Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored - The Outdoor Partnership

​Lara Frith Williams : My experience with Outdoor Partnership

I first heard about the Outdoor Partnership from a climbing instructor in Caernarfon in October 2016 who told me to contact them after me telling them I really wanted to pursue a career as a mountain leader but being a lone parent to four children and being unemployed was finding saving the money to pay for the training and assessment near impossible.  

I contacted and spoke to Owain Williams who, given I was claiming Job Seekers at the time gave me a space on a ten week course he was running.  We met twice a week and he gave me loads of help with map reading and the use of a compass and learning to use the pacing and timing skills.  

The first few weeks I spent with Owain gave me a massive boost in…

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Posted on September 12th, 2017

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Fostering a connection to the environment

​The Institute for Outdoor Learning Wales would like to invite you to their one-day conference.  In addition to hearing from Iolo Williams (naturalist, TV presenter, conservationist and writer) you will have the chance to learn more about the work of Welsh Outdoor Charter Groups, view films from the Best of the Llanberis Adventure and Mountain Film Festival (LLAMFF), look at stands in the exhibitors’ rooms and choose from a variety of workshops on the benefits of connecting with nature and how we might better foster that connection in ourselves and our clients.  Workshop providers include Welsh Water, Natural Resources Wales, Snowdonia National Park, RSPB, the Outdoor Partnership, Coastal Wanderer, ER Outdoors, AIM and the Outdoor Learning Consultancy.  

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Posted on September 11th, 2017

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​Mission Cwm Hetiau – Clean up

On Saturday the 30th September the Snowdonia Society and Outdoor Partnership are teaming up to clean up one of Snowdon’s high cwm’s : Cwm Hetiau. The day is being led by Rob Collister (Snowdonia Society and IFMGA mountain guide) and will start at Blaen y Nant bridge in the Llanberis Pass (SH 62268 56956) , the day should be finished by 4pm. Limited parking is available in the Llanberis pass so car sharing or alternative transport may be needed. Participants will need suitable hillwalking kit, packed lunch and be physically fit for a day high on the mountain. 

Please register your interest with Simon Jones at simon.jones@outdoorpartnership.co.uk  or telephone 01690720169 for more information.

The day…

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Posted on September 4th, 2017

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​Respect The Mountains - 30th September 2017 - Capel Curig (Plas y Brenin)

Join the Outdoor Partnership and Keep Wales Tidy on Saturday 30th September at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig for a day of clean ups and outdoor activities as part of the UIAA Respect the Mountains campaign.

Respect the Mountains (RtM) is a UIAA project that promotes awareness about the impact of human activities in mountains. More information http://theuiaa.org/the-uiaa-mountain-sustainability/respect-the-mountains/

The morning will consist of a clean up at a local venue, followed by lunch and then taster sessions in the afternoon; Canoeing, Stand up Paddleboarding and Outdoor Climbing will be available to try. The day is suitable for all and booking is essential .

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Posted on September 4th, 2017

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​Annual Outdoor Partnership Festival and AGM

September 23rd 2017 @ Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig

This year’s festival is open to volunteers and members of clubs with full Outdoor Partnership membership.

Those attending will have the opportunity to attend and participate in a range of outdoor activity sessions run entirely by volunteers. There are a number of water sports and land based activity sessions to choose from, so is a great chance to try a new activity or learn a new skill.

The day is split into three parts: morning activity sessions, afternoon activity sessions and the evening events- this includes a BBQ and The Outdoor Partnership Annual General Meeting.

You can come to any or all parts of it but places are limited so please only book…

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Posted on August 29th, 2017

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Coach Education Calendar 2017:New Dates now added!

We have a range of outdoor courses coming up for September and October.

You need to book a place beforehand simon.jones@outdoorpartnership.co.uk

There many different qualifications and pathways you can take to becoming qualified in the outdoor sector

We have a  Coach Education Calendar online where we will list up an coming courses. Follow the link to it here

Should you have any enquiries you can contact Simon on simon.jones@outdoorpartnership.co.uk  

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Posted on August 23rd, 2017

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