Above Swaledale, walking in England

Sustainable & Regenerative Travel

Our commitment to travelling responsibly

When you join a human-powered trip, you are minimising your impact on the region you visit and are exercising your duty to travel responsibly. You are also committing to a slower pace of travel that takes you out of the main cities and helps contribute to a more even distribution of wealth and resources to less visited regions.

Since our inception in 1973 (then trading as Sherpa Expeditions), we have strongly believed that cycling and walking trips are the best way to experience a destination. You have more time to appreciate changing landscapes and get to know locals in villages and towns you pass through that would otherwise be overlooked.  

As a member of the World Expeditions Travel Group, Walkers' Britain has a commitment to responsible travel in the areas where we travel.

We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously.

Be sure to view our detailed trip notes on our website, which outlines the cultural and environmental sensitivities in the regions we visit and explains how we can all play pivotal role travelling responsibly. In brief, the principles include:

  • Local resources: Use of local staff, suppliers and resources in the areas we visit. We use local guides so you get an insider's view and perspective and we use local resources - from transport to family run or small, local guest houses rather than international chains providing you with a truly authentic experience. It also helps curb tourism's inclination to drive up local prices at the expense of locals.
  • Understanding, awareness & cultural appreciation via education: Our small groups foster greater interaction local people and cultures, enabling you to learn, experience and understand local people's traditions, cultures and rituals - and they yours - making a positive contribution towards conserving global diversity.
  • Conservation: To protect and conserve the planet by offering conscientious, comfortable and customisable eco-journeys. Complete travel planning to the most natural destinations at minimal costs to the environment.
  • Give a little (preferably a lot) back: Contribute to host community welfare, by developing  programmes with local agents to assist host communities improve health, education and preservation of the environment.
Gift Your Gear
WALKERS' BRITAIN SUPPORTS...

Gift Your Gear is an award-winning nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need. 

Learn more about this great initiative. 
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