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Outdoor Learning in Wales

Wales is divided into three regions, each of which includes a National Park and one of the three Welsh Outdoor Charter Groups. (These are grass roots movements set up by local practitioners to help them look after their ‘office’ and are open to any practitioner operating within Wales). North Wales (the Heart of Adventure) stretches from northernmost Anglesey to the southern boundary of the rugged Snowdonia National Park; from the wild western coast of the Llyn peninsula to the English border and includes Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and northern Powys. This area has given rise to the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group. South-West Wales includes Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and of course Pembrokeshire with its glorious Coastal National Park (the only one in the UK) which is looked after by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group. South-East Wales covers the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Bridgend and southern Powys and includes the beautiful silent reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Practitioners here and from further west set up the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group. Wales has a long tradition of providing Outdoor Learning for people of all ages and abilities. Providers here have a strong commitment to sustainability (environmental, economic and cultural) and inclusivity. They also celebrate the opportunities that a vibrant Welsh culture offers to all.

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

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M4 corridor rejected by Wales First Minister
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M4 corridor rejected by Wales First Minister

Four areas of ancient woodland have been saved, plus the Gwent Levels SSSI

The Welsh Government will not build the £1.4bn M4 relief road, First Minister Mark Drakeford has decided.

Mr Drakeford has axed the scheme because of its cost and impact on the environment.

The project would have seen a motorway built south of Newport to tackle congestion at the Brynglas tunnels.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said it was a "dark day" but Friends of the Earth said it was "great news for Wales and the planet".

Mr Drakeford's decision to scrap the six-lane scheme follows a public inquiry overseen by planning inspector Bill Wadrup, who said the case for the road had been "compelling".

Mr Cairns added: "It appears that the first minister thinks he knows better than the independent inquiry."

It is the third time Welsh ministers have shelved plans for the M4 relief road, and breaks a Welsh Labour manifesto pledge from 2016.

 

The Woodland Trust said "The road would have devastated key habitats and wildlife that lives there."

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Wales Committee

Wales Co-ordinator - Lun Roberts

North Wales Chair - Jenny Wilson and Graham French (Joint)

South Wales - Tom Partridge

Mid Wales - Nick Winder

South West Wales Chair - Sam Swift

South East Wales Chair - Craig Armiger

Wales Treasurer - Sheryl Confue

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