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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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Kinlochleven

Accredited since: 2015

Kinlochleven is a small village of less than 800 inhabitants and nestles in the mountains behind Glen Coe on the West Highland Way in the Highlands of Scotland. A series of footpaths wind their way around the village, leading to more difficult walks including the Devil’s Staircase and several Munros.

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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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Dover

Accredited since: 2016

Dover is an excellent place to come and explore natural beauty and heritage at its finest! Nestled in between the White Cliffs and the Kent Downs AONB the town hosts a fantastic range of shops, pubs, brewery and accommodation providers, all giving walkers visiting Dover a warm welcome.

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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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Montgomery

Accredited since: 2016

Montgomery is the tiny old county town of Montgomeryshire; a Border town steeped in history and lost in time with its mediaeval street plan and Georgian frontages all set in the glorious, varied and unspoilt countryside of the Welsh Marches. This is superb walking country and the town’s cafes and other traditional businesses give a very warm welcome to walkers.

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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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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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Fairford

Accredited since: 2017

Welcome to Fairford, Gloucestershire,
a town where Walkers are Welcome, and a good place to visit.
Fairford, a lively, small market town in Gloucestershire (population C5,000), welcomes visitors, especially walkers. Our walks leaflets will help you appreciate the local area and its history. There’s something for everyone!

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Clare

Accredited since: 2017

Clare is the smallest Town in Suffolk. It is a Wool Town, situated in the Stour Valley, amongst rolling countryside that is perfect for walking.
It represents Suffolk in a nutshell, with a Norman castle, country park, river, medieval buildings, independent shops and much much more……

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Haxey Parish

Accredited since: 2017

Haxey Parish is a large rural area with over 40 miles of footpaths. It is located in the Isle of Axholme whch has many historic connections. E.g.the 12th century St Nicholas church, the Haxey Hood ancient “game” that takes place every year on 6th January. There are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest featuring rare flora.
Haxey is also on a hill ( the former Isle before the drainage of the surrounding land in the 17th century ) and offers long distance views of the surrounding countryside.
Three long distance foot paths also past through the Parish. These are ;-
Trent Valley Way ( length 77 miles )
Peatland Way ( length 50 miles )
Vermuyden Way ( length 25 miles )

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Henley-on-Thames

Accredited since: 2018

Small market town situated in South Oxfordshire, on the River Thames and on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The Thames Path National Trail passes through Henley and The Oxfordshire Way starts in Henley. The town has many well marked paths in the locality and also there are a host of hotels, cafes, pubs and B&Bs.

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Frome

Accredited since: 2018

Frome is a welcoming, charming and vibrant town with a wealth of history, culture and natural beauty. Packed with historic buildings, beautiful independent shops and creative people, Frome is a wonderfully eventful town. It is the perfect destination for discerning tourists looking for something a little bit different.

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Middleton-in-Teesdale

Accredited since: 2018

Situated on the northern bank of the River Tees (5 miles south of High Force) in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the small market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale is an ideal base for those who want to escape the crowds. Its mass of footpaths allow walkers to explore not just the beauty of the area (its waterfalls, hay meadows, dales and moorland), but also the remarkable history, geology and botany for which it is internationally famous. Three long distance trails (the Pennine Way, Pennine Journey and Teesdale Way) pass through the town which provides a rich variety of places for walkers to eat, drink and stay.

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