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    This site is run by a group of keen walkers who love the outdoors and are concerned about the environmental impacts of cars.
    Our website provides hundreds of free, easy-to-use walking guides that describe the best UK walks reachable by bus and train, coach and ferry.Our routes differ from other websites: we don't go for the "pass-the-small-rock-on-your-left" level of detail.

    Car Free Walks Newsletter 27

    The latest news from Car Free Walks
    Focus on … London Car Free Day With its parks, rivers and history, England’s capital city is a great place for a walk – and it will be even better on 22 September as the cars will be missing! London Car Free Day is, naturally, an initiative we fully endorse, and two of our London-based members, Ailis Kane and Penny Woods, have picked out their favourite walks in the city.
    Corrour to Rannoch - a remote walk in Scotland was rated
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    This walk is a great way to appreciate the lonely, wild landscape around Rannoch Moor.
    Cullen to Portsoy was rated
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    This walk follows the coastline along the Moray Firth.
    A walk around the coast from St David's was rated
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    St David's is about as far west as you can get in Wales.
    Kinder Scout from Edale was rated
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    Experience some of England's finest, bleakest moorland - Kinder Scout, the start of the Pennine Way
    Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llysfaen circular was rated
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    Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside of Llanddulas, Llysfaen and Old Colwyn, with plenty...
    Helmingham deer park was rated
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    This walk, a short bus ride from Ipswich, is an opportunity to see deer in a setting that feels quite...
    Colwall to Ledbury was rated
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    Walk across the Malvern Hills to Ledbury Station.  Return by train or walk back.  Colwall is easy to...
    Padley Gorge and Longshaw Estate was rated
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    From Grindleford Station you can explore the beautiful Padley Gorge, a designated Site of Special Interest...
    Treen to Sennen Cove was rated
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    This route passes Land's End, but Cornwall's most famous spot is far from the highlight on this coastal...
    St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton was rated
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    A gentle walk, with a climb up a road on the way back, to the Isle of Wight's most southerly point....
    Circular Tour Around the River Yar was rated
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    One of my favourite Spring walks on the Island.
    Around Bodham and Holt was rated
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    A rural walk in north Norfolk, with good bus connections.
    Llandudno, Llanrhos and Deganwy-Llandudno was rated
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    This walk was promoted by Mostyn Art Gallery (www.mostyn.org), 'Artist Walking with Alison Lloyd', and...
    Port nam Murrach beach from Arisaig was rated
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    This walk takes you to a beautiful beach on Scotland's west coast.
    Bosham to Emsworth was rated
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    This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour...
    Haydon Bridge to Hexham was rated
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    After a steep climb out of Haydon Bridge, there is a short walk along the ridge with fine views over...
    Tatton Park, National Trust was rated
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    Even on a foggy, frosty day, this walk, on the same rail line as my walks at Delamere and Northwich...
    Aldeburgh Marshes was rated
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    This is a walk that is just as good on a bleak winter's day as in the summer.
    Morecambe Bay and Heysham was rated
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    This stretch of coast has some of the best sunsets in Britain, with spectacular views across Morecambe...

  • Walking The Dales Way By DalesBus

    A new guide to tackling this popular route
    A simple guide to walking the Dales Way in day stages, using bus and train services, has just been published as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the popular long-distance walk between Ilkley and Windermere.

    South East between Cambridge and London

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    Hitchin is my favourite
    A circular walk around Ogmore-by-Sea was rated
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    This route starts and ends at Ogmore-by-Sea on the South Wales coast.
    Amble to Alnmouth was rated
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    A pleasant stroll through the coastal area of Northumberland.
    A coastal classic - Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove was rated
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    This walk passes two of England's most famous coastal features - Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
    Eastbourne to Seven Sisters was rated
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    This walk takes in the South Coast favourites of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.
    A River Gipping walk was rated
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    This walk along the River Gipping takes you through some traditionally lovely Suffolk countryside....
    Conwy mountain was rated
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    This walks leads you along the North Coast Wales Path from Abergwyngreyn to Conwy, over Conwy mountain...
    Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen via High Seat was rated
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    Yet another walk from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line.
    Umberleigh to Portsmouth Arms in the Taw Valley was rated
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    Another Tarka Line walk from the Tarka Rail Association, this time along the northwest stretch of the...
    Whernside - one of Yorkshire's Big Three was rated
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    Whernside is one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks, along with Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.
    A walk along Hadrian's Wall - Greenhead to Housesteads was rated
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    The Hadrian's Wall Path offers days of wonderful walking, and the Hadrian's Wall bus service means you...
    Church Stretton - Long Mynd was rated
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    This walk starts from and returns to Church Stretton railway station, taking in Pole Bank, the highest...
    Marazion to Praa Sands was rated
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    Marazion has frequent buses from Penzance.
    Dartmoor North to South was rated
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    This classic two day amble across the wilds of the West Country is blessed with excellent public transport...
    Rannoch to Fort William was rated
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    Easy to moderate walk over 3 days designed for walkers starting at Rannoch Station and ending at Fort...
    Skipton Moor from Cracoe was rated
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    Embsay Moor, known locally as Skipton Moor, sits at the mouth of Wharfedale, dominating views south from...
    Rhuddlan Castle and Dyserth Falls. was rated
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    A large area of arable, cattle and sheep farming, popular horse riding area, plenty of stables in the...
    Up Box Hill the easy way was rated
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    A gentle meander up towards Mickleham Downs, this walk gives you fantastic views from Box Hill without...
    Armathwaite Circular was rated
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    A short walk (4 1/4 miles) off the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line from Armathwaite Railway Station...
    Looe to Polperro along the Coast Path was rated
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    This is a popular walk of about 5 miles which takes you to the Village of Polperro, where there are regular...
    Glastonbury Tor was rated
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    A short walk to a well known landmark - Glastonbury Tor.
    Calstock to Cotehole was rated
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    A Cornish walk without the coast!
    Bolton Abbey Circular via Simon's Seat was rated
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    A circular walk in a very popular tourist area of Yorkshire.
    Port Erin Amble was rated
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    A short walk around Bradda Head to visit a local landmark followed by an amble across the beach or shore...

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    Car-free In The Capital

    Tips for enjoying London Car Free Day
    Newcomers to London take the Tube everywhere.When I first moved here, you could catch me getting on at Embankment to reach Charing Cross – at least doubling what is a five-minute walk above ground.But when, God bless ‘em, the TFL workers went on strike, I found a route to the office via Hyde Park, put my A to Z in my pocket and never looked back.
    A woodland walk near Horndon on the Hill was rated
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    Hills in Essex?
    A walk through Epping Forest was rated
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    Epping Forest is one of those patches of green that make London such a great city for people who love...
    Twickenham to Putney was rated
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    This riverside walk takes in some of the nicest stretches of the Thames Path.
    Osterley Park to Brentford was rated
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    Osterley Park is one of the last country house estates within London.
    Parks, palaces and Portobello Road was rated
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    Walking is the best way to see London and with public transport everywhere, you can start and finish...
    Derbyshire delights in Dovedale was rated
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    Dovedale is one of the highlights of the Peak District.
    A trip to Twmpa and Hay Bluff was rated
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    The northern reaches of the Brecon Beacons offer some great, lower-level routes.
    The end of the line...but worth it! was rated
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    Head out north on London's Piccadilly Line to Cockfosters and you will soon find yourself in the beautiful...
    Dorset wanderings - Yetminster to Thornford was rated
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    This walk weaves through the countryside between Yetminster and Thornford, two stops on the Heart of...
    Plynlimon in the Cambrian Mountains was rated
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    The mid-Wales region offers many fine walks, and this trip to Plymlimon is one of the best.
    Wrenbury Station to Whitchurch was rated
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    This country walk follows the South Cheshire Way through the countryside between Wrenbury and Whitchurch...
    St. Justinian to St. David coast path was rated
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    This is another short but rugged section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
    Circular walk around Sonning Common was rated
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    This walk starts and finishes at The Bird in Hand, a country pub that welcomes walkers, dogs etc The...
    Brighton to Lewes (Jugg's Road) was rated
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    Walk from Brighton to Lewes using the pre-1770 road which was allowed to green over when the toll road...
    Marsden 7.5 loop was rated
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    A walk taking in canals, moorland, reservoirs, hills and rivers all in one relatively short walk.
    Around the Slaughters was rated
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    The villages of the Cotswolds are beloved of coach parties and rich types, but the walking is great too...

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    Across Knoydart - Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    This two-day walk must rank as one of Scotland's finest.
    The Camel Trail - Wadebridge to Padstow was rated
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    The Camel Trail is a recreational trail running along the River Camel in Cornwall.
    Exmouth to Sidmouth was rated
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    This is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Jurassic Coast.
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
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    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.
    A South Somerset stroll was rated
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    This circular walk takes in the sights of the lovely little town of Bruton.
    Ladybower, Win Hill & Hope was rated
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    This is a Peak District walk of many parts, combining moderately steep moorland with forest walking and...
    Avoncliff, Iford and Freshford was rated
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    This walk follows two rivers - the Avon and the Frome.
    Ben Vorlich was rated
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    Ben Vorlich is a pleasant mountain near Ardlui Station.
    Fulliford Bog in the New Forest was rated
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    This short walk takes you through the boggy Fulliford Passage on the edge of the New Forest.
    Hergest Ridge and Hanter Hill was rated
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    A walk in two countries!
    Caernarfon, castle and town walls was rated
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    Begins at Lon Eifion, which at its start follows the Welsh Highland Railway, then leaves Lon Eifion to...
    Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    A 3-day hike, to the most remote pub in mainland Britain, with easy public transport connections.
    A Chilterns walk from Hitchin was rated
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    This route explores the super Chilterns scenery.
    A coastal classic - Scarborough to Filey was rated
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    Being a collection of islands, Britain is spoilt when it comes to coastal scenery.
    Coniston to Elterwater via Little Langdale was rated
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    A beautiful walk in the lower fells, often quieter than the main summits, and great for those days when...
    Castle Cary to Bruton was rated
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    This simple walk connects two stations on the Heart of Wessex line, Castle Cary and Bruton.
    The western side of Nidderdale was rated
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    Nidderdale is an aptly named area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Watermillock to Aira Force was rated
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    A walk from Watermillock to Aira Force with great views over Ullswater.
    Conwy Falls-Penmachno-Betws was rated
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    Walk into main village in Machno Valley on quite quiet country road 30%, very quiet country lanes 30%...
    Settle circular water walk was rated
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    Approx 8 mile walk taking in two waterfalls of quite different variety.
    Circular walk from West Meon was rated
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    We stayed in the village of West Meon, chosen because it had a shop, a pub, a cafe and, most important...
    Steeple Ashton stroll was rated
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    This walk takes you around historic Steeple Ashton.
    Newgale to Druidston Haven was rated
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    This is a short section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, combining beach and cliff walks...
    Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert was rated
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    A new multi-use recreational path through a variety of landscapes with (on a clear day) fantastic views...
    The Skirrid from Pandy was rated
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    A circular walk over Ysgyryd Fawr (the Skirrid) via the Beacons Way, Offa’s Dyke Path, and the last...
    Wetherby Circular via Thorp Arch was rated
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    A very gentle circular stroll from Wetherby along a section of old railway line and wide tracks that's...
    Moelfre was rated
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    A cliff top and fields walk on Anglesey, and a chance to get up close and personal with some RNLI lifeboats...
    Robin Hood's Stride and the Hermit's Cave was rated
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    A short stroll in the heart of the White Peak, the southern half of the Peak District.
    Alfriston to Southease was rated
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    This walk forms a short stage of the South Downs Way, running all the way from Winchester to Eastbourne...
    Giggleswick/Settle Circular was rated
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    9 mile circular route from either railway station on 'the other side of the line'.
    The River Great Ouse and Roswell Pits was rated
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    The walk takes you beside the River Great Ouse from the town, along an ancient track to three flooded...
    St Bees and its lighthouse was rated
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    This walk circuits the headland near St Bees, best-known to walkers as the starting point for the Coast...
    Shibden valley walk was rated
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    A 7.5 mile walk around the Shibden Valley, with fantastic views, some hills and varying paths (from bridleways...
    A circular walk around Hawkshead was rated
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    This walk explores the forests around Hawkshead and Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter's house is found...
    Ringmer - Saxon Cross - Lewes was rated
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    A walk encompassing beautiful South Downs scenery, involving a short, steep climb, followed by a long...
    Fan Fawr from Storey Arms was rated
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    From Storey Arms, you head east up to the Brecon Beacons, right?
    The Brecon Beacons' big three from Storey Arms was rated
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    For many people, the three peaks of Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn define the Brecon Beacons.
    Galgate to Conder Green circular walk was rated
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    This circular walk is a wonderful mix of canal and farmland.  There are several pubs and cafes along...
    Falmer to Lewes was rated
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    A half day walk taking in some of the best view points on the South Downs.
    Laxey beach to Snaefell Summit was rated
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    A very rewarding shore to summit walk.

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