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We provide free walks - free of cars and free of charge. All our walks can be reached using public transport - bus and train, coach and ferry. Search for a walk, add your own or create one from a GPX-file or check out what's been happening lately.
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The scenic Settle–Carlisle Railway

That’s what the publicity machine tells us, but does it really hold up?And is it as scenic once you are away from the rails?

Well, the answer to both questions is a resounding “YES!” The signs at the stations along the line tell of “72 miles of scenic splendour”, but that barely does it justice. The line passes through the Pennine and Cumbrian countryside, full of hills – including the... Read full blog entry

Prizedraw: submit a walk and win

For the January to March 2016 prize draw we are giving away a seasonally-themed Car Free Walks goodie bag to the value of around £50.

To be entered for the draw, register here (if you haven't already), then click on submit a walk and follow the steps to add your route to the database. We will pick out the lucky winner in a draw at the start of April 2016 and don't forget that you can submit as many... Read more on how to win

MPs back fracking in national parks

CFW don't get involved with politics, we care about walking and the environment.

However, just as was the case with the government's plan to sell off national forests, protecting the environment and walking requires getting involved. Fracking is known to endanger water supplies and cause earthquakes. Today the MPs have voted to allow fracking under national parks. Sign the petition to stop the government... Read full article

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