In line with a general trend to becoming more ‘green’, we are now starting a new series on Green Travel suggestions.
Here is our selection of some of the most spectacular rail journeys around UK. Best about these is that you don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy beautiful sights, just sit back and enjoy!
The best way to enjoy the British countryside is by hopping on the Northern Belle, which aims to recreate the feel of travel as it was in the 1930s. The “Grand Tour” follows a circular route north via York, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands before returning south via Chester, Snowdonia and Bath.
Settle & Carlisle offers some of the finest British scenery as the train weaves between peaks and moorlands. Trains from Leeds thread through the Aire Valley to enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park, just north of Settle. There are great walks from each of the ten stations where the train stops.
These are two impressive routes through the mountains of Snowdonia, to Blaenau Ffestiniog and Caernarfon respectively. If you’re a fan of waterpools, Ffestiniog is the one to choose as one of the glorious views it offers is when it spirals above the waters of the Tanygrisiau Reservoir.