Car Free Walks newsletter 20

Our Autumn / Winter 2016 newsletter is now out

November 2016 - 

Focus on… the South Downs

The South Downs NPA has recently launched a free guide to 12 car-free sections of the South Downs Way. A pdf with routes and travel information is available to download from their website, and printed versions are available by post or at Tourist Information centres.

Much of the initial planning for Car Free Walks was done in the hills (and pubs) near Brighton and Lewes, so we are especially delighted to share this news!

Bus in the South Downs

Photo: (c) South Downs NPA

On the blog

Continuing with the South Downs theme, we had a wet but enjoyable return visit at the end of the summer – you can read about it here.

We have also put together some ideas for of how to plan a car-free walk with kids: read them here, and let us know any more tips we can share.

Walking with kids

Prize draw

Our latest prize draw offers the chance to win a walking guide to the West Somerset Railway, which opens up some fabulous car-free walking around the Quantocks and coastline. For a chance to win, simply enter a walk to the website before the end of December.

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:

  • 20% off at Cicerone
  • 15% off at El Alto’s ethically sourced clothing
  • 15% off at Onya’s environmentally friendly products
  • 15% off at products
  • 10% off Aqua3 maps
  • £25 off a booking with Snaptrip

Visit the community page of Car Free Walks for more details of these great offers.


We are pleased to announce Norfolk Holiday Cottages as our latest sponsors! Many thanks for getting involved and supporting our work.

As usual, a big thank you to all our sponsors, who help to keep Car Free Walks running:

George Fisher
Quality Unearthed
Freedom Holiday Homes
Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages
Suffolk Secrets
Sykes Cottages

If you would like to sponsor us – the website or a particular walk – drop us a line at

Next newsletter

The next newsletter will be out in February-ish. Please send us any news and until then, happy walking!