Car Free Walks newsletter 18

The latest news from Car Free Walks

April 2016 - 

Focus on… the Settle–Carlisle railway

Over recent months we have had a host of great walks added to the site. Regular contributor Mac Hawk has been diligently submitting a wide range of routes from the Settle–Carlisle line in the north of England, such as this one to Great Shunner Fell, as well as classics like this route up Whernside. He’s also shared his knowledge of the region in this blog post.

Great Coum from Arten Gill

On the blog

Elsewhere on the blog, you can also read about our recent trip to Knoydart and an earlier trip along the Lairig Leacach.

Walk here

Our North Wales correspondent Pete Roberts has been adding more walks from his neighbourhood in recent months, including this stroll along the coast from Llanfairfechan.

We were delighted to have our first walk from the Isles of Scilly added, which explores the Old Town nature trail, as well as a new route on an old favouritein the Lake District.

Prize draw

A big thank you to for supplying our latest prize. They have provided £50 credit to spend for the April to June 2016 prize draw.

Congratulations to all our other prize winners over the recent months. 

Calling southern Scotland

Good news from Scotland last year with the re-opening of the Borders train line, which opens up this stunning region to those who can’t drive or choose not to. However, we have few walks in this part of the country on our website – so if you are heading that way, or live nearby, please share your routes!

Networking socially

If you want to know when a new walk is online, follow us on Twitter or ‘like’ our Facebook page. If that’s not your thing, no worries – they are all on the website. We also put up photos, news and any other titbits, so please keep sending them in.

Member benefits

A quick reminder about all the great discounts and offers available to Car Free Walks members:

  • 20% off at Cicerone
  • 15% off at El Alto’s ethically sourced clothing
  • 15% off at Onya’s environmentally friendly products
  • 15% off at products
  • 10% off Aqua3 maps
  • £25 off a booking with Snaptrip

Visit the community page of Car Free Walks for more details of these great offers.


A big thank you to everyone who sponsors our website and helps to keep Car Free Walks running.

El Alto
The Ethical Graphic Design Company
George Fisher
Quality Unearthed
Sykes Cottages
Stayin Cornwall Lodges
Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages
Norfolk Country Cottages
Freedom Holiday Homes
Suffolk Secrets

If you would like to sponsor us – the website or a particular walk – drop us a line at 

Next newsletter

Apologies for the lack of newsletters in the second half of 2015 (the arrival of the next generation of car-free walkers slowed us down a bit!). The next newsletter will be out in July-ish. Please send us any news and until then, happy walking!