Tag Archives: Walkers Are Welcome towns

Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

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What is the impact of Walkers Are Welcome?

At the Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together in Cromer we agreed that the towns need to demonstrate their impact more. Continue reading

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The value of walking

Last weekend the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network’s tenth anniversary get-together was held in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale.  Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers Are Welcome town, inspired by local residents Andrew Bibby and Gwen Goddard. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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Learning through walking

Ramblers’ trustees try to attend all 59 of the Ramblers’ Area AGMs, and this year I went to five, including Somerset. Continue reading

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Lincolnshire Wolds, a well-kept secret

The Lincolnshire Wolds are unsung, but I had a splendid walk there during the Walkers Are Welcome Towns annual get-together Continue reading

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Walkers Are Welcome: never more relevant

Walkers Are Welcome Towns have never been more relevant. Continue reading

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Not the quietest place on carnival day

It was fun to open Clun carnival in Shropshire on 6 August. Continue reading

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