Walk Awhile

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Walk Awhile is a family run walking company based in the Kent Downs AONB, organising walks along the North Downs Way / Pilgrims Way. Incorporated in June 2001 we organise both self-led and guided walking holidays with a strong local historical flavour. Members of Tourism Southeast since 2001, we have worked with a number of national charities including the Children’s Society, John Grooms Housing for the Disabled and Christian Aid. Our customers come form USA, Australia, Canada and the UK. We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and use of local goods and services and work closely with the agencies responsible for the North Downs Way and Kent Downs (AONB).
Member since: 08 Aug 2005

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

  • Walk Awhile actively seeks to employ local guides
  • We seek to use contracts with small local producers of goods, services and accommodation that support the local rural economy
  • We will seek to source its packed lunches from local suppliers.

    Environmental responsibility

    We are committed to an on-going reduction of its energy usage inline with its Annual Environmental Energy Plan (AEEP) for the business:

    • Walk Awhile is committed to using recycled products wherever this can be accommodated within the needs of the business:
    • Walk Awhile will continue to adhere to its off-road 4x4 policy and continue to publicise the reasons to all customers.

    Social responsibility

    • Walk Awhile supports the work of the North Downs Way National Trail and the Kent Downs (AONB) and seeks to undertake its business in keeping with the aims of the above agencies.
    • Walk Awhile will continue to make its history briefs available to all with an interest in the North Downs Way and is committed to contributing to the enjoyment and understanding of the local history of the North Downs and those that live there.
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