Avon Valley River Path hiking vacation, England

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Departure information

This vacation can be booked from the 1st March to 31st October each year.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.

Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The British government encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.
Before starting this walk many guests like to visit Salisbury Cathedral. We would encourage guests to make a small donation to help preserve this stunning building.
The Kings Arms hotel in Christchurch is a great place to have a snack by the river and perhaps watch the ducks.

There are a number of National Trust Properties & attractions in the are . The entrance fees are used to restore and conserve our heritage, and provide employment for local people.

The Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveler by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.

The accommodations we use in the great glen are locally owned and operated and use local produce for providing you with breakfast. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme. There are local shops, pubs and cafes available for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment.

During the booking process for your vacation we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.

Whilst on this vacation you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking vacations to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community.

We encourage you to use this walking vacation as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

When walking on the Avon Valley River Path we aim to provide a quality and positive experience for you while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment of countryside, towns, rivers and forests.

The locally owned accommodations give our guests a warm welcome and recommend local pubs, cafes and restaurants along the Avon Valley River Path for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment and sustaining the local economy.

By taking this vacation on the Avon Valley River Path you are contributing to the community by providing income for accommodation providers, pub landlords, restaurant and cafe owners, luggage transfer drivers, and local farmers. There are a large number of Tourist attractions in the Hampshire and Wiltshire area. Whilst walking on the Avon Valley River Path we encourage guests to visit attractions. The entrance fees are used to restore and conserve our heritage, and provide employment for local people.

We encourage you to use this walking vacation as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.

All our used postage stamps are collected and used to raise money for local good causes.

Climate

1 Reviews of Avon Valley River Path hiking vacation, England

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Coming across pigs roaming the fields as part of the new forest 'pannage'

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be aware that parts of the route can be very wet in the autumn

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It gave custom to local hospitality businesses all of which were being affected by Coivid-19

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Good

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