WAW Towns (C-D)


Charlbury

Accredited since: 2007

Charlbury is a typical Cotswold Market Town on the Eastern edge of the Cotswolds AONB. There are good walking routes in all directions and refreshment and accommodation is available. We are on the Cotswold mainline to London and also bus service from Oxford.

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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 Britain’s 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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Chesham

Accredited since: 2010

Chesham is a thriving market town that has many beautiful walks, all at the end of the Metropolitan line! It nestles amongst beautiful valleys of the Chilterns AONB. Our town centre has plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as a High Street with an enviable range of specialist, independent retailers.

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Cilgerran

Accredited since: 2008

Cilgerran is a large village in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales. We are very close to Cardigan, the Teifi estuary and Gorge and only about 4 miles from the wonderful beach at Poppit Sands.
Come and visit our medieval castle, the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and Welsh Wildlife Centre and explore the rolling countryside around the village. We have an excellent local network of paths taking you to hidden valleys, the Wales Coast Path, historic churches or the magical Preseli hills.
Cilgerran has an award-winning village shop selling a wide range of local produce (Siop y Pentre). There is also an excellent range of pubs and restaurants nearby and a good choice of accommodation within the area.

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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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Coleford, Gloucestershire

Accredited since: 2021

Coleford sits in the heart of The Forest Of Dean. Walking from Coleford in any direction you are immersed in the ancient Forest with walks to suit all ages and abilities. Symonds Yat Rock with breath-taking views over the Wye Valley, or discovering the industrial heritage of the area including mines and caves that sit alongside the natural beauty and add to its character.

The area as a whole is truly a hidden gem and many of you will recognise places in and around Coleford from the many films and TV series from Star Wars to Dr Who and more that have been filmed here.

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Corsham

Accredited since: 2007

Corsham is an historic market town set in wonderful walking country on the southern edge of the Cotswold National Landscape. The town’s old limestone buildings and stone tiled roofs, as well as stately Corsham Court, have all 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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Cowbridge

Accredited since: 2022

Cowbridge is a compact market town in the heart of the rural Vale of Glamorgan. The historic and bustling town centre is linked in all directions to an ancient network of public rights of way including an extensive elevated area of common land. Three castles plus several ancient churches are within easy walking distance. The varying gradients make for striking viewpoints across the vale and coast. The town itself is framed by a number of attractive village locations providing interest for the visitor. Overall, Cowbridge is an attractive destination with interesting history notably its medieval walls and south gate. It benefits from a classic high street with independent shops and a fantastic food and drink offer.

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Crickhowell

Accredited since: 2012

Crowned as the UK’s Best High Street, Crickhowell is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Crickhowell is a small market town with a thriving High Street with independently owned and family-run shops where you’ll find a friendly, personal touch and plenty of local produce.

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Denby Dale & District

Accredited since: 2012

The Denby Dale district includes the villages of Denby Dale itself; Birdsedge & High Flatts; Clayton West; Upper & Lower Cumberworth;
Upper & Lower Denby; Emley & Emley Moor; Scissett & Skelmanthorpe. An area of beautiful countryside, it has an excellent network of PRoWs – and a rich and fascinating heritage.

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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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Devils Bridge

Accredited since: 2010

Devil’s Bridge is a village located near the Cambrian Mountains and 12 miles outside the coastal town of Aberystwyth. The village itself has been popular since Victorian times when people traveled here to view the spectacular waterfalls created by the river Mynach falling 300 feet into the river Rheidol.

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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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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. Dover is on the North Downs Way, English Coast Path and the Via Francigena. The White Cliffs County (Dover, Deal and Sandwich) hosts an annual walking festival at the end of August each year.

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Dunster

Accredited since: 2007

Dunster is probably the best preserved medieval village in England with its cobbled streets and historic buildings including Dunster Castle, the Tithe Barn and ancient Yarn Market. With its location being within Exmoor National Park there are hundreds of miles of waymarked paths to explore, both linear and circular starting from the village.

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Dursley

Accredited since: 2013

Dursley was originally renowned for its woollen cloth, and later enjoyed worldwide fame with the renowned Lister-Petter engines. Dursley is situated on the Cotswold Way in a wooded valley under the Cotswold escarpment and the surrounding countryside offers many attractive walks.

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