Walk It Off NI has sustainability at the heart of our experience design, it is a natural part of our mission. We operate on the principles of leave-no-trace and avoid single-use plastic, minimising environmental impact and focussing on sustainable and regenerative tourism. We collaborate with and promote excellent local businesses. (to find out more about experience design, click here)
Why Choose a Walk It Off NI Experience?
Choose experiences over buying more stuff. Our best memories are about the people we share them with. Walk It Off NI led experiences are all small-group, giving you time to connect with each other as well as your guide and delicious food, leading to connection and conversation.
Where Should I Stay?
Stay local! Choose a locally owned, unique (and award-winning!) hotel like the Harrison – avoid the generic, huge, chain hotels that pop up in every city. Get a distinctive, neighbourhood flavour!
Is Buying Artisanal and Handmade Sustainable?
Did you also know that handmade products are more ecological? If you do buy souvenirs for your friends, buy artisan. In doing so you’re helping the local economy and reducing pollution. It’s a win-win!
How about Traditional Food?
Do you look for traditional dishes when you go visit new destinations? A big part of discovering a new destination is treating your tastebuds to local delicacies. Local delicacies will be made with produce easily grown nearby, limiting food miles and supporting local business.
Trying indigenous foods is a form of Eco-Tourism!
If you choose the Hidden Huntley walking and artisan food tour you are not only contributing to a local business which is keeping family heritage alive, you are eating an artisanal, home-grown and home-cooked lunch in a private garden, with the owner herself. Now who’s going green?!
At the Walk It Off NI Threads and Breads experience, the food in your picnic is made less than 50 yards away! In one of the cottages in the village surrounding you. Your food’s journey is in yards rather than miles! As part of sustainability month, there is an eggcellent addition to this experience on Saturday 23rd April – as well as the walk and delicious artisan picnic, you make a gorgeous foraged table display using a lovely recycled glass container to bring home! – details here
Walk It Off NI Experiences hosted at National Trust sites such as the Spring Wonderwalk at Minnowburn, include a 20% donation to support the National Trust’s conservation and environmental stewardship. Your money is put back into the landscape!
Do human-powered activities. A great way to reduce emissions and brilliant for your own health and wellbeing. Walk It Off with Walk It Off NI. Always more than a walk!