Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District

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Responsible tourism: Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District

Environment

We are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.

Whilst walking on the Cumbria Way you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The local authority encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.

The Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveller by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.

The majority of the accommodations we use are locally owned and operated and use local produce for breakfast, thus reducing "food miles" and sustaining the local economy. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

When transferring your luggage to your next accommodation we consolidate with others along the Cumbria Way wherever possible to reduce energy consumption.

During the booking process for your holiday we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.

Whilst on this holiday you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking holidays to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community and the environment.

Community

When walking on the Cumbria Way we aim to provide a quality and positive experience for you while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment of countryside, towns, rivers and forests.

The locally owned accommodations give our guests a warm welcome and recommend local pubs, cafes and restaurants along the Cumbria Way for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment and sustaining the local economy.

By taking this holiday on the Cumbria Way you are contributing to the community by providing income for accommodation providers, pub landlords, restaurant and cafe owners, luggage transfer drivers, and local farmers. There are a number of National Trust Properties along the way and entrance fees are used to restore and conserve our heritage, and provide employment for local people. Whilst walking on the Cumbria Way we encourage guests to visit the Ruskin Museum, Brantwood, John Ruskinís home, the Donald Campbell museum in Coniston, and Carlisle Castle, as this helps to support the local community. We also encourage guests to take trips on Coniston Water and Derwentwater as this supports the local boatmen and increases the awareness of the fragile environment.

We encourage you to use this walking holiday as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.

All our used postage stamps are collected and used to raise money for local good causes.

Reviews of Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The two most memorable place was Stake Pass where we crossed the mountains from Langdale to Rosthwaite. We also made a very enjoyable detour to Catbells on our way to Keswick. Of the places we stayed, Millbeck Farm was nicest: a
very old farmhouse in beautiful surroundings.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Have always in your daypack something to eat and drink. In one case our accommodation (Red Lion, Lowick Bridge) was closed when we arrived in the afternoon and we could not have anything to eat or drink before evening. Also, I would not necessarily start at Ulverston. We could have skipped the first day from Ulverston to Lowick Bridge and finish at Caldbeck instead of Keswick.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I suppose so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We had superb weather all the time, could not have been better. That plus a really nice route through stunning landscape made it perfect.

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Most memorable: being dive bombed by a kestrel near Bassenthwaite. Fortunately we had walking poles... Most exciting: various parts of the walk were very beautiful

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bear in mind that the way marking is poor and indeed non existent in places. Get the cicerone guide and also the Rucksack Readers "Cumbria Way"; plus the biggest scale ordnance survey map and a compass. Good warm and weatherproof walking clothing is essential even in July.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. It certainly supported local businesses, e g B & Bs in remote areas

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Good

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