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Cilgerran

Accredited since: 2007

Cilgerran is in the west of Wales, in north Pembrokeshire. Close to Cardigan and about 7 miles from the sea at Poppit Sands.
Come to Cilgerran to see the castle, the Teifi Gorge, the Teifi marshes nature reserve and to walk in the attractive countryside near the village. The pasture fields and gentle hills have an excellent network of paths, which are kept in good condition by the Walkers are Welcome group and the County Council.
Walks take you to hidden valleys, to wide views or to historic churches. Many are accessible by bus.
The village has a good shop selling local produce, 3 pubs, a Chinese take-away and accommodation is available locally.

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Market Weighton

Accredited since: 2007

Market Weighton is a small town, population a little over 6,ooo The town is at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds with many walks and trails leading off in all directions, up onto the Wolds Way, along the old rail track to Beverley also you can head south along the old Market Weighton canal.
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Horncastle

Accredited since: 2007

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Otley

Accredited since: 2007

Otley, in the Wharfedale Valley, is a thriving historic market town with a population of fourteen thousand plus. It has a beautiful setting beside the River Wharfe, and below the wooded escarpment known as The Chevin. Otley is surrounded by spectacular countryside with an attractive riverside and many paths and rights of way leading out of Otley. It links to several long distance walks, being the starting point for our the 38-mile ‘Six Dales Trail’ from Otley to Middleham, and the ‘Welcome Way’ a 28-mile circular walk. Otley is also a flourishing shopping location with many pubs, cafes and shops, as well as national and retail chains. The town has been a centre for TV and film industry for many years.

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Martley

Accredited since: 2007

A community of around 1300 7 miles to the West of Worcester with western boundary as the River Teme. The East Malvern Fault runs through the parish dividing the area into a flattish flood plain and hillier and more ancient rocks. There are 7 geological periods in the parish. We provide two long distance walks, 3 dedicated to geology and 9 general circulars. 2 local pubs, good shop and garage, secondary and primary schools, village hall, sports field, sports centre, Norman Church with oldest set of 6 bells in the country, well used. A number of small businesses, much agriculture.

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Boroughbridge

Accredited since: 2007

The pleasant market town of Boroughbridge, on the edge of the Vale Of York is the start of The 150 Mile circular walk along the banks of the River Swale and the River Ure. There are plenty of local walks and facillities to suit your needs.See boroughbridgewalks.org.uk

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Walkers are Welcome in 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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Wiveliscombe

Accredited since: 2007

A working town nestling in the Brendon Hills on the edge of Exmoor, near the Somerset/Devon border, with a range of shops, breweries, pubs, and campsites. An excellent base for exploring Exmoor and the North Somerset coast, 9 miles/17 mins from M5 Junction 26. Free parking.

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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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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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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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Kirkby Stephen

Accredited since: 2009

The attractive and friendly market town of Kirkby Stephen on the upper reaches of the River Eden in a corner of Cumbria. With the stunning landscapes of the Western Dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty. Once discovered, visitors are reluctant to leave.

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Cleobury Mortimer

Accredited since: 2009

Small market town (population 3600) in South Shropshire straddling the A4117 between Kidderminster and Ludlow with its noted twisted spire on the parish church. Within reach of the Clee Hills and the Wyre Forest and not far from the Shropshire Way. Serving the surrounding villages (“Cleobury Country”) with shopping and services.

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Newton Stewart

Accredited since: 2009

Newton Stewart is a small market town in rural Galloway, south west Scotland. We are the Gateway to the Galloway Hills and have the Galloway Forest Park, the Galloway Dark Skies Park, Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve and the Solway coast on our doorstep.

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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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Market Rasen

Accredited since: 2010

Market Rasen is a quiet market town just west of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB and surrounded by woodlands within the predominantly rural West Lindsey district.
The Lincolnshire Wolds is the highest land in eastern England between Kent and Yorkshire and is a living, working landscape with many footpaths and bridleways.

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Bromyard

Accredited since: 2010

A bustling lively market town in Herefordshire surrounded by glorious countryside

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Marsden

Accredited since: 2010

Marsden is a large village with a population of approx 4400, nestled at the top of the Colne Valley, West Yorkshire. Marsden is an ideal walking location, located midway between the conurbations of Manchester and Leeds and situated close to the northern edge of the Peak District, near to the Pennine Way. It is surrounded by open moorland and offers river, canal and woodland walks too. As well as 25 miles of WaW waymarked routes, there are over 60 miles of public footpaths available to walk.

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Baildon

Accredited since: 2012

Baildon is a town on the edge of Bradford between the River Aire and Rombalds Moor. There are about 16,000 residents. There is a thriving centre with a number of successful small businesses. On the edge of open country, Baildon Moor is one of the first areas of open country heading out of Bradford. For many years the Moor and Shipley Glen have been destinations for walkers. A Dales Way connecting path, The Dales Highway and Welcome way come through Baildon.

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Sandy

Accredited since: 2012

Sandy is a small town in East Bedfordshire which takes its name from the Sand Hills of its distinctive rural setting. The town is surrounded by the pleasant landscape of East Bedfordshire with its market gardening heritage and variety of villages, woods, heathlands, rivers and brooks.

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