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IOL Wessex

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Outdoor Learning in Wessex

The Wessex region is full of character with landscape of open downland, plain and scarp, wooded plateaus, high chalk plains, vales, river valleys, and lowland mosaic and a Jurassic Coast world heritage site. The unique geography and geology of the region is home to a wide array of providers including, commercial residential centres, adventure challenge courses, educational establishments delivering bespoke outdoor courses, voluntary organisations, clubs and individual practitioners who deliver a diverse range of high quality outdoor learning opportunities.

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

Wessex Regional Events

Wessex Regional News

Did you know that IOL is active on social media?

Did you know that IOL is active on social media?

We like to keep channels open for our members and others to keep in touch, up to date and discuss whats going on in the outdoor learning sector.

Newton Rigg College farm sale will promote outdoor learning

Newton Rigg College farm sale will promote outdoor learning

IOL Members, The Ernest Cook Trust, take on part of the part of the Newton Rigg campus that had been deemed financially unviable and last-ditch attempts to find a buyer for it failed.

Andy Robinson steps down as IOL CEO

Andy Robinson steps down as IOL CEO

IOL has been led for the last 12 years by Chief Executive Andy Robinson. Andy stepped down from the role on 30th June 2021 with a huge and heartfelt thanks from the Trustees for the tireless work and huge commitment he has shown that has grown the IOL to the prominent role it holds within the sector today.


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Wessex Committee

Contact IOL Wessex


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


Warwick Mill Business Centre, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR

+44 (0)1228 564580



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