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Women In The Outdoors Programme 2023

Registration is now open for the ever popular Women In The Outdoors Programme Sept 2023

Limited Places Available So Book Early

Women In The Outdoors Programme 2023

New 2023 Programme!

Cork Sports Partnership with the support of Sport Ireland, Sport Ireland Outdoors, local providers and the Women in Sport Initiative have teamed up to roll out Women in the Outdoors Programme for females 18+. The aim of the programme is to support women in developing their leadership skills in the outdoors and increase confidence in supporting friends and or family members to have greater access to outdoor physical activity in a fun and supportive way. The course also seeks to create a pathway for women to further develop skills through other training and education or club development/support.

The programme will consist of a suite of workshops and some certified training modules from September  – November that will build the capacity of women to lead and encourage more outdoor activities. It will also involve monthly social guided walks and activties. These workshops and training modules will have both a theory and practical element and will be delivered via online and face to face practical sessions. Places on the programme are limited.  


“The women in the outdoors programme was a fantastic experience, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in the pilot run. I would highly recommend the course to any woman interested in furthering outdoor skills, getting practical experience of a mix of activities and developing leadership skills” 

“I loved the course, it has given me more confidence in planning and leading walks. I have hugely improved my fitness level and have surprised myself on Mountain hikes, pushing myself” 

“A great way to connect with like minded women and build my confidence leading my friends and family in outdoor activities” 

Programme Details
  • September to November
  • Limited to 24 Places
  • €150 (Programme valued at €400)

Modules will include:

  • Walk Leader Training

  • Mountain Skills 1

  • Traditional Currach Rowing

  • Sports First Aid

  • Camp Craft Skills

  • Disability Inclusion Training & much more.


  • Sept 9th at 11am – Orienteering – (Ballincollig)
  • Sept 17th at 10am – Intro To Traditional Currach Rowing – (Marina)
  • Sept 23rd – Guided Walk for Naitonal Walking Week – (TBC)
  • Sept 30th & Oct 1st – Group 1 Mountain Skills 1 (Mitchelstown)
  • Oct 14th – Bushcraft Skills – (Kinsale)
  • Nov 18th – Sports First Aid – (Wilton)
  • Nov 25th & 26th – Group 2 Mountain Skills 1 (Mitchelstown)
  • TBC – Disability Inclusion Training – (Online)
  • TBC – Guided Walk 2 – (TBC)
  • TBC – Guided Walk 3 – (TBC)

Mountain Skills 1 (MS1) has two dates with a max of 12 participants per date. All other modules run with the full 24 participants.

Please purchase your ticket for Women in the Outdoors relevant to the date you can complete your MS1 module.

Both ticket dates are on a first come first served basis.

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