National Themed Events

The Annual Get-together in 2019 gave its blessing to the idea of themed events. This venture is being organised by a sub-group of the National Committee .

The purposes are

  • to do something of value to local communities
  • to give a platform to raise the profile of Walkers are Welcome, both locally and nationally
  • to build cohesion between Walkers are Welcome groups
  • to have fun and get a sense of well-being through doing something worthwhile

The events:

  • National tree week 2020  The Tree Council’s National Tree Week runs  from 28th November to 6th December. We are encouraging those of our member towns and villages, who are currently holding small group walks for the benefit of their local community, to hold a woodland walk  during National Tree Walk to  celebrate the work of The Tree Council. These walks will be listed on our events page  , (follow the links below) and, also, if appropriate on the Tree Council’s calendar.  Other activities are welcome too,  e.g. publicising  self-guided walks in woodland or just publishing a news item about a special local tree. 

    Kirkby Stephen  3rd December

    Wellington  6th December  


  • The lock down lifting event   as towns gradually restart their activities in line with government guidelines we are encouraging towns to publish a news item about their  first event on our news page. By the second week  of July there were 6 events there, including one committee meeting. 

    Market Weighton


    Whitchurch, Shropshire

    Kirkby Stephen

    Whitchurch, Hampshire


  • Litter pick 2021  We are hoping to run this event this time around. Many towns will have plans for 2020 that were thwarted and can be rolled out for 2021.  This time the event will run throughout March 2021.  More details later. 
  • Celebrating our heritage – Autumn 2021  All our towns and villages have something to celebrate.  This event will contain a diversity of opportunities to explore these.  More details later. 
  • CLICK HERE  for details of the first event which was  to be held in March 2020 and was to have been the Walkers are Welcome National Litter-Pick    Unfortunately this event had to  be  CANCELLED  due to the Coronavirus advice.

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