Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace


Since preserving, living and working in our natural outdoor environment is dear to our hearts, Great Orme Vertical is proud to be a partner to the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoor Ethics.

Community Partners are critical providers of Leave No Trace education, directly reaching over 600,000 people each year. These partners play a vital role in protecting all of our favourite outdoor places.


Matt worked closely with Leave No Trace during his time as Outward Bound Hong Kong's Training Manager and found that their ethos and approach to environmental education struck a chord with his own approach. He became a Master Educator for the Organisation, delivering regular training and awareness workshops.


Great Orme Vertical strives to adhere to a sustainable and ethical approach to all outdoor activities, and works in line with the Seven Principles of the Leave No Trace Centre.


We can deliver Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops (often done integrally to our standard courses where appropriate), and the 2 day Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Please get in touch if you are keen to find out more.


Full details of the Leave No Trace courses and their Organisation can be found here on their website. Loads of interesting and informative stuff on there.


Seven Principles Overview

Leave No Trace is built on seven core principles that are used to communicate the best available minimum impact guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to help educate and guide recreationists in sustainable minimum impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts.


These Principles are the most robust and widely utilized minimum impact outdoor practices. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry and wilderness, the practices have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere - from the backcountry, to local parks, to your backyard - and for any recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts.

The Seven Principles 

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Leave What You Find

  • Minimize Campfire Impacts 

  • Respect Wildlife

  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

The Principles are based not only on a respect for nature and other visitors, they are also based on and supported by scientific research. The majority of this research aligns with the fields of Recreation Ecology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Recreation Ecology research informs us about recreation-related impacts and how they can be reduced by managers and visitors, while Human Dimensions research tells us about outdoor enthusiasts perceptions, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors regarding enjoyment of the outdoors.


I'd love to hear from you

Matt Jones MCI, APIOL


Llandudno, Conwy, NWales

e matt@greatormevertical.co.uk

t 07956004002

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