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IOL South & Channel Islands

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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

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

South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

Adventure Tourism Standards in the UAE

Adventure Tourism Standards in the UAE

Working together as an international and world-leading consortium, the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) and IOL Members, Absolute Adventure (based in the UAE) and The Outdoor Education Group’s (based in Australia) consultancy arm, Risk Resolve, are supporting Fujairah Adventures to create standards, governance and control measures for the outdoor adventure industry within the emirate of Fujairah.

Zip Wire Failure

Zip Wire Failure

A recently issued report from a fatal accident in Australia where a Zip Line failed when it was carrying 2 people.  It provides valuable insights on issues to consider.

IOL, AHOEC and BAPA meet with the NCS Trust about procurement and contracting

IOL, AHOEC and BAPA meet with the NCS Trust about procurement and contracting

IOL, AHOEC and BAPA met last week with Michael Lynas, Amanda Best, Steve Lyons and Caroline Hunter-White of the NCS Trust to discuss the on-going issues across our collective memberships concerning the procurement and contracting process for Phase 1 from 2020 onwards. 

ThinkWINTER in the mountains

ThinkWINTER in the mountains

Mountaineering organisations have teamed up to help those who love to walk, climb or ski get the best out of Scotland’s mountains this winter.


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South Committee

Chair  -  James Dyer - Email James

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Treasurer -  TBC

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


Go to the South & Channel Islands Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.


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