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new places to discover car-free
free e-book of Scenic Rail & Bus Journeys
win a bottle of prosecco or a £10 rail voucher
Birds, animals, castles, gardens and boat trips … Here are six summery escapes in reach of London that will make a day trip into an adventure.
From York to the Yorkshire coast across miles of purple heather. No wonder the Coastliner was recently voted Britain’s most scenic bus ride.
Enchanting gardens set in the wooded valley of the River Torridge
Car-free offer: Please phone for details: 01805 624067
Brighten up the gloomy winter months with these fabulous displays of festive wonder. Flowers, animals, incandescent waterfalls... you're sure to be enchanted.
Catch a water taxi to the docks and the Royal Armouries, take a hike on wild Ilkley Moor or stroll round lovely Harlow Carr gardens.
Avoid the traffic and stroll through Oxford’s streets on foot; find flowering meadows, stride out along the Thames or ride a bus to Blenheim Palace.
Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house dating back to Tudor times - tours, nature gardening sessions and pop-up restaurant, by appointment only
Car-free offer: gift of home grown vegetables or beef
Explore the subtropical South Cornish landscapes by train, bus, boat, or on foot from Falmouth, a busy port with the world’s third deepest natural harbour.
An inspiring family-friendly garden, with innovative designs, creative planting and practical ideas to take home
Car-free offer: Phone for details: 01423 565418
Shakespeare’s Perdita longs for daffodils that “take/The winds of March with beauty”; here are six places to see daffs without a car.
A stunning contemporary walled garden, nestled within the grounds of regency-style Scampston Hall
Car-free offer: 30% off entry with valid train or bus ticket, or bike
High Wycombe is an excellent hub for car-free adventures: Disraeli’s manor house and the Hellfire caves and are each just ten minutes away by bus.
Half an hour south of the centre of London, you can find some beautiful walking country: flowering parkland, historic commons, woods and nature reserves.
French Renaissance-style château, home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts
Car-free offer: Please contact Waddesdon for details: 01296 820414
Cycle downriver to Grantchester, catch a train to see Shepreth’s red pandas or hop on the bus to visit bird-haunted lakes at Fen Drayton.
An hour from London by train, there are some hidden gems hiding here among the thatched villages beside the River Ouse.
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Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount