Car Free Walks newsletter #22

The latest news from Car Free Walks

Walk here

The newly launched 833 Bowland Explorer bus service provides walkers with car-free access to the heart of the Forest of Bowland. Mark Sutcliffe, former editor of Country Walking, gives you the lowdown on how to make the most of this stunning region and fantastic new service.

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Focus on… walk lists

Have you tried out our new walk lists option yet? This enables you to put together a list of routes – top five favourites, ideas for a long weekend, a long-distance path – to share with others.

You can add photos to personalise each list, and share them easily via social media. Part of the idea behind this new feature is to encourage people to consider slow travel and take more time to explore an area.

Why not create a list to inspire people to enjoy your favourite part of the UK?

Prize draw

For the latest prize draw, three lucky winners will be offered a book of their choice from Cicerone's range of nearly 350 guidebooks to walking, trekking, climbing, mountaineering and cycling.

To enter, register (if you haven't already), then submit a walk and follow the steps to add your route to the database. We will pick out the lucky winners at the start of October 2017 – and don't forget that you can submit as many walks as you like for more chances to win.

On the blog

It’s been busy on the blog these past few months. For those of you with four-legged walkers in tow, Jess Sheldon prepared a superb guide to walking in Northumberland, while Maurice Kyle shared all you need to know about walking in the Vale of Rheidol in mid Wales.

And after a return to Corrour, the spiritual home of car-free walking in the spring, we tried out the Haytor Hoppa bus service in Dartmoor.

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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:

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

The latest stats…

  • 822 walks on the website
  • 4883 registered users
  • 56 blog posts
  • Many happy walkers


As usual, a big thank you to all our sponsors, who help to keep Car Free Walks running.

George Fisher 

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Next newsletter

The next newsletter will be out in November(ish). Please send us any news and until then, happy walking!