A VILLAGE will join a growing national network of rambler-friendly locations.
The Cabinet yesterday approved Marsden joining the Walkers are Welcome scheme.
The programme recognises towns and villages which make an effort to accommodate walkers by upgrading paths and tracks.
Kirklees Council, Yorkshire Water and the National Trust have invested more than £500,000 since 2007 to improve routes around Marsden, including Cupwith Reservoir and Marsden Moor Estate.
Cabinet member Clr Peter McBride said: “We’re happy to support a scheme which encourages tourism and healthy living.”
Hebden Bridge became the first Walkers are Welcome town in 2007. There are now more than 30 of them across the country.