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
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
Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw to win some goodies.
For the April to June 2016 prize draw we are giving away £50 credit to spend at e-outdoor.co.uk.Owned and run by White and Bishop Ltd, an independent outdoor shop based in Rugby, e-outdoor.co.uk offers a friendly and personal service with fast mainland UK delivery.Keeping up with the tradition of providing an extensive range of stock, they sell all types of camping equipment and gear, outdoor clothing, footwear and tents from all the top brands. Read more on how to win