The Pennine Way walking holiday
Description of The Pennine Way walking holiday
The trip can be booked betwen April and mid October
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOne of the World’s Great Walks. It has legendary status as the first official Long Distance Footpath to be created in Britain, back in 1965. This was after a long campaign started in 1935 by Tom Stephenson, secretary of The Ramblers Association. It includes walking through three national parks and landscapes including precious peat bog, Heathlands, beautiful limestone scenery, caves and rock pavements. So it is vitally important to plan your visit in a sustainable manner.
We believe that walking trips are the best way to experience such a destination; because you have more time to appreciate the changing landscapes and get to know locals in the villages and towns that you pass through while having a minimal impact on your environment.
This slow style of travel not only affords you more time to appreciate the natural beauty of the area but, just as importantly, positively contributes to the regions that host you.
We are aligned with “Leave No Trace”, an international organisation that has set the global standard for outdoor ethics. Through targeted education, research and outreach, its mission is to ensure the long-term health of our natural world while maintaining sustainable recreation in nature.
Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single-use plastics. We follow this same philosophy in our office as well as on the trail: in our London office we have banned single use coffee cups and water bottles. We use recycled paper in our office and we are working towards reducing the amount of paper we use, as well as recycling all of our paper and plastic waste.
PeopleOur preferred accommodations we use on this trip are locally owned and not part of big international hotel chains; this way we ensure your tourist spend is staying within the area and benefiting local people.
The trip is bed & breakfast only, giving you the opportunity to try the local restaurants and cafes, which helps to contribute to the local area. We encourage you to stop enroute for a cream tea or refreshments at locally run establishments like the walkers café Pen-y-ghent. And perhaps buy some souvenirs in the old mill town of Hebden Bridge, which has developed a good selection of independently run shops in the last few years.
In 2000 we developed the award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook, which presented our Travel Group’s comprehensive policies on sustainable travel. Over the years our Responsible Travel Guidebook has evolved to meet the ever-changing landscape of sustainable travel. In March 2018 The Thoughtful Traveller booklet was launched, which is an easy-to-read document that empowers travellers with suggestions about how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel. Everyone is encouraged to read the Thoughtful Traveller ebook before departure