Car Free Walks Blog

September 2015

The wild paradise of Knoydart

I remember vividly the first time I saw Knoydart. Eight years ago, having scrambled to the summit of Streap from Glen Finnan, I gazed north towards the twin peaks of Fraoch Bheinn and Sgurr Mhurlagain

These two mountains, which guard the easterly edge of the peninsular, offer a tantalising glimpse of what lies beyond. During the intervening years I have probably added in a few wisps of cloud to the image, and deepened the hue of the colours. But the sensation was clear: I knew I had to return and explore the land beyond those hills.
June 2015

Carrying a compass: what’s the point?

The first bit of proper outdoor kit I ever owned was a Silva compass. I paid for it from my paper round earnings, picked it up in Millets and treasured it greatly

I carried it on all my fledgling cycling adventures over the Sussex Downs and I seem to recall taking it on a family holiday to Cornwall "just in case". I didn’t sleep with it under my pillow, but I did consider it part of my family's essential survival cache should Armageddon hit the South Coast unexpectedly.
February 2015

A pick of the paths up Snowdon

There are many routes up Wales’ highest mountain and they all have their attractions? How best to choose between them? Well, maybe it’s best to start at the bottom…

Llanberis Path Llanberis is the kick-off point for its namesake path, and the town has many attractions. One of these is the Electric Mountain, which pumps water from the lake up to a reservoir above at night (the off-peak period), then at times of high demand e.g. the end of Coronation Street or an international football match . . .

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Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk into a prize draw

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