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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July 2014

Car Free Walks newsletter #15, summer 2014

Exploring Gower This spring, we went in search of the world’s ninth-best beach.

We found it, too. Read about our trip across Gower’s hills and beaches on the blog.            Prize draw For our July to September prize draw, we’ve teamed up with Ordnance Survey who have provided a fantastic prize. One lucky winner will win a custom-made OS map, a 12-month subscription to their online GetAMap mapping and an exclusive OS rucksack. More details can be found on our website. To enter, submit a walk before the end of September 2014 (and remember, you can submit more than one walk for a greater chance to win).           A big thank you to PoliMil for providing prizes for the...

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June 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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Submit a walk and win!

Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw to win some goodies. For the July to September 2014 prize draw we are delighted to be working with Ordnance... more

Each submitted walks increases your chance to win!