Town Views Alphabetical

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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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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Barnard Castle

Accredited since: 2017

Barnard Castle is bustling, historic market town, nestling in the south-west corner of County Durham and forming the gateway to the wonderful and wild landscape of Upper Teesdale. Walking opportunities abound across meadows, moors, riverbanks and fells, whilst the town offers ample and excellent accommodation and eating choices.

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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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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 two successful breweries, 6 pubs and lots of small, independent shops. The Town Hall is a 18th century 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, 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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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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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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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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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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Chepstow

Accredited since: 2012

Chepstow is a true border town located at the mouth of the River Wye. At its heart is Chepstow Castle, Britain’s oldest surviving stone fortification, and at different times the town has been Wales’s biggest port, the birthplace of tourism, a national shipyard, the location of the Severn Bridge and, more recently, the southern terminus of the Wales Coast Path. No less than 8 long-distance trails meet here, and Chepstow is an ideal base for walking the Wye Valley AONB, the Forest of Dean, the Vale of Usk and the Gwent Levels.

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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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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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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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Corsham

Accredited since: 2007

Corsham is an historic market town set in wonderful walking country beside the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town’s old limestone buildings and stone tiled roofs have appeared in many film and TV productions. Although close to busy Bath and Chippenham, peacocks often wander the town’s quiet streets.

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