Northumberland walking vacation in England

Price
£760To£795 excluding flights
Duration
6 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
8-23
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Terms and Conditions apply- please ask for more details. Prices based on 2 people sharing room.
Single room prices on request. This is a small group guided vacation and a not-for-profit tour.
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Description of Northumberland walking vacation in England

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Price information

£760To£795 excluding flights
Terms and Conditions apply- please ask for more details. Prices based on 2 people sharing room.
Single room prices on request. This is a small group guided vacation and a not-for-profit tour.
Make enquiry

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England walking
England’s walking trails take you on journeys that have inspired poets and writers, saints and scholars. For pure poetry in motion, follow in the foot...
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2 Reviews of Northumberland walking vacation in England

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Reviewed on 03 Sep 2021 by

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


Meeting others on the group

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


Make sure your fit enough to do the walks in whatever the weather

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


The only local people who benefited where the hotel.
Not sure if we reduced environmental impact, except we were taken around in a coach and not separate cars

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


Very enjoyable, walks, leaders, others on the group and friendly staff at the hotel all contributed to a successful vacation

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2021 by

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


The views of the Cheviot Hills on two of the walks, with colours and
contrasts. Also my sense of achievement having ascended 1,600 feet.

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


Ensure you have a range of clothing for all weathers especially footware.

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


Visiting a less crowded area of the country would have benefited local shops, attractions and the hotel, yes.

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


Very good value for money.

Responsible Travel

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Planet

It is safe to drink the water from the tap in England, however, for customers keen to avoid buying single use plastic bottles we encourage customers the chance to purchase a discounted filter Water-To-Go bottle which combines three different technologies to remove over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants in water.

We operate a ‘leave no trace’ policy on tour; our tour leaders are trained to promote this message to customers. As the focus of this trip is primarily walking, we aim to leave a minimal impact on the areas as possible. This trip actively encourages customers to reduce the carbon footprint to a minimum. On this vacation we include walks taking in rugged coastal paths, golden sands and the dramatic ancient castles of Lindisfarne and ruins of Dunstanburgh. Inland there are remarkable gardens at Alnwick Castle and Cragside. This vacation incorporates a good mixture of varied walking together with sightseeing each day.

We’re committed to running our business responsibly. In our office we reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible. It’s in a refurbished mill, and we’ve also installed a waterwheel to generate electricity from the river. It was the first of its kind in Britain, gives us our own sustainable source of power and any excess goes to the National Grid.

People

On this tour we stay in The Tankerville Arms Hotel, near to the market town of Wooler which provides jobs in the local area. The hotel assures us that they recycle as much waste as possible. Breakfast and dinners are served at the hotel; however, lunches are taken in a variety of local eating establishments, such as cafes, pubs and shops to purchase picnic supplies, which helps to spread the financial benefits of tourism.

We offer millions of pounds in financial aid to walking groups within the UK to maintain walking by young and old for future generations, rebuild broken paths and bridges washed away. This falls under an organisation named the Charitable Trust.

We cap passengers at a maximum of 22 customers so as not to impact on the environment surrounding the Northumberland National Park, especially as we explore primarily on foot and on ‘rights to roam’ land. We use as many locally owned services as possible throughout this trip. We employ a local transport company to provide transfers to and from the trailheads each day and we include visits to local attractions such as Chillingham Castle, Alnwick Castle & Gardens and the National Trust property of Cragside.

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