Car Free Walks Blog

September 2012

A walk in two woods

The most mysterious of Dartmoor

Wistman’s Wood is a curious place. The stunted oak trees in this small copse are covered with lichens and luminous green mosses, as are the boulders they grow between. It feels like the setting for a fantasy novel; I kept expecting to see Gollum scampering about as we picked our way between the trees.
July 2012

Taking the train for a bothy walk

Bothies, bothies, glorious bothies

Bothies lend themselves to adventures. They are perfect for a night in the wilds, the fire a welcome retreat when the stargazing is done. Their isolation is a large part of the attraction for many – a welcome shelter after a day’s hard walking.
December 2011

Unguided walking

A twelve-legged adventure in Dorset

It’s odd setting off for a walk without knowing where you are going. We had maps, and the risk of getting lost in Somerset is small (and not particularly worrying), but it was still a new experience to get off the train and think: “Which way?” This was partly our own indecisive fault.

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.