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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

Creating one sector body from AHOEC, BAPA, IOL and OC

Creating one sector body from AHOEC, BAPA, IOL and OC

Creating one sector body from AHOEC, BAPA, IOL and OC. As part of the active membership consultation process for creating one sector body from AHOEC, BAPA, IOL and OC all members are being asked to complete a short survey.

Webinar on Digital Technology and Outdoor Education

Webinar on Digital Technology and Outdoor Education

Three PhD researchers discussed different perspectives on the complexities, pitfalls, and potentials of employing digital technologies in outdoor education.

Sepsis: National Guidance

Sepsis: National Guidance

Sepsis is a medical emergency. Visit leaders therefore need to be aware of the possibility of participants developing sepsis, and to know what to do.


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North West Access & Venues

North West Committee

Contact IOL North West

Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Committee: John Crosbie, Jon Miller, Caroline Carr, Dawn Elliott, Steve Randles, Dave Harvey

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


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