Car Free Walks Blog

September 2016

Familiar ground

While it’s always fun to explore new places, there’s something special about returning to well-known hills and retracing previous steps along familiar paths

During six years living in Brighton, the South Downs doubled as my backyard: peaceful hikes around Telscombe and Castle Hill; regular jaunts over to Lewes; taking visitors to Arundel and the Seven Sisters. And many, many weekends spent hunting for lost DofE groups anywhere from Washington to Beachy Head.
May 2016

Heading home: two days on the Ridge

At times, a great walk can be right under your nose without you even realising

Growing up in Wiltshire, I must have seen the Ridgeway on many occasions: on family day trips to Avebury, near to its westerly end; on my annual pilgrimage to watch Swindon Town; on school field trips to survey the rare plants on its south-facing chalk slopes.
January 2016

The scenic Settle–Carlisle Railwa

“England’s Most Scenic Railway”?

That’s what the publicity machine tells us, but does it really hold up? And is it as scenic once you are away from the rails? Well, the answer to both questions is a resounding “YES!” - The signs at the stations along the line tell of “72 miles of scenic splendour”, but that barely does it justice.

Create your 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.