Links

Here are a few sites and resources that we hope you will find useful:

The IndependentOutdoor Forum, a private, interactive presence on the web to share pictures, trip ideas and important documents:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentoutdoor/

Adventure Activities Network is a web community for subscribers, which provides updates and discussion around best practice. Run by the AALS via HSE:
http://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/adventureactivitiesnetwork/g...

The BMC, a good site with lots of information about mountain activities in the UK and overseas - http://www.thebmc.co.uk

UK Climbing is the first stop website of choice for most climbing related news and forums -
http://www.ukclimbing.com

MLTA, the definitive site to get hold of information about national governing body awards in the UK- http://www.mlta.co.uk

HMC Professional Development - http://www.hmcpd.org.uk

VOSA: Vehicle and Operator Services Agency - the place to go for minibus driving advice, within the UK, and in Europe - http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/index.htm

OEAP National Guidance site, a one stop repository of best practice documentation - downloads available on just about every topic imaginable - http://oeapng.info/

BBC Weather - http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

MWIS, known affectionately as 'Miserable Weather in Scotland', the mountain weather information service provides detailed mountain forecasts for all the areas of the UK - http://mwis.org.uk

Independent Schools Council - http://www.isc.co.uk

CTC, Cycle Touring Club – National cyclists' organisation offering advice and services to cyclists since 1878. Offers advice for casual to hard-core cyclists - http://www.ctc.org.uk

Association of Mountaineering Instructors - http://www.ami.org.uk

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service, indispensible source of information for mountain walking or climbing in Scotland in winter - http://www.sais.gov.uk

British Canoeing, the governing body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking in the United Kingdom, represents the interests of canoeists at local, national and international levels - http://www.bcu.org.uk

Snow Sport England functions as the national governing body for skiers and boarders - a good site to visit if you're leading a ski trip - http://www.snowsportengland.org.uk