Walkers are Welcome Towns by Name
Accredited since: 2014
A small village (of some 700 residents) in the beautiful Conwy Valley, nestling in the foothills of the Carneddau mountains.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.