Welcome From the Chair

Since we gained Walkers are Welcome accreditation in 2009, our aim has been to promote walking in Winchcombe and the surrounding area, to provide better information for walkers and to improve the footpath network.

Our website is now a must for walkers visiting the area and is listed in national papers and magazines, guide books and dedicated walking websites. Our name has reached the other side of the world, with enquiries from as far as Japan and Australia.

We are proud we get no financial assistance from any local authorities, we generate our own income from our supporters and publications to fund our projects. We have taken the initiative to introduce an ‘Accessibility’ page for people with disabilities.

We created and launched the Winchcombe Way and the Isbourne Way. Our well-researched self-guided walks are immensely popular and are often downloaded from our website.

Our annual Walking Festival attracts people from all over the country bringing money into the local economy. Businesses continue to support us and they are very accommodating when we show visitors from afar around the town.

The ‘Walkers are Welcome’ road signs leading into the town make Winchcombe feel that little bit special when visitors arrive.

We raised £24,000 for a new riverside path, an accessible route that is suitable for the very young and old, including wheelchair users. The popularity of this path led us to recognise the need for comprehensive information on accessibility. Please visit our ‘Accessibility’ page to find out more.