Green days out in Liverpool

21st October 2022

Earlier this year National Rail appointed three Chief Environment Officers, whose role is to explore Britain by train and champion sustainable travel. The winners were selected by a judging panel made up of explorer and broadcaster Simon Reeve and travel vloggers Wanderlust Chloe and An Adventurous World. 


One of our new Chief Environment Officers, Demario, took a trip to Liverpool to uncover some of the fantastic sustainable days out you can enjoy when you travel by train.  



Here are some of the great things Demario experienced, that you could enjoy too: 


Festival Gardens 

Resurrected from a wasteland after more than two decades of dereliction, Festival Gardens was transformed back into a fantastic green space in 2012. Featuing oriental gardens, pagodas, lakes, waterways and waterfalls. It can be accessed by walking, or taking an e-scooter, from Liverpool’s main city centre. If you’re looking for something to do during October half-term you can join the Local Community Volunteer Community Clean Up Day at the Liverpool Festival Gardens on 25 October.  


Pier Head 

Home to many famous attractions and landmarks, Pier Head will provide you with views of majestic Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, the Port of Liverpool Building andMersey River. A trip to the Royal Liver Building is a must in experiencing a unique insight into the history of this world-famous landmark, whilst also getting a panoramic view of Liverpool’s other landmarks.  


Liverpool Cathedral 

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral, and the 5th largest in Europe! You can travel to the top of the tower to enjoy panoramic views whilst also visiting the world’s heaviest peal of bells.  


Rail travel is one of the most sustainable forms of public transport, with 1 train having the ability to remove up to 500 cars off the road. Below you can find out how much carbon (and money) you can save when you travel by train using a Railcard. 


A return journey from Manchester to Liverpool creates the following amount of carbon: 

Train: 4.46kgs 

Car: 14.96kgs 

Plane: 27.42kgs 


An adult travelling to Liverpool Lime Street from Manchester Piccadilly can save £4.90 when travelling by train with a 16-25 Railcard* 

Price with Railcard: £9.40 

Price without Railcard: £14.30 


A return journey from London to Manchester creates the following amount of carbon: 

Train: 25.26kgs 

Car: 84.64kgs 

Plane: 155.18kgs 


A return journey from Birmingham to Liverpool creates the following amount of carbon: 

Train: 11.22kgs 

Car: 37.56kgs 

Plane: 68.88kgs 


An adult travelling to Birmingham New Street from Liverpool Lime Street can save £15.25 when travelling by train with a 26-30 Railcard* 

Price with Railcard: £29.55 

Price without Railcard: £44.80 


And that’s not all. When you travel by train you can enjoy 2FOR1 at lots of great attractions from Days Out Guide like: 

Beatles Liverpool Walking Tour 

Best of Liverpool Walking Tour 

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour & Museum 


Find out more about our Chief Environment Officers and the journeys they are taking here.  


*Price is based on one adult travelling with a Railcard discount on an Off-Peak Return on 5 November and returning on 12 November 2022. Prices checked 18 October 2022. 

Carbon calculations were made using the LNER Carbon Calculator.