Outdoors

Four Romantic Walks on the Network
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by walking with your loved one? Take your pick from these four short and easy strolls. more >
7th February 2019
Adventure and adrenaline: Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the UK
You don’t need to climb Kilimanjaro to experience the thrill of the outdoors, simply take a train to this annual international film festival, touring the UK, and discover the very best in short films and documentaries about mountain culture and sport. more >
22nd January 2019
Get in shape: a free and easy way to keep fit this January
It’s the New Year and you want to start a fitness regime. The problem is, you’re also skint and don’t want to invest in a pricey gym membership. No sweat – just visit one of these outdoor gyms on the GWR network. more >
3rd January 2019
Go bonkers for conkers!
October is the time to search for these strangely satisfying fruits of the horse chestnut tree. Inside that spiky green case you might find a mighty, mahogany behemoth, ready to be strung up and do battle in a quintessentially British game of conkers. Here’s our guide on the best places to find these pugilistic nuts and where to go for a competitive conker fight. more >
1st October 2018
Vantage point – five places to see a stunning view
Some would say that the South West has the most beautiful scenery in the whole country. There's hot debate about which vista is more spectacular. Is a peaceful seaside scene better than elegant rooftops? Here are our suggestions, and GWR will take you there – just book before you board for cheap travel. more >
25th September 2018