Isle of Man coastal path walking vacation
Description of Isle of Man coastal path walking vacation
The trip can be booked betwen April and mid October
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PlanetWe believe that walking trips are the best way to experience a destination; because you have more time to appreciate the changing landscapes and get to know locals in the villages and towns that you pass through.
Called the ‘Raad ny Foillan’ which translates to ‘The Way of the Gull’, people have been walking segments of this trail for hundreds of years and was first written about as a walk in 1874. It was however in 1986 that the Way was inaugurated at Peel, the cultural heart of the island, and has changed little since. At places on this walk there are great wildlife opportunities including Bay Stacka and ‘The Chasms’ teeming with birdlife in spring . And Point of Ayre, which is the most northerly point of the island, there are sections fenced off on the beach Spring until August as these are the nesting areas for birds like Arctic and Common Tern and Oyster catchers. Making it extremely important to walk with the wildlife in mind and protect these areas. Traveling on foot has minimal impact on your environment, but we encourage clients to stay on the marked trails to avoid erosion and to take note of the signs alerting you to the nesting birds on the route.
We are aligned with “Leave No Trace”, an international organisation that has set the global standard for outdoor ethics. Through targeted education, research and outreach, its mission is to ensure the long-term health of our natural world while maintaining sustainable recreation in nature
Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travelers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single-use plastics. We follow this same philosophy in our office as well as on the trail: in our London office we have banned single use coffee cups and water bottles. We use recycled paper in our office and we are working towards reducing the amount of paper we use, as well as recycling all of our paper and plastic waste
PeopleOur preferred accommodations we use on this trip are locally owned and not part of big international hotel chains; this way we ensure your tourist spend is staying within the area and benefiting local people.
We encourage you to visit the Manx Museum where you can learn about Manx history and myths in Douglas during your stay. And to purchase your lunches from the small shops and bakeries when possible.
In 2000 we developed the award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook, which presented our Travel Group’s comprehensive policies on sustainable travel. Over the years our Responsible Travel Guidebook has evolved to meet the ever-changing landscape of sustainable travel. In March 2018 The Thoughtful Traveler booklet was launched, which is an easy-to-read document that empowers travelers with suggestions about how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel. Everyone is encouraged to read the Thoughtful Traveler ebook before departure.