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Diversity brought to the outdoors

Surrounding Cardiff there are several National Parks where members of the public can enjoy outdoor activities. Now there is an organisation in Cardiff attempting to show off such places to groups of locals who may be unable to visit such places on their own.

Diversity Outdoors was set up as a constituent group in early 2013 with the goal of giving people from ethnic minority communities the opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities. They have organised several trips to Pembrokeshire National Park visited locations such as Manorbier, Broad Haven, Tenby, St. Davids. Their hope is to show off the Welsh landscape and explain the history and culture surrounding Cardiff to people who may be unaware of all there is to offer in South Wales. 

The Secretary of the organization, Pawel Walkowski, explained that although they are not a registered charity, Diversity Outdoors has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund as well as some of their trips being partly funded by the Campaign for National Parks.

“It would be hard to point out one of our favourite places” he explained when discussing some of the places that Diversity Outdoors had visited. However he mentioned that, “for many people, Ty Canol Woods were exceptional”.

Diversity Outdoors hopes to continue its work and plan even more trips although this is very much dependent on availability of funds.  

For more information on up and coming events email: contact@diversityoutdoors.org.uk  

One of Diversity Outdoors favourite locations, Ty Canol Woods, Pembrokeshire

One of Diversity Outdoors favourite locations, Ty Canol Woods, Pembrokeshire


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