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Flight-free holidays

As part of our commitment to responsible travelling, we aim to provide as many opportunities for ‘flight-free’ travel as possible, both in the UK and further afield. If you are interested in overland travel for one of our holidays that includes air travel, we can provide a ‘flight-free’ price and help you look at the options for your alternative travel arrangements.

Cévennes and Grands Causses – wildlife and walking in southern France (by train)

A relaxed week of wild flowers and country walks, exploring the Cévennes National Park and Parc Naturel des Grands Causses in southern France.

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Devon – rare mammals and summer wildlife

Devon in the late summer is an idyllic place to be and this short break will introduce us to this beautiful county and give us a chance of seeing some of its splendid mammal-life.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Devon 2019

Holiday type –  easy birding/wildlife

Dordogne – relaxed spring wildlife (by train)

After travelling by train to Bordeaux, we will spend a week exploring the limestone ‘causses’, woodlands and lush river valley of south-west France.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Dordogne 2019

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Dorset – summer wildlife of coast and heath

 A midsummer visit to the idyllic Isle of Purbeck in search of the area’s rare wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies, birds and all six native reptiles.

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Isles of Scilly – autumn natural history and migration

Scilly in autumn is synonymous with bird migration and many species should be moving through on their way south.

Trip report Wildlife Travel Scilly autumn 2011

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Isles of Scilly – wild flowers and natural history

This is the perfect time to explore the islands, with flowers at their best and seabirds nesting.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Scilly spring 2018

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Mull – eagles, otters and natural history

Renowned as the most beautiful and varied of the Inner Hebrides. We explore Mull and several of the smaller islands in search of birds, marine mammals and plants.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Mull 2017

Holiday type – mixed natural history  

Norfolk – early summer natural history

We explore a diverse range of habitats in search of early-summer wildlife.

Holiday type – mixed natural history  

Next departure – June 2020

Norfolk – winter wildfowl and natural history

Our itinerary takes in the most spectacular avian events and gives us a chance of seeing some of the county’s splendid mammal-life.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Norfolk 2018

Holiday type – mixed natural history  

Sussex – spring in southern England

This short break will introduce us to the beautiful county of Sussex and the best of its spring wildlife.

Holiday type – mixed natural history

The Burren – wild flowers and ancient sites

This delightful area of western Ireland is famous for its wild flowers, limestone landscape and fascinating history.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Burren 2018

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

The Great Fen – natural history and conservation

A visionary conservation project, which aims to reconnect the last vital fragments of East Anglian fen, with an aim to restore an amazing 9,000 hectares.

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Vercors – an introduction to invertebrates

A visit to the limestone mountains of the French pre-Alps to enjoy the diversity of invertebrate life to be found there in the early autumn.

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Vercors – wild flowers of the pre-Alps

A week in the French pre-Alps enjoying wild flowers, butterflies and birds within an attractive landscape of limestone hills and plateaux.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Vercors 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Yorkshire – summer in northern England

From our base near Malton we explore the varied habitats of this part of Yorkshire from sea cliffs to upland moors, limestone grassland, ancient woodlands and wetlands.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Yorkshire 2014

Holiday type – mixed natural history