We also provide guided walk holidays for small groups. These are based on some of the Yorkshire Abbey Walks routes.
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
- We use independent accommodation providers on our multi-day walks. These establishments employ local staff, and declare that they use local produce as much as possible. We endeavor to review their commitment to this regularly. Our baggage transfer companies are local to the area that we walk in. All of these services provide valuable income and support to the local economy.
- Whilst with Abbey Walks, walkers will come across, and possibly frequent, local cafes, pubs, gift shops and heritage sites (eg. Fountains Abbey, Byland Abbey) where local people are employed and offer service to both tourists and their local economy.
- Our walking routes only use legitimate footpaths, and we advise and encourage our walkers to keep to only use those. This is so that we do not disturb nearby wildlife or farm land. We advocate a ‘leave no trace’ policy when arriving, using and leaving the countryside. We inform all walkers how to actively sustain the environment that they are travelling through.
- Our walk guide is passionate about the Yorkshire countryside, protecting the environment and walking within it. He informs walkers about Abbey Walks related history of the area, as well as providing information on local flora, fauna and the natural landscape.
Whilst on an Abbey Walks holiday, we start at, walk via, and end at historic English abbeys for example Byland, Fountains, and Rievaulx Abbey. Entrance fees to visit these abbeys are used to fund their restoration and conservation, and also provide employment for local people.