Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide non-profit-making Community Interest Company launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be welcoming to walkers. 


It now has a membership of over 100 accredited towns and villages who work to assist their communities’ economic, physical health and mental well-being through walking. 


Walkers are Welcome helps towns and villages to:

  • Be attractive for walkers with excellent information on local walks
  • Ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted
  • Contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies
  • Promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation
  • Encourage the use of public transport


Hayfield became accredited with Walkers are Welcome in 2019.

Hayfield Walkers are Welcome is committed to:

  • working with our local community, including businesses, local groups and  authorities, to make Hayfield welcoming to walkers.
  • promoting Hayfield as a walking destination for the benefit of local residents, visitors and the tourism economy.
  • improving facilities for walkers – including monitoring Rights of Way within the Hayfield Parish boundary and promoting public transport – so that everyone can access and enjoy our local countryside.
  • Membership is open to anyone – individual or business. If you’d like to join, help, or find out more, please contact Julie.

  We work with other organisations and groups in the village…

Hayfield Civic Trust
The aim of the Hayfield Civic Trust is to protect and promote the heritage and environment of the parish of Hayfield.

Hayfield Kinder Trespass Group
The Hayfield Kinder Trespass Groups strives to ensure the events of the 1932 Mass Kinder Trespass, including its methods, goals and lessons for current times, are kept alive in the public consciousness.

Hayfield Parish Council
The Parish Council is an elected body in the first tier of local government with legal powers to spend public money for the benefit of parish residents.

. Peak & Northern Footpath Society
The Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has been active for well over 100 years, promoting the interests of public footpath users in the North Midlands and North West of England. They monitor, protect, and improve the footpath network for the benefit of all.

Sustainable Hayfield
Sustainable Hayfield is a community group, established to increase awareness of climate change issues and how individuals and communities can mitigate them.


The Ramblers
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot.

New Mills Walkers are Welcome
Our nearest Walkers are Welcome groups promotes New Mills as an attractive destination for walkers with top-quality information about local walks within the parish

  For more information on what we’re about, here’s our constitution: Our Constitution 

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