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1993 to 2018 Celebrating 25 years of providing quality outdoor education.

Fun outdoor activities

Fun outdoor activities

Rock climbing, Nordic walking, Scrambling, guided walks and many more fun activities for individuals, families and groups.

Outdoor adventure qualifications

Outdoor adventure qualifications

Outdoor adventure qualifications (National Governing Body Awards) courses for all ages and abilities at venues around the UK.

Outdoor Skills Courses

Outdoor Skills Courses

Move up a gear and learn an outdoor adventure skill such as Caving, Archery, Navigation and GPS or Rock Climbing and Scrambling.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) we can support your Duke of Edinburgh's Award candidates' expedition training and assessment.

About me

I have been involved with outdoor activities both professionally and personally for over 15 years and currently work as a Development Officer for a Local Authority.  I have spent time mountaineering throughout the British Isles in both summer and winter and visited Nepal with an ascent of Island Peak 2011. More recently I have developed my interest in caving and completed my Local Cave Leader Award in 2013.


MT Mountain Leader Summer 

MT Single Pitch Award 

Local Cave Leader Level 

BCU Level 1 Coach

British Schools Cycling Trail Leader

Site Certified in Ghyll Scrambling and Sea Cliff Traversing  

RYA Level 2 Powerboat Helm 

RYA Safety Boat Certificate  - With Coastal endorement

Gold DOE Assessor 

First Aid Qualified

7307 Teaching Certificate City & Guilds

Level 3 Youth Worker

Clean Driving License with D & Entitlement


MTS  Mountain Leader Winter 

Technical Canyoning Course 

Professional Membership

British Mountaineering Council 

Mountain Training Association

James along with other OAS Staff attends seminars and training offered by professional bodies including BMC, MLTA, IfOL, NICAS and in-house staff development days.

James has worked for in a college  teaching on First & National Diploma courses. He has extensive  Youth Service experience delivering the DOE award and  is currently employed by local authority working with targeted young people at risk of social exclusion James believes the outdoor environment is the ideal setting to challenge motivate and develop young and old alike.