Public transport trips

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Foraged feasts and BFG footprints: my car-free break in the Chilterns
New bus routes make it easier to explore the rural idyll that inspired Milton, Roald Dahl and David Bowie. Last autumn our author immersed herself in the woods and fare of Buckinghamshire

Phoebe Taplin

13, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Historic towns linked by a Severn ramble: my car-free break in Shropshire
A train to Bridgnorth, then buses and walking boots open up the delights of this rural corner – including a clock that goes backwards

Phoebe Taplin

07, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Lobster pots, wild moors and Dracula: a car-free break in Whitby
It’s no mystery that the setting of this North Yorkshire coastal town inspired Bram Stoker’s horror classic – and reaching it can mean taking Britain’s most scenic bus ride

Phoebe Taplin

29, Nov, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Smokie hot action and goosebumps: a car-free trip to Arbroath
From atmospheric outdoor theatre and historic houses to sumptuous seafood and dramatic clifftop walks, Scotland’s east coast gets the pulse racing

Phoebe Taplin

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Eccentric poets, exotic flora and wild seas: a car-free break on the Llŷn peninsula
There’s much to delight in this part of north-west Wales, including dazzling scenery you’ll see from the slow train on the way

Phoebe Taplin

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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County Down, and around: a car-free trip to Bangor, Northern Ireland
A coast and cultural break takes in beaches, wildlife, paddleboarding and a fine array of attractions – including the poignant Titanic Belfast museum

Phoebe Taplin

09, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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More drama than Broadchurch: a car-free trip around West Bay, Dorset
This area’s cliffs and beach were a focus for the TV show filmed here but there’s also nature, history and wildlife to savour on a bus-friendly break

Phoebe Taplin

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Blyth spirit: a car-free break along the coast of Northumberland
Taking in beaches, castles, historic houses and wildlife, this bus-based trip from Blyth via Ashington is a shore-fire winner

Phoebe Taplin

20, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Bikes, boats and Betjeman: a car-free break in Wadebridge, Cornwall
While Padstow and Rock heave with cars, a three-generation stay further up the River Camel manages to keep everyone happy

Phoebe Taplin

11, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Slow down in Snowdonia: a laid-back way to see north Wales
We take the train and local buses on a break with a new low-carbon specialist that aims to ‘make slow travel mainstream’

Jane Dunford

02, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Seabirds, lobsters and rock: a car-free trip to Bridlington, east Yorkshire
Seaside pleasures and foodie delights are on offer at this traditional resort – and there are superb gardens and wildlife to discover, too

Phoebe Taplin

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The US should nationalize the Greyhound bus company. Hear me out | Bhaskar Sunkara
Millions of Americans rely on motorcoaches, but the pandemic hit bus companies hard. I say: nationalize it

Bhaskar Sunkara

20, May, 2021 @10:20 AM

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