Deal is bidding to renew its status as a ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town. This scheme helps to boost the local economy and raises the profile of the town as a great place to visit.

There are more than 100 towns in the Walkers Are Welcome network, which neighbouring Dover joined in 2016. Towns are encouraged to ensure:

They are attractive to walkers with information on walks in the area; that footpaths and other facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted; that walking helps tourism plans and town improvement strategies; that health benefits of walking to encourage more walkers are promoted; and that use of public transport is promoted.

The Deal Walkers are Welcome group needs 5% of the local population to support the accreditation so please sign up and encourage your friends to do so as well.

More information about the campaign is at