Hadrian's Wall National Trail walking holiday
Description of Hadrian's Wall National Trail walking holiday
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PlanetIt is safe to drink the water from the tap in England, however, for customers keen to avoid buying single use plastic bottles we encourage customers the chance to purchase a discounted filter Water-To-Go bottle which combines three different technologies to remove over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants in water.
We operate a Ďleave no traceí policy on tour; our tour leaders are trained to promote this message to customers. As the focus of this trip is primarily walking, we aim to leave a minimal impact on the areas as possible. This trip actively encourages customers to reduce the carbon footprint to a minimum.
We encourage all our customers to keep a safe distance from animals and not to feed wildlife as they become reliant on tourists. This is especially prevalent given the amount of bird life and livestock.
Weíre committed to running our business responsibly. In our office we reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible. Itís in a refurbished mill, and weíve also installed a waterwheel to generate electricity from the river. It was the first of its kind in Britain, gives us our own sustainable source of power and any excess goes to the National Grid.
PeopleOur groups stay in two different hotels along the route to try to minimise the use of transport as much as possible. The hotel we use in the market town of Hexham is family owned. Both hotels assure us that they recycle as much waste as possible. Breakfast and dinners are served at the hotels; however, lunches are taken in a variety of local eating establishments, such as local cafes, pubs and cafes at the museums we visit, which helps to spread the financial benefits of tourism.
We offer millions of pounds in financial aid to walking groups within the UK to maintain walking by young and old for future generations, rebuild broken paths and bridges washed away. This falls under an organisation named the Charitable Trust.
We cap passengers at a maximum of 18 customers so as not to impact on the environment surrounding Hadrianís Wall, especially as we explore primarily on foot. We visit many well-preserved sites, such as Chesterís Roman Fort, Birdoswald and Carlisle Castle. Most days include at least an hourís sightseeing.