Walkers are Welcome Towns by Name

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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Unst, Shetland

Accredited since: 2011

Unst is actually an island, the most northerly inhabited island in Shetland. It is approx. twelve miles long and five miles wide. There are three main settlements: Uyeasound to the south, Baltasound in the centre, which has three shops, and Haroldswick to the north. The population is approx. 600.

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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: 2012

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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XYZ

Accredited since: 2009

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