Me and my girlfriend want to spend a weekend at London so here I am seeking some really interesting and loving suggestions. What we want is to be out of the city through a train & going somewhere in the countryside where there are mountains. Love to enjoy some long walks up the mountains & the scenery views and the beauty of nature gifted to London. I would welcome any details that you could give me with regard to transport, locations & places to stay . Please remember that we would be looking to leave London on Friday evening and would be returning on Sunday night. Friends please help me out . We will want a b&b type place to stay the night as we are on a budget. Also, I would appreciate it if you could mention how we should get around once we are there, where to stay etc.
Although not exactly mountainous, you might like the area in the triangle Oxford - Swindon - Reading. Beatiful countryside with some modest elevation and interesting early Roman defenses (ditches and dykes). You'd need a car, though.
I've also heard good stories about New Forest National Park near Southampton. This can be reached by train (Beaulieu Road and Brockenhurst train stations on the South western line from London), but I guess you'd still need a car to get around.
It's a train ride of 5+ hours from London to the mountains. There are a few little hills down south and some bumps in London, but if it's real mountains you want, you'll have to get to either Chester - then a local service to Bangor followed by a bus over to Snowdon, that'll take about 5 hours, or a train to Penrith - then a bus into the Lake District. Another trek of about 5 hours.
Quote.. 'The beauty of nature gifted to London'?? Nature in London - ooerr. It's a bit noisy down there and not so full of mountains or (?) nature. It's river is just a load of sludge.
If you're on a budget, start checking train websites for rail tickets to the mountains in advance. If you buy a couple on the day, you'll be looking at around £150 - £200 for the pair of you and by the time you've added on B&B, it's going to be jolly expensive.