Monday, 12 September 2016

Another great summer of fun!


Can you believe we are already half way through September? I blinked and the summer was over!
 It may not have been the sunniest of summers, but we made the most of what we had, and it would seem that our groups enjoyed themselves, too.
Here's some of the great feedback we've recieved. Thank you all so much for making it another great summer of fun!


Went gorge walking with my friend and our 2 ten year old girls last friday. It was an ace experience... scarey at times but Johan kept us laughing all the way!! Brilliant family day out!!


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Rather than individual comments for the categories above I can give an overall comment: we loved all three activities for different reasons. Emma was a calm teacher and combined attention to safety with fun very nicely for our group of kids and adults. Johan was a similarly calm, careful and encouraging guide for our canoeing and gorge-walking. We had a great time, from the archery Holiday Game to the beautiful gorge and swimming into a waterfall (!) to the fantastic day on Coniston. Everything felt like a facilitated family day out rather than a forced 'activity', and we felt you both managed to please children and adults- no easy feat!
Thank you so much for 2 lovely days. we hope to return.
Juliet
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We went ghyll scrambling / gorge walking for my Stag party. It was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The perfect balance of safety and fun was achieved seamlessly. Everyone found it the perfect hangover cure and way to start off day 2 of the stag. Highly recommended. Thank you to Johan and the other 2 staff with us for adding one the highlights to a very memorable weekend. Best wishes, Jim


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Your name:The McNamara family
Activity(s):Gorge Walking (full day) &; Canoeing (half day) No in Group: 4 (2 adults & 2 kids)
Please give a score out of 5 and comments on the following areas:
Website (Information and Navigation)N/A - we didn't use this to book our activities this year
Booking Process and Information - fine, as always (we've been with you for so long we know what to bring!)
Meet and Greet - Johan always has a huge smile on his face when he sees us. The girls just love him!!
Activity Experience (Pitch, Kit, Content)- Perfect, especially as Holly was struggling this year. Johan gave us the option of changing our activities to suit her & went at her pace. She had an absolute ball - looking for higher rocks to jump from into Coniston next year!
Overall Value for Money - We keep coming back so I think that in itself answers this question. Well equipped, safety &; fun are key oh, &; the hot chocolate is always amazing!! We worked out that your half day activities for the four of us is cheaper than two hours at Go Ape !!

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AWESOME humbling day out gorgewalking, and abseiling & jumping into the quarry in the Lake Distrct yesterday with River Deep Mountain High and the Brummi Lads. Change of plan from where we was first going due to the weather front coming in. This pic is usually an easy trickle of a gorge to clamber! Certainly makes you appreciate the force of Mother Nature, and the power of water!! Facinating watching the rising water levels from the beginning of the day where we started, to seeing it raging at the end of the day WOW!! Thanks to Johan and Tom looking after us! FUN CRAZY TIMES!!  



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Your name:Karen
Activity Date(s):20/08/2016
Activity(s):Ghyll scrambling 
Activity Experience (Pitch, Kit, Content)= 5 - Kit excellent and good condition.  Activity was a real challenge for me (due to weather conditions and me being a little shortypants!), but had a fab time and felt safe and supported all the way through. 
And finally, any other comments - Will certainly be recommending you to others and looking out for other activities you do.  Thankyou for a fab morning! :)

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Fantastic company, Johann was brilliant with the kids, who were trying activities for the first time and were both nervous, the organising the knowledge and the experience was one the kids will always remember.  Already planning to book activities for 2017.
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I was very apprehensive before this trip and particularly so on the day as we'd had torrential rain the night before and the river conditions were 'challenging' to say the least. But we had an absolute ball! Great kit and superb guiding throughout. I felt challenged, but able to trust our guides completely, which let's face it, is what it's all about!

Can't recommend this company enough for value for money and professionalism!

Thanks again guys! :)

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Dear all at RDMH
I certainly will fill out the form when we are back home and have better wifi! Just to let you all know though, we had a fantastic time doing your activities! 
The archery was great fun, the gorge walking was beautiful, thrilling and terrifying at times!
The canoeing/ sailing was ideal for young and not so young! Beautiful scenery, and what a wonderful way to see it! 
The girls are already asking when we can come back again, and genuinely I think we will be back very soon and do your activities again!
Thank you for making our holiday!
Sarah
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Your name:Lisa; Andy
Activity Date(s):31/07/16
Activity(s):gorge walking
Both Andy and I had a fantastic experience. Johan our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the history added another interest to our activity. The scenery was stunning and although we know the Lakes fairly well we would not have seen this on our own. Thank you very much.
PS the hot chocolate was great!
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Did you know about our bunkhouse?



The summer of 2016 has been another great one for our bunkhouse. We've had hen parties, stag do's, families and friends all making the most of the great accommodation + activities packages that we offer, and judging by the feedback, they've enjoyed staying as much as we've enjoyed welcoming them...

If you are interested in our activity + accommodation packages, please visit our website for pricing, availability and more information about Lowick School Bunkhouse...
Lowick School Bunkhouse for Groups
Lowick School Bunkhouse for Family Adventures
 
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What a mind blowing experience! Would strongly recommend these guys and their bunkhouse for any occasion if your fancying something different. It literally covered all ends of the spectrum. Abseiling to chilling out by the fire, all needs were well catered to. Johan + Tom were so encouraging to make sure everyone got the best and most out of the experience!
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“THE BEST WEEKEND.”
5 of 5 stars 
We're just back from the weekend of gorge walking and staying at the bunkhouse. 22 of us stayed in the Bunkhouse Fri-Sun, it was super and well kitted out. Johan and Emma were so welcoming and helpful from the moment we arrived, always there to help but not intrusive in any way. We went gorge walking on Saturday morning and LOVED it. Johan, Tom and Matt were all so professional and kept the environment lighthearted and fun the whole time. Going under the waterfall and jumping in the plunge pool was fab. Thank you all for the best weekend, I'd love to come back and will recommend it to everyone! 
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Everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with equipment and big enough that we spent almost all our indoor time in there.
Tom was an excellent guide on the lake and it meant we explored far more than if we had just been left to our own devices.
thanks
Brendan 
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As a family this was perfect for what we wanted, it was great more so as we had the run of the facilities to ourselves. Parking and safety of children in and around the area was good.  Everything is there from drying room to fully stocked kitchen, with all crockery and utensils supplied. A great idea will get better as time goes on. Our instructor fantastic perfect in every way will pass on good reviews to try and get others to experience what we had. Once again thank you  for everything kind regards shelly x.

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Your name: Leonie
Stay Date(s): 12th - 15th August
No in Group: 10
Everything was clear and easy when booking.  Emails were answered quickly and all the information for kit lists and directions to activities were sent in plenty of time.  Lovely welcome from Emma when we arrived.
Bunkhouse Facilities
5/5 Everything we could have needed, the chef was very happy with the kitchen! Showers warm, miniature toilets made everyone giggle and reminisce about our school days. Plenty of seating in the lounge for everyone and plenty of space.
Quality of sleep
5/5Large, sturdy, spacious bunk beds with good mattresses - no sagging in the middle!
Quality of stay
5/5 Brilliant.  The house, the activities, perfect.
Overall Value for Money
5/5 We couldn't have asked for a better value stay.  The quality of the activities and the spaciousness of the house was exactly what we were looking for and at the right price.
And finally, any other comments
Thank you!  Johan was fantastic, it meant so much to Any (the pregnant one!) that she was involved in the raft building by coming out onto the lake with us, the bride was especially touched by this too.  Gorge walking, I still don't know how you managed to get Linsey to complete it, but she did, and she was so proud of herself.  Everyone loved the whole weekend.  I am already planning on when I can come back!
Thank you


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 What a brilliant weekend away…would recommend these guys to everyone! Best weekend ever and the bunkhouse is one of a kind! Relaxed and well kept! Just what you need for the activities ahead of you...which Tom and Johan lead fantastically! Look forward to seeing you all next year... 
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Your name: Joe
Stay Date(s): 8-11 August
No in Group: 3
Bunkhouse Facilities
5 it was great getting the whole bunkhouse for just 3 of us. It would have been different if we had to share. We enjoyed watching movies on the screen every evening after a busy day outdoors.

I felt that the kids where safely challenged during all 4 activities. The hot chocolate was well received, especially during the gorge walking. I also really wanted to try out canoe sailing, so it was great that it happened. Thank you for these great memories.


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