Car Free Walks Blog

May 2013

Tackling one of the Dales' giants

The Yorkshire Dales’ ‘Three Peaks’ have never sat easily with me

Ingleborough and Whernside are fine – Yorkshire’s two highest peaks – but Pen-y-ghent has no right to be included in an elite group. Like a weedy kid hanging out with his older brothers, it gets to be part of the gang through its connections rather than its credentials.
February 2013

Searching for Red Kites in the Chil

Penny Woods blogs for us about a walk near London

Birdwatching is all about the anticipation: the flash of colour low across a stream, cold fingers too slow to focus the binoculars in time. It’s about the frustration of meeting other birders and, through gritted teeth, congratulating them when the say, “Oh the lesser spotted / evasive / gold crested / silver toed / slim beaked kingfisher?
January 2013

A wet walk in Suffolk

Sometimes even the bad days can be good

It was all planned perfectly. A winter walk near Suffolk’s River Deben, with clear blue skies, a crisp frost underfoot and a pint in a country pub to finish. The perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve with the family. But as with most of the UK, the weather on the last day of 2012 was typical rather than traditional.

Create your walk and win!

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