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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

IOL NW Practitioners’ CPD Gathering 2018 - CALL FOR PRESENTERS

IOL NW Practitioners’ CPD Gathering 2018 - CALL FOR PRESENTERS

ENTIRELY OUTDOORS!

Aims of the Day

For people who are passionate about outdoor learning and committed to best practice; the Practitioners’ Gathering is the CPD event for you. The event complements our IOL NW January conference and the workshops are an opportunity to learn from others, extend skills and deepen knowledge.

Workshops will take place in or around the National Trust’s Low Wray Campsite. This is situated on the western shore of Windermere near Ambleside and gives a range of accessible environments including lakeshore, woodland, open meadowland and pasture.

Please note that this year the event will include both daytime and evening sessions therefore facilitating use of twilight/darkness and the opportunities for outdoor learning that those times present.

The event will take place entirely outdoors with gatherings around a central fire. Own food and flask will be required and a cooking fire will be available to share.

2018 UK Outdoor Learning Sector Conference

2018 UK Outdoor Learning Sector Conference

7th - 9th November 2018 - Staffordshire

Outdoor Learning across the UK is increasingly recognised as an important factor in education, health & wellbeing, environmental sustainability and social mobility. This conference explores an increasingly joined-up and coherent sector and its most recent developmental activity.

Stickle Ghyll Users Session

Stickle Ghyll Users Session

For all outdoor providers, who use StickleGhyll, we would like to invite you to a session with the area ranger for Langdale, Neil. To spend time with us looking at the Ghyll environment, the newly developed Code of Conduct and to help agree ways of minimising impact to the ghyll and surrounding areas.

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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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