Who we are and what we do
The Centre and Bunkhouse is run by a small group of volunteers who are keen to see that it remains an important resource for people of all ages to use, experience, enjoy and appreciate all it and the outdoors has to offer, in a safe but sometimes challenging environment.
Herefordshire Outdoor Trust's manifesto is "To promote the use of the outdoors for the benefit of the general public, in particular but not exclusively for children and young people to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capabilities."
Stuart McFarlane – Chair of Herefordshire Outdoor Trust - Qualified Youth & Community Worker, Sub postmaster (Post Office) and shop proprietor (sole trader) from 1998 to 2010, Mountain walking Leadership Training Board (Summer), Mountain biking Instructor Award Scheme Level 2, British CyclingCoach Level 2, British Gymnastics (Trampoline) Coach Level 2, Herefordshire Outdoor Trust Trustee from 2004 to date and Chairperson from 2011, Herefordshire Expedition Group Trustee from 2008 to date, Wellington Charities Trustee from 2000 to date and Treasurer from 2005. Involved with Dinedor Outdoor Centre since 1996, Expedition leader to Borneo with Herefordshire Expedition Group 2009. A keen swimmer, cyclist and walker. Trustee
Hazel Preedy – Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Member of the National Trust, keen gardener and cook, worked at AKI on the Rotherwas (Skylon) industrial estate for over 30 years as a print setter, friend of Dinedor for over 10 years, trustee for over 5 years. Trustee
Richard Brooks -
Nick James Williams – Teacher at The Brookfield Specialist School, experienced youth worker and professional outdoor instructor and trainer. Holder of a diverse range of outdoor instructor qualifications, graduate in Adventurous Activity Management, experience of leading youth expeditions internationally including Borneo with Herefordshire Expedition Group. A keen cyclist, scuba diver and triathlete. Trustee
David Drew - Assistant Business Manager with Active Nation, a Sport and Exercise charity. A outdoor instructor and youth worker for a number years and has spent the last 10 years managing a range of outdoor activity centres for a number of organisations. Race director for Active Warrior, an obstacle course race for people who love getting muddy. Passionate about getting people active in the great outdoors, a keen cyclist and takes part in several endurance races.
Andy Preedy – Semi – retired, former assistant Youth Service manager Herefordshire Council, former Duke of Edinburgh’s Award manager for Herefordshire, Managed Dinedor Outdoor Centre for Herefordshire council 1996 – 2004, involved with centre for over 30 years, Qualified Youth & Community Worker, Mountain Leader (Summer), past member of Longtown Mountain rescue team ( 1999 – 2009), Mountain bike Instructor Level 2, co founder Herefordshire Expedition Group, Expedition leader to Borneo 2007, Thailand 2012 and Nepal 2014 , Bush Craft practioneer. Trustee: Interim Centre Manager
Claire Morris -
Victor Gammage – Retired - Centre Manager at Hereford Canoe Centre, Youth Worker, Traveller, Maintenance Manager Herefordshire NHS
Sarah Crockett – OCR Level 1 Diploma in Book Keeping
Ashlea Hackley-Allen - Web Designer and Outdoor Enthusiast