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Sustainable Travel Policy

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How this walking holiday makes a difference 

Our ethos is sustainability - we are committed to operating a Sustainable Travel Policy  that is supportive and in sympathy with the local communities and environment. This is in line with the stated aims on all our holidays inviting our customers to ‘discover hidden Kent, its history and its people'.


We actively encourage all customers to use public transport to access their holiday, and to use local train and bus services, or our luggage transfer journeys if they wish to shorten a days walk. We advise customers where they can purchase locally produced food and produce along the route of their walk and encourage them to visit local historical sites, experiences and places of interest.


Breakfast and evening meals are provided in onsite restaurants where locally sourced produce can be sampled, employment is provided to the community and the local economy is supported.


Customers are asked to follow a 'leave no trace' policy by using recycling and waste disposal facilities responsibly.  We use recycled, and recyclable products whenever possible.  In addition we aim to achieve an on-going reduction of our energy usage through the use of solar power at our office base, and by reducing carbon emissions.  This is assisted by the use of luggage transfer companies, along the route who are operating close to the pickup point, and by ensuring accommodation is booked on, or within easy access, of the route thus avoiding the need to transport walkers to and from the trail. We have also reduced our mileage by posting information packs to customers in advance. We are fortunate to be operating from a rural setting where we have been able to rewild our garden and orchard, encouraging wildlife and growing organically.

Since our inception we have encouraged people to walk the North Downs Way for the benefit of nationally recognised charities. Successful  charity walks on behalf of the Children's Society, John Grooms, Christian Aid and the Motor Neurone Disease Association have been organised and led by Walk Awhile. These charities have reported that they have raised substantial donations through walks led by us.






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