How a Walking Strategy Can Deliver on Wellbeing and Green Recovery

4th January 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to live and work differently, to understand better the importance of health and wellbeing, behave more sustainably, and to envisage a better, greener future. Going forward, improving people’s engagement with the outdoors will be crucial to wellbeing and a green recovery – and…

ORN Webinar – Looking ahead: What the public are telling us and how do we react?

2nd September 2020

  In our role as Secretariat, ORNI facilitated an Outdoor Recreation Network Webinar entitled ‘Looking ahead: What the public are telling us and how do we react?’ The webinar provided a series of case studies exploring research from around the UK and Ireland on how people engaged with the outdoors…

ORN Webinar – Returning Volunteers Safely

10th July 2020

This webinar provided a series of case studies highlighting good practice approaches to returning volunteers to their roles following COVID-19 lockdown.

Engaging with the Outdoors during COVID-19 Lockdown in Northern Ireland

20th May 2020

A new survey highlights the importance of accessing outdoors safely during COVID 19.  

 

ORN Webinar – Maximising Opportunities for Outdoor Learning

19th October 2020

  In our role as Secretariat, ORNI facilitated an Outdoor Recreation Network Webinar entitled ‘Maximising Opportunities for Outdoor Learning’ This webinar explored how COVID-19 has been a catalyst for dramatic change in many aspects of our lives, including learning. With children having returned to school across the UK and Ireland,…

VSG COVID-19 Recovery Planning Webinar

5th June 2020

  In our role as Secretariat, ORNI facilitated a Visitor Safety Group Webinar entitled ‘COVID-19 Recovery Planning'  The webinar provided an overview of VSG COVID-19 Recovery Guidance which outlines the key areas all landowners and countryside managers will need to consider and assess when re-opening and managing outdoor public access…

ORN Member Webinar – COVID-19 approaches to re-opening the outdoors

28th May 2020

National perspectives and practical case studies from across the UK an Ireland

Power of Walking Conference

10th March 2020

  ORNI recently hosted the ‘Power of Walking’ Conference with the Public Health Agency and Sport NI. The objective was to demonstrate how achieving a stronger culture of walking has the power to offer enormous benefits for the local population in Northern Ireland. The conference was opened by the Chief…

Managing Informal (Natural) Mountain Bike Trails – Key Learnings

20th January 2020

Chris Scott shares his learnings from the Visitor Safety Group Workshop – Managing Informal Mountain Bike Trails

Active Clubs Walking Programme- Highlight Reel

19th December 2018

A video showcase of the fantastic achievements of the Active Clubs programme over the last four years.

Sharing Best Practice – Connswater Community Greenway

28th September 2018

Diane Crookes shares her leanings from a recent Outdoor Recreation Group learning journey to the Connswater Community Greenway

Event Management: Making the most out of sports tourism

2nd March 2016

A recent report has identified that excellent event management of mass participation sports tourism events can bring strong economic benefits to a host destination.

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The future of outdoor sport funding in Northern Ireland

10th December 2015

5 key learnings from the recent Sport NI Outdoor Sport Funding Workshop

The ‘Magic Pill’ of outdoor recreation

14th October 2015

Dawson Stelfox MBE, ORNI Chairperson and 1st Irish Man to Summit Everest discusses the ‘magic pill’ of outdoor recreation.