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News Archive: 2014

Dec 2014

Outdoor Partnership Discount!

Posted on December 15th, 2014

​An exiting new discount is being offered to members of outdoor clubs who have joined the Outdoor Partnership.  On presentation of the Outdoor Partnership membership card, Harlech Climbing Wall will allow entry at the student rate currently £5…

MIA Success

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Simon Jones (Anglesey Outdoor Activity Development Officer) passed his Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) in September. Simon passed the award two years after completing the training at Plas y Brenin .…

GwirVol want to know what you think!

Posted on December 10th, 2014

The volunteering that you and so many other young people in Wales do is invaluable to local communities, our environment and people who need your support. The Outdoor Partnership was…

Mountain Mentoring for 10 People

Posted on December 10th, 2014

​There is an opportunity for 10 individuals to develop their mountaineering and climbing skills over a period of 6 weeks with the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications in the outdoors.…

Funding Opportunity Available!

Posted on December 10th, 2014

​NEW funding opportunities for Clubs and local projects with Horizon Nuclear Power!  Between £500 and £2000 is available and applications must meet one or more of the following themes :…

OPENING THE DOORS TO THE OUTDOORS FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS CONSULATION

Posted on December 1st, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership is seeking letters of support from key partners, stakeholders and service users in support of our proposed ‘opening the doors to the outdoors for under-represented groups’ (2015-18).…

Gallery: 5x60 Kayaking Competition North Wales Schools 2014 - The Final

Posted on December 1st, 2014

View our gallery of a recent 5x60 kayaking competition ​

Nov 2014

Christmas Shopping with a difference!

Posted on November 24th, 2014

​Help the Outdoor Partnership this Christmas by shopping through EasyFundraising.   With just a few easy and simple steps you can shop as normal whilst raising funds for a good…

Austrian Alpine Club Overseas Training Fund

Posted on November 14th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership has a fantastic Opportunity for 18-25 year olds to attend this Alpine mountain experience in the Stubai Alps, Austria. 23rd-29th August 2015 We have 10 places available …

Volunteer of the Month: Kevin Owen

Posted on November 14th, 2014

​This month, we awarded Kevin Owen with the Volunteer of the Month prize for his unending dedication to several local clubs within The Outdoor Partnership. He is a member of…

Women and the Outdoors

Posted on November 14th, 2014

​Recent research carried out by Bangor university on behalf of the Outdoor Partnership (Feb 2013) identified low levels of employment of women as Instructors and management (24%) compared to their…

Skills Cymru showcase at Llandudno

Posted on November 10th, 2014

Take a look at a video of Paul Frost our Chairman talking about the skills required to work in the outdoor sector at the Skills Cymru event in Llandudno recently​

Mountain Mentoring for 10 people

Posted on November 10th, 2014

​There is an opportunity for 10 individuals to develop their mountaineering and climbing skills over a period of 6 weeks with the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications in the outdoors.…

North Wales School 5X60 Kayaking Championships 2014

Posted on November 10th, 2014

September and October 2014 saw the return of the North Wales School Kayaking Championships arranged by local 5x60 schemes, Canoe Wales and The Outdoor Partnership.There groups of children who were…

Success for the Ysgol y Moelwyn Kayaking Team

Posted on November 10th, 2014

​The Ysgol y Moelwyn kayaking team has been very successful recently, representing South Gwynedd in the final of the North Wales 5x60 Schools Kayaking Competition. In the final, the team…

NORTH WALES SCHOOLS SKIING EVENTS

Posted on November 7th, 2014

​Snowsport Cymru/Wales will be holding two North Wales Schools Skiing events at the newly opened PLAS Y BRENIN Ski Slope and wishes to invite all schools in the region to come along…

Oct 2014

Off to Ski again!

Posted on October 27th, 2014

​Following some extensive upgrade and maintenance  Plas y Brenin Ski Slope has recently re opened to the publicThere are various opening times available to the public, as well as  dedicated sessions for…

Training for a Career in the Outdoor Sector -A symposium

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

​·        Thursday 13th November9.00 – 1600Glasdir, LlanrwstLunch and refreshments provided The Outdoor Tourism Interreg Project is pleased to announce a symposium: ‘Training for a Career in the…

Safeguarding & protecting children workshop

Posted on October 17th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership has organised a Safeguarding & protecting children workshop on Monday 17th November at The Tyn y Coed Hotel. This workshop will be from 6pm to 9pm. The…

Sue Davison: A Coach Education journey

Posted on October 13th, 2014

​My name is Sue Davison I am 68 years old  ( although with a Mum who is 90  I like to think 68 years young ) I would not normally…

Antur Stiniog Adventure Week

Posted on October 10th, 2014

​We are holding an exciting week of outdoor activities during the October half term at our new centre in Trawsfynydd. This is an awesome opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities right…

October and November mentoring sessions

Posted on October 10th, 2014

​Take a look at our current list of mentoring sessions for the next couple of months October Friday 10th October - Walking award mentoring with Paul Poole Monday 13th October…

Looking for Adventure?

Posted on October 9th, 2014

OCTOBER HALF TERM VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES ​The Outdoor Partnership has been working closely with GwirVol, Keep Wales Tidy, and RAW Adventures to put on environmental volunteering events for young people aged…

Another successful festival for the Outdoor Partnership

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership held their fifth annual Outdoor Activity Festival on the 20th September at Plas y Brenin, the national mountain sport centre at Capel Curig.    One hundred and…

Sep 2014

Beacon Climbing Centre 20th Anniversary

Posted on September 29th, 2014

​Originally opened on 17th October 1994, Beacon has now been offering a quality indoor climbing experience and a welcome respite from the fickleness of the Welsh weather for 20 years.Our…

Welsh Cycling Meeting - October 16th

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Welsh Cycling are eager to work with clubs and individuals in North Wales who are eager to see more road races in the region next season. There will be a…

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – NON-EXECUTIVE FINANCE DIRECTOR

Posted on September 26th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership is looking to recruit a non-executive Finance Director on the Board.  The Partnership is a charitable company and Directors act in a voluntary capacity. If you are…

The Outdoor Vision and Strategy for Wales 2014-2020 Consultation

Posted on September 14th, 2014

​In 2013 the Outdoor Partnership commissioned Just Solutions to carry out an independent consultation with key partners and stakeholders and produce a draft Outdoor vision and Strategy for Wales 2014-2020. …

Pathways to Employment - Mountaineering and Climbing

Posted on September 11th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership are offering mentoring, training and qualifications to 10 people An opportunity to learn new skills, raise confidence and fitness Personal action plan to prepare for qualifications Closing…

Conwy 2014 Autumn Walks: 9-12 October

Posted on September 5th, 2014

​Please find the Autumn Walks 2014 programme (9th-12th October) put together by Cerdded Conwy Walks here: http://www.conwy.gov.uk/conwywalks Many thanks to the volunteer walk leaders of Cerdded Conwy Walks for contributing…

Calling all DofE Leaders! We have a challenge for you!

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

​Looking for more adventure and gain lifetime skills? ExpedFest is a unique opportunity for new and existing expedition leaders and volunteers to  learn from experts, gain new skills and share…

Aug 2014

Outdoor Partnership’s autumn and winter mentoring programme

Posted on August 31st, 2014

​We aim to give as much support as we can through our mentor programme to those volunteering in our member outdoor activity clubs. Our mentor support programme will cater for…

North Wales Schools Kayaking Competitions

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Volunteers needed to assist with North Wales Schools kayaking competitions across North Wales. We will need help with marshalling, time-keeping, safety boating etc. -South Gwynedd schools (Glanllyn) Thursday, September 25th.…

Notice of The Outdoor Partnership’s AGM

Posted on August 20th, 2014

Notice of Annual General Meeting (Agenda attached)The Outdoor Partnership Notice is hereby given that the 2014 annual general meeting of the company will be held at PLAS Y BRENIN on the 20th SEPTEMBER at…

Comic Relief Funding

Posted on August 15th, 2014

​Thanks to the £10,000.00 worth of funding received in May 2014 from Comic Relief we were able to organise a coach education programme which allowed a number of club volunteers…

Does your club go that extra mile?

Posted on August 15th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership Community Club Award, sponsored by Magnox  North, recognises the commitment  made by community outdoor clubs in delivering and developing high quality,  welcoming environments for both adult  and…

Envirotrek Day - Llanberis

Posted on August 14th, 2014

On Sunday 17th August, Llanberis will be hosting an ‘Envirotrek’ day, with ‘base camp’ at the Heights pub on Llanberis High street. The event will start at 10am with a…

Club Profile: Clwb Mynydda Ynys Môn

Posted on August 11th, 2014

​Clwb Mynydda Mon is a newly formed small outdoor club on Anglesey. The club developed from some taster sessions arranged by the Outdoor Partnership for Council staff members in 2012.…

Young Persons Volunteer Award 2014

Posted on August 11th, 2014

​Our Young Volunteers of the year will be announced at our Annual Outdoor Festival on September 20th, so get your nominations in quick! Email christine.peake@outdoorpartnership.co.uk to nominate someone!

Volunteering Opportunities

Posted on August 11th, 2014

​Our Volunteering Opportunities page is regularly updated, click here to take a look at what opportunities are available in North Wales.If you would like to register a volunteering vacancy or…

Annual Outdoor Partnership Festival and AGM

Posted on August 5th, 2014

September 20th 2014 @ Plas y Brenin, Capel CurigThe festival is open to volunteers and members of clubs with full Outdoor Partnership membership (For a list of clubs with full…

Jul 2014

New opportunity with the National Trust

Posted on July 30th, 2014

​The National trust is currently looking for applicants for a new role as Sports Partnership Manager.  This role will lead a partnership between National Trust and Sport Wales to develop sports…

Summer of fun in the Outdoors

Posted on July 15th, 2014

​Looking for an adventure? Look no further Download our booklet below

Free Environmental Opportunities!

Posted on July 14th, 2014

​If you are aged 14-25 and interested in the environment and the great outdoors, we have some exciting opportunities available for you! The Outdoor Partnership is teaming together with Snowdonia…

Volunteers of the Month: June 2014

Posted on July 14th, 2014

​This month, there were two volunteers receiving the award, and both winners were only 14! Ioan James and Elliw Jones of Amlwch Canoe Club have been members of the club…

Outdoor Tourism Project Trainee Instructor News

Posted on July 14th, 2014

​Our remaining four trainees continue to make excellent progress towards gaining the work experience and qualifications they need to be able to apply for good jobs in the Outdoor sector.…

Welsh Young Climbing Team 4th IN UK Final

Posted on July 14th, 2014

​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 Saturday28th…

Outdoor Partnership becomes endorsing partner of a local Environmental Outdoor Charter

Posted on July 14th, 2014

​Last month the Outdoor Partnership became an endorsing partner of the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter. The Charter aims to guide outdoor users to respect and protect their surroundings when engaging in…

Welsh Cycling Newsletter

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Welsh Cycling have produced a newsletter to inform clubs and members in the North region about the latest events, news and stories from across the region.  I'm sure you'll find…

Summer of cycling in Conwy

Posted on July 6th, 2014

​This summer  Conwy Communities First have six weekly sessions across the area and each session will cover a programme of bike skills, basic maintenance and a beautiful ride along the North Wales coastline…

Outdoor Partnership’s Outdoor Activity Vision and Strategy

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership (TOP) has been in existence now for 10 years, working closing with partners and stakeholders to improve opportunities for local people to achieve their potential through outdoor…

Jamie Owen – an Inspiring Story

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

​Just under two years ago, Jamie Owen came to join the Anheddau Outdoors group for the first time, and was introduced to the world of hill walking and rock climbing.…

Jun 2014

Ysgol y Berwyn Sailing

Posted on June 26th, 2014

​Recently, a group of youngsters from Ysgol y Berwyn had the opportunity to spend the day at Bala Sailing Club, co-ordinated by the club and 5x60.The club organised a brilliant…

Ysgol Y Berwyn Mountain Biking Club

Posted on June 26th, 2014

​Since Easter, a group of boys from Ysgol y Berwyn have been honing their Mountain Biking skills by regularly attending coaching sessions through the 5x60 Mountain Biking club.Some are experienced…

Introduction to Kayak fishing with Heroes on the Water.

Posted on June 26th, 2014

Heroes on the Water are giving 6 people the opportunity to attend an introduction day to kayak fishing at Lake Trawsfynydd on Sunday 3rd August 2014.  There is no charge…

Showcase your Club!

Posted on June 24th, 2014

​We are calling for our club members to showcase their clubs. Associate membership to the Outdoor Partnership includes assistance with promoting your club on our website. We are currently looking…

North East Wales Mountaineering Club Event Calendar

Posted on June 24th, 2014

​Below is list of up and coming events for North East Wales Mountaineering Club

Rafting Fun raises over £4,000

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

​Following a recent paddle event at the Mawddach Paddlsport Festival where 36 rafting teams took part in races and raised £4,700 between them for local charities . The event had…

Pwllheli Sailing Club Event Calendar

Posted on June 19th, 2014

​Below is list of up and coming events for Pwllheli Sailing Club Does your club have any events coming up that you would like to promote? Send us your details…

Exciting ‘Climbing Out’ Opportunity

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Climbing Out currently have 14 places available on the following programme:Date – 21st-25th JulyVenue - North WalesWhat's involved - A wide range of outdoor activities including climbing, kayaking, gorge scrambling and hill walking, all…

Mountain Bike Competition Final

Posted on June 13th, 2014

​Over the last few months regional mountain bike competitions where held across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy in partnership with 5x 60 and the Outdoor Partnership with support from Welsh Cycling …

Volunteer of the Month: May 2014

Posted on June 12th, 2014

​David Hughes, Grwp Awyr Agored Plas Heli. As the appointed community coordinator for the Plas Heli outdoor group in Pwllheli, David is responsible for coordinating the new build at Pwlleli…

Club Forum Meeting - Anglesey

Posted on June 12th, 2014

There will be a forum meeting for all Anglesey clubs who are part of the Outdoor Partnership scheme.Plas Arthur Leisure centre  - 2/7/14 ,  6.15pm to 7.30pmThe meeting is a…

Outdoor Festival 2014

Posted on June 10th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership is inviting club members to have their say on what activities / sessions they would like to see happening at this years Outdoor Partnership festival, which will…

Sub Aqua Taster sessions

Posted on June 9th, 2014

​Do you like sub aqua? Fancy trying a new pass time? Gwynedd Sub Aqua club  are inviting water lovers to some try dive sessions at Plas Arthur leisure Centre from…

Follow us on Twitter!

Posted on June 1st, 2014

Recently the Outdoor Partnership have set up a twitter account.  Linked with our current Facebook page it hopes to broaden our audience and spread our messages further across the network…

May 2014

Opportunity to Volunteer!

Posted on May 27th, 2014

The Outdoor Partnership are looking for volunteers to help out with the North Wales Schools Mountain Bike competitions: 4/6/14 Newbrough, Anglesey 5/6/14 & 4/6/14 Llyn Padarn, Llanberis 11/6/14 Nant Bwlch…

A Great Family Weekend of Paddling Mawddach Paddlesport Festival

Posted on May 26th, 2014

​Now in its 4th Year - On the Magnificent Mawddach Estuary, amidst the Mountains of Southern Snowdonia.Weekend 31st May/1st June 2014    Main Events include:  10km Tidal Ascent & Guided…

Are you a Mountain Leader?

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

We are searching for volunteers with their Mountain Leader award to help lead this group. If you are interested please contact Stephen Williams on 01286 677711Sponsored Walk

Gwynedd welcomes the Queens Baton Relay to Môn/Menai

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

​Two of our ambassadors will have the great honour of being part of the baton relay for this years Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Young Sailor Mari Davies and Climber Calum…

Event Tonight!

Posted on May 21st, 2014

​One of our ambassadors, Calum Muskett is giving a talk at CellB in Blaenau Ffestiniog this Thursday at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) FREE ENTRY

Partnership Staff experience Antur Stiniog Down Hill!

Posted on May 15th, 2014

​Last week Outdoor Partnership staff had the opportunity to trial the new downhill bike trail at Antur Stiniog DH.The new blue trail called Jympar which is aimed at the novice downhill…

Mari Davies regatta success

Posted on May 13th, 2014

​Pwllheli Sailing Club young sailing sensation, Mari Davies of Bethesda has obtained the RYA Youth National Champion title following five days of racing at Weymouth and Portland. Sailing with her…

Outdoor Tourism Instructor Training Scheme

Posted on May 13th, 2014

​Great news arrived this month with the news that one of our trainees, Fraser Jenkins, has left the scheme for a job. He has been employed at the Bear Grylls…

Volunteer of the Month for March and April

Posted on May 9th, 2014

​This month, our Volunteer Coordinator has travelled to Holyhead to present the Volunteer of the Month award to two very deserving people who volunteer regularly with Holyhead Sea Cadets. Sue…

Holyhead Sea Cadets Open Weekend

Posted on May 1st, 2014

The Holyhead Sea Cadets are holding a two day open weekend at T.S Prince of Wales, where they are planning to provide a range of exhibits, demonstrations and activities for…

Llyn Ffridd kayaking for anglers

Posted on May 1st, 2014

On Saturday the 10th of May there will be an opportunity for fishermen to have a go at fishing from kayaks and canoes. Kayak/canoe coaches will be on hand with…

Apr 2014

Clean Coasts Week 2014

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Fancy a trip to the seaside this spring? Keep Wales Tidy is searching for volunteers to take part in Clean Coasts Week from the 10th – 18th May 2014. Recent storms that hit Wales left…

Antur Stiniog Job Vacancies

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

The below vacancies are for suitably experienced and qualified persons to work within the Antur ‘Stiniog team. One is for a Uplifft driver and general assistant, the others are for a new…

Interreg Outdoor Tourism Instructor Scheme works across border

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

​This month sees the first cross border initiative for the trainees on the Outdoor Tourism Instructor Scheme. They are heading to Ireland to mange activities on an awareness and recruitment…

Plas y Brenin Over 50’s Fast Track

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

​On the 17th of February 9 people began their journey to improve their fitness, confidence and skills through outdoor activities at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin. They learnt…

Welsh Water’s £500,000 boost to Monmouth’s drinking water network.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

​Welsh Water is set to start work on essential water network upgrades in the Mayhill and Osbaston areas in Monmouth to ensure customers there receive a first class water supply…

‘Play the Sea’

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

​Sea Kayak Guides and Newgale Outdoor Education Centre would like to announce a Sea Kayak gathering: ‘Play the Sea’ May 24/25/26 2014 Using the wealth of tidal waters, surf beaches…

Trainee Opportunities - Blue Peris

Posted on April 1st, 2014

​Blue Peris, Dinorwic are looking for 2 Trainee Instructors to fill an 11 month position at the centre. Closing date for applications is the 30th April and interviews will be…

Mar 2014

Nominate your club volunteer

Posted on March 31st, 2014

​All outdoor activity clubs rely entirely upon the support of its members as volunteers and without the outstanding work and commitment from the volunteers the outdoor activity clubs would not be successful!…

The Beacon End of Term Climbing Competition

Posted on March 31st, 2014

​This is a fun day for kids of all abilities and experience, who were born between 1997 and 2006. Each competitor will be given a score sheet with a list…

Try Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking this Easter.

Posted on March 28th, 2014

​Take advantage of the sessions organised for you by Surf-Lines this Easter. These sessions are available to you for a heavily subsidised price of £10 through funding from the Outdoor…

FREE kayak session for anglers

Posted on March 28th, 2014

​The Outdoor Partnership are giving anglers the opportunity to attend Sit-on-Top Kayaking- Essential Skills for Anglers course run by Surf-Lines, for FREE on Saturday 7th June. Kayak fishing is a rapidly developing…

Zip World Job Vacancies

Posted on March 28th, 2014

​Zip World Snowdonia is actively recruiting for their new activity Centre in Llechwedd Slate Caverns. We are looking for highly motivated and conscientious individuals with a variety of skills who…

Trainee Instructor Posts available

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Nant Bwlch yr Haearn and Pentrellyncymer Outdoor Education Centres​Are you over 18? Areyou interested in a career in Outdoor Education?Doyou enjoy the challenge of working with young people? Doyou already…

Easter Activities

Posted on March 20th, 2014

​Outdoor Activities for families in Conwy during the Easter holidays. Taking place at Marle Hall outdoor centre. For more information, contact Richard Griffiths Hughes, our development officer for Conwy, on 07733…

Colwyn Bay Watersports Jobs

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Colwyn Bay Watersports are always looking for RYA qualified freelance sailing, windsurfing, and powerboat instructors. Please contact jobs@colwynbaywatersports.co.uk or call 01492437177.​At present Colwyn Bay Watersports are  advertising the senior full time roles of…

Clean up the River Dwyryd

Posted on March 18th, 2014

​Meet in the lower car park at Plas Tan y Bwlch 

North Wales Schools Bouldering Competition 2014 - The results.

Posted on March 14th, 2014

​The last two months has seen secondary schools from across North Wales come together to compete at the North Wales Schools Bouldering Competition at a number of different climbing wall…

A day on the hill with Paul Gannon

Posted on March 14th, 2014

​We are offering club members the fantastic opportunity to spend a day on the hill with Paul Gannon, an expert on the geology of Snowdonia. Paul Gannon is the author…

Outdoor Partnership Membership 2014/15

Posted on March 13th, 2014

​It's time to renew your membership with the Outdoor Partnership for 2014/15. Choose from the following options:  

Outdoor Tourism Instructor Scheme News

Posted on March 13th, 2014

​The Outdoor Tourism Instructor Scheme has been progressing nicely during the winter. Mel Hooper is the first of the team to gain her Single Pitch Award and she will join…

Over 50’s Fast Track Programme Update

Posted on March 13th, 2014

​The group now in their 3rd week at Plas y Brenin are looking towards gaining the Rescue Emergency Care Award (REC) and the Mountain Leader Training course. So far the…

Volunteer of the Month

Posted on March 13th, 2014

​Congratulations to Mike Tong who is our February Volunteer of the Month for his tireless volunteering contribution to the Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Bike Club. Mike is a qualified MTB coach…

Feb 2014

Cybi Kayakers Open Evening

Posted on February 26th, 2014

​Would you like to be part of a kayak club? 

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