1993 to 2020 Celebrating 27 years of providing quality outdoor education.


Song of the Paddle
online home for those with a love of, or an interest in, open canoes and canoeing.

Open Canoe Association
Contains information about the OCA, details of our Events throughout the year and across the UK

Open Canoe Sailing Group
A UK-wide Club for those interested in using a sail on canoes and kayaks. (or any other similar small boat!)

UK Rivers Guidebook
Welcome to the UK Rivers Guidebook

Cumbria Canoeists.
An information portal to all those involved in paddlesport in Cumbria and the Lake District.

Water Scape
Britain's official guide to canals, rivers and lakes

Welsh Canoeing Association
Offical sit of the Welsh Canoe Association

Admiralty Easy Tide
Admiralty EasyTide your first port of call for reliable tidal information.

British Canoe Union
The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK.

Scottish Canoe Association
A volunteer led, membership organisation and the National Governing Body for the sport in Scotland.


Cace Maps .ogr
One day, detailed maps of all of the region's caves will be freely available on the web

British Caving Association
British Caving Association. The Association is the Governing body for Underground Exploration in the UK.

Caving Supplies
Caving Supplies have been suppliers of fine caving equipment in Buxton

Inglesport has been established for more than 30 years as one of the Dales premier retailers of caving equipment.

Association of Cave Instructors
ACI is the representative body of professional caving instructors in the United Kingdom.

UK Caving
Descent's presence on the World Wide Web.

British Cave Research Association
The British Cave Research Association is a UK registered charity, and a constituent body of the British Caving Association.

Cave Rescue Organisation
CRO is a voluntary rescue team made up of local experienced cavers, climbers and walkers


Jersey Rock Climbing Club
The Club meets on Tuesday evening during the summer, and at Langford Climbing Wall during the winter.

cumbria bolt fund
The Bolt Fund is to help fund the cost of the replacement of protection bolts and lower-offs throughout Cumbria and surrounding areas.

UK Mobile Climbing Wall
The North West England?s premier provider of mobile climbing walls since 2001.

Climb Shetland
Climb Shetland is a website dedicated to climbing in Shetland.

UK Bolt Fund
These bolt funds support essential maintenance and re-bolting work on sport crags across the UK.

LakesBloc Blog Lake District Bouldering
On Line guide to Bouldering in and around the Lake District.

Route Setting Association
Climbing wall Route Setting Association. Find a rout setter in your area

Scottish Climbing Archive
The Scottish Climbing Archive is a free web-based resource aimed at climbers, hillwalkers and outdoor enthusiasts who either live in the UK or are planning to visit Scotland.

The Northumbrian Mountaineering Club
The Northumbrian Mountaineering Club Web site.

Rock Fax
Guidebooks for sale online. Area information for climbing areas around the world. Updates to their printed books.

Lancashire Bouldering
Online guide to Bouldering in the Lancashire, newst and topos.

Lake District Bouldering
Site which has details of all the lastest news on bouldering in the English Lake District

Kirklees Climbing
Site holds local climbing information for the area around Huddersfield and Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

UK Bouldering
The UKs premier bouldering forums.

Climb Europe
Climb Europe is all about describing the best rock climbing areas within Europe.

National Indoor climbing Achivement Scheme
UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures.

NW Climbing

Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC)
Development and benchmarking of safe practice and quality management processes for operating climbing centres.

Entre Prises
World leaders in custon climbing wall and bolt on holds.They made our mobile climbing walls.

UK Climbing
UKClimbing.com is one of the World's busiest climbing and mountaineering web sites.

Lancashire Rock
This site is an online version of the 1999 edition of the BMC sponsored climbing guidebook to Lancashire and the North West.


Mounatain Heritage Trust
Trust seeks to identify and collect material which documents Britain?s vibrant climbing and mountaineering history.

The Munro Society
Membership is open to mountaineers who have climbed all the Munro summits in Scotland.

Munro Magic
Munro Magic.com is your resource for Munro & Corbett information.

Mountain Training Wales
The Mountain Training Wales oversee to the administration of the Mountain Training Awards in Wales.

Ordnance Survey

Scottish Mountaineering Club
Scottish Mountaineering Club, founded in 1889. Our main function is in serving our members, as a private club.

The official website of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation

National Navigation Award Scheme
The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland
The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, the MCofS, represents mountaineers, climbing and hill walking enthusiasts in Scotland.

Mountain Training UK
Mountain Training UK is the co-ordinating body for all mountain training schemes in the UK, overseeing the training and assessment of around six thousand leaders, instructors and guides.

Mountain Training Scotland
The Scottish Mountain Training Board oversee to the administration of the Mountain Training Awards in Scotland

Mountain Training England
The Mountain Training England oversee to the administration of the Mountain Training Award in England.

The British Mountaineering Council
British Mountaineering Council working for climber and walkers in Britan

Mountain Rescue and First Aid

Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service
For all serving and ex members of the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service

Royal Air Force Mountai Rescue
Royal Air Force (RAF) Mountain Rescue

Cheshire Search and Rescue Team
We work with Cheshire Police and other emergency services to undertake specialist searches or major incident support.

First Aid Academy
Alan is our first aid course tutor.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, serving the community in and around the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team
Bowland Pennine MRT provides 365-day Mountain Search and Rescue service in both the rural and urban districts of Lancashire, and beyond when assisting other teams. Lancashire Police or the Ambulance Authority will call out the team when our services

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team cover an area of approx 350 square miles across East Lancashire, Pendle, the Rossendale Valley.

Cave Rescue Organisation
team made up of local experienced cavers, climbers and walkers.

National Search and Rescue Dog Association
An umbrella organisation for Air Scenting Search Dogs in the UK. It's members are the Search and Rescue Dog Associations which are located throughout the UK.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team
We are now in our 40th Anniversary year which commenced in October 2008 Celebrations will be running up to October 2009.

Mountain Biking

Cycle The Yorkshire Dales
Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Cycling Section

Bike Radar
keeps you up to date with top reviews of the latest bikes and gear for cyclists.

MTB Britain
resource site for mountain biking in Britain.

Mountain Bike Routs UK
Mountain Bike Routes UK is dedicated to bringing you the best mountain bike tour guide books in the UK.

More Dirt

Mountain Bike Maps and Guides Shop
Mountain bike guides packed full of routes through to handy size single sheet mountain bike maps that cover specific areas.

Mountain Biking Wales
MB Wales - your guide to Mountain biking in Wales

International Mountain Biking Association
IMBA-UK supports mountain biking in the UK & Ireland, and defends rights of way for MTBs.

7 Stanes Forestry Commision Scotland
Ride the 7stanes - Scotland's Biking Heaven

British Cycling
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI ? the international federation for the sport.

Pennine Mountain Bike Action
Volunteers working for Mountain Bikers in Lancashire and the North Pennines.

We help you find the trails you'll love!


Orienteering for the Smart Phone
Orienteering for the Smart Phone Combining the convenience of a smart phone and the challenge of orienteering. Suitable for all age groups and abilities

North West Junior Orienteering Squad
The North West Junior Squad exists to support Junior Orienteering in the North West Region.Membership is by invitation to any promising and committed young people, aged from 12 to 18, who are members of a NWOA club.

Merseyside Orienteering Club
MEROC is a small, active, family friendly orienteering club covering the county of Merseyside and the South West of Lancashire.

Deeside Orienteering Club
Deeside Orienteering Club (normally known as DEE) covers the area of Cheshire west of the M6 and south of Manchester, and the Wirral.

Attack Point
Performance training information site for Orienteers.

The Fell Runners Association
Cater for the needs of fell runners throughout the the country.

Pendal Forest Orienteering Club
PFO are one of the oldest Orienteering Clubs in the UK

The online Orienteering Community

Map Runner
Orienteering courses and resources site.

Compass Point
The UK's largest online orienteering & outdoor equipment shop

Compass Sport
Compass Sport, the magazine that covers Compass Sport activity in the UK.

OCAD is a software program for drawing Orienteering maps. Downloads avaiable.

Greater Manchester Orienteering Association
Information on Permanent Orienteering Courses (POC's) in Greater Manchester

Catching Features
Catching Features is used by clubs, scouts, and schools to teach map reading and orienteering skills.

North West Orienteering Asscoaition
NWOA is responsible for orienteering in the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

British Mountain Bike Orienteering
National Governing Body for Mountain Bike Orienteering.

South Ribble Orienteering Club
England's first Orienteering Club, Founded 1964

British Schools Orienteering Association
Promote, through information, advice and support, the development of all forms of Schools Orienteering.

South East Lancashire Orienteering Club SELOC
A welcome to novice and elite navigators.

Manchester and District Orineteering Club MDOC
MDOC is one of the largest clubs in the North West of England.

British Orienteering
Governing body - Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body.


Pennine Way Assoation
The PENNINE WAY ASSOCIATION is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It was founded in 1971 as ?a focus of public interest? in Britain?s first and finest long distance footpath.

Cape Wrath Trail
Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. The web site supports a new guidebook to the route.

The Wainwright Society
The primary aim of the Society is to keep alive the things which AW promoted through the guidebooks,

List of Wainwrights
The Wainwrights are the 214 fells (hills and mountains) described in A. Wainwright's seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells

Go 4 a walk
Expert Guides to The UK's Best Walks.

Forest of Bowlansd Walks
An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964. Bordering on the Fylde Coast to the west, and the Yorkshire Dales

South Pennines - Walk Cycle Ride
South Pennine walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding routes for all ages and abilities.

Lancashire Walks
Lancashire Walks. A different walk for every week of the year. Explore the diversity of the Lancashire countryside.

Cardinal Points
Cardinal Points is a map and compass simulation to teach navigation skills.

Bowland Experience
Bowland Experience! You can find quality accommodation, attractions to visit, activities to enjoy and sample the finest local produce whilst being assured you are visiting businesses with a strong commitment to sustainability.

Peak and Nothern Footparth Society
Our aim is to preserve and develop the extensive urban and rural footpath network that exists within our area. As the oldest surviving footpath society in the UK we have over 100 years of experience

Bowland Walks
Bowland?s fells are around 500m and present a good challenge

A Pennine Journey
The Pennine Journey is a challenging circular walk, 247 miles long, passing through the wonderful variety of terrain and scenery

Trans Pennine Trail
The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that links the North and Irish seas

Walk Highlands
Walk Highlands - for walks and accommodation in Scotland

Pennine Bridleway
The first purpose-built long distance bridleway for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers.

The inside view of the outdoor woeld (NEWS)

Fix the fells
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the world. However our high level paths are surprisingly fragile.

Manchesters Countryside
When you think of Greater Manchester, you don?t always think of the great outdoors.

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.

Walking Britain
Walking Britain is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape.

The Ramblers
We are Britain's biggest walking charity. We've been working for over 70 years to promote walking and to improve conditions for everyone who walks in England, Scotland and Wales.

Harvey Map Service
Maps for walking, hiking, rambling and cycling

National Trails
National Trails are long distance routes for walking, cycling and horse riding through the finest landscapes in England and Wales. In Scotland the equivalent trails are called long distance routes.

The Long Distance Walkers Association
The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas.