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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

Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be a dark sky reserve

Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be a dark sky reserve

The night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset has been designated an international dark sky reserve.

Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is only the 14th such area in the world to be certified.

The status is awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) to areas which offer "exceptional starry skies".

It is the first AONB in the country to be designated in its entirety.

The IDA status, which took Cranborne Chase AONB 10 years to achieve, means controls are in place to prevent light pollution.

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Wessex Committee

Chair  -  Vacancy

Secretary - Vacancy

Treasurer -  Robert Hamilton

Committee: Jo O'Callaghan, Dom Tinnelly


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