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Outdoor Learning in the North West

The North West Region includes the mountains, lakes and coastline of Cumbria, the Pennines, Howgills and Eden valley, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe coast and Lune estuary, Trough of Bowland, Manchester and Merseyside conurbation, and the Wirral. There is a strong tradition of residential Outdoor Learning centres in the area, specialist recreational and activity provision, and a vibrant community of freelance practitioners. IOL members work in outdoor education, personal development, professional development, outdoor therapy, outdoor sports and adventure tourism.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

North West Regional News

September Gathering of IOL NW – A new style

September Gathering of IOL NW – A new style

The September gathering has always been a popular event in the IOL NW calendar and we, the committee, are always looking for way to improve upon previous years. This year we have taken the challenge to make it more accessible to a broader audience.

New home for the Mountain Heritage Trust at Blencathra Centre

New home for the Mountain Heritage Trust at Blencathra Centre

On Friday 24th March the Field Studies Council officially welcomed the Mountain Heritage Trust to a new base at the Blencathra Centre. The launch featured speeches from Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE

National Trust Pilot - IOL Update

National Trust Pilot - IOL Update

As you probably know the National Trust is currently piloting a scheme for licensing commercial outdoor activities and events at sites throughout the UK, one of which is the Lake District.

North West Committee

Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Treasurer -  Christie Miles

Committee: Richard Simpson, John Mason, John Crosbie, Alison Faulconbridge, Jon Miller, Tim Taylor, Caroline Carr, Glyn Tomkins, Cress Allwood, Chris Spencer, Natalie Wilson, Nick Lynch, Dawn Elliott

Go to the North West Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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