Walkers are Welcome Towns by Name

Order by: Year of Accreditation Alphabetical Order

Corwen

Accredited since: 2012

Corwen is a Town with so much to offer the walker. From high mountains on the Berwyn to gentle strolls down to the River Dee as a Town Corwen has something for everyone. Looking down on the town is the iron age hillfort of Caer Drewyn and the longer distance paths of The North Berwyn Way, The Dee Valley Way and The Brenig Way start in the Town. Corwen is steeped in history with ancient oak woodland walks and drovers trails we offer a walkers paradise for all. Cafes, restaurants and pubs compliment your experience and the Town offers Walkers a very warm welcome.

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Cromer

Accredited since: 2014

Cromer, a town that has something for everyone, especially Walkers. Come for the day or stay longer: Accommodation to suit all pockets from B&B’s to Glamping. Food to satisfy all tastes - from fish & chips to Michelin style catering. We are the hub of the Coast Path and several other long-distance Trails – sand, sea, and sunshine galore, surrounded by North Norfolk’s AONB. When the walking day is done we provide a wealth of entertainment. Cromer a place for all reasons, provides a warm welcome for Walkers in all seasons.

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Deal

Accredited since: 2007

Deal is a town with a heritage of walking as a leisure pursuit and strolling on the 3½ mile prom and along the pier remains the most popular leisure activity. Beyond there is cliff top walking to the south, easy flat coasts to the north and rolling countryside inland.

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Dereham

Accredited since: 2016

Dereham is a market town in the centre of Norfolk, its varied walking routes linking to the Norfolk Trails network and the developing England Coast Path. The town has shops, cafés and pubs, with many interesting places to visit, including Dereham Windmill, the Mid-Norfolk Railway and Bishop Bonner’s Cottage.

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Devil's Bridge

Accredited since: 2010

Devil's Bridge is a village located near the Cambrian Mountains and 12 miles outside the coastal town of Aberystwyth. The village itself has been popular since Victorian times when people traveled here to view the spectacular waterfalls created by the river Mynach falling 300 feet into the river Rheidol.

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Disley

Accredited since: 2015

Disley in north-east Cheshire sits at the edge of the Peak District, within easy reach of Manchester, Stockport and Buxton by bus and train, and in the midst of varied scenery that includes the wooded valley of the River Goyt, Pennine moorland and the meandering Peak Forest Canal. Over 36 kilometres of well-signposted and well-maintained footpaths offer gentle rambles and more strenuous walks. The Gritstone Trail starts at the rail station and Lyme Park (National Trust) is within easy walking distance.

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Dover

Accredited since: 2016

Dover is an excellent place to come and explore natural beauty and heritage at its finest! Nestled in between the White Cliffs and the Kent Downs AONB the town hosts a fantastic range of shops, pubs, brewery and accommodation providers, all giving walkers visiting Dover a warm welcome.

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Dunster

Accredited since: 2007

Dunster is probably the best preserved medieval village in England with its cobbled streets and historic buildings including Dunster Castle, the Tithe Barn and ancient Yarn Market. With its location being within Exmoor National Park there are hundreds of miles of waymarked paths to explore, both linear and circular starting from the village.

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Dursley

Accredited since: 2007

Dursley was originally renowned for its woollen cloth, and later enjoyed worldwide fame with the renowned Lister-Petter engines. Dursley is situated on the Cotswold Way in a wooded valley under the Cotswold escarpment and the surrounding countryside offers many attractive walks.

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Elham

Accredited since: 2013

A charming sleepy old village full of historic interest nestling in the beautiful Elham Valley in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is where Audrey Hepburn spend her childhood.... what more can we say?

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Eye

Accredited since: 2018

Eye is a “small but perfectly formed” market town in North Suffolk, close to the Norfolk Border. It is an historic town with many listed buildings and a Town Hall designed by the “rogue” architect Sir Edward Buckton Lamb in 1856. Set in a beautiful undulating rural area, famous for its East Anglia enormous skies, you will be able to enjoy walks along grassy footpaths and country lanes returning to the town for a bite to eat or even stay over at a B&B. The pub and the local shops are ready to welcome you. You may even catch a local event in full swing!

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Fairford

Accredited since: 2017

Welcome to Fairford, Gloucestershire,
a town where Walkers are Welcome, and a good place to visit.
Fairford, a lively, small market town in Gloucestershire (population C5,000), welcomes visitors, especially walkers. Our walks leaflets will help you appreciate the local area and its history. There’s something for everyone!

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Forres

Accredited since: 2016

Forres is a former royal burgh situated in the north of Scotland. We are surrounded by a rich variety of landscapes, from the Moray Firth coast, to open moors, forests and river gorges; a wealth of historic sites; fascinating wildlife and world-famous distilleries.

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Frome

Accredited since: 2018

Frome is a welcoming, charming and vibrant town with a wealth of history, culture and natural beauty. Packed with historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people, Frome is a wonderfully eventful town. It is the perfect destination for discerning tourists looking for something a little bit different.

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Gillingham (Dorset)

Accredited since: 2015

Gillingham is in Dorset, on the mainline from Waterloo to Exeter, providing a gateway to the Blackmore Vale (Hardy's vale of the little dairies). Three rivers meet here and linear parks along them provide enjoyable short walks. This is undulating farming countryside reaching towards the chalk downland of Wiltshire.

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Golcar and Slaithwaite

Accredited since: 2013

Golcar and Slaithwaite are two mill towns located in the Colne Valley to the west of Huddersfield.
The area has a rich industrial heritage and a wide range of valley, moorland and canalside walks.

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Haxey Parish

Accredited since: 2017

Haxey Parish is a large rural area with over 40 miles of footpaths. It is located in the Isle of Axholme whch has many historic connections. E.g.the 12th century St Nicholas church, the Haxey Hood ancient “game” that takes place every year on 6th January. There are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest featuring rare flora.
Haxey is also on a hill ( the former Isle before the drainage of the surrounding land in the 17th century ) and offers long distance views of the surrounding countryside.
Three long distance foot paths also past through the Parish. These are ;-
Trent Valley Way ( length 77 miles )
Peatland Way ( length 50 miles )
Vermuyden Way ( length 25 miles )

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Hebden Bridge Walkers Action

Accredited since: 2007

Hebden Bridge is a small former mill town with a population of 4,500. The town nestles into the hillside surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is a great walkers town with many footpaths, causey ways and bridleways to explore. The moors are high above us and add a stark beauty to the landscape. The river Hebden runs through the town to meet up with the river Calder, picturesque but prone to flooding. This small town boasts a cinema, owned by Hebden Royd town council, a theatre, a music venue and many independent shops. There are pubs and cafe's galore. We have excellent transport links. Buses run up and down the valley every 10 minutes connecting the small towns of Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd (all WaW towns). The half hourly train service takes you to Manchester, Leeds, Halifax and Bradford, linking up to trains north and south. We have strong links with the nearby WaW towns and together we have set up a website to advertise the Upper Calder Valley. We all share an Instagram account see below

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Henley-on-Thames

Accredited since: 2018

Small market town situated in South Oxfordshire, on the River Thames and on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The Thames Path National Trail passes through Henley and The Oxfordshire Way starts in Henley. The town has many well marked paths in the locality and also there are a host of hotels, cafes, pubs and B&Bs.

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Horncastle

Accredited since: 2007

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