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Great Ghyll Scrambling day with Iain. Highly Recommended. We were a family with two girls age 8 and 11 and we all loved it. Beautiful scenery, quiet location, fun and informative instructor. Story telling, water fights, pool diving, rock climbing and good kit and boots. Challenging but available for all levels. Thanks Iain. PS Girls loved the ride in the series two land rover.

Rachel Erridge

My partner and I did the most incredible gorge walking experience. Our instructor Ian went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. We did the experience solo, which is often not the case with other competitors, so felt the experience was even more special. Ian even took a gopro with him to take pictures/videos of us throughout the experience and sent them to us afterwards (for no additional cost) so we had something to remember. Ian made us feel in extremely safe hands and even provided a hot chocolate at the end to warm us up. We did abseiling, rock climbing, jumping and sliding into waterfalls and pools; Ian made sure we were comfortable to do so throughout. Unlike some other providers, we were given services such as walking boots, the pictures, warm drinks and solo exclusively, which made it so enjoyable. We couldn't recommend him, or the experience, more and would highly suggest going with him.

Fabiana Peers

Had a fantastic caving taster session with Iain at Long Churns, he inspires confidence and set challenges according to ability. We encountered a wide range of features in the system which required a variety of caving skills. We used ropes, squeezed through tiny gaps and ascended a subterranean water slide. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Jason Haine

Had the most amazing morning Ghyll Scrambling with Iain on a cold October morning! He pushed the members of my family who were more confident to totally get the most out of our experience whilst gently encouraging my youngest and respecting her boundaries with what she felt comfortable with achieving. Health and safety were always at the forefront of his mind. Climbing up the big waterfall at the end was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, thanks Iain!!


We had a great day ghyll scrambling with Iain! Highly recommend!

October 2020

Michelle and family

I booked a Navigation Course with Iain and have come away with a vast array of new skills. Iain is very knowledge and through and created an excellent experience. I have booked twice with Iain and would definitely book again.

Kathryn Powell

Great time gorge walking. All equipment is provided. Iain’s wealth of experience made the trip feel incredibly safe and enjoyable for all. 100% recommend for anyone looking. Was even provided with a warm drink at the end to regain feeling in our hands!


My partner and I went to the Lake District this past weekend and had a spectacular time with Iain. Over 2 days, he supported us to go ghyll scrambling then kayaking. His professional, personable and knowledgeable approach makes him stand out - we truly enjoyed spending time with him. We were excited to try new activities and learn about the area. Highly recommended for Lake District adventures!

Natalie Benton

Can I just put my thanks on here for an excellent day out ghyll scrambling with Iain up at Wren's Ghyll last week. He looked after me and my teenage son and daughter up and down through the streams for well over an hour and we all absolutely loved it, and in an amazing beautiful setting. He took loads of excellent, unique photos to remind us of the day as well as providing top quality wet suits, walking boots, hard hats and floatation vests. It couldn't have been done any better, a really good invigorating activity, I can highly recommend it.
Thanks again Iain.

Rob Stormont

Two great half days with Ian in spite of some pretty cold and damp weather!! Really lovely guy and clearly very experienced and safe. Great with all the family members of varying enthusiasm and abilities!! Clearly wanted us to get the best out of the activities. We had a gorge scramble and rock climb/ abseil experience! Couldn’t find a negative thing to say. Thanks a lot!

Jo Bolton

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Iain Gallagher, Lakes Outdoor ExperienceLakes Outdoor Experience is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain divides his time between hills and crags in the Lake District, North Wales, Scotland and North Yorkshire. He can also be found climbing peaks across Europe and around the World.

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