• How to make life Joyful!!!

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    Living a joyful lifestyle is generally much simpler than you think.But simple is not always easy.<br /> <br />The fact is that, deep inside, joy is always in you.It simply gets shoved down and included up by all the "stuff" of life by ideas, emotions, experiences, challenges.And prior to you know it, you can't even find the joy any more.
    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...
    Llanfairfechan to Penrhyn Castle was rated
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    At last, fine weather forecast, too windy for cycling though, so, after 3 months, thought I would ease...
    The Murk Esk in the North York Moors was rated
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    The Esk Valley, in the North York Moors National Park, offers a host of car-free walking possibilities...
    Circular walk using some of Sankey Valley Park was rated
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    A circular walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield along lanes, footpaths, canal towpath and through part of the...
    The Seven Sisters from Berwick via Alfriston was rated
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    A walk in one of the most beautiful parts of East Sussex along rivers, past beaches, over chalk hills...
    Aldbury circular walk was rated
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    This walk in the Chilterns is a great place for spotting Red Kites.
    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...
    A stroll by the Severn Estuary was rated
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    A route that passes near three motorways may not seem ideal as a car-free walk.
    Buckden Circular was rated
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    A 12 mile circular route from Buckden along well defined RoW's.
    Around Maiden Newton was rated
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    This walk is one of many pleasant country walks accessible via the Wessex Railway line from Bristol to...
    Caer Caradoc walk was rated
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    Caer Caradoc – a Marilyn - is a well-documented hill walk which offers fine panoramic views in every...
    Four bridges and Swallow Falls nr Betws-Y-Coed was rated
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    Once again I am drawn to Betws-y-Coed, it is so nice there.
    Barnes/Chiswick Thames walk was rated
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    Start on either bank of the Thames at Hammersmith Bridge.
    Fan Fawr from Storey Arms was rated
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    From Storey Arms, you head east up to the Brecon Beacons, right?
    Stamford to Collyweston via the Welland was rated
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    A wander from the historic Georgian town of Stamford along the Welland River and up to surrounding villages...
    Settle to Horton via Stainforth & Pen Y Ghent was rated
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    A linear station to station hike from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line along one of the (initially at least)...
    Edale to Hope via Kinder and Alport Castles was rated
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    This is a strenous walk over a variety of terrain from bleak moorland and peat bog to grassy pasture The...
    Disley to Lyme Park circular walk was rated
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    This is a very pleasant and easy walk.

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    Ben Cleuch and Ochils Walk was rated
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    A moderate to strenuous walk to gain the plateau area of the high Ochils.
    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...
    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.
    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.
    Dartmouth to Stoke Fleming was rated
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    A walk from the stunning town of Dartmouth over to Stoke Fleming.
    Field and canal around Pennington Flash was rated
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    A circular walk from Ashton-in-Makerfield bus stop, around Pennington Flash via the Leeds-Liverpool canal...
    Blencathra - the Saddleback was rated
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    Of all the northern fells in the Lakes, Blencathra is undoubtedly one of the finest.
    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...
    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...
    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.
    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...
    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...
    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...
    A walk from New Radnor was rated
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    The Radnor Forest, just inside the Welsh border contains some wonderful walking territory.
    The Kilpatrick Hills: Loch Humphrey and Duncolm was rated
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    The Kilpatricks are surprisingly remote, heather-clad hills and moorland above Dumbarton, a few miles...
    Loggerheads, Cilcain and Moel Famau was rated
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    Once again the old faithful Pathfinder Guide No. 32, Walk No.25, 8 miles, 5 hours, although it took me...

  • Win A Car Free Walks Goodie Bag

    Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw to win some goodies.
    For the January to March 2019 prize draw we are giving away a Car Free Walks goodie bag to the value of around £100. To be entered for the draw, register here (if you haven't already), then click on submit a walk and follow the steps to add your route to the database.

    2019 A Walk a Week

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    It’s a starting point
    Barf and Lord's Seat from Whinlatter was rated
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    This is less of a fixed route, more a summons to a great little corner of the Lakes.
    Haworth to Hebden Bridge was rated
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    The South Pennines are perfect car-free walking territory.
    Martlesham Creek and the River Deben was rated
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    Ignore the footpath marked on the map; it's not possible to walk right along the River Deben in Suffolk...
    Great Orme, Llandudno was rated
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    Circular walk up Great Orme Country Park with outstanding views as far as the Clwydian Mountains (see...
    Appleby Amble was rated
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    A short circular walk from Appleby Railway Station mainly along tarmac footpath & a little riverside...
    Mersea Island was rated
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    Mersea Island sits at the mouth of the River Colne in Essex.
    Llangernyw was rated
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    A short walk which packs in a lot, visit St.
    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.
    Along the canals - Camden to Limehouse Basin was rated
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    Those tourists queueing up for the open-top buses have got it wrong - London has endless potential for...
    Picws Du and Fan Brycheiniog - the Black Mountain was rated
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    This is my favourite walk in the Brecon Beacons; the view across the north face of the sandstone escarpment...
    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...
    Point of Ayr RSPB reserve was rated
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    Situated at Talacre, Flintshire, North Wales on the Wales Coast Path, this SSSI reserve has a lighthouse...
    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.
    Seend and Seend Cleeve was rated
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    Is Wiltshire our most underrated walking county?
    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...
    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...
    Buck Barrow and Whitfell - the quiet corner of the Lakes was rated
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    This walk gives you the chance to enjoy a quiet, unspoilt corner of the Lake District and the rare chance...
    Worcestershire woods and water was rated
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    A tour to a woodland nature reserve with links to Worcester and Droitwich via canal.
    Mam Tor - the geography teacher's favourite was rated
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    This walk takes you from Edale to Castleton via Mam Tor, beloved of geography teachers as a fine example...
    Capel Curig was rated
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    This relatively short and undemanding route has fine views over the surrounding mountains and valleys...
    Arun Valley Amble was rated
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    Follow the banks of the lovely River Arun.
    Wansfell - the scenic route from Ambleside to Windermere was rated
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    This dinky little walk is the best way to travel between two of the Lake District's tourist hotspots...
    A view of the Ouse Valley Viaduct was rated
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    The Ouse Valley Viaduct is an icon of Sussex.
    Historic Tynemouth was rated
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    A short circular walk, mainly paved, exploring the historic sites of Tynemouth and the Fish Quay.
    The Simonside hills was rated
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    The Simonside hills are steeped in legend.
    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 walk through history - Ironbridge Gorge was rated
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    Ironbridge Gorge is famous for the eponymous bridge - the first iron bridge in the world - and there's...
    Across Knoydart - Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    This two-day walk must rank as one of Scotland's finest.
    Dorking to Reigate via Box Hill was rated
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    The trainline running to the south of the North Downs is perfect for linear walks along this welcoming...
    Along the River Blyth from Halesworth was rated
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    This varied walk offers the best of walking in East Anglia with gentle riverside scenery, farmland and...

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    The heart of the Downs was rated
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    This section is my favourite chunk of the South Downs.
    Chrome Hill was rated
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    Small hills can be deceptive; Chrome Hill is a mere 425m, but its appearance is more of a mountain, with...
    Brockenhurst Circular was rated
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    A beautiful walk in the heart of the New Forest, taking in some of the variety of the area.
    Gildersome Loop 1 was rated
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    A good stroll round some of Gildersome's footpaths, starts and finishes at the New Inn and goes through...
    A walk around East Meon was rated
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    This car-free walk is one of a series produced by the South Downs National Park Authority.
    Newgale to Solva was rated
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    The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of the National Trails, lies mainly within the National Park.
    Lathkill Dale from Youlgrave was rated
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    Walking and the Peaks go together like the almonds and jam in a Bakewell Pudding.
    Chipstead ramble was rated
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    A country stroll ideal for a Sunday afternoon, less than an hour's train ride from London.
    Avoncliff, Iford and Freshford was rated
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    This walk follows two rivers - the Avon and the Frome.
    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...
    Frinton to Walton - the posh end of Essex was rated
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    This walk takes in some of the finest coastline in Essex - miles and miles of unspoilt sandy beaches...
    River North Esk Circular was rated
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    A lovely walk along the River North Esk.
    The River Crane walk was rated
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    This walk in southwest London follows the River Crane from Twickenham to Feltham.
    Richard's Castle to Orleton was rated
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    The countryside along the English-Welsh border offers many fine days of low-level walking.
    From Orleton to Luston was rated
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    This short walk, one of the Mortimer Country Bus Walks, connects the villages of Orleton and Luston
    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...
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
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    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.
    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...
    Bosham to Emsworth was rated
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    This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour...
    Kingley Vale - the oldest yews in England? was rated
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    This walk in West Sussex passes through Kingley Vale, a site famous for its yew trees - claimed to be...

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