IOL North West

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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

Stickle Ghyll Code of Conduct - meeting invitation

Stickle Ghyll Code of Conduct - meeting invitation

Following on from the meeting earlier in the year, we have continued to develop this draft Code of Conduct for Stickle Ghyll an invitation to come to a session on the 21st Sept to give feedback and review the code of conduct.

Ullswater Outdoor Users meeting

Ullswater Outdoor Users meeting

Ullswater Outdoor Users meeting. Thursday 12th October 6-8pm.

Do you use the outdoors in the Ullswater valley for activities with groups or individuals? We’d like to invite you along to Aira Force Tea Rooms for a discussion

10 adventures under £100 in the Lake District

10 adventures under £100 in the Lake District

The craggy peaks, glittering lakes and stunning countryside of the Lake District joined the ranks of the Grand Canyon, Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef when it was awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO this month.

Home to some of the most stunning scenery in Britain, you can come to relax and soak up the solitude – or you can get the heart pumping and head out on an adventure. The best bit? It don’t have to cost the earth...


North West Access & Venues

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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