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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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Bollington

Accredited since: 2013

Nicknamed the ‘Happy Valley’, Bollington sits on the South-Western edge of the Peak District with its iconic landmark, White Nancy rising above the Town. A landscape of quaint stone cottages, majestic mills and mill chimneys provides a backdrop for some wonderful walks, brimful of history and heritage.

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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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Alston Moor

Accredited since: 2013

For many walkers the introduction to Alston Moor is the walk up from Dufton on the Pennine Way, over Cross Fell and down in to the picturesque village of Garrigill at the head of the South Tyne valley. This encompasses what Alston Moor has to offer – high Pennine hills with large tracts of open moorland interspersed by quiet picturesque valleys providing a wide variety of walking opportunities ranging from a leisurely stroll around Alston to an energetic climb up to some of the high points of the Pennines.

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New Mills

Accredited since: 2013

New Mills lies on the edge of the Peak District within the High Peak district of Derbyshire. The town is proud of its industrial heritage but is predominantly a rural parish. Our pride and joy is “The Torrs”, a sandstone gorge at the confluence of the rivers Goyt and Sett, featuring the iconic Millennium Walkway.

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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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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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Ludlow

Accredited since: 2014

Ludlow is not just a beautiful historic market town with a reputation for good food but is also fantastic for walking. The town is surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mortimer Forest, Mortimer Country and North Herefordshire. There are varied walks in all directions – along riversides, through forests, farmland, to ancient heritage sites such as hill forts and to the top of some impressive hills such as Titterstone Clee Hill which dominates the Ludlow skyline.

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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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Burley in Wharfedale

Accredited since: 2014

Burley in Wharfedale is a community of around 6,500 people and lies on the River Wharfe mid-way between Ilkley and Otley on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. With its associated hamlets of Burley Woodhead and Stead it covers 4.9 square miles about half of which is moorland at a height of 300 metres and above.

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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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Bingley

Accredited since: 2015

Bingley is a small market town in the Aire Valley, with a population of approximately 20,000. It is home to the famous 3 and 5 rise locks on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Bingley has excellent rail links and is a good centre for walking with plentiful cafes and pubs.

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Cheddar

Accredited since: 2015

The village of Cheddar, on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is famous around the world. It has the country’s largest gorge, the famous caves, and is the birthplace of Cheddar cheese. It is also where the oldest complete human skeleton was discovered.

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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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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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Loftus

Accredited since: 2015

The town name Loftus is derived from the historic name Lofthouse which is recorded in Domesday as Loctvsv ( from Lacht-hus or low houses) and is described by the historian Ord as a settlement of great antiquity.The Town is located north of the Cleveland Dyke and approximately 1 mile south of the England Coastal Path at Hummersea Point.The area has had settled communities since early Neolithic times and the ancient paths connecting Coast to Moors are still walked today.

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Camelford

Accredited since: 2015

A former market town ideally situated for walkers between the North Cornish coast and Bodmin Moor, Camelford is full of history and interesting architecture. It is a lively community-minded town with a population of over 3,000 people – but never call it a village! Easily reached on the A39 between Bude and Wadebridge. This is a proudly Cornish town with a lively calendar of events throughout the year, from our annual Carnival to a Fun Week.

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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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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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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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