May 2014 -
Walking season is in full swing, so we decided to make submitting walks (and winning in our prize draw) much easier! A much-improved GPX walk editor is now available at your convenience. While you can still use the normal walk editor, you can also simply upload a GPX-file and let the editor work its magic. Just click on 'Create GPX-Walk' and follow the instructions. Happy submitting!
The Vale of Ewyas in the Brecon Beacons
Sometimes, you don’t need a fixed plan for a good walk.
The only things required are a map, a backpack crammed with kit and food (and maybe some wine, if space allows) and a vague sense of which direction to start off in. With those essentials, the world is your oyster. Or the Brecon Beacons are, at least.
You can also catch up on a winter walk in the woods of Hertfordshire.
Ideas for cheap train travel
The new ‘Two Together’ railcard entitles you to one third off tickets when you travel with the same person – perfect if you’ve got a regular car-free walking buddy.
We’ve also updated our guide to finding cheap train tickets for car-free walking trips. Use our tips and tricks to find a bargain.
Our April to June prize draw offers walk submitters the chance to win a Snugpack 500ml aluminium water bottle, provided by PoliMil. More details on the website. To enter, submit a walk before the end of June 2014.
Congratulations to the winners of the Car Free Walks hats in our last prize draw.
Gift Your Gear
Got any old bits of outdoor kit you no longer use? Why not pass them on to Gift Your Gear, who will pass it on to community organisations, youth groups and charities, helping others to enjoy the outdoors. Good for you, good for them and great for the environment!
Walk here ...
Beyond the mountains of Snowdonia lies Angelsey. Good bus connections open up much of this island to car-free walkers and there are many routes on our website (thanks to our North Wales correspondent, Pete Roberts). Try this family walk around Beaumaris for starters.
Been on a great walk? Submit it at: www.carfreewalks.org
Angelsey, thanks to Pete Roberts
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A quick reminder about all the great discounts and offers available to Car Free Walks members:
- 10% off Aqua3 maps
- 20% off at Cicerone
- 15% off at El Alto’s ethically sourced clothing
- 20% off at Green Books
- 15% off at Onya’s environmentally friendly products
- 15% off at reusablebottle.co.uk products
Visit the community page of Car Free Walks for more details of these great offers.
This quarter we welcome four new sponsors of Car Free Walks: Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages, Norfolk Country Cottages, Freedom Holiday Homes and Suffolk Secrets. A big thank you to everyone who sponsors our website and helps to keep Car Free Walks running.
Cycle Hire Info
The Ethical Graphic Design Company
Onya Quality Unearthed
Stayin Cornwall Lodges
Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages
Norfolk Country Cottages
Freedom Holiday Homes
The next newsletter will be out in July (probably). Please send us any news and until then, happy walking!