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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September 2014

South Downs recognised by UNESCO as 'Biosphere Reserve'

UNESCO have recognised the Brighton and Lewes Downs as a Biosphere, making it the UK’s first new Biosphere Reserve in 40 years.    It covers approximately 390km² and includes some of the South Downs National Park.

Chairman of the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere partnership, Chris Todd, was quoted by UNESCO: "This is world recognition for the fantastic environment we have here and for all the hard work that local people put into looking after it." But what exactly is a Biosphere Reserve and what difference will it  make to the area? The status granted to Brighton and Lewes downs is part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB). UNESCO describes this as a programme that...

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Submit a walk and win!

For the October to December 2014 prize draw we are giving away a seasonally-themed Car Free Walks goodie bag, containing some lovely warming treats to get you through the bleakest of winter months. Or... more

Each submitted walks increases your chance to win!