Headwater and our sister company, Exodus Travels, were two of the first companies in the UK to declare a climate emergency. For decades, our teams have been actively seeking ways to reduce our carbon emissions in an effort to mitigate the environmental impact of our holidays. From our great selection of single-centre-based trips in the UK and Europe to our accessible train travel booking service, we believe in minimising our impact every step of the way on our Walking Holidays.
With most of our European trips, you have the option to book your departure and return trip on the train by speaking with a member of our Headwater Team. The benefits of travelling by train are far-reaching, from reducing queuing times to the fact we produce far less carbon not travelling by air. Enjoy seamless connections that take you to the heart of a destination, cutting down time spent on buses, taxis and transfers to and from the airport. On our Walks in the Italian Dolomites trip, you can enjoy a relaxing journey from London St Pancras to Paris, where you’ll make the connection to Turin in Northern Italy, and onto Venice Mestre Station and transfer to your delightful accommodation for the week, Park Hotel Bellevue in Dobbiaco.
Our single-centre holidays also help to reduce the transport impact of our holidays, as you will be staying in one of our characterful accommodations during the entire trip. On our Walking in Austria's Lake District trip, enjoy a pleasant 7-night stay in the Hotel Goldener Ochs, in Bad Ischl. Sitting on the banks of the Traun River, you can unwind after long walks in their spa and swimming pool or enjoy drinks on their sun terrace. If you’re looking to explore the beautiful Spanish villages of Sedella, Salares and Competa, why not have a blissful single-centre stay at the Finca el Cerrillo on our White Villages of Andalucia Walk? This lovingly restored 200-year-old farmhouse has an on-site restaurant that creates Andalucían dishes and delicious tapas with a cosmopolitan twist, relying on fresh, locally grown produce. With its terraced gardens, shaded patios and pool overlooking a 13th Century Moorish tower, it’s the perfect place to relax.
Discover our great range of trips below that are easily accessible by train and single-centre-based Holidays in the UK and Europe or for more inspiration, visit our blog.