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Woodland Adventure Tour Maps Out the Future in Sustainable Travel


They describe their holidays as being “as good for the world as they are for you” and now, Adventure Tours UK has partnered with the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a new carbon mitigation project.

Business News Wales spoke to co-founder of Adventure Tours UK, Claire Copeman about their next steps for providing sustainable travel.

The tour operator is already the UK’s first inbound tour operator to provide a carbon footprint label on all of its small group adventure holidays and in June, Adventure Tours UK announced plans to develop a meaningful tree planting project that did more than just offset carbon. They have committed to plant one tree for every person that travels on one of its small group adventures or tailor-made activity holidays.

Over the next three years, Adventure Tours UK will support the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB to plant a range of native trees including Birch, Oak, Rowan, Holly, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry and Elder.

On the new project, Claire Copeman, the co-founder of Adventure Tours UK said that their aim was to “be as sustainable as possible” and want to do that in a way “that gives back to the area in which [they’re] based.” She furthered by saying that Adventure Tours UK know the “exact carbon footprint of every one of [their] small group tours.” This figure proved to the company that they only need “half a tree per person on average” to mitigate carbon footprints.

David Shiel, the Area Manager for The Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB has said that they are:

“delighted to be working with Adventure Tours UK to support conservation work within Moel Famau County Park”.

Almost two acres of land within Moel Famau Country Park has been designated for the new native woodland project. At the park, Adventure Tours UK’s support will help to plant a range of native trees including Birch, Oak, Rowan, Holly Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry and Elder.

Adventure Tours UK is certainly one to watch in the future of sustainable travel. Their efforts are striving towards making travel better for everyone! Why not find out a little bit more about them at