Walkers Are Welcome

Newton Stewart was one of the first towns in Scotland to be designated a Walkers Are Welcome Town. We are now part of a family of over 100 towns and villages across the UK where walkers are welcome.

Walkers Are Welcome

Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007. Newton Stewart has been a member since 2009.

The Walkers are Welcome initiative aims to support communities to:

  • Be an attractive destination for walkers
  • Provide top quality information on local walks
  • Offer local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities
  • Ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are developed, maintained, improved and well signposted
  • Contribute to local tourism plans, business growth and regeneration strategies
  • Promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation from all sections of the community
  • Encourage the use of public transport

To maintain our Walkers are Welcome accreditation, we must provide evidence each year that they are working in partnership to be a destination that welcomes walkers.

You can find out more about Walkers Are Welcome at www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk

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Funding received from:
S R Cunningham
Galloway Glens
Kilgallioch Community Fund
The Belted Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway Council
With support from:
Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
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