Operations team: Dr Victoria Hadnett, Manager Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Vikki is an experienced outdoor specialist and manages the Cotswold Country Park and Beach.  The experience includes an inland beach, AquaVenture, swimming lagoon, high ropes and watersports activities along with catering and retail outlets. Prior to taking on management responsibility for the Cotswold Country Park and Beach Vikki managed high and low ropes adventure business Vertigo Adventure at Stanborough Park.

Also as a Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology), Victoria provides psychology support to athletes ranging from the general public to GB level. This has involved working in a number of sports such as climbing, bouldering, biathlon, athletics and swimming, working with teams and individuals.

Vikki has also provided coaching workshops and seminars for the British Mountaineering Council and Plas-y-Brenin the national training centre for outdoor adventure activities please see: http://www.pyb.co.uk/

Vikki completed her BSc in Sports Science and Outdoor Activities this was followed by an MSc in Applied Sports Science and Outdoor Activities and a PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Control at the University of Bangor.

Vikki has the following industry qualifications:

  • BASES – Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology)
  • Charted Scientist
  • European Ropes Course Association (Trainer Trainer in both adventure and traditional courses)
  • Mountain Leaders Award (Summer)
  • Single Pitch Award
  • REC First Aid
  • Mountain Instructor Award (Trained)
  • Mountain Leader Award (Winter – Trained)