Travel Tip: Take the Ferry Across the Mersey

January 31, 2017 seenplaces 0

Mersey River Trip   The short but impressive River Mersey runs for just 113 km (70 mi) from Stockport in Greater Manchester to the sea in Liverpool Bay, for some of its length now merged with the Manchester Ship Canal. It is the historic boundary between the counties of Lancashire […]

A perfect journey: By Settle-Carlisle Railway

January 30, 2017 seenplaces 0

Settle-Carlisle Railway This was the last great main rail line to be constructed in England, completed in 1876 by the Midland Railway Company after six years of blood, sweat and tears as the builders overcame major natural obstacles to create 116 km (72 mi) of track frequently described as ‘the […]

Over the Öresund Bridge

January 30, 2017 seenplaces 0

Öresund Bridge   The people of the southern Swedish territory of Skäne have more in common with the Danes than they do with their fellow countrymen in the north. Even the relatively flat rolling landscape is remarkably similar. It is therefore no surprise to learn that these two areas were linked […]

Inlandsbanan Railway of Sweden

January 30, 2017 seenplaces 0

Inlandsbanan Railway   The 1,067-km (667-mi) Inlandsbanan (inland railway) carries you along the spine of central northern Sweden, Built to serve the logging industry, it has now diversified to cater for the burgeoning tourist trade. The pace of the train is very laid back. As befits a Swedish operation, you […]

Haervejen Oxen Trail

January 29, 2017 seenplaces 0

Haervejen Oxen Trail   If roads could speak this one would recount tales like few others. Throughout history this route, which starts just the other side of the German border and runs down the spine of Jutland, has borne the weight of Danish hopes – as well as their livestock. […]

The Hetta- Pallas Winter Ski Trail

January 28, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Hetta- Pallas   The 55-km (34-mi) Hetta-Pallas Winter Trail is the Finnish section of the 800-km (500-mi) pan- Scandinavian Nordkalottleden Trail. The Trail passes through the Pallas- Yllastunturi National Park in Lapland, an area of fast-flowing rivers, turquoise lakes, lush forests and glacier- topped mountains. It is not an overly […]

Raumabanen Railway

January 28, 2017 seenplaces 0

Raumabanen Railway in Norway Now over 80 years old, the Raumabanen Railway has always unashamedly been a tourist track. Aside from a brief period when it was used to ferry around the country’s gold reserves, it has operated to cater for the cruise ship trade arriving into Romsdalfjord and Andalsnes. […]

Norsjo Cable-Way

January 27, 2017 seenplaces 0

Norsjo Cable-Way   Originally built in 1943 to ferry ore buried deep in the mountains, the Norsjo Cable-Way seemed to have had its day by the end of the 20th century. It was then that the locals, some of whom could recall the great sacrifices that were made during its […]

Gota canal journey

January 27, 2017 seenplaces 0

Gota canal If you want to see Sweden at play, head straight for the Gota Canal. This marvel of 19th-century engineering stretches 190 km (118 mi) from Sjotorp on Lake Vanern to the Baltic Sea at Mem and is a real crowd-puller. Whether you are travelling on it or cycling […]