Adventures on a “millenial” railcard

Those kind folks at Network Rail have introduced a 26- 30 card, dubbed the “millennial card” to give those aged between the magical ages of 26 to 30, the opportunity to enjoy train travel with a third off the price.

I was delighted when I found this out because, by an accident of birth, I qualify for one. Unfortunately, I can only use it for one year as I will be 31 by the time the railcard expires. But hey, let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth and all that.

So, for the price of £30, I am now the happy possessor of a 26- 30 railcard. I was determined, after spending out this amount, to make that £30 back and then some; to truly make the most of my railcard before it expired on me forever.

So with that in mind, I started to plan a few trips. The first of these happened to be to visit a friend who lives in Sheffield.

I’ve been extremely busy at work recently and that particular weekend I needed the break from London. Therefore, I used my shiny new railcard to get myself a train ticket at a much cheaper price.

Not only did I get to spend time with my friend in Sheffield, but on Sunday we went for a drive and took a walk through Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District. I’ve been to the Peaks before but it was several years ago now and I was super keen to go again. It had been raining so I brought good walking shoes. So yeah, even though it was muddy, it was worth it for those views!

I’m now planning to document the trips I’ve will take using my railcard over the next year. So many places to choose from- where will I go?

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