Walkers Are Welcome in Chesham
Walking can be enjoyed by all, whether in the countryside or just around town. The local Walkers Are Welcome group, with help from its partners, is promoting a full range of existing walks and new walks from Chesham suitable for families, wheelchair users and experienced walkers.
What Does Chesham Offer?
Many people come to Chesham on their way to enjoy the many footpaths in the area, including the Chiltern Way and the Chess Valley Walk. Chesham has lots to offer visitors, including the library with local walking information, Chesham Museum, a wide range of shops (including independents and national chains), eateries, pubs, places to buy maps, walking gear, a meal or just a cup of tea. For weekend hikers, some bed and breakfasts and hotels are available in the area.
Chesham is a Walkers Are Welcome town because it has:
Popular local support - a petition was signed by over 500 local residents
Action to ensure that facilities for walkers are maintained in good conditions - Chesham Walkers Are Welcome have surveyed all 135 local footpaths on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council to assist in the maintenance programme
Adequate Marketing - Specially designed walks leaflets are available around town and from this web site. There is Walkers Are Welcome signage at Chesham Station and the Water Meadow Car Park. Events and self-guided walks are featured in the local press and magazines.
Public transport promotion - as well as liaising with transport providers, public transport advice appears on leaflets.
Mechanisms to maintain Walkers Are Welcome status - a group has been established including representatives of councils, local and national walking groups.
To find out more about the Walkers Are Welcome visit the national Walkers Are Welcome web site.
Chesham Walkers Are Welcome is grateful to our partner groups: Chesham Environmental Group, the Chiltern Society, The Ramblers and Simply Walk.
Walkers Are Welcome is also supported by: Chesham Town Council, Chiltern District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and the Chilterns Conservation Board.