• Carfreeguides

    Looking to find out a bit more about car-free walking? Here are our top tips for getting started.
    We also have a couple of dedicated pages with advice about taking the bus and catching the train. Top tips for car-free walking 1) For long train journeys, try to buy your tickets as early as possible.

    Melksham Train walks still to do...

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    Dunkery Beacon was rated
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    This walk combines three of Exmoor's finest features - heather moorland, lush deciduous woodland and...
    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...
    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...
    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.
    Canal walk - Uxbridge to Rickmansworth Stations was rated
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    Leisurely 3 to 4 hour canal walk.
    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...
    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...
    Follifoot to Spofforth via Plumpton Rocks was rated
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    This is a fab walk for pre-high school kids of about 4 miles (but see note in Waypoint 10).
    Grindleford to Hathersage - the Hard(er) Way was rated
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    An energetic expedition for connoisseurs of grit - and just those who love the very best of Peak District...
    Hampstead, London was rated
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    A walk full of historical associations and wacky architecture, including a hospital mortuary converted...
    In the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset was rated
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    A walk for anyone wishing to explore this quite area of rural Dorset.
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Stackpole's wildlife walk was rated
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    This walk takes in some of the finest wildlife habitats in Pembrokeshire: limestone cliffs with breeding...

  • A Return Trip On The Haytor Hoppa

    My return trip on the Haytor Hoppa
    One walking highlight of last year was a blissful day spent among the bluebells and tors of Dartmoor's eastern flanks.With the Haytor Hoppa service running again this summer, I was looking forward to returning to my stomping grounds of old.  The Haytor Hoppa web page suggests a number of walks, both circular and linear, that start and finish on the bus route. This time I set my mind on one of the longer routes, a 7.5 mile circular starting at Manaton and heading over to the village of Lustleigh and back via the beautiful wooded Cleave.

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    Seaburn to South Shields was rated
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    A lovely, scenic beach & clifftop coastal walk from one Metro Station to another (buses are also...
    The Malvern Hills was rated
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    Walking in the Malvern Hills is all about the views.
    Todmorden to Hebden Bridge was rated
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    A Linear walk from Todmorden bus or rail station to Hebden Bridge, following parts of the Todmorden Centenary...
    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...
    The River Crane walk was rated
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    This walk in southwest London follows the River Crane from Twickenham to Feltham.
    Beer to Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast was rated
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    Enjoy a 5-6 hour stomp from the beautiful fishing village of Beer along the stunning Jurassic Coastline...
    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.
    The Campsie Fells from Lennoxtown was rated
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    Just north of Glasgow, the Campsie Fells make an excellent day trip from the city.
    A Wensleydale walk was rated
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    This walk packs in several of Wensleydale's highlights - a waterfall, cosy villages, and steep hillsides...
    Marazion to Praa Sands was rated
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    Marazion has frequent buses from Penzance.
    A day at the seaside - Margate to Ramsgate was rated
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    This walk explores two vintage British seaside towns - Margate and Ramsgate, on the Kent coast.
    Steyning and Cissbury Ring was rated
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    A quieter section of the South Downs, and all the better for it.
    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...

  • We Support

    Car Free Walks promotes the idea that people can enjoy the countryside in a responsible manner.
    It's not rocket science - we just want to help people look after this lovely island we all share. Here are other walking and outdoors groups doing great work of their own.Please get in touch with your suggestions for any other campaigns or organisations that we could mention: Walkers are Welcome is a growing collection of towns and villages across Britain who have demonstrated their commitment to making your visit an enjoyable one.
    Stob na Cruaiche and Rannoch Moor was rated
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    No wilderness left in Britain?
    Bucken Circular - Up and Over & Return was rated
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    A 12 mile circular walk from Buckden that includes two steep ascents and descents.
    Muncaster Fell and Glannoventa Fort was rated
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    The West Coast side of the Lake District has some fantastic walks, and is much quieter than the tourist...
    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...
    Dent to Ribblehead via Great Knoutberry Hill was rated
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    Another fabulous walk from the Settle-Carlisle line.
    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
    Around Grange Fell: From Rosthwaite to Watendlath was rated
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    This fantastic little walk starts off with a little climb up Castle Crag where you'll have the first...
    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...
    North Downs Way: Boxhill to Reigate was rated
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    This stage of the North Downs Way starts in the River Mole valley and climbs steeply to the top of Box...
    Steeple Ashton stroll was rated
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    This walk takes you around historic Steeple Ashton.
    Carn Dearg and Sgor Gaibhre was rated
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    Corrour Station, on the West Highland Railway, is as car-free as British walking gets.
    Beinn na Lap and Loch Ossian was rated
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    A relatively straightforward Munro from Corrour station.
    A view of the Ouse Valley Viaduct was rated
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    The Ouse Valley Viaduct is an icon of Sussex.
    Dorking to Gomshall - walk the chalk was rated
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    This route follows through the chalk downlands between the Denbies wine estate and the town of Gomshall...
    Ashbourne to Buxton was rated
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    40km of walking to take you all the way through the best bits of Dovedale in the South Peak District...
    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...
    Ripon to Fountains Abbey and Studley park was rated
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    Lovely views over Fountains Abbey and the surrounding countryside without paying the entrance fee.
    Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside was rated
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    Any regular Lakeland walker can tell you that this is one not to miss.
    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.
    Dartmouth to Stoke Fleming was rated
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    A walk from the stunning town of Dartmouth over to Stoke Fleming.
    A South Somerset stroll was rated
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    This circular walk takes in the sights of the lovely little town of Bruton.
    The Hundred Foot Washes was rated
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    This walk explores the fens northwest of Ely.
    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.
    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...
    Bromfield to Craven Arms was rated
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    This walk follows country paths through the beautiful countryside of Shropshire's Teme Valley.  It's...
    Flamborough Head was rated
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    Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of thousands of seabirds on the walk around Flamborough Head...
    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...

  • Added in the last four weeks

    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...
    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.
    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.
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
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    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.
    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...
    St. Davids to Solva was rated
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    This is a classic stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, cliff-top walking but without being too strenuous...
    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...
    A pub walk around Horsell was rated
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    This walk tours some of the great pubs around Horsell Common, north of Woking.
    Across Knoydart - Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    This two-day walk must rank as one of Scotland's finest.
    Ladybower from Bamford via High Neb was rated
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    A varied walk of beauty - both natural and man-made.
    Conway Mountain was rated
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    A circular, half day walk, grndstand views of Conway Bay,Great Orme (see visitorreviewcom/carfreewalks/llandudnogreatorme)...
    The Tarrens was rated
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    The Tarrens are a range of hills at the southern end of Snowdonia.
    Hawarden Park and farm shop was rated
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    This is an easy, no hills, attractive walk close to the England-Wales border.
    Bosham to Emsworth was rated
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    This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour...
    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...
    Buckden Circular was rated
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    A 12 mile circular route from Buckden along well defined RoW's.
    Pentrefoelas was rated
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    A taste of heaven awaits walkers who complete this food trail, which showcases some of the finest food...
    Rhosneigr and Llyn Maelog was rated
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    Rhosneigr is a peaceful family resort with 2 quiet beaches (ignore the RAF planes from the nearby valley...
    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...
    Lledr Valley was rated
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    This riverside walk follows the Lledr Valley, south of Moel Siabod.
    Newgale to Solva was rated
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    The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of the National Trails, lies mainly within the National Park.
    Amble to Alnmouth was rated
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    A pleasant stroll through the coastal area of Northumberland.
    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...
    A Cairngorms Spectacular was rated
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    This commiting 3 day walk takes in the beautiful variety of the Cairngorms National Park.
    The Munros of the Monadhliath mountains was rated
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    If you've travelled through the Cairngorms by train, then you've already seen the Monadh Liath hills...
    Creag Bheag - the little crag was rated
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    Many car-free Cairngorm adventures start and finish in Kingussie.

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