Walkers are Welcome Towns by Name

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Pateley Bridge

Accredited since: 2010

Yorkshire market town in Nidderdale AONB on Nidderdale Way and Six Dales Trail with an award winning high street (great butchers, tea shops, pubs, baker, etc). In the middle of the 'Yorkshire Lake District' and surrounded by great walks for all ages and abilities. Only 14 miles from Harrogate

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Prestatyn & Meliden

Accredited since: 2007

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Ross-on-Wye

Accredited since: 2009

Ross-on-Wye, one of five market towns in Herefordshire, was the 29th town to gain WaW accreditation. Walking in the Ross area has something for everyone, from flat riverside paths to steep climbs, fields and woodland. Ross is the only town that is entirely inside the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ross claims to be the birthplace of the modern package tour as in the 18th Century the local Vicar organised package trips by boat to Chepstow. The Ross WaW Group specialises in providing led walks for visiting groups.

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Sedbergh

Accredited since: 2015

Sedbergh lies at the southern foot of the Howgill Fells, five miles east of Junction 37 on the M6. It is seen as the gateway to the western Yorkshire Dales, and boasts a well–maintained network of footpaths and tracks around the fells, dales and riverbanks of the surrounding area.

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Shotley

Accredited since: 2017

A village on the southernmost tip of the Shotley Peninsula 9 miles South West of Suffolk's County town of Ipswich. Located directly opposite the Port of Felixstowe across the River Orwell, and the Port of Harwich across the River Stour.

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Snaith

Accredited since: 2013

SNAITH is a former market town having gained a charter from King Henry III in 1223. It was a very busy and important inland port until the 18th century. King Edward II built a Manor House nearby in the 1320's and parliament sat here. The largest medieval royal deer park in England came right up to the edge of the town.

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Spilsby and Hundleby

Accredited since: 2017

Spilsby and Hundleby are an adjoining town and village on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, with walks available towards the coast, out onto the Fens and into the Wolds. Plenty of places to eat and stay.

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Stocksbridge

Accredited since: 2011

Stocksbridge is situated, in the Upper Don Valley, some ten miles north of Sheffield City Centre. It is a small town (population <10,000) which is geographically isolated from neighbouring towns and cities. It is part of the Penistone and Stocksbridge Parliamentary Constituency. On the edge of the Peak District National Park, the town centre is in a valley surrounded by beautiful countryside. The area offers many easy, safe and pleasant walking options.

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The Stoweys

Accredited since: 2016

Both Nether Stowey and Over Stowey lie at the foot of the stunning Quantock Hills in West Somerset. The name Stowey comes from the Old English for ‘paved road’ which is fitting for the villages having welcomed walkers for hundreds of years. Nether Stowey with its shops, B&Bs and pubs is at the start of the Coleridge Way, named after the poet who wrote some of his most famous work there. The smaller settlement of Over Stowey clusters around the church of St Peter and St Paul, the parish however encompasses a substantial area of farmland and open access land on the Quantock Hills.

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Todmorden

Accredited since: 2016

This is a very varied terrain - small towns and villages nestling in the lower wooded valleys; a middle ‘shelf’ of ancient small farms, and the original hamlets; moorland dotted with reservoirs with splendid views across the Pennine hills. We are a welcoming people with a long history of walking.

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Trefriw

Accredited since: 2014

A small village (of some 700 residents) in the beautiful Conwy Valley, nestling in the foothills of the Carneddau mountains.

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Wellington

Accredited since: 2010

Wellington is just north of the iconic Wrekin Hill in Shropshire. Although part of Telford it has its own identity as a market town (since 1244). Locally there is much of geological, archaeological and ecological interest. It has excellent transport links having a railway station and being just off the M54.

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Whitchurch, Hampshire

Accredited since: 2015

Whitchurch is a small historic country town nestling in the upper reaches of the world famous River Test.
Surrounded by tranquil countryside of sweeping chalk and flint downland and to the north the characteristic steep ridges, valleys and long distance trails of the North Wessex Downs; Whitchurch truly has something for everyone.

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Whitchurch, Shropshire

Accredited since: 2007

A border market town, surrounded by undulating countryside with over 110 km of public rights of way in the urban & rural parishes. There is a regular Makers Market once a month & a weekly local market , it is served by good transport systems to larger towns and cities. We have a yearly Walking Festival in May .

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Winchcombe

Accredited since: 2009

Winchcombe is an attractive, Saxon market town set in a valley in the glorious north Cotswolds. Walkers can explore the extensive network of well maintained footpaths, including the Cotswold Way and five other trails. A website aimed at walkers suggests where to walk, eat, sleep and visit. A welcome awaits.

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Wiveliscombe

Accredited since: 2009

Wiveliscombe is a small, vibrant, friendly community on the edge of Exmoor, the Balckdown and Brendon hills and the nearby coast. There is a myriad of well maintained footpaths, some near national trails, readily reached from The Town Square.
Wiveliscombe is easily accessed from the M5 motorway and Taunton Railway / Coach station which makes a visit to this little known part of Somerset well worthwhile.

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