South Downs Way walking vacation, England

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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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
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.

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

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 of countryside, towns, riverside, forest, coastal and marine.

Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The local authority encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.

The majority of the accommodations we use 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 along the South Downs Way available for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment.

There are a large number of National Trust Properties. The membership and 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.

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1 Reviews of South Downs Way walking vacation, England

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


The section of the walk along the Kent Coast Path through Dungeness - an extraordinary landscape with the added bonus of passing Prospect Cottage - Derek Jarman's former home and garden. The Path goes through a huge variety of landscapes.

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


If you have the OS maps, you can vary the route by taking more congenial off road footpaths in places where the official Path just follows the main road.
If starting from Rye, don't be tempted to take the bus to the start of the Path in Camber. It's a lovely walk.

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


At a time of COVID, it obviously benefited local accommodation providers and small businesses to have visitors again. I used public transport to get to the
starting and end points.

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


Very enjoyable and well organised, especially given the short notice. The information provided by the operator was excellent. Some bad weather meant
that two sections of the walk over the cliffs could not be completed (reason for the 4 star rather than 5).

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