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*and win a ticket to our quarterly prize draw.

Prizedraw: submit a walk and win

Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw to win some goodies.

For the July to Septembr 2016 prize draw we are giving away two signed copies of World Tree Story - history and legends of the world's ancient trees by Julian Hight. Following the success of Britain’s Tree Story for National Trust in 2011, Julian Hight set out to capture 100 historic, ancient trees of the world for his most recent project. He travelled extensively, from the UK to New Zealand and Australia, Japan to the USA, across Europe and Scandinavia, sourcing the subjects from archive engravings and photographs, and re-photographed them in the present day to add historic context. Read more on how to win

Heading home: two days on the Ridgeway

At times, a great walk can be right under your nose without you even realising.

Growing up in Wiltshire, I must have seen the Ridgeway on many occasions: on family day trips to Avebury, near to its westerly end; on my annual pilgrimage to watch Swindon Town; on school field trips to survey the rare plants on its south-facing chalk slopes.Somehow, that distinctive crest never really registered.Why wonder about hills when the football results were just about to start?Now middle-aged, and living a long way from Wiltshire, I decided it was time to return to my roots and explore a little more deeply. Read full blog entry

Car Free Walks newsletter 18

The latest news from Car Free Walks

Focus on… the Settle–Carlisle railway Over recent months we have had a host of great walks added to the site.Regular contributor Mac Hawk has been diligently submitting a wide range of routes from the Settle–Carlisle line in the north of England, such as this one to Great Shunner Fell, as well as classics like this route up Whernside.He’s also shared his knowledge of the region in this blog post. Read full article

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