Lake District centre based walking holiday
Description of Lake District centre based walking holiday
The trip can be booked betwen April and mid October
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PlanetThe classic English landscapes of the Lake District are best explored on foot, but we do encourage you to stay on the marked trails to avoid erosion.
We believe that walking trips are the best way to experience 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 landscape 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. For example, we use guesthouses like the Edwardene (when available), which features local ingredients at breakfast including Cumberland sausage.
This trip is bed & breakfast only, giving you the opportunity to try the local restaurants and cafes, which helps to contribute to the local area. You will find a great range of local restaurants in the market town of Keswick, serving seasonal and locally produced food. During the walks, the cafe options are limited but if they are open during your hikes we also encourage you to visit the farm cafe in Newlands, and the cafe in Grange-in-Borrowdale. We also recommend you stock up on provisions for you hike in the local shops in Keswick, including the delightful local bakers you will find centrally located near to the Moot Hall.
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
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