Car Free Walks Blog

November 2016

Car-free walking with kids

The last few years have seen the pitter-patter of tiny feet arrive in our household

This has slightly truncated my ability to head for the hills at the drop of a hat, but I have learnt that becoming a parent doesn’t have to mean the end of car-free adventures – it just means the adventures start a little nearer to home.With a little extra expenditure and planning, children can easily become car-free walkers – much as they were for the millions of years before the age of the automobile.
September 2016

Familiar ground

While it’s always fun to explore new places, there’s something special about returning to well-known hills and retracing previous steps along familiar paths

During six years living in Brighton, the South Downs doubled as my backyard: peaceful hikes around Telscombe and Castle Hill; regular jaunts over to Lewes; taking visitors to Arundel and the Seven Sisters. And many, many weekends spent hunting for lost DofE groups anywhere from Washington to Beachy Head.
May 2016

Heading home: two days on the Ridge

At times, a great walk can be right under your nose without you even realising

Growing up in Wiltshire, I must have seen the Ridgeway on many occasions: on family day trips to Avebury, near to its westerly end; on my annual pilgrimage to watch Swindon Town; on school field trips to survey the rare plants on its south-facing chalk slopes.

Create your walk and win!

Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw

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