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THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR TWO NATIONAL AWARDS!
THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP SHORTLISTED FOR TWO NATIONAL AWARDS!

The Outdoor Partnership have reached the final shortlist for the Community Engagement award and Best use of Welsh Language at the Welsh Charity Awards 2019, to be held on 15 November.

November 12 2019

Local school children take part in Paddle Sport Activity Day!
Local school children take part in Paddle Sport Activity Day!

Last week in North Wales over 250 school children from over 16 schools took part in a paddle sport activity day.

November 09 2019

Local Outdoor Charity celebrates its 10th Annual Festival
Local Outdoor Charity celebrates its 10th Annual Festival

The Outdoor Partnership, a charity based in North Wales, held their 10th annual Outdoor Activity Festival on the 14th September 2019 at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig. They launched the event back in 2009 as a way of thanking its volunteers for their commitment to local outdoor activity provision and to give local people the opportunity to try out a wealth of activities on their doorstep.

October 01 2019

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - THE OUTDOOR PARTNERSHIP

Notice is hereby given that the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the charity will be held at PLAS Y BRENIN on the 14th SEPTEMBER at 4.45pm.

July 30 2019

North Wales Outdoor Trainees
North Wales Outdoor Trainees

The Outdoor Partnership is running a new and exciting programme for people aged between 17 – 30 who live in North Wales. We are hoping to increase the number of people who are applying for trainee positions at outdoor centres and outdoor businesses in the area.

June 24 2019

Welcome to Sian!
Welcome to Sian!

Sian is our newest member to The Outdoor Partnership team. As the Volunteer Officer, she will be working to develop and support the work of the volunteers in Outdoor clubs in North Wales

June 06 2019

CONWY ASCENT  CANOE RACE AND TOUR - 8 June 2019
CONWY ASCENT CANOE RACE AND TOUR - 8 June 2019

The Conwy Ascent is an upstream canoeing event. Race from The Beacons, Conwy to Dolgarrog on the incoming tide.

May 31 2019

Volunteer of the Month Award for May: Rhys Jones
Volunteer of the Month Award for May: Rhys Jones

This award recognises the efforts of volunteers who have made a contribution to their club. The award this month is for Rhys Jones of Amlwch Canoe Club. He has been involved with the club since 2012.

May 17 2019

£1m ‘Place for Sport’ fund launched to improve Wales’ sporting facilities
£1m ‘Place for Sport’ fund launched to improve Wales’ sporting facilities

Sport Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, has today (30 April 2019) launched a new fund, 'A Place for Sport', with up to £1m available for sports clubs and organisations across Wales. The fund will support projects seeking to improve, protect or create new sporting facilities.

May 06 2019

COMING UP IN JUNE
COMING UP IN JUNE

Want to try climbing for the first time or want to develop your climbing skills? We have 3 taster sessions followed by 6 development sessions in outdoor bouldering and sport climbing.

May 03 2019

Welsh Cycling  Events
Welsh Cycling Events

The Go Race MTB(10th Anniversary) and Go Ride Racing Circuit Series are entry level racing opportunities for Youth Riders.

March 29 2019

Volunteer of the Month: February - Cheryl Brassey
Volunteer of the Month: February - Cheryl Brassey

Cheryl Brassey of Lligwy Beach Swim Club, has been nominated for the Volunteer of the month Award for February. Cheryl Brassey has a passion for Outdoor Swimming and since starting the Lligwy Beach swim club in 2018 has introduced over fifty people to the joys of outdoor swimming.

February 28 2019

Local paddling club bags a funding boost!
Local paddling club bags a funding boost!

Clwb Padlo Dysynni recently became recipients of a community fund from their local supermarket Tesco. The store in Aberystwyth opened voting in November, where shoppers were given tokens to vote between three projects in their community as part of Tesco’s Bags of Help project.

February 15 2019

Walking Trip to Cwm Idwal
Walking Trip to Cwm Idwal

Join us for a guided tour to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve*, where you can enjoy being in the elements surrounded by the special wildlife. The journey can be leisurely, or a challenge, but the aim of the day is to have fun while exercising

February 13 2019

Up to £2000 available for clubs!
Up to £2000 available for clubs!

Did you now that the Postcode Lottery currently have grants of up to £2000 to distribute to clubs and organisations in your community? The first round is now open for you to express your interests in the grant.

February 04 2019

ADAPTIVE CYCLING SESSIONS
ADAPTIVE CYCLING SESSIONS

Adaptive Cycling Sessions at Plas Menai on 19th January and 2nd February. See our poster for more information

January 15 2019

Interested in Outdoor Activities?
Interested in Outdoor Activities?

Enjoy Climbing, Kayaking or Walking? Great opportunity to try a variety of outdoor activities. Available to all

January 15 2019

Outdoor Partnership wins Wales Sport Award 2018
Outdoor Partnership wins Wales Sport Award 2018

The Outdoor Partnership has been announced as Organisation of the Year at the Wales Sport Awards 2018. They help thousands of people use outdoor activity to improve their lives – including Gwenllian Dafydd, from Bethesda.

December 07 2018

Outdoor Partnership win IOL Award
Outdoor Partnership win IOL Award

Thank you everyone who voted for us in the recent Institute for Outdoor Learning Awards. Paul Airey, our Chair was there to receive the award on behalf of everyone at the Outdoor Partnership including our Trustees, staff team and all our volunteers.

December 07 2018

Insport Series North Wales
Insport Series North Wales

Insport series North Wales, an inclusive sports day will be held at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay this month. There will be over 20 sports to try for all ages, friends and families. The insport events are fantastic opportunities to try out new sports and activities and to find out what’s available locally.

October 14 2018

Club Forum 2018 - 18th October
Club Forum 2018 - 18th October

The Outdoor Partnership would like to invite members of local outdoor clubs to our club forum at Plas y Brenin. The Forum will give clubs the chance to find out about our new website and its new online booking system, and also what support is available from the Outdoor Partnership and local authorities, including funding, training opportunities and mentor support.

October 01 2018

UK Disability Inclusion Training
UK Disability Inclusion Training

Workshop designed for coaches and volunteers who either engaged, or looking to be engaged in an inclusive sporting environment. Further details on the poster

September 25 2018

Volunteer of the Month: September 2018 : Jackie Evans
Volunteer of the Month: September 2018 : Jackie Evans

Conwy Connect Climbing Club was set up in October 2016 for adults with learning disabilities. They meet weekly at the fantastic indoor climbing facility at Ysgol Y Gogarth, Llandudno. During the summer months they also meet and climb at local crags putting the skills learnt indoors into practice outdoors.

September 10 2018

Volunteer of the Month: August - Phil Edwards, Amlwch Canoe CLub
Volunteer of the Month: August - Phil Edwards, Amlwch Canoe CLub

In 2009 Phil and his wife Jane moved to Anglesey. Already with a love for canoeing, they joined Amlwch Canoe Club. Shortly after, they become more involved and started to run the club and helped it get off the ground

September 10 2018

Lligwy Beach Activity Day 2018 – Year of the Sea
Lligwy Beach Activity Day 2018 – Year of the Sea

Water sports clubs and organisations from across Anglesey recently came together to share their activities and skills with locals and visitors alike to celebrate the Year of the Sea.

September 05 2018

Outdoor Festival 2018
Outdoor Festival 2018

This is a FREE fun-fuelled adventure day organised by us and supported by volunteers from outdoor clubs, finished off with a FREE BBQ. BOOK NOW to secure your place

August 10 2018

Colwyn Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
Colwyn Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Large crowds turn out for first ever Colwyn Bay Surf Lifesaving Club sessions.

Participants gathered at Colwyn Bay Watersports for the first session to learn about volunteering opportunities the club would offer and how to get involved.

August 10 2018

COMMUNITY KIDS’ SURF CLUB IS THRIVING
COMMUNITY KIDS’ SURF CLUB IS THRIVING

Dyffryn Conwy Surf Club was born out of a partnership between the community, local charity The Outdoor Partnership, Conwy County Borough Council and Surf Snowdonia.

August 10 2018

Respect the Mountains
Respect the Mountains

Snowdonia’s Young Rangers recently helped to pick up litter on the Llanberis Path as part of the UIAA Respect our Mountains project. To finish off a great day they had a taste of paddle-boarding on Llyn Padarn. Thank you for your hard work and to the Outdoor Partnership!

August 10 2018

Lligwy Beach Activity Day
Lligwy Beach Activity Day

Have you ran out of things to do this summer? Come over to Lligwy Beach on the 18th of August for a fun filled day of activities!

August 08 2018

Inclusive Adventure Festival breaks barriers!
Inclusive Adventure Festival breaks barriers!

More than 300 children and young people and staff from 7 SEN Schools across North Wales attended the festival. Activities during the week included cycling, climbing and rowing.

July 13 2018

Give it a go! Using the Welsh Language in Sport
Give it a go! Using the Welsh Language in Sport

​It doesn’t matter if you’re fluent, a learner or just know a few Welsh words, in this module created by the Welsh Language Commissioner, Sport Wales, clubs and sports governing bodies, you’ll be introduced to the benefits of using the Welsh language in your sports club.

June 28 2018

​Club review: Trefriw Walkers are Welcome
​Club review: Trefriw Walkers are Welcome

The local community group in Trefriw meet regularly for various organised walks within the region.

The walking group is the lead organiser for the annual Trefriw Walking Festival and were awarded the Walkers are Welcome accreditation in Autumn 2014, an accolade given to towns and villages “with something special to offer walkers”.

June 28 2018

Volunteer of the Month - June 2018
Volunteer of the Month - June 2018

Gill Scheltinga is the Chairperson of Trefriw Walking Festival, and was responsible in 2013 for the establishment of this now annual event.

For the first two years the Festival was run under the auspices of Cerdded Conwy Walks, but since 2015 it has been organised and run totally independently.

June 25 2018

Volunteer of the Month: April 2018 - Pete Rainford
Volunteer of the Month: April 2018 - Pete Rainford

Pete Rainford Amlwch Canoe Club, he recently averted what could have become a potential incident at sea when he spotted two Sit On Kayak paddlers just off Amlwch, one of which had capsized and was unable to get back on his board.

May 11 2018

Skiing adventure for North Wales pupils
Skiing adventure for North Wales pupils

May 09 2018

Volunteer of the Month: March 2018
Volunteer of the Month: March 2018

Volunteer of the Month for March is John Smith of Merioneth Yacht Club for his dedication in re-shaping the aims of Merioneth Yacht Club as they evolve from traditional yachting to other forms of water based activity.

April 24 2018

Consultation: A draft vision for sport in Wales
Consultation: A draft vision for sport in Wales

The consultation is seeking views on a proposed vision for sport in Wales. This consultation will close at 5pm on the April 30th 2018.

April 05 2018

Whatever your adventure this Easter, be Adventure Smart: Make your good day better
Whatever your adventure this Easter, be Adventure Smart: Make your good day better

The Easter holidays are upon us and come rain or shine people will be heading off for adventures in the great Welsh outdoors! With the launch today of a new pan-Wales campaign we are calling on people to ‘Be Adventure Smart’.

March 22 2018

​New Outdoor Partnership membership packages for 2018
​New Outdoor Partnership membership packages for 2018

The Outdoor Partnership have offered great value and beneficial membership packages for many years, offering its members subsidised coach education, training, mentoring opportunities, advice on funding, offers at local retails and general advice on club structure

March 09 2018

Volunteer of the Month: February 2017 - Judy Cooper
Volunteer of the Month: February 2017 - Judy Cooper

February 28 2018

Wales Outdoor Activity Clubs Survey 2018
Wales Outdoor Activity Clubs Survey 2018

The Outdoor Partnership are beginning a wide ranging outdoor activity research project in Wales in collaboration with Bangor University and with the support of National Governing Bodies. The aim of the research is to build on our current understanding of participation in and provision of outdoor activities, to identify areas for improvement and to disseminate recommendations

February 21 2018

Volunteer Wardens needed
Volunteer Wardens needed

Snowdonia National Park will again this year be running an exciting project offering opportunities to volunteer on Wales’ highest mountain!

February 19 2018

Inclusive Skiing and Climbing opportunities for Anglesey’s disabled young people.
Inclusive Skiing and Climbing opportunities for Anglesey’s disabled young people.

Disability skiing lessons have been happening at Llandudno Ski Centre, and climbing at Indy Climbing Wall, Llanfair PG. Sessions have been funded by the Isle of Anglesey Activities for People with Disabilities Small Grants Fund.

February 15 2018

Volunteer of the Month January 2018: ​Stephen Weake - Cycle Power Adaptive Cycling Club
Volunteer of the Month January 2018: ​Stephen Weake - Cycle Power Adaptive Cycling Club

Steve has been a key member of the planning and creation of the accessible cycling hub in Gwynedd with previous experience in working on similar accessible cycling projects in England.

February 05 2018

Re-establishment of Moelfre Rowing club
Re-establishment of Moelfre Rowing club

During 2017 several former members and a number of new rowers were busy re-establishing the club at Moelfre, Anglesey. The club has not been in active for some years, but with the support of the Beaumaris club, the old equipment were gathered together, a new website was established, a new dolly was built for the boat and through the support of a Community Chest grant, a new cover was also purchased.

February 05 2018

CLUB NEWS:  Breeze Coed y Brenin
CLUB NEWS:  Breeze Coed y Brenin

Based in the Dolgellau area, Breeze Coed y Brenin is a Mountain Biking group for women and hold regular rides to suit all abilities. The group has been running for around 20 months and has proved successful in encouraging women to participate in cycling.

January 30 2018

Anglesey Schools Bouldering Competition
Anglesey Schools Bouldering Competition

We are looking for volunteers to help at The Anglesey Schools Bouldering Competitions

January 23 2018

Walking Higher starting March 2018
Walking Higher starting March 2018

Our new programme for individuals over 25 who are unemployed in Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey

January 21 2018

Keep shopping at Co-op! Every penny helps
Keep shopping at Co-op! Every penny helps

We have some exciting news for you! The Outdoor Partnership’s inclusive adventure programme is a registered Co-op cause. We want to establish sustainable outdoor activity opportunities for disabled children and young people and their carers and families.

January 14 2018

Volunteer of the month October 2017: ​Judy Clarke, Colwyn Canoe Club
Volunteer of the month October 2017: ​Judy Clarke, Colwyn Canoe Club

Judy has been a member of Colwyn Canoe Club for 6 years. She is an active volunteer and has a passion for Sea Paddling. She has recently been working alongside OP mentors to develop new volunteers for the club.

November 12 2017

Volunteer of the month May - Manja Ingle -North Wales Snowsport Club
Volunteer of the month May - Manja Ingle -North Wales Snowsport Club

Manja has worked tirelessly for 18 months with the NWSSC. She has the unenviable task of finding and organizing instructors for all club sessions. She is usually the commentator for the races and sorts paperwork

June 02 2017

Volunteer of the Month: May 2017 - Alan Williams
Volunteer of the Month: May 2017 - Alan Williams

Alan is one of the founder members of Clwb Mynydda Môn and was instrumental in its establishment. He has served as treasurer for the club since the beginning and it is in no small part because of his attention to detail in maintaining the club’s finances and his success in securing grant funding that the club continues to flourish.

May 15 2017

Volunteer of the Month: March 2017: Simon Owen
Volunteer of the Month: March 2017: Simon Owen

​Simon is a founder member of Conwy Sea Rowers. We received Community Club of the year 2 years ago and we have achieved Insport Silver. Simon puts in a huge amount of effort and hours behind the scenes to ensure the club runs well and all rowers are safe and have fun out on the water.

April 06 2017

Volunteer of the Month: January 2017
Volunteer of the Month: January 2017

Wendy is a long-time member of Amlwch Canoe Club, she is always willing to help anyone and has frequently transported kayaks on the roof of her car for those that don’t have a roof rack. She volunteers to be the shuttle car driver even on trips that she is not paddling on.

March 15 2017

Volunteer of the Month: February 2017
Volunteer of the Month: February 2017

Simon is a founder member of Clwb Mynydda Mon on Anglesey. The club started after some climbing taster sessions and Simon was one of a small group who were keen to keep the club going. The club is affiliated to the BMC and offers weekly indoor climbing sessions and regular outdoor trips and events.

March 07 2017