The Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group was established in 2002 and is coordinated by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, a multi-award winning Community Interest Company which specialises in bringing stakeholders together to deliver innovative solutions to coastal challenges.
The Outdoor Charter Group has three basic principles that applies to everything it does and the activities it carries out:-
- Respect other people
- Protect the natural environment
- Enjoy the outdoors and stay safe
From a humble beginnings, the Outdoor Charter Group has grown to include 450 members and represents over 40 outdoor adventure businesses working with every relevant authority to achieve common goals.
What we do
Through our work, Pembrokeshire is internationally recognised as a region that has well managed landscapes while allowing great recreational opportunities, most notably receiving accolade from National Geographic as a Top Rated Coastal Destination.
Through regular meetings, the Outdoor Charter Group works in collaborative partnership with every relevant authority including Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales, National Trust, Port of Milford Haven and the National Nature Reserves. The Outdoor Charter Group represents the outdoor recreation sector in South West Wales at a local, regional and national level.
A number of best practice guidelines have been created for every major outdoor recreational activity with good environmental practices, safety, and behaviour that reduces impacts on local communities at the foundation of each.
The Outdoor Charter Group is currently working with the outdoor adventures businesses in Pembrokeshire and partners including Natural Resources Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Disability Sports Wales to assess the opportunity of making outdoor activity in Pembrokeshire truly inclusive
Regular environmental training events are provided for members to ensure they are able to deliver high quality activities with limited environmental impact. So far over 40 training events have been delivered to 1400+ individuals on a range of topics including:
- Wildflower and Bumblebee identification
- Myths and Legends of Pembrokeshire
- Rockpool and Seashore Foraging
- Wildlife at Skomer Island MCZ
- Bush Craft, Wild Camping and Foraging
- Geology, Archaeology, Access, and Conservation at Treffgarn
- Coasteering workshops for Leaders and Assistants
- Best practice for viewing Marine Wildlife (WiSe accredited course)