Green Lives: Self-Guided Walks

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This website started as a way of recording walks we had done, with descriptions of the route, how to get there and back by public transport and a live OS map. We later added a lot of stuff about efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Click on the links to left to choose which part of the site to visit.

The walks pages are frequently updated, with new walks added, but the energy pages less so.

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We have hundreds of free self-guided walks, listed below, for you to read, download or follow using the on-line OS maps.

Apart from being healthy Walking is definitely a low carbon leisure activity, as long as it doesn't require high carbon modes of transport to get to and from the walk itself. UK main-line trains and coaches have substantially better carbon footprints than most cars, unless car occupancy is greater than two people. Also, there is the CO2 production relating to hotel stays and restaurant meals. Some hotels and B&Bs are concerned to increase their sustainability and list this on their websites.

Our walks are listed below. To see details of a walk click on its link to take you to a webpage with an OS map showing our track and some clickable 'points of interest'. There are some photos (of variable quality) and a description of how we travelled to and from the walk, as well as notes on nature or history (as we are experts in neither, please don't quote us!)

We've completed four National Trails and made notes on how we've organised our trips. You can see our route on a live map by clicking the following links

Our latest projects are walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, another National Trail. We have enjoyed several walks in the Peak District, accessible by train. Click below to see our progress so far. A minor current project is walking the length of the Thames & Severn Link, going from the source of the Thames to the Severn Estuary. We are making use of the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line to do some hiking in the Yorkshire Dales. The Heart of Wales railway line (from Shrewsbury to Swansea) has only recently made us aware of the existence of this trainline weaving its way through the Cambrian Mountains, helping us to explore more walks in the Wales England border area (see Marches Walks below). Links to completed routes are shown below.

We also have some Local Walks (close to West London, within the M25) which you can see at the links below.

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