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News Archive: 2013

Dec 2013

The Outdoor Partnership’s Welsh Language Scheme

Posted on December 17th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnership has adopted the principal that it will treat the Welsh and English languages equally.  As a result, on the 11th of November 2013 the Welsh Commissioner confirmed the…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Outdoor Partnership

Posted on December 15th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnership has had a busy 2013. Our new website was launched in April, and we've seen a massive increase in user participation on our webpages with over 30,000…

Volunteer of the Month: November

Posted on December 4th, 2013

​Barry Davies, Clwb Beicio Dwyfor Cycling Club. The winner of the Volunteer of the Month Award for November is Barry Davies of Dwyfor Cycling Club. Barry is the Treasurer and…

Nov 2013

End of Term Climbing Competition at the Beacon Climbing Centre

Posted on November 27th, 2013

​Saturday 14 December from 0930. See poster below for full details

Outdoor Tourism Instructor Training Scheme Update

Posted on November 25th, 2013

​As 2013 draws to a close it has been a great pleasure to visit the Outdoor Tourism Instructor Scheme Trainees in the work environment I have been fortunate enough to…

An Audience with Doug Scott

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

​December 2nd, 7pm at Glyndwr UniversitySee poster details below for full details

Project Wild Thing

Posted on November 18th, 2013

​Conwy’s Children’s and Young People’s Partnership & Play Development Team invite you to join us for a special film screening of ‘Project Wild Thing’  At Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay on…

Volunteer of the Month October 2013: Jane Parry, Clwb Beicio Mynydd Eryri.

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​Jane has just stepped down as the club secretary for Eryri Mountain Biking Club where she has volunteered for a number of years and helped establish the club from the…

Busy summer season for local surf lifesaving club

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​Colder water temperatures and the loss of the evening light signal the end of the summer season for the Rhosneigr Surf lifesaving club which is in it’s second year of…

Skills programme get off to a flying start

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​As August drew to a close our Outdoor Tourism Instructor Trainees completed their 6 weeks training and induction. They have been based at Plas y Brenin and mentored by Mike…

Blog - Paul Frost – Chairman, The Outdoor Partnership

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​The past five weeks have been an interesting and important time for The Outdoor Partnership (TOP) with our annual festival , the beginning of the new school year, a review…

How to book a course

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​Step by Step guide to booking courses with the Outdoor Partnership

Here for you

Posted on November 13th, 2013

As Winter approaches and outdoor sessions start to slow down here are some ideas for clubs to see you through the cold period. First Aid – Time to check on…

BCU level 1 opportunities

Posted on November 13th, 2013

​Following on from a successful project in Gwynedd , The Outdoor Partnership in conjunction with Canoe Wales will be offering Pool lifeguards the chance to train as BCU level 1…

Disability Ski Awareness Course at Llandudno Ski Slope on the 16th/17th November.

Posted on November 6th, 2013

This is primarily for volunteers or for people who have ski ability and would like to offer to volunteer with DSW following completion of the course.It is a very intensive…

Oct 2013

Remember about the photo competition for our Outdoor Clubs!

Posted on October 28th, 2013

There is still time to get your entries in. Our deadline has been extended to November 8th  ​We are inviting clubs to take a snap shot of a day in…

5x60 Kayaking Competition North Wales Schools

Posted on October 14th, 2013

Kayaking competitions were held on Anglesey and in Gwynedd earlier last month in partnership with local 5x60 schemes and the Outdoor Partnership  and Canoe Wales. At Holyhead harbour, competitions were…

Angling from Kayaks and Canoes Open day at Llyn Ffridd

Posted on October 14th, 2013

​On Sunday 8th of September, there was a rareopportunity for anglers to have the opportunity to fish from canoes and kayaks on Llyn Fridd in Blaenau Ffestiniog, with coaches on…

Snowdon Clean up - The Real3Peaks Challenge

Posted on October 10th, 2013

​If you are available this Saturday 12th October we are looking for a few more members to support and lead volunteers on the Snowdon effort of the Mountain Training Associations…

Volunteer of the Year Award 2013

Posted on October 7th, 2013

​Our prestigious Volunteer of the Year award which was decided by an independent panel of four people was awarded to Ian Henderson of Anglesey Adventure Club; he was also awarded…

Fourth year success for outdoor festival!

Posted on October 4th, 2013

Some of north Wales’ most adventurous and active people came together for the Outdoor Partnership Outdoor Activities Festival at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig. This annual event brings together outdoor…

New chapter opens in Coed-y-Brenin’s success story

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

​Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park reinforced its status as a world-leading mountain bike centre today (Friday, 27 September) when Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths, opened the new  state-of-the art skills…

Sep 2013

Everest 1953, 60 Years On – the Eryri connection

Posted on September 20th, 2013

​2013 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the first successful attempt to climb Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay. To celebrate this world famous achievement, the Friends of St…

Outdoor activity tourism providers - Visit Wales need your help

Posted on September 14th, 2013

​Miller Research has been commissioned on Visit Wales behalf to:Survey outdoor activity tourism providers in WalesSurvey visitors to Wales who participate in outdoor activitiesGood quality research needs a high level…

Outdoor Partnership to fund FREE outdoor instructor training at the National Watersports Centre

Posted on September 11th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnership is on the hunt for 10 people from across Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy to undertake a six week residential outdoor training programme being run at Plas Menai…

Tidy Wales Week 16th – 22nd September

Posted on September 11th, 2013

​In conjunction with Keep Wales Tidy for Tidy Wales Week 2013, North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group (NWEOCG) thought it would be a good idea to spruce up the Afon Ddu car…

London River Race success for MYC Rowing Porthmadog

Posted on September 11th, 2013

​Saturday September 7th saw MYC Rowing Porthmadog and more than 300 other fixed seat boats from all over the UK and Europe attend the Millwall slip, with 4 Celtic Longboats,…

July Volunteer of the Month: Godfrey Owen

Posted on September 9th, 2013

​Every month, The Outdoor Partnership chooses our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ from over 348 volunteers within the outdoor clubs. The winner of the award for July is Godfrey Owen in…

Website reaches new heights

Posted on September 9th, 2013

​There has been growing success for the new website since its launch back in April 2013, the Outdoor Partnership was thrived in its website. Over 16,000 page views have made…

Annual Outdoor Festival - 21st September 2013

Posted on September 6th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnership is to hold its fourth annual outdoor activities festival later this summer to showcase the number of outdoor adventure clubs in North Wales.  Activities will be led…

Ras y Cob- Porthmadog Fun Run

Posted on September 3rd, 2013

​On Sunday, September 22nd 2013 there will be a series of events held in Porthmadog built around the Ras y Cob Fun Runs. Open to all ages and all ability…

Aug 2013

Back to School Bouldering at Beacon Climbing Centre

Posted on August 30th, 2013

​Aged 7-17 years and love climbing? Enter the hugely popular Beacon Back to School Bouldering Competition on Saturday 28th September! It doesn't matter whether you've been climbing for ages or…

Volunteering Opportunities for you!

Posted on August 30th, 2013

If you want to make a difference to the lives of others whilst gaining valuable skills and experience, then volunteering is for you!We would be grateful for your time, no…

6 week Outdoor Instructor residential training course

Posted on August 21st, 2013

Are you 50 year +?  ​Gain Outdoor Instructor qualification at Plas Menai this September to November. See our poster details for full information

Llyn Ffridd Canoe / Kayak fishing open day

Posted on August 14th, 2013

​On Sunday the 8th of September there will be a rare opportunity for fishermen to have a go at fishing from kayaks and canoes. Kayak/canoe coaches will be on hand…

Outdoor Festival: The Final Countdown

Posted on August 14th, 2013

​With only just over a month to go, the final countdown has begun to our annual outdoor festival . Those attending will have the opportunity to attend and participate in…

An inspirational poem:  GOING OUT TO ROW

Posted on August 12th, 2013

​Late in life I found Nirvana     gliding with the tidal flow.     Wind and water my companions     when I’m going out to row.   I…

New Training Officer

Posted on August 12th, 2013

​Last month Mike Raine started his post as our new Training  Officer.  Working with local colleges, schools and employers his role provides opportunities for individuals to develop skills that may…

New Staff Member: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Posted on August 12th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnerships have recently welcomed two new staff members to the team. Christine Peake has started her role as Volunteer Co-ordinator supported  through the WCVA , she will be…

Llyn Ffridd Success

Posted on August 9th, 2013

​Following an open day at Llyn Ffrith last month,  it seems to have has a lasting effect. One of the families which attended have since revised the site and the…

Canoe club continues to inspire

Posted on August 9th, 2013

​Members of Amlwch Canoe Club are going from strength to strength.  Most recent success is that four members have completed their 2 day *3star training and assessment.  The two days…

Welsh Language Scheme Consultation

Posted on August 8th, 2013

​We'd like to invite our members to take part in a consultation on our brand new Welsh Language Scheme. The consultation will last for four weeks ending on 06/09/2013. In…

Let us recruit more volunteers for your club

Posted on August 7th, 2013

​Advertise your volunteering opportunities on the Outdoor Partnership website. We have an average of 1000 visitors a month to our website with the volunteering opportunities webpage being among the top 10…

Try Surfing & Paddle Boarding on Anglesey

Posted on August 7th, 2013

​For free this summer!! Provided by Gecko Email: surf@geckorhosneiger.co.uk Tel: 01407 811 247 Quote: ‘Taster Session’ when booking

RNLI consultation with kayakers

Posted on August 7th, 2013

​The RNLI are trying to organise a consultation with kayakers of differing levels of experience this weekend  at the Valley hotel . They are willing to pay £40 which may…

Courses coming up soon…

Posted on August 6th, 2013

We have many courses coming up over the next few months.  Take a look at our list below. We also have a coaching calender section on our website under the…

Jul 2013

Summer Activities:Anglesey

Posted on July 15th, 2013

​Climbing Activities at the Conway Centre August 12th to August 16thMonday Ysgol David Hughes  Tuesday  Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern  Wednesday  Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones Amlwch  Thursday Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi  Friday  Ysgol…

June Volunteer of the Month: James Alcock

Posted on July 13th, 2013

​James is currently a student studying his A levels at Denbigh High School in Denbighshire, He was introduced to the indoor climbing scene through opportunities created by his 5 x…

New Floating Jetty great success at Llyn Padarn

Posted on July 11th, 2013

A new jetty funded by SBLASH has gone down a treat at a local lake. Llyn Padarn now has a facility for swimmers, canoeist and kayakers to easily access the…

Job Advert: Bike It Officer, Anglesey

Posted on July 8th, 2013

Bike It is a highly successful project  aimed at increasing levels of walking, cycling and scooting to school.  This role will have an additional focus of reducing the percentage of…

North Wales Schools excel in Mountain Biking Competition

Posted on July 8th, 2013

​Last month regional mountain bike competitions where held across Anglesey ,Gwynedd and North Powys  in partnership with 5x 60 and the Outdoor Partnership  with support from Welsh Cycling Almost 250 …

Jun 2013

​Get Active… Give it a go!

Posted on June 27th, 2013

The Outdoor Tourism Project is offering an action packed Summer to give you an opportunity to try something different! If you’re a Gwynedd or Conwy resident then why not ‘Give…

Job Advert:  Coach Education Co-Ordinator

Posted on June 26th, 2013

​This is an exciting opportunity to develop, implement and supervise a comprehensive coach education programme to support volunteers in outdoor clubs in the region (Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd).  This…

Welsh Youth Climbing Team 3rd in UK Final

Posted on June 19th, 2013

​The Welsh Team has returned home, tired but jubilant, after it’s biggest event of the competition season. The BMC Youth Climbing Series Final took place throughout the day on Saturday15th…

Local Trustee shines in National Awards ceremony

Posted on June 14th, 2013

​Some of Wales’s most selfless people are about to receive recognition for the work they do to make their communities better places to live in at the country’s leading volunteer…

Anglesey Schools Mountain Biking Competition

Posted on June 13th, 2013

​Anglesey secondary school pupils took part in a full day of mountain biking competition at Amlwch port earlier this month. The event saw 43 young people taking part in a…

Volunteer Award: May

Posted on June 13th, 2013

​This month we would like to give recognition to Barri Davies for his volunteering efforts. Barri is the chairman, leader and does the maintenance at Clwb Antur Dyffryn Peris. He…

Disclosure and Barring Service Announcement

Posted on June 13th, 2013

​Update service and single issue cert announcement The DBS has today announced that the new Update service will be introduced on 17 June  2013. This will mean that for the first…

Grants of up to £750 available!

Posted on June 13th, 2013

​If you live in Conwy, are aged 14 to 25, have some big ideas or exciting plans that will benefit young people and your community, or you work with a…

Would you like the support of a Mentor?

Posted on June 5th, 2013

​Volunteer Mentors are available to support leaders/managers of community groups/voluntary organisations in both Conwy and Denbighshire through the Business Supporting Communities ( B2C) Mentoring initiative. Mentors come from a wide…

Cash boost for outdoor clubs

Posted on June 5th, 2013

​Right across the North Wales, outdoor clubs are being encourages to access a pot of funding available to fund new projects, schemes and development programmes. Supported by Sports Wales, the Community…

My Journey to BCU Level 2 paddlesport coach by Claire Branston – Amlwch Canoe Club

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

​Claire Branston had never kayaked before,over a course of 18 months Claire has grown in confidence in the water and has a clear passion for the sport. Read her story,…

May 2013

BAIML Professional Officer Vacancy

Posted on May 28th, 2013

​The officer will be self-employed, be a Full IML and a current member of BAIML. The contract will be for 12 months, which can be renewed. It is expected that…

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

​THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP  Notice is hereby given that the 2013 annual general meeting of the company will be held at PLAS MENAI on the 20th JUNE at 10.00am for the…

The Beacon End of Term Climbing Comp

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

​Saturday 29th June. Registration from 0930. This is a fun day for kids of all abilities and experience, who were born between 1996 and 2005. Each competitor will be given a score…

North Wales Young Paddlers (NWYP)

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

​North Wales Young Paddlers (NWYP) is a forum in which young paddlers from schools, junior paddling clubs and youth organisations can come together, share ideas, have a paddle, try out…

May Half Term at Plas Menai

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Our youth activity days are back for May half term! Come along to the Centre and learn to sail, windsurf, kayak or all three if you're feeling really energetic! Price…

Do You Want To Paddle Competitively?

Posted on May 16th, 2013

​Glyndwr Dragons And North Wales AcademyCome and join in the fun we are currently looking for new members for the Dragons. Have you always wanted to compete? Learn a new skill? Meet new…

Llŷn Coastal Festival Launch 2013

Posted on May 16th, 2013

Celebrating Llŷn Peninsula’s Coastal Heritage Nefyn Community Centre , Saturday May 18        (10am). Stalls and  information on the festival’s events.        A guided walk around…

Job Opportunity: CLUB & PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Posted on May 15th, 2013

​The Welsh Yachting Association (WYA) is the National Governing Body for all Boating related matters in Wales and the RYA’s Council for Wales.     Following the launch of their…

North Wales Outdoor Instructor Trainee Scheme

Posted on May 15th, 2013

Are you interested in the Outdoors? Do you want to start on a career working as an instructor? The North Wales Outdoor Instructor Scheme is a new programme which will…

Anglesey Walking and Outdoor Festival 2013

Posted on May 13th, 2013

​May 25th to June 7th Organised by Menter Môn, walk, see and learn about the beautiful island of Anglesey with its many myths and legends. Visit quaint coastal and rural…

Kayaking Regatta at Bro Dysynni Leisure Centre

Posted on May 13th, 2013

​Kayaking Regatta at Bro Dysynni Leisure Centre Bro Dysynni Leisure Centre in Tywyn recently held its first Kayaking Regatta for local children. Fifteen youngsters were invited to participate and try…

Does your club need more volunteers?

Posted on May 11th, 2013

​Take advantage of the FREE help from your local volunteering centre All you need to do to recruit more volunteers through the volunteering centres is to fill out a short…

Adventure Challenge at Glan Llyn

Posted on May 8th, 2013

​A unique opportunity for teams of eight individuals to compete against each other Sialens Antur Glan-llyn is a unique opportunity for teams of eight individuals to compete against each other.…

April Volunteer of the Month

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Bari Jones​Bari Jones was awarded the April  Volunteer of the month, recognizing his volunteering commitments to his local climbing club. Bari volunteers as a coach at the Anglesey Adventure club and at…

Sailor Mari chosen for elite competition

Posted on May 7th, 2013

​Mari and her partner, Sarah Norbury have been chosen forBritain’s team to compete in the World Championship 420 Sailing in Valencia in July 2013, and for the team for Europe…

Could you volunteer for surf lifesaving?

Posted on May 7th, 2013

​A popular surf lifesaving club is looking for volunteers as it approaches its second Summer season. The club, which has been using Plas Arthur Swimming Pool during the Winter months, will…

Vacancies at Antur Stiniog

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Antur Stinog have a number of vacancies available. The vacancies information is only available in Welsh. For full details download poster at bottom of the page Mae Antur Stinog yn gwahodd ceisiadau…

Trefriw Walking Festival

Posted on May 1st, 2013

​This year between 17th and 19th May, Trefriw is hosting a weekend of walks and events based around this picturesque village in the Conwy Valley. Explore the stunning scenery of mountains and lakes…

Apr 2013

Spring Walks programme 2013 - Conwy

Posted on April 10th, 2013

​Conwy’s Community Walking Project has been working closely with a number of walk leader volunteers over the past year to put together the very popular Spring and Autumn Walks programmes…

LOCAL YOUNGSTERS EXCEL AT BOULDERING FINAL

Posted on April 10th, 2013

​Some of North Wales’s best young climbers were able to showcase their skills in the final of the North Wales Schools Bouldering Competition on Anglesey on March 13th 2013 The event…

Volunteer Award - March

Posted on April 10th, 2013

​Bryn has been working hard to organise and teach ski sessions at the ski slope in Llandudno since the club’s relocation from Capel Curig last year.   Bryn is present almost…

APPOINTMENTS TO THE SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY

Posted on April 10th, 2013

​Would you like to make a difference to Snowdonia National Park?  Could you provide effective leadership for the Park Authority, contributing to conserving and enhancing Snowdonia National Park, promoting the…

New Volunteer Award sponsor

Posted on April 8th, 2013

"It's been a real pleasure to see the growth of theOutdoor Partnership over the years and the increased participation of localpeople that has gone with it.  When Surf-Lines started back…

Outdoor Activity Providers Needed

Posted on April 4th, 2013

​The Outdoor Tourism Project is looking for providers to run activities for the coming spring and summer in Conwy and Gwynedd. See the attached documents for further details and how…

Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Biking Club

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

​Congratulations to DC MTB Club for their recent successes. Two of the volunteers have just attended a Level 2 MTB Leadership course and another three are attending the assessment this…

Conwy Development Officer achieves REC Trainer status

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

​Our Outdoor Development Officer for Conwy, Richard Griffiths Hughes, has just achieved REC Trainer status. This has been the result of about 12 months of work; attending a REC Advanced…

Amlwch Canoe Club invite you to ‘TRY it SESSIONS’

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

​Every Tuesday weather permitting Amlwch harbour. Minimum age 8 conditions apply to under 16’s. Cost £6 per person per session Unfortunately we cannot offer concessions; after 3 sessions Club Membership…

Mar 2013

Nominate someone inspirational in the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013

Posted on March 26th, 2013

​The Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013 is the moment for Wales' most dedicated individual volunteers and voluntary groups to be applauded. There are five nomination categories, so there's a place…

Free Canoeing at Plas Arthur Leisure Centre

Posted on March 25th, 2013

​During the Easter holidays there is opportunities for free canoeing at Plas Arthur Leisure Centre, Llangefni Follow the link for full timetable

Rowing Taster Session with Porthmadog Rowing Club

Posted on March 14th, 2013

Saturday  16/3/13. Open to Secondary School children in the catchment Choice of three times9:30 10:30 11:00 Sessions will last about an hour. Register with Ann Williams beforehand on 07876217525.

Ysgol David Hughes Crowned as Bouldering Champions

Posted on March 12th, 2013

​Ysgol David Hughes Crowned as Bouldering Champions for second year in a row. The Anglesey schools bouldering championships took place at the Indefatigable on March 6th where the David Hughes…

Fresh new look for Partnership

Posted on March 8th, 2013

​The Outdoor Partnership now has a fresh new website. Working closely with local website designers Matrix10, the site has undergone a makeover, and now has a contemporary, modern look with…

FdSc Outdoor Pursuits and Leisure Management

Posted on March 7th, 2013

​The qualification has been developed in partnership with the industry and prominent individuals within the industry to respond to the current skills needs of the sector. The qualification is awarded…

Would you like more funding or more volunteers for your club?

Posted on March 7th, 2013

​There is an opportunity to attend the following workshops where you will receive useful tips to take back to your club on funding and volunteers.  The  following workshops have been…

Feb 2013

North Wales Schools Bouldering Competition 2013

Posted on February 28th, 2013

​North Wales Schools Bouldering Competitions will be taking place throughout March 2013 in association with The Outdoor Partnership and the 5x60 programme - an initiative that aims to increase the number of…

Club Forum at Plas Menai

Posted on February 22nd, 2013

​There will be a Club Forum at Plas Menai on Monday 11th March at 19:00hrs. The forum will include a presentation and discussion around the New CW Awards and pilots. We…

Boulder and a Burger.

Posted on February 18th, 2013

​Get a free burger from the bar when you pay the standard rate to use the climbing wall. £5. Locally sourced and made Lamb or Beef  burgers with chips. Fully…

FREE: UK Disability Inclusion Training

Posted on February 18th, 2013

The Outdoor Tourism Project has teamed up with Ffit Conwy to put on a Disability Inclusion Training session on the 16th March 2013. It is aimed at those who provide or wish to…

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