Helping people To get active in the outdoors

Since 1964 Longtown Outdoor Centre has been providing schools and youth groups with adventurous activity breaks from our 16 acre site on the Herefordshire and Monmouthshire border.  Off-site activities including Caving, Hill Walking, Rock Climbing and Gorge walking take place in the nearby Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Our 16 acre site is made up of gardens, farmland and woodland with spectacular views over surrounding hills and mountains.  Our range of onsite activities include Archery, Rock Climbing Tower, Kayak training pool, Stand up Paddleboarding, Raft building, Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course plus an internal traverse wall

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Previously owned and operated by Northamptonshire County Council, the Centre is now managed by a team of local staff and trustees who together form Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust. The building and land retain its strong Historical connection to Northamptonshire under the ownership of The Wilson Foundation – a Northamptonshire based Youth Development Charity.

Since we began nearly 60 years ago, the essence of what we do remains the same. We give young people a chance to experience exhilarating adventure in a safe and affirming environment. We help young people to push boundaries, widen their horizon, grow in confidence and discover capabilities they didn’t know they had. (Plus those young at heart…!)

Meet the Team

Mike Fawcett
Head of Centre
Mike Fawcett
    Rae Hardy
    Deputy Head of Centre
    Rae Hardy
      Development Officer
      Rebecca Gould
        Outdoor Instructor
        Dave Barber
          Outdoor Instructor
          John Clarke
            Volunteer Instructor
            Alistair Morriss
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