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    Car Free Walks promotes the idea that people can enjoy the countryside in a responsible manner.
    It's not rocket science - we just want to help people look after this lovely island that we all share. Here are other walking and outdoors groups doing great work of their own.Please get in touch with your suggestions for any other campaigns or organisations that we could mention: Walkers are Welcome is a growing collection of towns and villages across Britain who have demonstrated their commitment to making your visit an enjoyable one.

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    A website for like-minded soles
    Nat Taplin, Director of Good Journey, describes the pleasures of car-free travel and introduces a new UK scheme to welcome and reward car-free visitors.  The satisfaction of doing a linear walk between bus or train stops is one of the many pleasures of a car-free day out.
    Fan Fawr from Storey Arms was rated
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    From Storey Arms, you head east up to the Brecon Beacons, right?
    Mirfield to Dewsbury along old railway lines was rated
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    A walk for the times when the fields are full of mush!
    Abergele - Tower Hill was rated
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    Have a great day out in Abergele.
    Amble to Alnmouth was rated
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    A pleasant stroll through the coastal area of Northumberland.
    Llangernyw was rated
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    A short walk which packs in a lot, visit St.
    A Chilterns walk from Hitchin was rated
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    This route explores the super Chilterns scenery.
    Goathland to Grosmont was rated
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    A walk with a touch of showbiz glamour.
    Across Knoydart - Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    This two-day walk must rank as one of Scotland's finest.
    Surrey Hills and Ales was rated
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    Stroll around this beautiful part of South East England, with views across the Weald to the South Downs...
    Rhyl-Rhuddlan-Rhyl was rated
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    Very straightforward level walk up West bank of River Clwyd and return along East bank, could make a...
    Appleby Amble was rated
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    A short circular walk from Appleby Railway Station mainly along tarmac footpath & a little riverside...
    Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llysfaen circular was rated
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    Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside of Llanddulas, Llysfaen and Old Colwyn, with plenty...
    A circuit from Newton St Cyres was rated
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    For some walkers, Devon means Dartmoor or Exmoor.
    The Camel Trail - Bodmin to Wadebridge was rated
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    The Camel Trail stretches from the town of Bodmin right along the River Camel to Padstow.
    Whitby to Runswick Bay was rated
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    Another coastal classic in North Yorkshire, from Whitby to Runswick Bay.
    Ben Alder from Corrour Station was rated
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    Ben Alder sits proudly in the middle of the Grampian Mountains.
    A circular walk around Ogmore-by-Sea was rated
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    This route starts and ends at Ogmore-by-Sea on the South Wales coast.

  • Team Walks for Trailwalker 2018 Training

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    List of walk ideas for the long team walks for Trailwalker 2018 training

    Jack Robinson
    10 Feb 2018

    Nepal Charity Fundraiser
    Walk: Dartmoor North to South

    A friend and I will be tackling this walk possibly next weekend (weather permitting) in aid of Raleigh International Trust.Does anyone have any useful tips / words of advice?We're both fit and able bodied and planning on starting very early am and finishing in a day.

    YHA Penzance to Trengwainton Gardens was rated
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    Road and footpath walk to the National Trust gardens at Trengwainton.
    Beinn Odhar and Meall Buidhe was rated
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    Beinn Odhar is a Corbett lurking around the back of Tyndrum.
    Arundel pub walk was rated
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    This walk takes in the scenic downland town of Arundel and the river Arun.
    Glaramara from Seatoller was rated
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    From April to October, the Borrowdale Rambler bus runs between Keswick and Seatoller, opening up a whole...
    Devil's Dyke to Stanmer Park - a South Downs classic was rated
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    This walk takes in two of the South Downs best known landmarks - Devil's Dyke and Ditchling Beacon.
    Lathkill Dale from Youlgrave was rated
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    Walking and the Peaks go together like the almonds and jam in a Bakewell Pudding.
    Embsay Crag and Embsay Moor was rated
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    There's plenty of walking to be found before you enter the better-known routes around the Yorkshire Dales...
    Fawns and fairies - a Scottish family walk was rated
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    Enjoy the sights around the small town of Aberfoyle near Loch Lomond.
    A pier to pier walk in East Sussex was rated
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    This walk joins together some of the places I discovered during six years living in Brighton.
    North Downs Way: Boxhill to Reigate was rated
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    This stage of the North Downs Way starts in the River Mole valley and climbs steeply to the top of Box...
    Sheringham walk was rated
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    This walk, around the village of Sheringham, is one of many available on Norfolk's Bittern Line.
    A countryside stroll in Rutland was rated
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    The county of Rutland is small but perfectly formed.
    St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton was rated
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    A gentle walk, with a climb up a road on the way back, to the Isle of Wight's most southerly point....
    Wansfell - the scenic route from Ambleside to Windermere was rated
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    This dinky little walk is the best way to travel between two of the Lake District's tourist hotspots...
    Wallyford to Musselburgh was rated
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    A fairly low-level walk up a raised beach, past some farmland, through a woodland, along a disused railway...
    Colwall to Ledbury was rated
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    Walk across the Malvern Hills to Ledbury Station.  Return by train or walk back.  Colwall is easy to...
    The Kilpatrick Hills: Loch Humphrey and Duncolm was rated
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    The Kilpatricks are surprisingly remote, heather-clad hills and moorland above Dumbarton, a few miles...
    Higher and Lower Shelf Stones and crash sites was rated
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    A walk from Glossop on to Shelf Moor in the Peak District.
    Across the Divide - Hope to Edale was rated
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    This short walk traverses border land between the limestone dales of the White Peak and the rocky edges...

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    Timwoods
    Car Free Walks Team
    A leisurely, walk (coast) starting in Devon, England, about 6.70km (4.16 mi) long, duration: ~2:15h.
    Duration:
    2:15
    Distance:
    6.7km (4.2 miles)
    Difficulty:
    Leisurely
    Location:
    Devon, Torbay, England

    Peak District favourites

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    This was my favourite place for walking during my university years, and I'm looking forward to heading back there soon!
    09 Feb 2018

    Snowy Scenic Woodland Walk With A Great View
    Walk: Barf and Lord's Seat from Whinlatter

    Completed this walk today (February 2018).It was 0 degrees at start point! Parked at side of road near Whinlatter Visitor Centre.Saves paying for parking.There was snow on the paths all the way.The paths were good all the way and the pine trees looked beautiful with snow on them.

    09 Feb 2018

    One Mountain, Many Routes
    Walk: Blencathra - the Saddleback

    Hi Raymond, yes, that's the beauty of Blencathra, there are many options for going up and down! That route down is also good.

    09 Feb 2018

    Gwent Not Pembrokeshire
    Walk: Mynydd Islwyn and Sirhowy Valley Park

    Hi Geraint, that's fixed now, thanks for spotting. Tim

    09 Feb 2018

    Accessibility
    Walk: Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert

    Hi Mark, I'm not quite sure what you mean by your query.Accessible to who?If you can drop us a line, then we can try to help. We do notify walks that are wheelchair and family friendly, but due to the nature of the countryside, there are unfortunately not all that many on the site.

    09 Feb 2018

    Walks With Dogs
    Walk: A day at the seaside - Margate to Ramsgate

    Hi Rose, I am not 100% sure, as a lot of beaches put restrictions on walking with dogs on beaches in the summer months.However, this one is mostly above the shore, so it should be fine.The best people to ask would be Margate Tourist Information: www.visitthanet.co.uk


    Rose
    07 Feb 2018

    Walk With Dogs
    Walk: A day at the seaside - Margate to Ramsgate

    Hi. Is this walk suitable for dogs all year round?

    03 Feb 2018

    Accessibility By Mark Turner
    Walk: Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert

    From No.1 Walker on site, Pete Roberts, search driver 16, 80 walks around N.Wales and Cheshire, over 3000 photos to accompany those walks at Flickr, I D again driver 16 or TAG - CARFREEWALKS, should help you !

    Dartmouth to Stoke Fleming was rated
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    A walk from the stunning town of Dartmouth over to Stoke Fleming.
    Sheffield to Stanage was rated
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    You can walk directly from the city of Sheffield into beautiful heathland countryside, finishing up at...
    Padley Gorge and Longshaw Estate was rated
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    From Grindleford Station you can explore the beautiful Padley Gorge, a designated Site of Special Interest...
    Grindleford to Hathersage - the Hard(er) Way was rated
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    An energetic expedition for connoisseurs of grit - and just those who love the very best of Peak District...
    A view over Ladybower was rated
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    Right in the heart of the Peak District, Ladybower Reservoir is a well-known beauty spot.
    Baslow to Bakewell via Chatsworth was rated
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    A fairly easy walk through three classic English landscapes; tended parkland, farmland and old woodland...
    Kinder Scout from Edale was rated
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    Experience some of England's finest, bleakest moorland - Kinder Scout, the start of the Pennine Way
    A day of dales was rated
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    This walk in the Peak District takes in several dales between Monsal Head and Blackwell, including Upperdale...
    Mam Tor - the geography teacher's favourite was rated
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    This walk takes you from Edale to Castleton via Mam Tor, beloved of geography teachers as a fine example...
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
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    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.
    Blencathra - the Saddleback was rated
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    Of all the northern fells in the Lakes, Blencathra is undoubtedly one of the finest.
    Mynydd Islwyn and Sirhowy Valley Park was rated
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    This walk explores some of the paths around the lower reaches of Ebbw Vale.
    Caer Caradoc walk was rated
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    Caer Caradoc – a Marilyn - is a well-documented hill walk which offers fine panoramic views in every...
    West Blean Woods from Herne Common was rated
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    This walk passes through some wonderful woodland scenery in Kent.
    Around the Isle of Purbeck - Swanage to Worth Matravers was rated
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    There's lots to enjoy on the Isle of Purbeck (which is actually a peninsular) and this walk takes you...
    Stob na Cruaiche and Rannoch Moor was rated
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    No wilderness left in Britain?
    Morecambe Bay and Heysham was rated
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    This stretch of coast has some of the best sunsets in Britain, with spectacular views across Morecambe...
    Ben Alder was rated
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    Ben Alder is a fine mountain, but not one to be taken lightly.
    The Brecon Beacons' big three from Storey Arms was rated
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    For many people, the three peaks of Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn define the Brecon Beacons.
    Dartmoor North to South was rated
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    This classic two day amble across the wilds of the West Country is blessed with excellent public transport...
    A moorland adventure was rated
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    This route is a circuitous way to the highest summit of the moor, taking in some of the wilder places...
    A stroll by the Severn Estuary was rated
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    A route that passes near three motorways may not seem ideal as a car-free walk.
    Carr Mill Dam from Ashton-in-Makerfield was rated
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    A full-day circular walk from Ashton around Carr Mill Dam and back via part of Sankey Valley Park....
    A Cairngorms Spectacular was rated
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    This commiting 3 day walk takes in the beautiful variety of the Cairngorms National Park.
    On Ilkley Moor ... was rated
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    Mark Turner
    01 Feb 2018

    Accessibility
    Walk: Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert

    Hi guys, looking for some advice/information I've found that there is a total lack of information out there on accessible walks through my Welsh country side.I have obviously found a few but could do with a whole lot more info.


    Geraint
    27 Jan 2018

    Error
    Walk: Mynydd Islwyn and Sirhowy Valley Park

    Hi, just would like to point out that this walk is listed as in Pembrokeshire it is not, it's in Gwent.look up for the individual new county.regards Geraint

    Ben Ledi from Callander was rated
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    Ben Ledi is a fine hill in the wonderful Trossachs hills.
    Dewsbury to Cottingley was rated
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    An urban/countryside/woodland walk that's absolutely lovely when the bluebells are out.
    Manorbier to Tenby - the Pembrokeshire Coast was rated
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    The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches for 188 glorious miles around the southwest corner of Wales...
    Froggatt, Curbar and the River Derwent circular was rated
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    This route takes in the contrasting landscapes of the Girtstone edges, with the softer pastoral views...
    A coastal classic - Scarborough to Filey was rated
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    Being a collection of islands, Britain is spoilt when it comes to coastal scenery.
    A circular walk around Hawkshead was rated
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    This walk explores the forests around Hawkshead and Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter's house is found...
    Brockenhurst Circular was rated
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    A beautiful walk in the heart of the New Forest, taking in some of the variety of the area.
    The old slate mines - exploring Snowdonia's history was rated
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    This walk offers an insight into Snowdonia's industrial past, before the outdoor enthusiasts arrived...
    Avoncliff, Iford and Freshford was rated
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    This walk follows two rivers - the Avon and the Frome.
    Bosham to Emsworth was rated
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    This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour...
    Y Garn and The Devil's Kitchen was rated
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    A challenging mountain walk climbing to over 3000 feet to one of Snowdonia's most distinctive mountains...
    Twickenham to Putney was rated
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    This riverside walk takes in some of the nicest stretches of the Thames Path.
    Wetherby Circular via Thorp Arch was rated
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    A very gentle circular stroll from Wetherby along a section of old railway line and wide tracks that's...

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