Walking holidays in England
Responsible travel: Walking holidays in England
Global adventures start with a local perspective Ė that's our philosophy. Whether abroad, or just as importantly at home, the start point is the same; how to get the most enjoyable holiday for our customers while benefiting the local people, economy and respecting the environment.
These walking holidays are a great way to explore the beautiful Northumberland countryside and coastline, enabling you to take in the surroundings without damaging the environment. We use local guides and support people, small independent B&B's, guest houses and hotels to ensure that the money stays in the local economy. Where we provide food we aim to use locally produced product. We provide travellers with Travellers Codes that encourage the reduction of water usage, systems for collecting, recycling or safe disposal of litter and relevant suggestions to minimise damage to the environment, wildlife and marine ecosystems.
All our guided holidays have a maximum group size of 12 to 15 people minimising the environmental impact. We actively work for footpath sustainability, through funding footpath restoration projects in the Northumberland National Park.
Guardian / Observer Travel Awards 2013 - Voted 3rd in the Best Short Break Operator category - (top three in the last 4 years and winner in 2011) and 5th in the Best Small Tour Operator category - (top 5 for the last 5 years). The awards are voted for by the public and so in our eyes are a great set of awards to be recognised in!
The story of the provider of Walking holidays in England
Having stayed in touch since primary school, Andy and Paul decided to cycle around South America in 1994. Andy was a keen cyclist but Paul hadnít been on a bike since doing his paper round. They didnít have an itinerary and used military maps to navigate through the desert. They had so much fun and met such amazing people that they agreed to set up a cycling tour company together. Andy says their trips create a flexible and intimate way to travel and absorb the local culture and, whats more, you never forget how to cycle Ė itís just like riding a bike!