UFRC Spring Gathering E-Newsletter

Posted on June 7th, 2017 · Posted in Newsletters

Welcome to the latest UFRC E-Newsletter!
As club secretary please find below the latest information on UFRC to pass onto your club members.

Our first UFRC Spring Gathering is set to take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 in Greenmount College, Co. Antrim and we would love to see you and your club there.

Official invitations have been sent out to all affiliated clubs for distribution and already the response has been fantastic with spaces filling up fast, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment! This event is an opportunity for those interested in walking to gather together to hear from inspiring speakers and learn some new skills. This promises to be a day not to be missed as we will be joined by Hannah Shields the first Irish woman to summit Mt. Everest, the team from Cotswold Outdoor with information on the latest in new technologies, as well as an enjoyable afternoon of workshops including first aid, navigation and safety on the hills training with North West Mountain Rescue.

Click here to find out what will be happening ‘On The Day
Click here for a full list of the exciting ‘Workshops

Bookings can be made by returning the tear off section of the invite or alternatively downloading the ‘booking form’ and returning it with a cheque made out for £20 to Outdoor Recreation NI. Payments for clubs can also be made via invoice which can be arranged by emailing sylvia@outdoorrecreationni.com.


We hope you find the above information useful and pass it onto your club members. If you require any further information or would like to sign up to any of the training courses please contact a member of the WIYC/ UFRC participation team by sending an email to jayne@outdoorrecreationni.com or phoning 028 9030 3930.

Joint Project between UFRC and Walking In Your Community following successful joint application to the SportNI Active Clubs Fund with Walking In Your Community the two organisations received funding of £200,000 for the next four years. The funding will help to continue the valuable work of the existing Walking In Your Community Scheme and help to develop Rambling Clubs across Northern Ireland. Read more about the Joint UFRC & Walking In Your Community Project.

Outdoor Recreation NI is an organisation responsible for developing, managing and promoting outdoor activities including walking, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing and adventure activities throughout Northern Ireland by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations.