The beautiful majestic Mournes – Leave No Trace of your journey!
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is proud to support and promote the workings and ethos of Leave No Trace Ireland who are fully accredited course providers. Leave No Trace Ireland came about as a response to the increasing recreational pressure on the outdoors and Tollymore National Outdoor Centre strives to incorporate many of the principles within the delivery of our land based and water based activities. Accreditation for environmental awareness is now being used as part of continuing professional development within NGBs and organisational bodies such as Prince’s Trust, Duke of Edinburgh and Mountaineering Ireland.
Tollymore National Outoor Centre can deliver a one day Leave No Trace Ireland Awareness Course on request (this is the pre-requisite for the Trainer’s Course). This Awareness Course costs £45 and includes certification.
The Centre also runs Trainer Courses over a weekend. The Leave No Trace Ireland organisation uses trainer status as a prequisite for the delivery of Awareness Courses. On attending a weekend course you are then put on a central registry of providers. The cost of this course is £167, (180 Euro) and includes registration (£35pp), accommodation and is fully catered.
All courses offered are as practical based as possible. The emphasis is on the ‘outdoor classroom’ with discussion on all the principles of Leave No Trace Ireland and the practicalities involved in implementing these principles in outdoor recreational use.
Leave No Trace ireland is about healthy and passionate discussion and even disagreement. It is not a dogmatic system of rules and regulations but more a platform for recognising that we use the outdoors for our own enjoyment, and we must consider ways we can minimise any negative impact.
Dates for 2017 Trainers courses are listed on the tollymore website.http://www.tollymore.com/courses/other-courses/environment/
The Costing is £167 pp, includes full accom, catered , in course transport any outdoor kit needed and registration fee.
Please visit here for more details:http://www.tollymore.com/courses/other-courses/environment/
If the dates on the Trainer’s Course does not suit you we can arrange a course at your convenience, with a minimum number of 6 participants.