Outstanding and Inspirational Outdoor Activity provision to complement and enhance the curriculum.

What we offer - Outdoor Activities in the North West

Based in the North West of England, OENW provides high quality Outdoor Activities and Technical Advice services to schools, colleges and other organisations.​​

All our clients are unique, with their own specific aims, and needs. 

For this reason, all our courses are bespoke, drawing on our wealth of experience to provide the very best programme for your unique group.

Below however are a few examples of the type of experiences we can offer.


Remember, we are always expanding our provision, so if you are looking for something that isn't on the list, get in touch anyway - we can usually help!


Activity Days

Using one of the many fantastic locations the NW has to offer, we provide an action packed day of outdoor activities for your students. 

Perfect as an ice-breaker at the start of term, or for introducing a world outside the classroom, building new friendships, confidence, and teamwork, or as a reward at the end of term.

  • Rock Climbing (indoors or outside)

  • Abseiling

  • Canoeing and Kayaking

  • Hill-walking and Mountaineering

  • Orienteering

  • Ghyll Scrambling (Gorge Walking)

  • Bushcraft and Den Building

Remember that we are always expanding our activity range so if there's anything you fancy that isn't on the list, then get in touch anyway - we can usually help!

GCSE and Cambridge Nationals / OCR


Since 2014 we have supported over 500 students who have chosen Rock Climbing for their GCSE PE. Two bits of feedback we regularly get is that:

  • Students consistently achieve high marks (when they put in the effort)

  • Students that may not perform as well in traditional team sports often surprise school staff with high levels engagement and high scores

Our courses can be run over 2 - 3 dedicated days, or as a series of shorter weekly sessions, at one of several Climbing Walls in the NW.

Cambridge Nationals / OCR

With the rise in popularity of the Cambridge Nationals, we provide a range of activities to suit the R056 – Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities syllabus.

We can also help with provision of Witness Statements, with various options available.

Find out more about GCSE and Cambridge Nationals / OCR



Accredited and Certified courses

We offer a range of National Governing Body awards and Certificates in several activities to suit all levels and abilities. 

From basic / participation certificates for beginners to nationally recognised qualifications.

These courses are ideal for those students following an alternative curriculum, public services courses, or those interested in a career in outdoor education, teaching, or sports coaching.

Contact us below to find out more.

Climbing Wall Services


Staff Training

If your establishment is lucky enough to have your own climbing wall, or access to a local facility we can train your staff to run safe and high quality sessions for your students.

Our courses are run in accordance with the guidelines issued by Mountain Training UK and lead to a Site Specific Statement of Competence, signed off by a Technical Advisor and recognised by most Local Authorities as appropriate evidence of competence. 

Technical Advice

We can support you in developing climbing activities for your establishment by working with you to produce Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments, advise on equipment and equipment checks, or provide a competent person, as recognised by the HSE, to carry out these checks for you. 


NEW FOR 2020 

Outdoor Education NW Bike Academy

Combined Bike Maintenance and Freestyle Skills sessions delivered in school by pro mountain biker Joe Flanagan. 
Following completion of in school session, students will have the opportunity to further develop their skills on one of the fantastic purpose-built off road facilities available in the NW 

Remember, as these sessions are run at your school, there’s no EVOLVE, no minibus to sort, and minimum cover needed.

Find out more about the Outdoor Education North West Bike Academy here