Todmorden welcomes walkers

View over Todmorden
View over Todmorden

Todmorden is celebrating its new status as a Walkers are Welcome town with an afternoon of tea, cakes, talk and, of course, walking.

TodWalkers are inviting walkers to pop in to the Unitarian Church in Todmorden on Sunday, July 31 any time between 12pm and 5pm for tea and cake and a natter.

The TodWalkers group has also produced a leaflet, available at Todmorden Information Centre, showing an easy stroll with views, or a slightly harder walk around Gaddings Dam.

Penny Marrington, Todmorden town councillor and secretary of TodWalkers, said: “We already know how attractive and welcoming Todmorden is to walkers.

“More than 900 people signed a petition of support for Walkers are Welcome accreditation, and already many cafes and pubs are displaying the Walkers are Welcome badge.

“Have a look at the Walkers are Welcome website and you can see how being part of this national movement will bring benefits to our local economy and environment.’

Businesses around town can have a Walkers are Welcome sticker to advertise they are walker-friendly by emailing

TodWalkers are a group of active local people aiming to promote walking in and around Todmorden, to encourage tourism, good health and exploring the local landscape.

Walkers are Welcome has embraced over 100 towns – including Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, and now Todmorden.