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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December 2015

MPs back fracking in national parks

CFW don't get involved with politics, we care about walking and the environment.However, just as was the case with the government's plan to sell off national forests, protecting the environment and walking requires getting involved.Fracking is known to endanger water supplies and cause earthquakes.Today the MPs have voted to allow fracking under national parks.Sign the petition to stop the government from endagering our AONBs and national parks.You can sign the petition here.

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Submit a walk and win!

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!