About

The Walkers are Welcome scheme is a community-led initiative operating in England, Scotland, and Wales. The scheme promotes towns and communities as walker-friendly, based on several criteria, striving to benefit local economies by attracting tourism.

This website is for Montgomery Walkers are Welcome, if you want to know more about Montgomery go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery,_Powys

The scheme was first suggested in Summer 2006 by a local walkers group in the Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge and formally launched on 18 February 2007. Since then, it has grown rapidly and about a hundred towns and villages have been granted Walkers are Welcome status.

The Walkers are Welcome Towns Network claims that the scheme assists to strengthen a town’s standing as a destination for visitors, and also brings benefits to the local economy.

The scheme is run by the towns and villages themselves, who are all members of the Walkers are Welcome Towns Network. The Network functions through a committee that meets every six to eight weeks as well as an annual meeting.