WAW Towns (C-D)


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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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 in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It is very close to Cardigan and about 5 miles from the sea at Poppit Sands.
Come and visit our medieval castle, the Teifi Gorge, the Teifi Marshes nature reserve (with water buffalo in the summer months!) and explore the rolling countryside around the village. The fields, woodlands and gentle hills have an excellent network of paths, which are kept in good condition by the Walkers are Welcome group and Pembrokeshire County Council.
Walks take you to hidden valleys, across farmland or to historic churches, not to mention views of the coast and the magical Preseli hills. Many walks are accessible by bus.
The village has a great little shop selling local produce. There are also three pubs, and a wide range of 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: 2010

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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Clun

Accredited since: 2013

Clun and the Clun Valley nestle in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Like all the Shropshire Hills, we offer you great walking with well maintained, way-marked walks, spectacular scenery and the great hospitality that Clun and the surrounding villages have to offer.
Enjoy a warm welcome from our accommodation providers, shops, pubs and places to eat; all with a good selection of local food and real ales.

Discover a rural area that positively encourages you to roam. The Clun Valley is a great area to walk, cycle, run and enjoy the rolling countryside; visit our hillforts and castles with their fascinating history of iron age settlements, border defences and civil war conflicts.

Clun became a Walkers Are Welcome town in 2013, one of 6 Walkers Are Welcome towns in the Shropshire Hills along with Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Much Wenlock, Wellington, Cleobury Mortimer.
Clun is the smallest of them and a beautiful and historic place in which to wander. Take the Clun Heritage Trail that takes visitors around twelve historic sites including the ruined Norman ‘motte and bailey’ castle in this ancient town on the Welsh border.

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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, as well as stately Corsham Court, have all appeared in both film and TV productions. Although close to busy Bath and Chippenham, peacocks often wander the town’s quiet streets.

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Corwen

Accredited since: 2012

Corwen is a Town with so much to offer the walker. From high mountains on the Berwyn to gentle strolls down to the River Dee as a Town Corwen has something for everyone. Looking down on the town is the iron age hillfort of Caer Drewyn and the longer distance paths of The North Berwyn Way, The Dee Valley Way and The Brenig Way start in the Town. Corwen is steeped in history with ancient oak woodland walks and drovers trails we offer a walkers paradise for all. Cafes, restaurants and pubs compliment your experience and the Town offers Walkers a very warm welcome.

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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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Cromer

Accredited since: 2014

Cromer, a town that has something for everyone, especially Walkers. Come for the day or stay longer: Accommodation to suit all pockets from B&B’s to Glamping. Food to satisfy all tastes – from fish & chips to Michelin style catering. We are the hub of the Coast Path and several other long-distance Trails – sand, sea, and sunshine galore, surrounded by North Norfolk’s AONB. When the walking day is done we provide a wealth of entertainment. Cromer a place for all reasons, provides a warm welcome for Walkers in all seasons.

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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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