January 2015

Car Free Walks newsletter #16, winter 2015

Walk here ...Ever been to the Isle of Man?

There’s plenty of good walking to be done here. Regular contributor Mac Hawk has added three varying routes on the island – one up a hill, one around a headland and one along the coast. The Isle can be reached by ferry from Heysham, Liverpool and Belfast. Time to start planning your own trip! Look out for a blog on Martin’s trips, which will be online shortly. Been on a great walk? Submit it at: www.carfreewalks.org Prize draw We have something special up for grabs in our latest prize draw. Anyone who loves mountains will enjoy this stunning film from Terry Abraham, ‘Life of a mountain: Scafell Pike’ – a celebration through the seasons...

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December 2014

Save money on train tickets

The website MoneySavingExpert has launched a new tool to help you search for split tickets - splitting a long journey into two tickets.

Strange as it may seem, this can often be cheaper than a single for the same journey - no-one has yet worked out why! The TicketySplit website helps you search for these split tickets. They may not always be available, but it's well worth having a browse before booking a journey. Another good website for split tickets is Raileasy's Trainsplit, where you can also book the tickets. Perfect for planning that winter weekend of walking!  ...

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September 2014

Thanks, Transport Direct

We were very sad to hear that TransportDirect is closing down at the end of September.

This excellent website has been an integral part of Car Free Walks since we started, enabling users to find transport to the start of their walk. All this was provided free of charge, which may have been part of its downfall - anything that doesn't pay its way soon finds itself under threat from those prone to short-sightedness, no matter how useful people find it. We have been looking for alternative online services that will enable you to find transport to your chosen walk - and recently, Google has started offerering a very useful service. As public transport is an integral part of Car Free Walks, we are...

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