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Outdoor Learning in the South West

The South West has a varied terrain offering a wide range of outdoor learning opportunities. We have a coastline that provides a huge amount of activities from Coasteering to Offshore Yachting, moors which host some of the toughest events, Ten Tors and the steepest hills for cyclists riding from John o groats to Lands End. The residential and outdoor education sector is well established with a variety of colleges and Higher Education institutions offering a wide range of courses, and we still have Local Education Authority Centres. Employment in the outdoors is high, and we have a strong freelance opportunities, all in England's mildest climate!

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

South West Regional Events

South West Regional News

Huge jellyfish filmed off Cornwall near Port Isaac
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Huge jellyfish filmed off Cornwall near Port Isaac

A huge barrel jellyfish has been filmed swimming underneath a paddle boarder in Cornwall.

The creature was one of several seen in clear waters near Port Isaac in Cornwall on Friday 21 April.

Ben Spicer from Cornish Rock Tors Ltd was out on the water when he spotted the creature, which is harmless to humans.

He said: "They're awesome and harmless to humans, feeding mainly on plankton.

"They drift in with the currents and are very easy to spot in clear conditions due to their size."

Conservation charity Buglife said there are several types of jellyfish that regularly visit UK waters.

The organisation said: "The barrel jellyfish is our largest, with a diameter of up to 90cm and weights of up to 35 kilos."

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Chair  -  Andy Wright - Email Andy

Committee: Matt Micheson, Su Porter, Chris Little, Julian Pierce, Orlando Rutter


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