Pewsey and The Vale join over 100 other towns and villages in the country who have achieved Walkers are Welcome accreditation. The accreditation recognises the quality and variety of walking in the area. It also provides additional publicity which will reinforce the message that the Pewsey Vale is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a walking holiday.
Susie Brew, Coordinator for Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership, said, “This is a brilliant achievement for the area and we would like to thank the Parish Councils, businesses and local residents for their support. The work continues to maintain the accreditation, so we will be working with parishes to set up footpath groups, following the excellent example of the group already in operation in Great Bedwyn.”
Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. It enables the accredited Towns and Villages members to assist with their communities’ economic, physical, health and mental well-being through walking.
In order to meet the criteria for the accreditation, Pewsey had to demonstrate that walking routes in the area are well maintained. Local walking groups as well as landowners, the AONB, Wiltshire Council all contributed to the project.
Pewsey was also required to demonstrate that the accreditation was supported by local people, businesses and organisations. A minimum of 700 signatures of support had to be collected.
For more information on the accreditation and to see the published walking routes for the area click here.
The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership is a not-for-profit, voluntary, community organisation set up in 2015 to promote the Vale of Pewsey. It is supported through annual membership – for more information contact Susie Brew – email@example.com or call 07802 444 022.