favourites

21 October 2021

Did you know 1% of domestic UK transport emissions come from rail, making it one of the greenest ways to travel? And it's getting greener all the time! Recently community rail partnerships and groups that support our scenic railways across Britain celebrated Community Rail Week (18-24 October) and encouraged people to think about taking greener journeys in the future.

To celebrate we're proud to welcome journalist, film maker and Green Traveller founder, Richard Hammond, who shares with us his seven favourite scenic railway routes across Britain.

Richard Hammond

Have a read below, follow the hashtag #GoGreenByTrain on social media, and consider taking the train on your next scenic rail adventure.

Cambrian Coast Line

Cambrian Railway

This stunning line is considered to be one of the most scenic in the world. Historic castles, coastal views and rugged landscapes all make up this spectacular journey as it winds its way from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli in North West Wales. Find out more...

West Highland Line

West Highland Line

This breath-takingly beautiful route offers impressive scenery beyond the well-known Glenfinnan Viaduct, most famous for its appearance in the Harry Potter films. Find out more...

Furness Line

Furness Line

Enjoy picture postcard views across the beautiful Morecambe Bay and explore beyond the railway with self-guided walks from the stations into glorious countryside. Find out more...

Tamar Valley Line

Tamar Valley Line

Rolling pastures, green fields and charming villages are all great reasons to explore this railway line between Plymouth and Gunnislake. Find out more...

Settle to Carlisle

Settle to Carlisle, Ribblehead Viaduct, Anthony Ward

It's easy to see why this journey makes it onto many travel wish lists, with panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and lush Cumbrian landscapes. Find out more...

Bittern Line

Bittern Line

Connecting the city with the coast, this scenic line passes through the Broads National Park and wonderful views of the North Norfolk countryside. Find out more...

Arun Valley

Arun Valley Line

With easy access to the South Downs National Park, this route is a favourite among walkers. Look out for the imposing Arundel Castle that can be seen from the train! Find out more...

If you're looking to plan a greener holiday, greentraveller.co.uk is the perfect place to start. You'll find lots of helpful tips, inspiration, and resources to help travellers plan greener holidays across Britain and across to Europe and beyond.

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