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

New look and format North West Region Practitioner’s Gathering

New look and format North West Region Practitioner’s Gathering

A new look and format worked well for the Annual North West Region Practitioner’s Gathering at Low Wray, on the shores of Windermere on 15 September. 

Click through to see more and photos of the day....

Cathedral Quarry user guide leaflet

Cathedral Quarry user guide leaflet

IOL NW have been supporting the National Trust with creating a NEW USER GUIDE for Outdoor Professionals.

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.


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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