NEW Carbon Scheme with The Woodland Trust

We’re really proud to have teamed up with The Woodland Trust to introduce our new Carbon Scheme. They are the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity whose aims are to protect old trees and woodlands and plant new woods for the future.

Sarah and Ian with their certificate from the Woodland Trust following our first donation
Sarah and Ian with their certificate from the Woodland Trust following our first donation

All of our clients will now have the opportunity to contribute £5 per person towards this scheme when they pay the balance on their holiday. This is a voluntary contribution and will be used to plant broadleaved trees in Cumbria, UK where we are based.

These trees will not only take up carbon from the atmosphere but will also help to :

–      increase biodiversity : trees are really important for birds and insects as well as providing homes for lichens and fungi

–      prevent erosion and improve soils : roots bind soil helping to prevent erosion and leaf litter helps create soil

–      improve water quality : trees can help to mitigate pollution in water and also reduce flooding

–      keep rivers cool : trees along rivers support wildlife in rivers by providing shade, leaf litter and temperature control

–      increase bugs and beetles in rivers : bugs and beetles need food sources and leaves are an important food source

The trees we plant will be within schemes across Cumbria and they will be managed so that they become mature trees and support wildlife well into the future. Our UK staff will also be taking part in planting some of these trees.

First Woodland Trust Tree Planting Day

Our first tree planting day was on Sunday 25th January. We had a wild windswept day helping to plant 600 trees around Coledale Beck near Keswick.

Here are some photos of the Archipelago Choice team getting stuck in!

Pete Leeson from the Woodland Trust showing us how to plant trees
Pete Leeson from the Woodland Trust showing us how to plant trees
Ian getting stuck in
Ian getting stuck in
Sarah happy digging
Sarah happy digging
Emma planting Alder in their protective plastic coats
Emma planting Alder in their protective plastic coats
Jake with his stakes
Jake with his stakes
The finished product
The finished product

As you can see the whole team had a great day out around Coledale Beck planting trees for the Woodland Trust and we’re looking forward to our next carbon scheme adventure.

Island Holiday Specialists

At Archipelago Choice, our small friendly team of island holiday specialists has been organising tailor-made holidays to the Azores since 1998 and more recently to Cape Verde, Saõ Tomé and Príncipe. Over this time we have developed the most comprehensive, flexible and fairly priced holidays to these beautiful islands.

All the holidays we organise are put together with great care using our extensive knowledge of the islands and our experience of travelling around them. We try very hard to give the most choice and flexibility possible combining activities, accommodation and island hopping so we put together holidays that best suit our clients.

So whether you want to go whale watching, walking, canyoning, kite surfing or just relaxing on the beach, you can be sure our team of island holiday specialists will be able to help.

Contact us to find out more about our activities with the Woodland Trust, our Responsible Tourism, or for one of our island holiday specialists to help put together an amazing activity holiday of a lifetime for you

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