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Horizons Magazine

IOL Publications - Horizons

Uncover new ways to develop good practice

Horizons is a quarterly publication which shares good practice articles written by Outdoor Learning professionals, for Outdoor Learning professionals.

Whether you are new, or a veteran member of our community, there’s something for everyone: inspiration for new approaches; reflections on practice; the latest research and news; resource recommendations; guidance for personal and organisation development, plus much more.

Professional development in Outdoor Learning

Horizons supports your professional development, as well as the development of your teams and organisations in four key ways.

  1. Every issue provides numerous opportunities to reflect, learn and to be inspired.
  2. You can call on archive copies of Horizons for specific training or learning needs. Want to see how you or your team match up to the Outdoor professional profile? Read issue 85. Want to try some urban outdoor learning? Read issue 83.
  3. Writing articles for Horizons is an important part of continuing professional development; it demonstrates independent thought, generosity in knowledge sharing and a commitment to the ongoing development of Outdoor Learning.
  4. Horizons can help you build your network. Writing is a great way to raise your profile and reach across the sector, whilst responding to author callouts for support, questions and other opportunities to get involved, can initiate some great conversations.

How to get involved

There are several ways to get involved with Horizons: influence the future of Outdoor Learning by writing an article; reach our specialist audience through advertising; subscribe to Horizons to continue your professional development; search our archives to rediscover good practice from previous issues.



Write an article


Share your Outdoor Learning good practice with others.

Promote your organisation

Advertise to Horizons readers, and see current advertisers.

Subscribe to Horizons

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Search Our Archive


Unleash good practice by searching the Horizons archive.


The editorial team


Editor - Carmen Byrne


Review Panel - Daniel Towers, Richard Ensoll, Jason King, Graham French, Liam Scott, Bob Larcher, Sam Lee, Lizzie Harrington, Colin Wood, Geoff Cooper, Marcus Bailie, Heather Brown, Roo Bannister, Kirsty Lawie, Di Collins, Ian Healey

Design & Production - Fiona Exon

Printers - Fingerprints, Barrow in Furness

Advertising - Fiona Exon

ISSN 1462 - 0677


About the specialist panel

Read how our specialists help authors and learn how to join the panel.


In the spotlight: Horizons (86) Summer 2019

Here’s a peak inside our latest issue:

In this issue...

  • In memory. Barbara Roscoe, 1936–2019
  • "I won’t let blindness stop me.”
  • Leaders with visual impairment – are there enough opportunities?
  • How to... Street paddle. A gateway to new adventures
  • This is a holiday for you too, right? Social stigma surrounding a career in the outdoors
  • The Celebrating Outdoor Learning Awards 2019– the last chance to enter
  • “Continuing Conversations” Sector Strategic Forum
  • AIMing for good practice in safety
  • Digital technology and outdoor learning
  • The magic of story-telling in outdoor learning
  • Reader’s review
  • Canoe commute

Regular Features...

  • Scanning the horizon
  • IOL Insights
  • Professional Matters
  • Earthwise
  • Love your outdoors
  • Perspectives


Inside Horizons 83



Inside Horizons 84




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