Highlands winter walking holiday in Scotland
Description of Highlands winter walking holiday in Scotland
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Thereís an incredible sense of space in the Scottish Highlands, whether youíre cruising across a misty loch, pausing for breath on a snowy Cairngorms ...
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.
PlanetTo ensure we only have a positive impact on the communities and environment we operate in, we work exclusively with local, independent partners who share our values. The accommodation on this trip serves only locally-sourced, fresh produce so that the carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. When visiting Ardgour, youíll enjoy freshly made pizza and beers made on site - with equipment running on hydro-electricity produced locally to avoid using fossil fuels.
Our Highlands Winter Walking trip is entirely human-powered as youíll walk straight from your lodge into the rugged landscape, to avoid a large carbon footprint. The only transport involved is when we utilise public transport for a short ferry crossing over to Ardgour.
Your guides will be sure to highlight the native wild species in this wild and beautiful land. Red deer and golden eagles roam and soar freely across the hills. To protect these native speciesí environment, each guest receives a reusable water bottle to refill each day to avoid the need to buy single-use plastic bottles. We encourage you to take this away with you at the end of your stay and continue using this instead of ever needing to buy plastic bottles again.
PeopleAt the heart of every trip we run lies our belief that supporting the local communities we visit is of great importance. We work with local independent partners who share our values in supporting their local communities. It can be difficult to find employment in rural areas such as the Scottish highlands, so we make sure to work with local partners on this trip to make sure opportunities remain open for locals.
An important consideration for us when planning each adventure is to ensure small communities remain balanced. This trip takes place over the out of season months, to help small businesses survive all year round. Big groups of tourists visiting one place can put unsustainable pressure on resources and infrastructure. By running small group tours, we can avoid the potential imbalance caused by overtourism. Itís also beneficial to you too! A small group trip means that you get a more authentic experience.
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