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News Archive: 2011

Dec 2011

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas

Posted on December 14th, 2011

​The Outdoor Partnership has had a busy 2011. Many outdoor activity programmes, events and courses have taken place with over 10,000 local people taking part. Four hundred and twenty eight…

National Trust Purchase of Llyndy Isaf Farm could mean loss of free access

Posted on December 12th, 2011

T​hanks to donations the National Trust recently purchased Llyndy Isaf Farm, including Llyn Dinas, for £1 million so that:"future generations shall also enjoy it free from the threat of commercial…

Outdoor Partnership Supported Coach Education

Posted on December 11th, 2011

​The last six months have been very busy for many of the local club coaches. All the coach education courses run by Canoe Wales and funded by the North Wales…

9yr old Local Climber puts up new Quarry Route

Posted on December 11th, 2011

​Celtic Blood F6a, Australia Quarry, LlanberisNine year old local, Celt Lloyd-Jones, is proving to be a chip off the old block, clocking up his second first ascent in the quarries.…

Local Coach Profile: Huw Jones

Posted on December 5th, 2011

​Huw got hooked on kayaking at the age of ten, whilst growing up on Anglesey, mainly through trial and error. Later on he spent far too long working away as…

North Wales Paddlesports Academy

Posted on December 5th, 2011

​Winter training programme starting soon The Paddlesports Academy run by Canoe Wales for the North Wales school clubs is opening up to all club paddlers of school age. The once…

Nov 2011

Inspire Awards 2012

Posted on November 28th, 2011

​NIACE Dysgu Cymru is pleased to launch the 2012 Inspire! Awards, the ceremony for which will take place at Venue Cymru, Llandudno on 10th May 2012. This year, the Tutor…

Gwynedd County Council Leisure Centre Success Story

Posted on November 8th, 2011

​Making kayaking available to all children in GwyneddGwynedd county council leisure centres have a very successful kayaking project on the go, and here are some of the successes achieved to date: All…

‘Challenge Your Boundaries’ Launch Report

Posted on November 8th, 2011

​After a couple of years in active preparation, the Discover Dolgellau ‘Challenge your Boundaries’ project saw its official birth last Saturday, at a surprisinglysun-drenched Coed y Brenin trail centre In partnership…

Oct 2011

PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT - Consultation

Posted on October 31st, 2011

​You are invited to take part in a consultation meeting at Plas y Brenin, on the9th of November, 2011 at 10.00am to 12.00pm. The Outdoor Partnership iscurrently developing a new…

Local climbers still setting new routes across North Wales

Posted on October 11th, 2011

​Some people would have you believe that finding unclimbed rock in North Wales is like getting blood from a stone, pretty much impossible unless you have somesort of magical powers. Although…

Sandman Triathlon a big success

Posted on October 11th, 2011

​On the 18th September the second triathlon organised by Always Aim High Events, took place at Newborough on Anglesey. Among the participants was Tracy Evans of the North Wales Outdoor Partnership, warming…

Clwedog Club win North Wales OnBoard Sailing Festival

Posted on October 11th, 2011

​The first ever North Wales OnBoard sailing festival got off to spectacular start, with Powys club Clwedog coming out on top. There were 78 young sailors out on the water in Bala,…

Outdoor Festival 2011

Posted on October 11th, 2011

​The Outdoor Partnership hosted an outdoor festival on Saturday 24th September held at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountaineering Centre. The Festival saw 150 local people take part in a range of…

Sep 2011

Gwynedd Sub Aqua Club joins the Outdoor Partnership

Posted on September 5th, 2011

​Have a go sessions will be available at the OP Festival on 24th September 2011The Gwynedd Sub Aqua Club has become the first diving club to join the Outdoor Partnership. If you…

Appy Days in Snowdonia

Posted on September 5th, 2011

​Free iPod apps for walkersLast month two free apps likely to be of interest to walkers in Snowdonia were released: Mountain Info Service and Enjoy Snowdonia. They can be downloaded from iTunes…

Watersports Facility Opens at Trearddur Bay

Posted on September 5th, 2011

​Cabin for Club and school use recently openedAs part of the Development of Anglesey's Coastal Environment Project, a new cabin offering changing rooms, showers and a briefing room, has been opened at…

More Welsh Language Coach Education Tutors

Posted on September 2nd, 2011

​Course in July 2011 results in three first language Welsh tutorsAs you are aware most of our club paddlers here in North Wales and many in the South speak Welsh as their…

Aug 2011

Friars pupils make a mark at Gemau Cymru

Posted on August 12th, 2011

​Gemau Cymru, the inaugural Welsh Youth Olympic Games, was a huge success with 82 paddlers in total taking part in the races. The weather, which started off wet and overcast, brightened and…

Jul 2011

New footpath provides safer route to Pen y Pass

Posted on July 18th, 2011

​The opening of a new footpath now means walkers parking near the Pen y Gwryd can avoid the busy and potentially hazardous A4086 road to reach Pen y Pass and the start…

Partnership development Officer passes canoeing qualification with flying colors

Posted on July 11th, 2011

​Mark Jones, the Outdoor Partnership’s Gwynedd Officer, and two community club coaches passed their BCU (UKCC) level 2 paddlesports coach award on the 24th of June. Mark, who is already a very experienced…

Outdoor Partnership helps local school qualify for Gemau Cymru events

Posted on July 11th, 2011

​Paddlers from Ysgol Friars are heading to Cardiff on the 9th ofJuly After their brilliant performances at the North Wales and All Wales Schools Regattas last year, Ysgol Friars from Bangor…

May 2011

Beacon Indoor Climbing Centre to Reach New Heights

Posted on May 16th, 2011

​The Beacon Climbing Centreis awaiting a planning decision by Gwynedd Council to confirm its move to the former Barcud TV studio on Caernarfon's Cibyn Industrial Estate. Gill Lovick, one of Beacon Climbing's Directors,…

North Wales Coach update weekend at Plas Menai National Watersports Centre

Posted on May 16th, 2011

​25th / 26th June 2011The coach update/revalidation weekends are about helping all active coaches and leaders to keep up to date with current best practice. All BCU coaches need to update every…

Changes to the distribution of Canoe Wales electronic news bulletin – eNews

Posted on May 16th, 2011

​After analysing the uptake and reading the statistics for eNews distribution the decision has been made to publish it on the front page of the website at the beginning of each month.…

Apr 2011

Primary Schools’ Outdoor Award

Posted on April 21st, 2011

​Sixteen schools in Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy are taking part in an extended pilot scheme of the Outdoor Award which has been developed by the Outdoor Partnership in conjunction with the Countryside…

Profile : Tudur Owen, former Outdoor Activities Development Officer for Anglesey

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​Professional Sailor with Mirsky Racing Team since Jan 2008.Joined World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2008 and secured 5th place in 2008 tour and winning tour card for 2009.20092nd year on WMRT first…

Kayaking activities in Gwynedd swimming pools

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​Gwynedd leisure centres are benefiting from kayaking opportunities with thanksto the Outdoor Partnership. All leisure centre swimming pools across the region now have kayaks at their centres which has been…

Engagement Gateway update - March 2011

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​Over the last three months a group of eleven individuals from Anglesey andGwynedd have completed the Engagement Gateway Project. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) the project aims to…

Update on the All Wales Coastal Path at the Outdoor North Wales forum

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​Held 22nd March at Glasdir, Llanrwst Under the Coastal Access Improvement Programme (CAIP), The Welsh Assembly Government is committed to creating a continuous 850 mile path that runs right around the coastline…

Club Profile: Anglesey Adventure Club

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​BMC Youth Climbing Series - Wales Final, March 2011 After two regional rounds in January and February, five members of the Anglesey Adventure Club/Clwb Antur Mon competed in the Wales…

Trainee Instructor Scheme Blue Peris Mountain Centre

Posted on April 13th, 2011

​Blue Peris is recruiting people to join our trainee instructor scheme at the centre. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a highly motivated and professional environment and…

Keep your Paddling Qualifications up to date

Posted on April 11th, 2011

​North Wales Coach Update Weekend 25th and 26th June 2011 Every paddlesports coach needs to update or upgrade his or her qualifications every three years. This is just to ensure that…

Local Island Business is helping Schools put Outdoor Activities at the heart of Physical Literacy

Posted on April 11th, 2011

​Sport Wales have a very ambitious goal. They want every child hooked onsport for life and for physical literacy to become a central part of education in our schools. Local…

Gemau Cymru kicks off the 2012 Olympic Games buzz

Posted on April 11th, 2011

​8th – 10th July 2011Gemau Cymru is a national school sports competition that will be held between 8-10 July 2011 in locations across Cardiff. It will be a partnership between…

Mar 2011

The Outdoor Partnership needs you

Posted on March 28th, 2011

​The North Wales Outdoor Partnership is conducting a research to see howoutdoor activities have evolved over the past five years. The Partnership has been in existence since 2005 and with…

Engagement Gateway Project Update

Posted on March 7th, 2011

​Places left for new intake in March 2011Brendan Zyborsky from Porthaethwy is a success story from the initial group who began in November. Brendan has entered the ILM Scheme and…

Llyn Padarn Update

Posted on March 7th, 2011

​Water quality results for 2010 Recent results from the Environment Agency Wales (EAW) monitoring of the lake's water quality showed that the summer of 2010 was as remarkable as the…

Talking about the Outdoors

Posted on March 7th, 2011

​Llanwrst 22nd March 2011A wide range of speakers will be talking at the Outdoor North Wales Forum in Llanrwst on Tuesday 22nd March covering topics as diverse as Search Engine…

Feb 2011

Brendan Zyborski Profile

Posted on February 28th, 2011

​Brendan was one of the ten initial participants who came on the EngagementGateway Project back in November 2010. Brendan is from Porthaethwy, Anglesey and has a background in Politics and…

Welsh Schools Canoeing Regatta and Competition Opportunities

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​NEW FOR 2011! Firstly a big ‘Congratulations’ to Ysgol Friars for winning the North Wales Schools Regatta held at Plas Y Brenin on the 24th October 2010. The school canoe…

Attention all Canoeing Clubs your help needed for an exciting new project!

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​DUE TO START IN APRIL 2011 Disability Sport Wales and Canoe Wales are going to run a series of ‘open days’ for paddlesports in the spring of 2011. These open…

Routes to the Summit

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​SUBSIDISED BCU QUALIFICATIONS FOR 11 – 18YR OLDS, APRIL 2011‘Routes to the Summit aims to raise the skills and aspirations of young people, giving them the best possible chance of…

Gwynedd Leisure Centre Initiative

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​Kayaking for beginners is now available at all of the Gwynedd and some of Ynys Mon Leisure Centres. A joint project between the North Wales Outdoor Partnership, Gwynedd Council, and…

Anglesey Swimming pools protected

Posted on February 9th, 2011

Anglesey's Executive yesterday (Tuesday, January 18th) agreed to a £300,000 reduction in leisure services revenue budget over the next three yearsDespite significant budgetary cuts, the future of the Island's three…

Scouts Wales

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN ANGLESEYThere are currently volunteer opportunities for you to work directly with young people in Anglesey and the surrounding area with Scouting. You choose how much time you…

Important: New Continued Professional Development for MLTA members

Posted on February 9th, 2011

​FROM JANUARY 2011The new Mountain Leader Training Association CPD policy means that FULL members who have held an award for 5 years will have to undertake certain minimum levels of…

Jan 2011

Anglesey Outdoor Activity Forum

Posted on January 18th, 2011

​The Anglesey Outdoor Activity Forum is a voluntary body representing Outdoor Activities on Anglesey. The forum meets two to three times a year in the North and South of the…

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