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 typemainly 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 2021

Holiday typeeasy birding/wildlife

Devon – winter birding in the West Country

This short break take us to some of the best sites in Devon and Somerset in search of birds of the wetlands and coast.

Holiday typeeasy 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 typemixed natural history

Dorset – autumn natural history

We visit the Purbeck Heaths, where Sika Deer are rutting, look for migrant birds at Portland Bill and take a trip to Brownsea Island, where Red Squirrels are sill a common sight.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Dorset – summer wildlife of coast and heath

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

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Dorset 2021

Holiday typemixed 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 typemixed 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 typemainly 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 typemixed natural history

Norfolk – Broads, Brecks and coast

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

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Norfolk summer 2021

Holiday typemixed natural history

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 2020

Holiday typemixed natural history

Sussex – high summer in southern England

Our summer break takes us from the coast to the heaths of the Ashdown Forest, in search of wild flowers, high summer butterflies and dragonflies. Our visit will also takes us to Knepp Wildland during Purple Emperor season.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Sussex June 2021

Holiday typemixed 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 typemixed 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 typemainly wild flowers

The Fen Edge – hidden gems of East Anglia

We explore the remnants of the royal hunting park of Rockingham Forest and the last echoes of the once great wetland wilderness of the fens that now form the core of one of Britain’s most ambitious conservation projects, The Great Fen.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Fen Edge 2021

Holiday typemixed natural history

Vercors – an introduction to invertebrates (by train)

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 typeeasy birding/wildlife

Ascalaphus libelluloides, Vercors - Laurie Jackson
Vercors – wild flowers of the pre-Alps (by train)

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

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Vercors 2019

Holiday typemainly wild flowers

Yorkshire – seabirds and the North York Moors

Our time in ‘God’s Own County’ will take us from the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head to the limestone slopes of the Vale of Pickering, and the heather-cloaked uplands.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Yorkshire 2014

Holiday typemixed natural history