Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw to win some goodies.
For the October to December 2016 prize draw we are giving away five copies of 'West Somerset Railway Country Walks from our stations' by Malcolm and Natalie Short, along with an extra seasonal gift of a Car Free Walks fleece hat. This full colour book is an ideal companion for those wishing to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the West Somerset Railway - the longest steam railway in England. Read more on how to win
While it’s always fun to explore new places, there’s something special about returning to well-known hills and retracing previous steps along familiar paths.
During six years living in Brighton, the South Downs doubled as my backyard: peaceful hikes around Telscombe and Castle Hill; regular jaunts over to Lewes; taking visitors to Arundel and the Seven Sisters.And many, many weekends spent hunting for lost DofE groups anywhere from Washington to Beachy Head.But in all that time, I never manged to do what most people do on the Downs – tick off a long linear stretch in one day. Read full blog entry
Our summer newsletter is now out
On the blog To celebrate the news that the Dales and the Lakes have both got a little bigger, why not revisit our trip to the Howgills?Now part of a National Park, but of course it was just as splendid (if a little wet) back then.Earlier this summer we spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of days on the Ridgeway, pootling about on the gentle hills of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. And writing about it, naturally. Walk here Good news reaches us from the South West … the West Somerset Railway’s Freedom of the Line tickets offer seven days of travel on this wonderful heritage line for just £25 for an adult. Read full article