The Dales Way walking vacation in England
Description of The Dales Way walking vacation in England
The trip can be booked betwen April and mid October
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PlanetThis tour includes the whole 78 mile length of this much loved long distance path, established in
1969, which runs right across the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the Lake District. With soft rolling hills, limestone edges, green valleys, waterfalls, a Roman road, and several interesting old churches enroute, so it is important to plan our trip in a sustainable manner to protect this landscape.
We 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 while having a minimal impact on your environment.
This slow style of travel not only affords you more time to appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape but, just as importantly, positively contributes to the regions that host you.
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. For example, when available we book the family run Wharf View Farm in Burnsall, where they serve a traditional English breakfast with ingredients sourced from local butchers and bakers. And another favourite is the Dalesman Inn which offers local ales and seasonal food when possible. The trip is bed & breakfast only, giving you the opportunity to try the local restaurants and cafes, which helps to contribute to the local area.
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