The 72-mile Settle–Carlisle Line, built between 1869 and 1875, offers one of England's most scenic railway journeys. Modern diesel trains ply the route between Leeds and Carlisle via Settle about eight times per day…
Taking this pretty ferry from Dartmouth is by far the most atmospheric way to arrive at Agatha Christie's former home. It's worth booking online in advance, as summer ferries get busy.
Runs canal-boat trips (45 minutes one-way) between Little Venice and Camden Lock from late March to November. Book at least a day ahead online and pay on the boat (cash only).
A little yellow ferry shuttling from the Barbican across to the Mount Batten peninsula (10 minutes, half-hourly).
Vintage steam trains puff at least hourly between Swanage and Norden (25 minutes), stopping at Corfe Castle.
Bicycle hire place 4 miles north of Armadale; can deliver bikes to the ferry pier or to Broadford.
You can rent standard bikes and hybrids from Cycle Heaven at the train station. Longer rentals are available if you plan to tackle a route like Coast to Coast, costing about £100 for two weeks.
Offers a delivery and pick-up service (extra charge) at various points between Eriskay and Stornoway.
Depending on the tide, scenic boats to St Mawes occasionally leave from here.
One of several companies operating boats along the River Thames, Thames Clippers offers proper commuter services. It's fast, pleasant and you're almost always guaranteed a seat and a view. Boats run every 20 minutes…