#WomenOutdoors in the Midlands

Posted by Joanna Rowbottom on 30/06/2016

Find out about the opportunities to get involved in #WomenOutdoors Week in and around the Midlands. From indoor climbing for beginners, to suggested walks, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

For those living in the Midlands there are lots of opportunities to get outdoors and get involved in #WomenOutdoors Week. The campaign is supported by Cotswold Outdoor who will be donating a number of prizes. To be in with a chance of winning these prizes, get active outdoors between 5-15 August and tweet your photos and comments to @TGCclimbing@CotswoldOutdoor and use #WomenOutdoors to enter the prize draw.

Hill walking is a great activity for those looking to improve health, have some fun and explore new places.  There are many places to get out walking, from areas of naturaal beauty such as Shropshire and Lincolnshire Wolds to areas on the outskirts of urban areas. Here's some essential hill walking know how to get you started.
The National Trust has a huge variety of places to walk from shorter walks in the grounds of their many properties, to longer walks in the great outdoors.  Find a National Trust walk that suits you and get outdoors with friends and family between 5-15 August.

Rock climbing is a great social activity, and indoor rock climbing and bouldering are becoming more and more popular. Indoor walls regularly change their routes, which cater for varying levels from beginner through to the more advanced. There's always something for everyone in this fun, social environment. Learn about the basics of indoor climbing.

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Some of the indoor walls in and around the Midlands area are getting involved in #WomenOutdoors Week. Here's whats going on new you.

Ackers Adventure, Birmingham

  • Climbing session for women £20pp, Buy one get one free (Bring a friend for Free). Tuesday 9 August 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Thursday 11 August 1:45pm – 3:15pm. Saturday 13 August 11:45am – 1:15pm.
  • Climbing Taster Evening. Friday 12 August, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, £20pp Buy one get one free (Bring a friend for Free).

Call Ackers Adventure to book: 0121 772 5111

Boulder Central, West Bromwich

  • 2 for 1 on inductions throughout August. £15 in total for 2 people on an induction. 
  • Ladies evening 5 August, free shoe hire, free tea/coffee, free cake and free coaching £8 normal entry price, just turn up
  • An after hours event in September for returning women from August to encourage the, to take up climbing regularly £10 

Call or email Boulder Central to book: 0121 448 3736, info@bouldercentral.co.uk

Tallington Lakes, Stamford, nr Peterborough

  • 2 for 1 Ladies Night Friday12 August from 7pm, Cost £14 
  • 2 for 1 Taster sessions,. Choose a session at any of the following times Saturday 6 August 11am, Monday 8 August 10am, Tuesday 9 August 6pm, Thursday 11 August 10am. Saturday 13 August 11am. Cost £14
  • Become a member, Women can become a member and benefit from free recreational climbing throughout the week.

Call Tallington Lakes or come into the pro shop to book: 01778 347000

Redpoint Climbing Centre, Worcester

  • Climbing taster session. Come and have a go at climbing for the first time with a small group of up to 4 other new climbers. 5 August 7-8pm, or 15 August 7-8pm £9.
  • Ladies Day. Free Equipment hire and discounted entry. 4 August, 5 August, 9 August and 11 August all day. £7.50

Call Redpoint Climbing Centre to book: 01905 350346. 

Plas Y Brenin, North Wales
Be inspired and get involved with activities and events at Plas y Brenin from 5 -15 August as part of #WomenOutdoors week. Our aim is to encourage more women and girls to enjoy the outdoors, experience the benefits and share the adventures by participating in the outdoors. There will be evening talks, free introductory  activity sessions, and discounted #WomenOutdoors courses all taking place in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Peak Climbing Club
A family friendly day of outdoor fun, with the priority being on women climbing whilst the kids are entertained by the men! 
Climbing, walking, a barbecue and a scavenger trail for the kids.

Often women give up or significantly reduce their participation in outdoor activities when they have children, whilst men seem to be less affected.  This is opportunity for women, and for non-climbing partners of climbers, to meet likeminded women.  If you haven’t climbed before, or haven’t climbed in a while, you can have a go in a friendly environment. If bringing children, you need to ensure there's another parent or adult to act in loco parentis. There is a pond in the quarry, however, there is also plenty of space for kids to run around and play games well away from the water.

Sunday 7 August, 10am-4pmLawrencefield Quarry (park at Surprise View carpark, bank card required for the pay & display), Come and go as you please, but the walk will set off at around 11am.

£2 per adult, £1 per child, pay in cash on the day. Wet weather alternative TBC.

Please contact Becky Hammond rebecca.j.e.hammond@gmail.com 07901 813175 or Greg Bristol gregnlyns@googlemail.com 07967 607158 in advance.

Women's Trad Festival 2016
Friday 12 August 6pm- Sunday 14 6pm. Eric Byne campsite, Peak District, DE45 1PQ
The Women’s Trad Festival aims to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor climbing and make trad climbing more accessible, for women in particular. competent leaders will take inexperienced people out trad climbing, with fun activities in the evening.  The festival is aimed at women who climb indoors and have little experience outdoors. All experience levels welcomed. We are very inclusive; children are welcome (accompanied by an adult), as are any men who may be interested in the event.
Free event but participants must be BMC members.
Please contact Charlie Low to book charlielow@hotmail.co.uk

Mountain Training
Have you got a Mountain Training qualification? Would you be prepared to have an aspiring female instructor observe you for a day? Or are you working your way through a scheme and in need of some new ideas? The aim of #WomenOutdoors week is to boost female participation in outdoor activities and in order to sustain it, we need more females with qualifications. So this is the perfect opportunity to observe someone working or let someone observe you. find out more on the Mountain Training website.

Get involved, get outdoors and tell us your stories.  If you have any questions please contact: Joanna@thebmc.co.uk.


The BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition is back and accepting submissions for 2022. So dive in, if you have a story to tell or a cause to share it's time to do so!

We want to see your adventures captured on film and keep the cycle of inspiration rolling as we head into the eighth year of the competition, supported by Montane.

WATCH: All the entries to the Women in Adventure Film Competition 2021 on BMC TV

FIND OUT MORE AND ENTER: Submit an entry

WATCH: Women in Adventure Film Competition 2022 Trailer on BMC TV

Need inspiration?

WATCH: All the 2021 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2020 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2019 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2018 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2017 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2016 winners and entries

WATCH: All the 2015 winners and entries

 

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