WinG was initially established in 1984 by a group of volunteers in partnership with Gateshead Council’s Children and Young People’s service to promote the education and personal development of disadvantaged individuals and groups in Gateshead.

Since its foundation WinG has continued to support those who have the least opportunity to take part in outdoor activities to learn through the experience of adventure. Activities encourage people to: discover and value different ways of learning, grow in self-confidence, develop communication skills, increase their ability to co-operate with others and develop their potential.

In 2012, WinG became an independent, autonomous organisation, registered as a charity and company limited by guarantee. WinG have helped thousands of people to have life changing experiences and do things they hadn’t thought possible through an exciting range of outdoor activities and award schemes such as the John Muir Award and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.