Car Free Walks Blog

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.
January 2016

The scenic Settle–Carlisle Railwa

“England’s Most Scenic Railway”?

That’s what the publicity machine tells us, but does it really hold up? And is it as scenic once you are away from the rails? Well, the answer to both questions is a resounding “YES!” - The signs at the stations along the line tell of “72 miles of scenic splendour”, but that barely does it justice.
December 2015

A fine-looking mountain in Lochaber

Stob Bàn is a fine mountain. It’s certainly handsome: a pointy, steep-sided Munro that retains a cap of snow long into spring most years

And its location halfway along the Lairig Leacach means it has another attribute that every fine mountain needs: a fantastic walk in. Heading out from Spean Bridge station, on the West Highland Line, I trudged along the road by the River Spean, gurgling impressively in nearly full spate.

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.