Town Views Alphabetical A-B

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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Alton

Accredited since: 2019

Alton is a market town in beautiful countryside at the edge of the South Downs National Park, with access to walks such as the Hangers Way, Alton Six Hills Walk and St Swithun’s Way. Alton has good transport links, and a welcoming variety of pubs, cafés and places to stay.
We are planning a walking festival in May that will be our biggest yet, with over 100 walks. And in October this year we will be combining a shorter walking festival. alongside hosting the Walkers Welcome Annual Event, from 4-9 October.

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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, Bradford Millenium Way ,The Dales Highway and Welcome way come through Baildon.

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Bampton (Devon)

Accredited since: 2022

Bampton, an historic Charter Town, lies in the mid Devon rolling countryside close to the Somerset border, and is on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. A regional trail, the Exe Valley Way passes through the town and access to the coast to coast Two Moors Way is within 10 miles. There is a wide network of local footpaths that start and end in Bampton which have been captured in two local walking books published by Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre who organise regular walking events.

The town centre is a conservation area, and the Heritage and Visitor Centre is situated within the 12th Century St Michael and All Angels Church. Bampton has Plastic free status and local businesses display the ‘Fill your water bottle’ symbol.
Bampton has a range of traditional shops selling local produce, as well as award winning pubs and restaurants and places to stay. It is a friendly, welcoming community with a thriving centre used by local villagers and visitors.

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Bingley

Accredited since: 2015

Bingley is a small market town in the Aire Valley, with a population of just under 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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Bishop’s Castle

Accredited since: 2007

Bishop’s Castle is a small market town on the Wales/England border surrounded by stunningly beautiful hill country, most of it in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a successful breweries, the oldest in the country, and 5 pubs and lots of small, independent shops. The Town Hall is an 18th century Grade 11* building over looking the town which hosts the tourist information office for the area. There is a good music scene with lots of local bands and regular gigs in pubs. There is also many festivals and events in the town from the Real Ale Trial to Midsummer Rejoicing. There are a good selection of local walking leaflets and nearly all our visitors enjoy the hill walking here.

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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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Boroughbridge

Accredited since: 2007

The pleasant market town of Boroughbridge home of The Yorkshire Vet is on the edge of the Vale Of York at the start of The 150 Mile circular walk around 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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Bradfield

Accredited since: 2010

Bradfield village’s excellent location on the northwest fringes of the Peak District, with close proximity to long-distance trails and a superb variety of shorter walks around local villages, and spectacular reservoirs means that it has something special to offer walkers, whether visitors or local residents.

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Bradford on Avon

Accredited since: 2011

Nestling in the beautiful Bristol Avon Valley on the edge of the Cotswolds AONB, Bradford on Avon is the perfect centre for a whole variety of walking. The Macmillan Way and Kennet and Avon Canal run through the town and the Bradford on Avon Walking Wheel provides countless opportunities to explore the area. You might also be tempted to join us for our Annual Walking Festival that takes place over the first weekend in September.

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Brampton

Accredited since: 2011

Brampton is a lively little Market Town ideally situated for walking in the North Pennines AONB, Hadrian’s Wall Country, The Lake District and the Scottish Borders.

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Bro Tregaron

Accredited since: 2011

Tregaron is a small rural Welsh-speaking community in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales. Positioned in the county of Ceredigion, it has a long established association with the great outdoors and walking forming part of that heritage. Clwb Cerdded Tregaron Walking Club run a variety of walking activities to promote the town’s continued membership of the Walkers are Welcome network including a monthly walk, walking festivals, walking events associated with local businesses, footpath monitoring and more. Information available from www.clwbcerddedtregaron.site

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Bromyard

Accredited since: 2010

A bustling lively market town in Herefordshire surrounded by glorious countryside

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Broseley

Accredited since: 2019

Broseley is an original industrial town, with three centuries of architecture mixed in a delightfully haphazard manner. Imposing properties built for ironmasters, alongside former squatters cottages nestled around narrow alleys called ‘jitties’. This heritage is surrounded by beautiful woods and dingles, with footpaths offering inspiring views across the Severn Gorge.

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Burley in Wharfedale

Accredited since: 2014

Burley in Wharfedale is a community of around 7,500 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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