Car Free Walks Blog

February 2015

A pick of the paths up Snowdon

There are many routes up Wales’ highest mountain and they all have their attractions? How best to choose between them? Well, maybe it’s best to start at the bottom…

Llanberis Path Llanberis is the kick-off point for its namesake path, and the town has many attractions. One of these is the Electric Mountain, which pumps water from the lake up to a reservoir above at night (the off-peak period), then at times of high demand e.g. the end of Coronation Street or an international football match . . .
February 2015

Between two Cairngorms colossi

Is Ben Macdui worth writing home (or a blog post) about?

Many would say not; Scotland’s second-highest summit is merely the highest nubbin on a flattish plateau in the Cairngorms. No wafer-thin ridge or heady climb to get the pulse racing, just a trudge along a wide, rock-strewn path. It may reach 1309 metres, but you can get a railway or ski lift up most of its height, if you walk over from Cairn Gorm.
January 2015

An island with plenty packed in

A guide to walking on the Isle of Man

Most people’s first thoughts about the Isle of Man will probably relate to motorbike racing, particularly the TT races. Or maybe its the ‘Three legs of Mann’ symbol, or perhaps its position as a tax haven within the British Isles.

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.