19. April 2014

New GPX Walk Editor

Walking season is in full swing so we decided to make submitting walks (and winning in our prizedraw) much easier! A much improved GPX walk-editor is now available at your convenience. While you can still use the normal walk editor, you can also simply upload a GPX-file and let the editor work its magic. Just click on "Create GPX-Walk" and follow the instructions. Should you need help, click on the red "How?"-button. Happy submitting....

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06. March 2014

Maps - where would we be without them?

The Car Free Walks website is run as a 'labour of love' - we make no personal profit from it and are content with the warm glow of satisfaction when things go well and people tell us we do a good job. It also gives us an excuse to get out and explore the countryside and to buy lots of lovely paper maps to help us find our way when we get there. As I sit here typing this, behind on the bookshelf lie a stack of maps, each with its own story of rips and stains of bygone adventures. A couple are crisp and clean having never left the house - telling a story of plans that never quite came to fruition. The shelves are new, the maps recently reorganised with care into number order, scale, manufacturer...

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04. January 2014

Ideas for cheaper train travel

The start of 2014 saw train fares across the UK rise a little bit more, making those hard-earned pennies go just a bit less far. So very timely to give a heads up to our Top Tips for Cheaper Train Travel article we wrote a little while back - offering advice and ideas for maximising your pounds per mile travelled. With a little bit of forward planning, flexibility and 'playing the system' you can normally get your fare considerably lower than the standard turn up and pay fare. Meaning you can justify the purchase of that new bit of kit you've seen in the new year sales . . .  Click here to read the full article...

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Submit a walk and win!

For our April to June 2014 prize draw we are giving away ten Snugpack 500ml Aluminium Water Bottles supllied by Polimil.co.uk.Polimil specialise in outdoor/military equipment, with a simple philosophy... more

Each submitted walks increases your chance to win!