Car Free Walks Blog

July 2013

Black Combe and Swinside Fell

On the south side of the Lakes

Black Combe is a lonely outpost, tucked away in the southwest corner of the Lake District. No other fell reaches 600m before you reach Harter Fell, nearly 17km away. This isolation has its advantages. William Wordsworth described the views from Black Combe as ‘the amplest range of unobstructed prospect may be seen that British ground commands’.
May 2013

Tackling one of the Dales' giants

The Yorkshire Dales’ ‘Three Peaks’ have never sat easily with me

Ingleborough and Whernside are fine – Yorkshire’s two highest peaks – but Pen-y-ghent has no right to be included in an elite group. Like a weedy kid hanging out with his older brothers, it gets to be part of the gang through its connections rather than its credentials.
February 2013

Searching for Red Kites in the Chil

Penny Woods blogs for us about a walk near London

Birdwatching is all about the anticipation: the flash of colour low across a stream, cold fingers too slow to focus the binoculars in time. It’s about the frustration of meeting other birders and, through gritted teeth, congratulating them when the say, “Oh the lesser spotted / evasive / gold crested / silver toed / slim beaked kingfisher?

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.