The Gower Peninsula walking holiday in Wales
Description of The Gower Peninsula walking holiday in Wales
2023: 8 May, 8 Jun, 7 Aug, 18 Sep
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PlanetGiven most of the time is spent exploring on foot, the trip itself is low carbon. We are committed to offering low impact holidays that benefit the country and communities we visit. Given most of the time is spent exploring on foot, it is important that our staff and customers are aware of the delicate balance which exists in the places we visit and leave no trace.
It is safe to drink the water from the tap in Wales. For customers keen to avoid buying single use plastic bottles, we encourage them to take advantage of our discounted filter Water-To-Go bottle which removes over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants in water.
We operate a ‘leave no trace’ 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, especially as Gower was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This includes not deviating from designated walking areas so as not to upset ecosystems irrespective of the size. We encourage customers not to feed birds or other wildlife as they become reliant on tourists. The hotel has been selected for the number of waste that is recycled.
PeopleThe Gower Peninsula is one of the lesser visited areas of the UK, despite being so incredibly beautiful. We stay in the Oxwich Bay Hotel, a locally owned and run establishment. It highlights the flavours and history of the area, plus they recycle as much waste as possible. Breakfast and dinners are served at the hotel; however, lunches are taken in a variety of local eating establishments to help spread the financial benefits of tourism.
We offer millions of pounds sterling 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 called the Charitable Trust.
We cap passengers at a maximum of 18 customers so as not to impact on the environment surrounding the Gower Peninsula, especially as we explore primarily on foot and on ‘rights to roam’ land. We use as many locally owned services as possible throughout this trip.