• Sense-logo-300x240Over 60 people to take part in a week of outdoor activity at the Calvert Trust outdoor adventure centre in Exmoor, Devon
  • Initiative developed in partnership with Sense, the National deafblind charity, and the Deafblind International Outdoor Network

Deafblind people from the UK and around Europe will be gathering to enjoy a week of sporting activity in Devon from the 12-16 of September.

Deafblind people from around Europe to participate in Exmoor activity weekThe initiative by the Deafblind International Outdoor Network and Sense, the national deafblind charity, will bring together over 60 deafblind people and support staff, from the UK and around Europe, to participate in a week of outdoor activity at the award-winning Calvert Trust Exmoor adventure centre.

The event will enable people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities in a safe, controlled environment.  This will include sailing, climbing, abseiling, cycling, horse riding, archery, canoeing and orienteering.

Jon Fearn, Activities Instructor and Co-ordinator for Sense sporting programmes said: 

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming people from around Europe, including Norway, Denmark and Holland for this unique venture. Participation in sport has significant physical, mental and emotional benefits, but unfortunately people with sight and hearing impairment encounter barriers accessing it. The activity programme provides the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic range of outdoor activity in an accessible environment.”