Walkers are Welcome UK Network

Is a 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.

The Network's aims are to encourage and support towns and villages to be attractive destinations for walkers with top quality information on local walks; offer local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities within their areas; ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted; contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies; promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation and use of public transport.
Bollington has now become part of this Network in recognition of the contribution it makes to promoting and encouraging walking, not least through its annual Walking Festival. 
Click here to access the Walkers Are Welcome Website

A video of the accreditation event with MP David Rutley can be viewed below





Pictured here is the national WaW Banner which was displayed at Chepstow. One of our supporters in Bollington had designed a square featuring White Nancy and spent several months embroidering it as our contribution. It stood out very well among the assembled decorative squares being such a distinctive emblem, and provided excellent publicity for Bollington.







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