Testimonials

Read our clients' feedback and testimonials about their outdoor activities, mountain courses, training and adventure holidays:


A fabulous experience for the whole family. We had an amazing day out with Iain - Kayaking and Ghyll scrambling. Iain sorted all the equipment we needed for the day, and even organised parking at the sites - which is a bonus in the Lakes during the summer. The day was taken at a pace to suit us, and Iain looked after us well. Finding activities to keep the whole family happy is a challenge - but this ticked the boxes for everyone - smiles and laughter all round. At the end of the day Iain sent us the photos he had taken for us - a great souvenir from the day. Looking forward to coming back for more on a future trip - thanks Iain - see you again soon!

Jane Bell


We had an amazing time with Iain ghyll scrambling. Iain made sure every jump and climb was exciting and safe, and provided us with a fantastic day tailored to our desires with plenty of pictures and videos to capture the experience. Thank you Iain.

Peter Stock


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!!

Abi


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!

Elliot


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


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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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