The Outdoor Partnership was formed in 2004 to address a disconnect in the north west Wales outdoor sector whereby there were limited opportunities for local people to take part in outdoor activities.

Since then, we have worked on numerous programmes and projects that aim to overcome the barriers that exist to local people in north west Wales accessing local outdoor activity provision.

By 2015 the work of The Outdoor Partnership was recognised as an example of good practice.

Our help and expertise was increasingly in demand from other areas in Wales and in 2018 The Outdoor Partnership secured a grant from The Big Lottery People and Places to extend our work to all regions in Wales:

  • North Wales
  • Mid Wales
  • Swansea Bay region
  • Gwent
  • Central South Wales

This was followed in 2019 with a grant offer from the National Lottery Community Fund (UK Portfolio) which allowed us to extended our work to other areas in the UK.


  • Coastal Cumbria
  • North Yorkshire coast
  • Plymouth
  • Coventry


  • Ayrshire

Northern Ireland:

  • South east (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Ards & North Down, Newry, Mourne and Down)
  • The Sperrins (ANOB within parts of Causeway Coast & Glens, Derry & Strabane, Fermanagh & Omagh and Mid Ulster)
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