‘Towns and villages where walkers are welcome’
Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative launched at Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire 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 that benefit from Walkers are Welcome accreditation.

We aim to give ordinary people in rural communities the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a difference in their town or village. We encourage improvements to Public Rights of Way and to the services offered to walkers, working in partnership with local authorities and many other organisations. Our  towns and villages are scattered around Great Britain, many in lesser known areas but are no less interesting or beautiful. In fact, they are hidden gems that benefit from hard working volunteers who are passionate about the area they live in, working with other organisations to offer both visitors and locals the best walking experience.

Why not consider a Walkers are Welcome destination for your next walk or staycation?

“Walkers are Welcome are thrilled to be a partner with The Outdoor Guide and a TOG Friend. In admiration of Julia’s ambassadorship for the shared love of walking.”

All our communities have reported that they have seen a big increase in residents walking during 2020 and the beginning of 2021 …

Find out more about ‘Walkers are Welcome’ and why we are proud to have the organisation as a TOG partner …