Car Free Walks Blog

December 2017

Changing horizons

A walk without kids in North Norfolk

Holidays are different with kids. They used to be a time to head for the hills and tick off some long-targeted routes; now, they are meticulously planned around a different set of priorities: where can we get essential supplies? What will we do if it’s too rainy for the beach? How many chips are too many chips for a two-year-old?
November 2017

Three Peaks, no cars?

How to reduce the impact of your challenge event

There’s a notice on the wall outside the Pen-y-ghent café in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the traditional start and finish point for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. It provides a list of all the things that groups of walkers completing the route shouldn’t do: don’t cheer as people finish; don’t make too much noise; don’t cheer loudly...
October 2017

Armchair adventures to a Scottish Bothy

Staoineag Bothy from Corrour Station

Gone are the days when we could make a trip northwards on a whim. The arrival of several little feet and postings abroad for some mean the Car Free Walks team are a little armchair-bound these days. Happily, we have several willing and talented scribes happy to contribute to our blog.

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.