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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

The 2020 IOL NW Outdoor Learning Conference - A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!

The 2020 IOL NW Outdoor Learning Conference - A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!

Ready to deliver on wellbeing and the environment

10th January 2020 at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside.

Confirmed Keynote speaker:
Colin Cox, Director of Public Health, Cumbria County Council

For all outdoor instructors, teachers, coaches, rangers, trainers, educators, managers and advisors in the region. Expand your network, learn skills, find out about: ACES and wellbeing, how to support nature friendly schools, active sports, making climate change a local issue, good practice, local research projects.

A date for your diary! Bookings will open later.


Call for presentations:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INVITED FROM SCHOOLS, YOUTH, HIGHER EDUCATION - Get in touch to offer to present a workshop linked to the above themes.

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North West Access & Venues

North West Committee

Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Treasurer - Christie Miles

Committee: John Crosbie, Jon Miller, Caroline Carr, Simon Harding, Dawn Elliott, Sarah Deane, Steve Randles, Claire Backhouse, Dave Harvey

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


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