Car Free Walks newsletter #12 Summer 2013

The 50 best summer walks Wimbledon is done and dusted, and The Ashes have been won.

So now it’s time to pull on your boots and hit the hills. We recently contributed some car-free routes to the Independent’s feature on ‘The 50 Best Summer Walks’. If you missed it in print, you can read our suggestions online. In other news, Green Traveller have put together an excellent guide to going car-free in the UK’s national parks. No walks included, but then we’ve got those covered already. Walk here ... Shropshire has many fine hills. The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge are well known, but there are plenty of quieter options, such as this walk over Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc. On the blog Black Combe in the Lake District and Great Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales feature in our latest blog offerings. Prize draw A cracking prize for our July to September draw – two customized waterproof maps,courtesy of Aqua3. Winners will create their own maps by choosing exactly where they want the centre to be. To enter, submit a walk before the end of September 2013. Congratulations to Steve Cumber, the winner of the Alpkit Base 120 sleeping mat in our last prize draw.  Rail Rambles The Rail Rambles June to December programme is now out, with an excellent selection of long and short routes from stations around Wales and the border counties. To see what’s coming up, visit their website. Are you in a car-free walking group, or do you know a collection of car-free walking routes? Let us know and we will give you a plug in a future newsletter. Networking socially If you want to know when a new walk is online, follow us on Twitter or ‘like’ our Facebook page. If that’s not your thing, no worries – they are all on the website. We also put up photos, news and any other titbits, so please keep sending them in. Member benefits A quick reminder about all the great discounts and offers available to Car Free Walks members: - 10% off Aqua3 maps- 20% off Cicerone maps, books and guides- 15% off El Alto’s ethically sourced clothing- 20% off Green Books- 15% off Onya products- 15% off products Sponsors A big thank you to everyone who sponsors our website and helps to keep Car Free Walks running: - The British Mountaineering Council- Cycle Hire Info- El Alto- The Ethical Graphic Design Company- George Fisher- Onya- Quality Unearthed- Sykes Cottages- Stayin Cornwall Lodges If you would like to sponsor us – the website or particular walks – drop us a line at Next newsletter The next newsletter will be out in October (ish). Please send us any news and until then, enjoy the summer!