Environmental sustainability

We’re passionate about using the countryside, hills and mountains in a sustainable way.

Our ethos is to…
  • Always give something back to the local area
  • Stay, eat and drink locally
  • Work closely with local businesses
  • Promote public transport
  • Tread carefully and lightly
  • Inform, educate and inspire
  • Reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.
Sustainable Travel
  • Plan our courses and walks so that we reduce down travel time as much as possible throughout the year;
    plan walks in similar locations on consecutive days to reduce travel
  • Use locations with good public transport links as much as possible
  • Promote public transport in all correspondence
  • Promote car sharing for groups and corporate bookings
  • Offer a pick up and drop off service to the nearest railway station
  • Choose locations that do not require the use of a car once the group has arrived.
Spend locally
  • Plan our courses and walks so that we always use villages with a good variety of accommodation and
    public transport links
  • Use local pubs and cafes to base our walks from
  • Promote accommodation options for all of our courses, to encourage people to stay overnight.
‘Payback’ schemes
  • Plant one deciduous tree in the Yorkshire Dales for every corporate booking
  • Donate to the Yorkshire Three Peaks project
  • Encourage Green Transport to courses and walks by promoting car sharing and public transport.

Working with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, we plant a tree in the Yorkshire Dales for every corporate ‘team walking’ day. During December 2019 and 2021 we also donated 5% of our sales towards this tree planting project, and planted an additional 30 trees.

Trees planted so far: 191

Tread lightly
  • Tread lightly and carefully as the moors and mountains are fragile landscapes that support rare wildlife.
  • Keep to paths to avoid expanding erosion to the side of the paths
  • Pick up ALL litter that we see. Carry EVERYTHING out with us that we brought in
  • Carry out all biodegradable waste, including apple cores and banana skins
  • Take people to quieter areas and onto Access Land to reduce our impact on busier routes
  • Use a variety of venues and locations to avoid over use
  • Educate, discuss and inform people about our environmental impact, natural environment and rare habitats
  • Educate, discuss and inform people about how we can all reduce our impact on the environment
  • Keep group sizes to within reasonable ratios to reduce our impact with regards to noise, erosion and detrimental effects to the environment.
Kit, Clothing and Equipment
  • Maintain and repair our outdoor clothing and kit to make it last longer
  • Recycle as much as possible
  • Educate our clients about using re-usable plastic water bottles, rather than single-use water bottles.

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories, kill nothing but time

Crinkle Crags