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 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:
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