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Outdoor Tourism was part funded by the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013. The project brought together six organisations...

Conwy County Bourough Council

Conwy County Borough

With a majestic sweep of coastline (an important part of the Wales Coastal path) and approximately 35% of the County Borough lying within Snowdonia National Park, Conwy contains some of Wales' most spectacular panoramic views.

Conwy County Borough's 37 miles of northern foreshore, stretches from Llanfairfechan in the west across to the River Clwyd in the east, extending down a variety of landscapes to Dolwyddelan and to Cerrigydrudion in the south west, covering a total of 113,000 hectares. The County Borough Council serves a total resident population of 111,800, 80% of whom are settled along the coastal strip in the larger towns of Abergele, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. Tourism is as important inland as in the seaside resorts, where visitors find the rugged beauty of the rural landscape perfect for an active or relaxing break. It's little wonder that tourism continues to be the area's main employment sector, with over 1.2 million staying holidaymakers and 4.1 million day visitors each year.

This magnificent outdoor environment offers visitors the opportunity to experience numerous activity and adventure products, such as walking, climbing, mountain biking canoeing, caving, sailing, skiing, jet skiing, surfing, not surprising this area is known as the adrenaline coast!

Conwy are the Lead Partners of the Project and have overall responsibility of co-ordinating project implementation.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Just south of Dublin, Ireland's capital city lies the county of Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown. There are almost 200,000 people living in the county and it is a popular destination for visitors.

With its beautiful coastal vistas and mountain access, there is plenty of outdoor activities to avail of from hiking, walking, sailing, mountain biking, horse riding; kayaking…there is something for everyone.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are leading on the third pillar, developing innovative marketing initiatives in outdoor tourism.

Gwynedd Council


With beautiful views and stunning scenery, Gwynedd is home to the Snowdonia National Park and the highest peak in Wales and England - Snowdon, towering above the rest at 1085m.

Gwynedd hosts just under 200 miles of the Welsh Coastal Path, from the Menai, Llyn and Meirionydd areas. The coastline offers a range of beautiful scenery, with grand mountains, meeting spectacular beaches along the coast. All the way along the coast there are some breathtaking views of Anglesey, as well as a number of activities and wildlife encounters to be had. In addition to this Gwynedd is blessed with the Llyn Peninsula being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with one of the UK's top National Sailing Academies based in Pwllheli. In keeping with all of the activities Gwynedd has to offer the Eryri Centre of Excellence offers a wide rage of activities from downhill mountain biking to the more subdued fishing and cycle trails.

Gwynedd County covers 2,548km² and is home to 116,844 people, most of whom live in the north of the County, as well as in locations along the coastline. With the county being such a beautiful natural resource it's no surprise that the area receives over 8 million visitors a year, and over 50% staying over night. There are activities and attractions to suit every age range.

Gwynedd are assisting the other lead partners in all areas of activity and are responsible for the hosting of the final conference and celebration event.



The Population of Kildare is 209,955 .The County has 3 major rivers and also Grand Canal and Royal Canal stretches across the north of the County.

The attractions of the areas are Walking, Motor Racing, Horse Racing, Angling, Waterways, Heritage Trail, and Gordon Bennett Route.

Kildare County Council are leading on the fourth pillar of activity; To engage with local communities in outdoor activities by encouraging volunteering and creating enthusiasm for participating in Outdoor projects.

Lilkennt Leader Partnership

Barrow Valley

The Barrow Valley area lies within the South East of Ireland approximately 20 kilometers from Kilkenny City and Carlow town and 100 kilometers from Dublin City exiting the M9 at exit 6. It comprises of a number of picturesque areas bordering on the River Barrow. The town at the center of the Barrow Valley is Graignamanagh, but it would also include such attractive areas as St. Mullins, Inistioge, Borris and their hinterlands.

The attraction of the area is primarily visual, complimented by the River Barrow and Brandon Hill. These latter two geographical features provide opportunity for the development of a range of outdoor tourism activities which we hope will add to the overall tourism offering of the area.

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership is the lead partners for the first pillar of activity, fostering business development in outdoor tourism.

Gwynedd Council

The Outdoor Partnership

In April 2005, the North West Wales Outdoor Partnership was formally constituted and to this day work towards their vision of achieving an active, healthy and inclusive Wales, where outdoor recreation provides a common platform for participation, fun, achievement and employment, which binds local communities, creates a sustainable use and understanding of the environment of Wales.

The Outdoor Partnership cover the North Wales area but are supporting activity on Conwy and Gwynedd in the delivery of community taster sessions, development and coaching programmes

The Outdoor Partnership are leading on the second pillar of activity, supporting employment opportunities in the development of an outdoor instructors apprentice programme.