Walkers are Welcome

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.

Knighton, on the borders of Powys and Shropshire became a “Walkers are welcome” town in 2011.

We support the aims of the network, to make Knighton:

  • an attractive destination 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
  • promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation
  • encourage the use of public transport

Knighton has been a popular base for walking for many years, and is an excellent place to stay to explore Offa’s Dyke Path, Glyndwr’s Way, the Kerry Ridgeway, and all of the wonderful local countryside of the Mid Wales border country.

You can find maps for our Knighton Town Trail and Knighton Nature Trail plus many more walks here.