Ramblers best walking neighbourhood award 2018 UK
News submitted by Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome:
The Ramblers recently held a competition to find the UK’s Best Neighbourhood Walking Area Award. After making the shortlist: the football equivalent of Stocksbridge Park Steels reaching the third round of the FA Cup, we were part of an online vote for the winner. In the vote, Hastings Old Town got 21% of the votes, Stocksbridge was a close second with 19.5%. We are obviously disappointed not to have won but we are delighted we made it to the final and finish as runner-up in a close finish. We were the only town in Yorkshire to achieve the short-list: this which says a lot about the wonderful walking country that is on our doorstep. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. As in Strictly Come Dancing, the best does not always win the popular vote. The competition gave us the opportunity to create a higher profile for both our town and Walkers are Welcome as a group, demonstrating the potential of local media ‘ to ‘sell our message’. At the same time it was fun to reinforce the message about the importance of walking for improved health and well being.
The Ramblers is already inviting nominations for the same award in 2019, so if you think your area deserves to be recognised, why not put your area forward for recognition.
After all you’ve nothing to lose!
Anyone wanting information or advice about how to go about can contact us via our website