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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 Events

North West Regional News

Successful IOL NW Annual Conference

Successful IOL NW Annual Conference

IOL NW Annual Conference

A very successful annual conference was held at Castle Head Field Studies Centre on Friday 26th January. Over 100 people enjoyed a varied programme including, Outdoor Leaning news and updates from the region, a choice from 17 CPD Workshops, award winning films from Kendal Mountain Festival. We are very grateful to all the presenters, our supporters Lyon Equipment and Wilfs and our exhibitors Palm, Mere Mountains and The Wildlife Trusts for for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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


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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