Car Free Walks Blog

February 2015

Between two Cairngorms colossi

Is Ben Macdui worth writing home (or a blog post) about?

Many would say not; Scotland’s second-highest summit is merely the highest nubbin on a flattish plateau in the Cairngorms. No wafer-thin ridge or heady climb to get the pulse racing, just a trudge along a wide, rock-strewn path. It may reach 1309 metres, but you can get a railway or ski lift up most of its height, if you walk over from Cairn Gorm.
January 2015

An island with plenty packed in

A guide to walking on the Isle of Man

Most people’s first thoughts about the Isle of Man will probably relate to motorbike racing, particularly the TT races. Or maybe its the ‘Three legs of Mann’ symbol, or perhaps its position as a tax haven within the British Isles.
December 2014

Aiming low

A three-day adventure through the Lake District's western fells

Cat Bells, Dale Head, Fleetwith Pike, Pillar, Scafell Pike, Illgill Head, Whit Fell and Black Combe. It’s a distinguished roll call of Lakeland tops. And over a windswept weekend in autumn, I didn’t climb any of them. It wasn’t exactly planned that way.

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

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