November 2016

Car Free Walks newsletter 20

Focus on… the South Downs The South Downs NPA has recently launched a free guide to 12 car-free sections of the South Downs Way.A pdf with routes and travel information is available to download from their website, and printed versions are available by post or at Tourist Information centres.Much of the initial planning for Car Free Walks was done in the hills (and pubs) near Brighton and Lewes, so we are especially delighted to share this news!Photo: (c) South Downs NPA On the blog Continuing with the South Downs theme, we had a wet but enjoyable return visit at the end of the summer – you can read about it here.We have also put together some ideas for of how to plan a car-free walk with kids: read them here, and let us know any more tips we can share.

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August 2016

Car Free Walks newsletter 19

On the blog To celebrate the news that the Dales and the Lakes have both got a little bigger, why not revisit our trip to the Howgills?Now part of a National Park, but of course it was just as splendid (if a little wet) back then.Earlier this summer we spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of days on the Ridgeway, pootling about on the gentle hills of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. And writing about it, naturally. ​  Walk here Good news reaches us from the South West … the West Somerset Railway’s Freedom of the Line tickets offer seven days of travel on this wonderful heritage line for just £25 for an adult.The line, which runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minhead, stops at 10 stations near the Quantock Hills, offering great car-free access to some fabulous walks, like this one from Dunster.

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April 2016

Car Free Walks newsletter 18

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.On the blog Elsewhere on the blog, you can also read about our recent trip to Knoydart and an earlier trip along the Lairig Leacach.Walk here Our North Wales correspondent Pete Roberts has been adding more walks from his neighbourhood in recent months, including this stroll along the coast from Llanfairfechan.

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For the October to December 2016 prize draw we are giving away five copies of 'West Somerset Railway Country Walks from our stations' by Malcolm and Natalie Short, along with an extra seasonal gift of a Car Free Walks fleece hat. more

Each submitted walks increases your chance to win!