The Great Escape to the Countryside

Oct 5, 2020

Breathe in the fresh air of the British countryside as you sit back and relax.

Embark upon a rural escape where you’ll find rolling hills and cobblestone streets.

With most Britons living amongst the hustle and bustle of cities, a countryside getaway is a perfect solution for some downtime. Reconnect with nature and watch the world go by from one of these idyllic destinations;

Lake District

Located in North West England, the Lake District is a World Heritage Site. With its high fells, glacial lakes and rural villages, it’s no surprise tourists from around the world visit this magnificent destination. It is home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Scafell Pike is part of the National Three Peaks Challenge, a challenge that involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, often within 24 hours.

The Lake District not only has the highest peak but it also holds other national records. It has Wastwater, England’s deepest lake and Windermere, the longest lake in England.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds span almost 800 square miles across five counties. It is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. With lively market towns, typical quaint English villages, breath-taking castles and gorgeous country houses, sightseeing in the Cotswolds will take you on a tour of all things countryside.

The Cotswolds also benefit from a rich harvest of cheeses, meats and locally brewed drinks. Visitors can enjoy a spot of fine dining and taste the fresh local produce in one of the many Gastropubs and old Inns.


Snowdonia is a spectacular National Park in northern Wales surrounded by mountains and glacial landforms. It is home to the highest peak in Wales, Mount Snowdon. Many have scaled the mountain as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge. However, for those who don’t fancy hiking to the top, the iconic Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you up to the summit. Mount Snowdon has some of the most beautiful views from its peak, treating its visitors to views across the sea to Ireland.

Snowdonia has plenty of activities to do in addition to hiking to the top of its famous peak. Take a refreshing dip in the deep, clear waters of the Watkins Path waterfalls. The park also has countless mountain biking trails for you to discover. If you’re looking for a thrill why not whizz along the sky on the world’s fastest zip line!

Getting to the Countryside

Many National Parks welcome coaches in a bid to reduce the number of cars roaming around. Coach travel is one of the most eco-friendly modes of transport.

If you’re travelling as a group, no matter the size, we can get you to your destination altogether. We regularly transport groups to the UK’s National Parks; from ramblers to wedding parties and everything in-between!

Find out how you can escape to the countryside with National Express Transport Solutions. Speak to the experts today on 0845 257 9845 or alternatively submit your details into our quick quote form.


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