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'Nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be "welcoming to walkers". The network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this innovative community-led scheme to benefit from Walkers are Welcome accreditation.'

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Starting fromAbergavenny

'Abergavenny is a great base for all levels of walks from easy strolls to challenging long-distance paths like the 95-mile Beacons Way – and the views are nearly always spectacular.'

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Starting fromAlston

'One of its aims is to promote Alston Moor as a destination for walkers for both visitors and local people by providing information on local walks, the area in general and the facilities available. It will also lead monthly walks and is actively involved in the North Pennines Walking Festival and with the Greg’s Hut Association, who maintain Greg’s Hut, an old lead-mining building high up on Cross Fell now a mountain bothy.'

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Starting fromAylsham

'Aylsham is at the heart of 2 long distance paths and a number of circular walks:

* The Marriotts Way starts (or finishes) in Aylsham and runs 26 miles to Norwich.

* The Weavers' Way which runs through the Broads to Aylsham and then north towards Cromer through rolling farmland and then onto the rugged North Norfolk Coast, linking eventually with the North Norfolk Coastpath and the Peddar's Way.

* The Bure Valley Footpath traces the Bure Valley River to Wroxham.'

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Starting fromBingley

'The town and surrounding area, situated in verdant Airedale, is very accessible thanks to its two rail stations (Bingley and Crossflatts) and good bus links. It offers great walks for those who love the great outdoors, of all ages and abilities.'

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Starting fromBishop's Castle

'Bishop’s Castle and Clun are excellent centres for exploring the unspoilt hill country of the area – most of it in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Well way marked paths go through many of the hillside and valley villages of the Rivers Clun and Upper Onny, making walking straight from the towns and villages a real pleasure. Both towns are on Shropshire Way, a short distance from the Offa’s Dyke Path, a national trail, and near the pre-bronze age Kerry Ridgeway.'

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Starting fromBradfield

'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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Starting fromBradford-On-Avon

'Bradford on Avon boasts some spectacular natural scenery together with fascinating architecture. Come and walk around here and we are sure you'll be inspired!'

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Starting fromBrampton

'Brampton, located in north Cumbria lies in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and is at the centre of an historically rich and diverse landscape. The town itself, first granted a market charter in 1252, contains architectural treasures and many of its local sandstone buildings have a story to tell.'

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Starting fromBromyard

Includes information on walks around Bromyard, local walks, local walking groups, public transport, and pubs and cafes.

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Starting fromBurley-in-Wharfedale

'Burley-in-Wharfedale is superbly situated for walking and also for those who prefer to run! Surrounded by fields and meadows and with the River Wharfe passing close to the village centre, the area is rich in wildlife ... The surrounding countryside is wonderful walking territory, with numerous footpaths accessing Burley and Baildon Moors to the south, Ilkley and Addingham Moors to the West, the Chevin Country Park to the East, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North ... '

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Starting fromCaistor

'Around Caistor and the Lincolnshire Wolds we’re absolutely spoilt for walks, so why not come and see for yourself. Described by the Guardian as a "rambler's paradise", we have some of the best walks in Lincolnshire. So whether you’re looking for short walks, long walks, gudied walks, historic walks, woody walks, hilly walks, pub walks or dog walks, we have it all in and around Caistor.'

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Starting fromCamelford

'This is a "Walkers Are Welcome" Town ... All the Walk Booklets are available in town but you can print a copy from the online PDF ... Walks are also available on the Camelfordian Website.'

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Starting fromCharlbury

'Located beneath the ancient forest of Wychwood, in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Charlbury is the ideal place for a country walk. With hourly express trains from London Paddington, Reading and Oxford, there's no need to bring the car. You'll find a warm welcome in the town's shops and four pubs, and accommodation is plentiful.'

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Starting fromCheddar

'Cheddar is world famous for its cheese and stunning gorge, but many visitors are unaware of the rich diversity of landscape and walking country we have here. Through the Walkers are Welcome scheme, Cheddar promotes itself as a walker-friendly destination offering a number of walking routes of varying grades, starting from the village centre. We hope you enjoy your visit!'

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Cheddar Walking

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Starting fromChepstow

'Your starting point for walking in Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley.'

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Starting fromChesham

'A thriving market town that we hope you will visit as part of your exploration of the area - which has many beautiful and varied walks, and all at the end of the Metropolitan line!'

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Starting fromClun

'We are part of the national "Walkers are Welcome" towns network ... The Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke can be reached easily from Clun as it is situated on the most imposing stretches of these long distance footpaths. Above Newcastle Upon Clun walkers can access the ancient pre Bronze Age Kerry Ridgeway which is also a Long Distance Footpath.'

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Starting fromCorsham

Corsham is a Wonderful Place to Walk 'An historic market town, Corsham is surrounded by beautiful countryside ... In March 2014, Corsham was awarded Walkers are Welcome status. This means that the town is not only a wonderful place to walk, it’s also welcoming to walkers, particularly after a long day’s wandering, with a great mix of pubs and restaurants ready to offer food and drink and a relaxing atmosphere.'

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Starting fromCricklade

'A Saxon Town, home to the North Meadow famed for its Fritillaries and the first town on the River Thames.'

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Starting fromCromer

'Cromer has welcomed walkers since time immemorial, fresh air – huge panoramas of land and sky. We are the gateway to a variety of trails and paths – There are walks that are buggy, wheelchair and dog friendly. When walking is done, we have places to eat, play and rest.'

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Walk Cromer

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Starting fromDeal

'Deal, the first town in the South of England to be awarded Walkers Are Welcome status, is a hidden gem on Kent’s coast ... The town's seafront is a delight, full of interest and leading to the White Cliffs, which start a couple of miles on at Kingsdown. There is an excellent network of well maintained paths taking ramblers into the countryside ...'

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Starting fromDenby Dale

'The walking opportunites around here are excellent, so we hope you'll come and explore the area if you are not local! The leaflets include maps and provide details of local transport, places of interest, local history, etc. '

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Starting fromPumlumon

'Whether you want to stride out over Plynlimon Mountain in the historic footsteps of George Borrow, stroll through the enchanted Hafod Estate, get close enough to feed the majestic Red Kite or just relax in the breath taking countryside, the Pumlumon area is the place for you.'

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Starting fromDisley

'Disley’s accreditation is recognition of the variety of well-signposted, well-maintained walks in and around Disley and of the breathtaking views they afford. And it enables Disley to be part of a wider campaign to secure better facilities for walkers, the continued maintenance of our public footpaths, the development of way-marked trails and better access to the village by public transport.'

See also

Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]

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Starting fromDufftown

'Set in the heart of Speyside in north eastern Scotland, Dufftown is situated on the banks of the rivers Fiddich and Dullan at the foot of the Conval Hills ...'

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Dufftown 2000 Ltd

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Starting fromDunster

'Dunster is England’s largest medieval village, it boasts over 100 Conservation Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings, with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. However, it’s not just the beauty of the buildings that makes Dunster so welcoming, it’s also the gentle rolling hills and forests of the enticing Exmoor countryside ... The village has been accredited by Walkers are Welcome and there are some wonderful walks from the village, such as those on the Dunster Estate.'

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Dunster Accommodation

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Starting fromDursley

'We would like you to visit Dursley and the surrounding countryside and go on some wonderful walks.'

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Starting fromEmsworth

Emsworth is 'a hub for three long distance walks: The Solent Way, The Wayfarer's Walk and the Sussex Border Path. The village is an ideal destination to explore the beauty of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cities of Portsmouth and Chichester and the spectacular South Downs'.

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Starting fromGillingham

'Gillingham achieved Walkers Are Welcome (WAW) status on 10 August 2015. This means that it has fulfilled the six criteria necessary for acceptance: it has demonstrated local support, gained endorsement from the town council, made a commitment to ensure the local path network is in order, guaranteed adequate marketing of WAW status, shown how use of public transport will be encouraged and demonstrated how the status will be maintained in future, with broadbased support.'

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Gillingham Walkers

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Starting fromHartland

A Walker's Paradise 'Dramatic coastal walking and 17,000 acres of outstanding natural beauty for you to explore. And the Walkers are Welcome accolade means the whole community welcomes you here.'

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Starting fromHayle

'Covers the area of Hayle, Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth.'

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Starting fromHebden Bridge

'Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town. Since then, the network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 towns and villages across the UK that have joined this community-led scheme.'

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Starting fromHorncastle

'The Group is made up of keen walkers from the town who want to encourage walking in and around the pretty market town of Horncastle and the beautiful Southern Lincolnshire Wolds.'

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Starting fromIlfracombe

'Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor National Park you will find the scenery spectacular. Words somehow cannot fully capture this natural beauty, this "great outdoors".'

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Starting fromIvybridge

'There is an array of formal and informal leisure opportunities available in and around the town, and, of course, the vast wilderness of Dartmoor National Park and the tranquil South Hams countryside offer both families and the serious walker a plethora of inspiring routes.'

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Ivybridge Town Council

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Starting fromJedburgh

'Jedburgh, situated in the Scottish Borders is located midway between the cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle and is nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the expansive Tweed valley. The area surrounding the town is ideal for walking with beautiful rolling hills, attractive riverside trails and stunning open outlooks in all directions.'

See also

Jedburgh Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

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Starting fromKeynsham

'Providing a service for walkers with organised walks in the Bath and Bristol area, and leaflets for individuals and groups who wish to go-it-alone, thus enhancing the profile of Keynsham. This will benefit the residents and traders alike. All the walks will emanate from or include, the town.'

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Starting fromKing's Stanley

The Stanleys have some of the most interesting, varied and beautiful walks in the Cotswolds. We are also blessed with fine scenery, historical features, fine architecture and parks. To help you to enjoy them, King's Stanley Parish Council have published, for the first time, a guide to some of these public footpaths. These walks are of varying distance and demands from 1.5 miles to 10 miles long. Clear guidance is given to distances involved and possible difficulties such as step-over stiles, steep hills, mud and livestock.

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Starting fromKinlochleven

'The village of Kinlochleven is surrounded by stunning mountains and scenery. The West Highland Way passes through Kinlochleven from the renowned Devil's Staircase from Glencoe and the village is a popular stop off point for walkers and brings a steady stream of visitors looking for accommodation before setting off the following morning to Fort William. The walks in Kinlochleven have a character of their own ...'

See also

Glencoe and Kinlochleven [Walkhighlands]

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Starting fromKirkby Stephen

'Kirkby Stephen nestles in a corner of Cumbria often missed by visitors to the county. The attractive and friendly market town sits on the upper reaches of the River Eden, before it winds its way through the Eden Valley towards the Solway Firth.'

See also

Walking [Kirkby Stephen Town Council]

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Starting fromLeominster

'Leominster has a wide choice of walks, suitable for all abilities, direct from the town centre. The town is the biggest market town in Herefordshire. In the past its fortune was based on Leominster "ore", the fleece of the Ryland sheep. Now industry is very varied. We also have an accessible trail for those who may have difficulty. Route cards are available at the Tourist Information Centre. Walking guide books and maps are also available from the TIC in the Corn Square ...'

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Tourism Leominster

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Starting fromLeyburn

'Leyburn is a perfect base for your walking holiday. There are walks directly from the town centre in every direction, including walks to Bolton Castle, Redmire, Jervaulx Abbey, West Witton, Middleham Castle and Bolton Hall. Many of the walks take in Leyburn Shawl with panoramic views of rolling Wensleydale towards Penhill and the Coverdale Fells ... '

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Starting fromLiskeard

'Liskeard is an excellent base for walkers being situated midway between the coast and the moors. It is an ancient market town on the main London to Penzance railway line and has good bus services, both local and national. It has a wide range of shops, mostly locally owned, and still has a livestock market.'

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Starting fromLlandeilo Fawr

'Llandeilo Town Council are pleased to announce that the town's affiliation with Walkers are Welcome is now officially recognised and the town has been awarded "Walkers are Welcome" status. We are blessed with so many beautiful walks in and around the town, including trails, public footpaths, town centre and national parks. What a fantastic way to keep fit - and it's FREE! '

See also

Themed Walks [Visit Llandeilo] | Llandeilo Through the Ages

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Starting fromLlandovery

'Llandovery is increasingly known for its varied walks and in 2013 became the first town in Carmarthenshire to achieve Walkers are Welcome status, demonstrating that the town is working towards making Llandovery an even more welcoming place to eat, drink, stay and relax. Llandovery has been a meeting point for visitors for thousands of years. Initially for the Romans who camped on Llanfair Hill on the edge of today's town, right through to being a welcoming spot for the hardy drovers on their way to market in London. These walks are easily accessible from town. They enable the walker to learn more about the history and myths of the locality while appreciating the wildlife that is in abundance.'

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'The Teifi Valley town of Llandysul and the neighbouring village of Pont Tyweli are one of the most favoured localities in Wales for freshwater angling, white-water canoeing and walking. Llandysul and Pont Tyweli are a Walkers are Welcome area.' Downloadable Walks gives access to PDFs of the Booklet Llandysul Trails.

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Starting fromLoftus

'For those wishing to explore locally, there are many footpaths and short walks around the area including the Loftus Town Trail, Loftus Historic Woods, Miners Way, Skinningrove Valley Trail, Carlin How Village Heritage Trail, the Cleveland Street and walks through the Kilton Valley.'

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Loftus Town Council

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Starting fromLudlow

'Ludlow is surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mortimer Forest, Mortimer Country and North Herefordshire. There are varied walks in all directions – along riversides, through forests, farmland and to ancient heritage sites such as hill forts and to the top of some impressive hills such as Titterstone Clee Hill which dominates the Ludlow skyline.'

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The Ludlow Guide

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Starting fromLynton & Lynmouth

The walking capital of Exmoor  'Located on the stunning North Devon coast and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor National Park, it's easy to see the appeal of Lynton & Lynmouth as a top walking holiday destination ...'

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Starting fromMalvern

'Malvern has been given "Walkers are Welcome" status due to the fantastic countryside in and around the Malvern Hills, the wide range of walks for all abilities and our commitment to welcoming walkers.'

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Starting fromMarket Rasen

'It is a quiet market town to the west of the Wolds and surrounded by woodlands within the predominantly rural West Lindsey district. Once described by Charles Dickens as the "sleepiest town in England", it is home to the picturesque Market Rasen racecourse.'

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Starting fromMarsden

'Marsden in the South Pennines. A great place to walk, a lovely place to be.'

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Starting fromMartley

'Martley was the 13th community in the country to be accredited and the first in Worcestershire. We are proud of this achievement, continuing as it did our ongoing work on rights of way through the Path-or-Nones Group (30 years old in 2015) and the publishing of ten circular walks leaflets by Audrey and Keith Trumper in the 80s and 90s.'

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Starting fromMelbourne

'Melbourne is a very popular walking centre with paths leading into rolling country through the estates of Melbourne Hall, Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold Hall. The town is close to several long distance routes such as the Ivanhoe Way, the Derby Round, the National Forest Way and the Cross Britain Way. Routes around Staunton Harold and Foremark Reservoirs also add to the variety of walking terrain.'

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Melbourne Footpaths Group

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Starting fromMelrose

'The town of Melrose is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders at the foot of the Eildon Hills and close by the River Tweed. As such it is in the perfect location for the visitor, and especially walkers, to explore the surrounding landscape and its many historical connections ...'

See also

Melrose Town Trail | Paths Around Melrose [Scottish Borders Council]

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Starting fromMeltham

'Formed in the early months of 2013. Our aim is to promote the area as a special area for walkers, cyclists, runners, and all those who to come and enjoy highlighted routes and amenities the village has to offer.'

See also

Meltham Way

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Starting fromModbury

'Modbury Parish has 12 footpaths, 2 bridleways and several "green lanes", all within unspoiled countryside in the heart of the South Devon ... A group of 8 circular walks have been created, all of which start and finish at the main Poundwell Car Park in the lower part of Modbury.'

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Visit Modbury

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Starting fromMoffat

'Moffat, Scotland's first "Walkers are Welcome town" and the surrounding Moffat hills present a haven for walkers of all abilities. The clean Scottish air, stunning scenery and timeless beauty is awe inspiring. Whether for a day's hiking or a short stroll in unspoilt countryside, Moffat is the perfect place to experience a truly memorable walking holiday.'

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Visit Moffat

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Starting fromMonmouth

Join us for our monthly walk  'We are as fun and informal as we can be, believing that our walks should be for the enjoyment of the landscape and each other’s company, rather than simply clocking up miles.'

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Starting fromMuch Wenlock

'You have arrived at a very unique and special place! The Shropshire town of Much Wenlock is a quintessentially English town, off the beaten track, but well worth the visit ... There are lots of walks both in the town and in the surrounding beautiful Shropshire countryside, including the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment. Please explore and enjoy- then travel here for a real visit, we know you'll want to come back!'

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Starting fromMytholmroyd

'Mytholmroyd Walkers’ Action (MWA) aims to: Encourage more walkers, walking more; Ensure public rights of way and footpaths are kept open; Make walking more attractive to a wider range of residents; Encourage more visitors to make Mytholmroyd a walkers’ destination; Encourage more journeys to be undertaken on foot, rather than by private car; Encourage the use of public transport to get to designated walks; Work with other partners and providers to promote walking for a healthy lifestyle.'

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Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action

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Starting fromNew Mills

'The walking available from the town centre is excellent and varies from short easy walks to challenging day-long hikes. The renowned and stunning Millennium Walkway within the Torrs Gorge can be accessed by footpaths from several places in the town, and the walkway links directly to 2 local nature reserves, and the Sett Valley Trail, as well as providing a vital link to the Goyt Way ... The 14-mile Trespass Trail (a circular walk starting in New Mills) was devised as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass.'

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Starting fromNewton Stewart

'Newton Stewart has long been a favourite base for walkers, and most of the countryside - mountain, forest, moorland and shore - is accessible, with due care and observance of the Country Code ... '

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Starting fromOtley

'Our charming historic market town, 10 miles northwest of Leeds, nestles below the forested Chevin ridge at one of the oldest crossing points on the River Wharfe.'

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Starting fromOttery St Mary

'Blessed by almost one hundred footpaths in and around the parish Ottery is a walkers’ paradise. From level trips along the banks of the River Otter to paths rising to some nine hundred feet, with views as far as Dartmoor, Ottery has something for everyone. Our Tourist Information Centre has maps, leaflets (including some in several languages) that contain information on where to walk and features of what to see and where to see it ...'

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Ottery St Mary Tourism

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Starting fromPickering

'Pickering, a small market town in North Yorkshire situated on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park, has much to offer to walkers ...'

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Starting fromPorlock

'Porlock’s surrounds contain everything for the walker, starting with the long shingle bank curving across the Bay ... Everywhere there are numerous footpaths well maintained and sign-posted by the National Trust and the National park, in fact so many that none of them are ever crowded.  In addition walkers have a wide choice of excellent refreshment stops in Porlock itself and in most of the surrounding old attractive hamlets ...'

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Starting fromRoss-on-Wye

'Ross is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful and varied countryside within easy reach of the town. Walks are many and varied, ranging from flat, easy strolls alongside the river to challenging walks in the local hills or the nearby Black Mountains or Malvern Hills. Two major long distance walking routes pass through the town. These are The Wye Valley Walk and The Herefordshire Trail. In addition The Ross Round Walk circular walk starts and finishes in the town.'

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Starting fromSandy

'We think there are some wonderful walks round and about Sandy and we hope you will contact us for advice and guidance on the walks nearby. You don't have to be a "traditional" walker to get out and about in Sandy. Sandy has several geocache trails, you can ramble or run, and just about everyone can enjoy activity on foot in Sandy.'

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Sandy Town Council

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Starting fromSedbergh

'The market town of Sedbergh lies at the foot of the Howgill Fells near where the rivers Lune, Dee and Rawthey meet. For visiting walkers and cyclists it is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and also to a more local network of footpaths and quiet lanes that cover the fells and riverbanks around Dent, Garsdale and the upper Lune Valley ...'

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Sedbergh Gateway

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Starting fromShap

'The village of Shap sits high amongst wild and stunning scenery, surrounded by beautiful countryside ideal for both the gentle walker and the more ambitious explorer to discover.'

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Navigate the Website>>> Shropshire Brochure [PDF]
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'Shropshire boasts many Walkers are Welcome towns, so you know that hospitality is assured whether you're on a day trip or a longer holiday. All of the towns work hard to maintain their surrounding footpaths, to offer excellent walking opportunities and to provide high quality walking information for both locals and visitors.'

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Starting fromSidmouth

A town caught still in a timeless charm 'That was the Sidmouth that captivated the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, and it will captivate you, too. Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history and fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops…. it’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley.'

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Visit Sidmouth

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Starting fromSnaith

'For a small town, Snaith has much to offer walkers and visitors. Snaith and Cowick is an area steeped in history – The Priory Church (Circa 1100AD), the site of a Royal Hunting Lodge where parliament once met, an ancient toll bridge and much more. With the Trans Pennine Train passing though, Snaith is an ideal place to stop for refreshment or even spend a night or two ...'

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Visits to the Website579
Starting fromStocksbridge

Access to details of three dozen walks around and about Stocksbridge: [1] Eight Short Walks (less than 5 miles) - - - : [2] Twenty-three Medium Walks (5 - 9 miles) - - - : [3] Five Long Walks (10-15 miles).  Stocksbridge was the only Yorkshire nomination to make the 2018 shortlist for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood. Organised by the Ramblers, this prestigious award recognises an area where walking is the safe, pleasant and an easy way to travel.

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1312
Visits to the Website537
Starting fromAround and About

'With its dramatic Cotswolds landscape, unique arts and crafts heritage, fabulous festivals and independent shops, the Stroud District is the least commercialised and unexplored area for a holiday in the Cotswolds.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record944
Visits to the Website773
Starting fromSwaffham

'Swaffham is the perfect gateway for walkers to explore the diverse landscapes of the Fenland to the west, with old drove roads giving unique access to quiet countryside, and the Brecks to the south and west, with gentle slopes and dry heathland. To the north there are some hidden gems of archaeological interest with a variety of abandoned medieval villages, churches and castles to discover. ' ALERT The Website originally cited here seems no longer; so I have replaced the Link with one to John Harris's Site.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1638
Visits to the Website599
Starting fromTadcaster

'Tadcaster, surrounded by quiet countryside, is steeped in history: romans, railways, country houses, ancient tracks and battle places. And after the walk, visit the many pubs and cafes in the town. Long or short, there is always an enjoyable walk from Tadcaster.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1078
Visits to the Website476
Starting fromTalgarth

'Our Talgarth, whether here to stay, a short visit with family, friends or that special someone, unwind in the scenic Black Mountains. Relax in mountains, woodlands and nature reserves for walking, climbing, cycling and trekking as you slow down the pace of life ...'

Description from

Visit Talgarth

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1136
Visits to the Website402
Starting fromTintern

Tintern 'warmly welcomes the many visitors who pass this way each year, seeking the renewal that comes from a short time spent in its uplifting and historic landscape ...'

Description from

Friends of Tintern

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record525
Visits to the Website571
Starting fromUnst

'In October 2011 Unst became the 71st Walkers are Welcome community and the first island to achieve this recognition. At 60 degrees north Unst, the island above all others lies on the same latitude as Anchorage Alaska, Southern Greenland and St Petersburg Russia.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1096
Visits to the Website899
Starting fromWellington

'This page has been prepared by Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee. This is an ad hoc group of interested local walkers. We are not a party political organisation; we have supporters of a range of political parties, and none, on our management committee who work effectively together. The inspiration for the group came from a combination of Wellington LA21 Group and Wellington Town Council without whose help this would not have been possible.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1533
Visits to the Website594
Starting fromWhitchurch

'Whitchurch is a small town and always seeks to provide a warm welcome to visitors wishing to explore this lesser known part of Hampshire. Whitchurch has a variety of walks to suit all interests and abilities; from the gentle river landscape of pristine waters and water meadows with their abundant flora and fauna, to the footpaths of the chalk downs where the colours, sounds and shadows change with every season.'

Description from

Whitchurch Association

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1044
Visits to the Website987
Starting fromWinchcombe

'This website gives you all the information you need if you are visiting Winchcombe, the walking centre for the Cotswolds ... We have pages focussed on walks, attractions, eating out, shops, accommodation and links to websites where you can find a wealth of information.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1319
Visits to the Website813
Starting fromWiveliscombe

'Wiveliscombe is an ancient town, full of unexpected and surprising discoveries from an architectural and walking point of view.' Note that - at the time of Review [24 November 2015] - the 'Wiveliscombe Walking' Website could not be raised.

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1825

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