October 2018 -
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Focus on … the Moorsbus
Moorsbus CIC and Friends of Moorsbus have a collection of walks in the North York Moors that are all accessible by bus. Their aim is to encourage people to leave the car at home and so reduce traffic congestion in the National Park, and to improve access for those who don't drive – as well as providing a boost for rural bus services.
The group is committed to showing car users that the bus can do something that the car cannot: facilitate linear walks, with one leg of the walk replaced by a bus (or train) ride. New walks are steadily being added to their website, and further suggestions or feedback are most welcome.
You can find routes, as well as information about timetables and fares, on their website.
Photo by Mathew Jimmison
Mountaineering Scotland are encouraging people to leave the car at home and use buses and trains to reach the hills. They have put together 12 of their favourite routes (with a little input from us!). What do you think? Any mountains they should have included?
For those looking for something a little flatter, why not choose a canal walk? The Canal & River Trust has put together a selection of autumnal routes along waterways, many of which can be reached by public transport.
Been on a great walk? Submit it at: www.carfreewalks.org
In the news
The Great Outdoors magazine recently released their special supplement on sustainability in the outdoors. We contributed three car-free routes to this issue – Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny, Beinn na Lap from Corrour and Whernside in the Dales – and if you missed it, you can still order a copy online.
On the blog
It’s been a busy few months on the blog. Jenn Jackson picked out seven great car-free routes for kids.
Up in Scotland, Ray Wilkes guided us along the momentous Southern Upland Way.
Gary completed his tour of Dartmoor’s Tors using the Haytor Hoppa bus …
… while Tim headed to the Jurassic Coast in search of fossils and chips.
Fancy blogging for us? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our autumn prize draw, we have put together a goodie bag of useful stuff for the intrepid walker. To enter, simply submit a walk before the end of the year.
If you want to know when a new walk is online, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. 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.
A quick reminder about all the great discounts and offers available to Car Free Walks members:
- 20% off at Cicerone
- 15% off at Onya’s environmentally friendly products
- 15% off at reusablebottle.co.uk products
- £25 off a booking with Snaptrip!
Visit the community page of Car Free Walks for more details of these great offers.
The latest stats…
835 walks on the website
6,009 registered users
66 blog posts
Many, many happy walkers
As usual, a big thank you to all our sponsors, who help to keep Car Free Walks running:
If you would like to sponsor us – the website or individual walks – drop us a line at email@example.com
The next newsletter will be out in early 2019. Please send us any news and until then, happy walking!