Adventure North West is an outdoor pursuits company, delivering high quality activity days and half days, in Lancashire and the South Lakes. Our fully qualified instructors deliver, fun, adrenaline fuelled adventure sessions to, stag and hen groups, families, groups of friends and corporate organisations.
All our activities are private group sessions enabling us to create bespoke adventure days and activities to our customer’s individual preferences.
At Adventure North West we are proud of our reputation. We provide our clients with adventures and experiences which will leave them with memories to last a lifetime. We also hope our activities might bring extra value by helping our participants grow in areas of confidence in their own abillities and to feel more at home in the outdoors. By offering private group bookings we aim is to bring extra value to the activities we deliver. This enables us to focus on each individual group’s preferences and ability levels with regards to the activities that we provide.
To do this our activities are not only designed to offer the most amount of fun and learning but we also pay great attention to making our guests feel safe and confident in what we include in our adventures. We also only invest in tried and trusted brands of kit and equipment.
We are very pleased that this attention to detail has paid off, as shown in our client reviews, either direct to us or via third party review sites like “Trip Advisor“. Before booking with us, please feel free to check out our reviews and we hope you will see that at Adventure North West you are in safe hands.
A Bit About Us
Adventure North West is an experienced, mobile, outdoor pursuits company. Our qualified instructors deliver a wide range of fun and exhilarating activities in the outdoors, within the North West. We are fully insured for all the activities that we deliver and provide all necessary safety equipment.
The Coniston area of the South Lakes, along with Langdale, near Ambleside are the locations where we most frequently deliver our activities. We also offer climbing and abseiling opportunities within the Chorley area of Lancashire. On occasions we use alternative locations or venues to run our activities. Adventure North West would always check the suitability of a new site prior to agreeing to deliver activities from them.
Adventure North West sessions are generally private bookings. Offering private bookings allows us to provide a personalised, tailored experience for our customers. This also enables our customers to choose their preferred activity, date and time (subject to availability at the time of booking).
The sites where we deliver our water activities are public areas, therefore, we provide changing tents for our customers to use when changing in and out of our wetsuits. Our operating times are between 9am and 4.30pm.
Adventure North West’s owner and Senior Instructor Tim Nicholson grew up in the Lake District and has worked in the outdoors for over 25 years, gaining a vast amount of experience and qualifications in the outdoors.
Tim has also worked for many outdoor providers and development training centres and gained a lot of group experience with events organising.
Our Covid-19 Response
Adventure North West are committed to helping to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid19) and we are following government guidelines and regulations. Adventure North West cannot be held responsible should any customers contract coronavirus (Covid 19) during the activity.
As with many companies our business has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and we have needed to make allowances and introduce systems that can allow us to operate as safely as possible during this time.
Our efforts have been recognised and approved by The National Tourist Board’s Visit England and we have been given the “We’re Good to Go” Green Tick of approval.
To try and keep our customers and our team as safe from infection as we believe we can, we have installed the following measures:
1) We only accept private bookings to ensure we can adhere to the current government guidelines regarding Covid 19.
2) We adhere to all the up-to-date government guidelines regarding Covid 19.
3) All equipment and kit are sanitised after every session.
4) Equipment is never shared amongst different groups during concurrent activities unless it is sanitised between sessions.
We reserve the right to cancel any booking or disallow participation from any individual that we feel does not follow guidelines or endangers the health and safety of any other members of the group or our team.
Customers will be expected to have up to date knowledge of, and adhere to, the current social distancing guidelines when doing our activities. It is also an expectation that customers will wash their hands with soap regularly when possible or use hand sanitiser when hand washing is not possible. If a group member (or any member within their household or bubble) displays any of the following symptoms: a persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste or smell, they must isolate for 10 days and members of their household for 10 days. If these symptoms occur within 10 days prior to your activity, your activity will be cancelled, and a full refund will be offered to your group. The government have stated that companies should assist NHS test and trace by providing customer’s contact details should the NHS test and trace request it.
My partner and I recently did an abseil at Hodge Close with Tim. It was my first time and Tim gave me loads of confidence and encouraged me all the way down. He then took us into the caves explaining the history of the quarry as we went. We then climbed back up and had the opportunity of doing some more abseiling descents. This experience was amazing and erally excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
We are a family of 5, the youngest is 13. We booked ghyll scrambling in Langdale before we arrived in the Lakes. Tim and Beth were very helpful dealing with queries before the day. We all absolutely loved the experience. Tim met us in the National Trust car park at Stickle Ghyll, he had all the gear we needed which was all in good condition (no smelly damp wet suits!) The climb was very varied and just challenging enough to make it exciting but not scary. It was fab – I highly recommend it
“Brilliant Family Fun!”
We did a half day ghyll scrambling activity, we were 2 families with 4 kids aged 13 and 11. Booking and communication was easy and seamless. All the equipment was out and ready for us on arrival and was of a really good quality and clean. The activity itself was lots and lots of fun, adults and kids all enjoyed it. Tim was informative and paid great attention to safety as well as making it a huge amount of fun. Everyone enjoyed it, the wetsuits were lovely and warm so no-one got too cold despite it being a chilly day. I would highly recommend as a fun family activity and to use this great quality service, I would definitely book more activities with Tim in the future. Thanks so much.
“A Great Day Out!”
I booked a three hour session for my husband and four children aged 17, 13, 11 and 11. They did kayaking, canoeing and bushcraft. They came home so excited and raving about it. They loved jumping off the island into the water. They desperately wanted to go back and i will definately book them in again when we go back to the Lake District.
We were a group of 4 and did rock climbing and abseiling in the morning followed by scrambling and canyoning in the afternoon.
Tim is knowledgable and very quickly gauged the level we were at. He provides all the equipment needed and will guarantee a great day.
Highly recommend and would use again.
What a brilliant morning spent with Tim near to Coniston Ghyll scrambling. This was a last minute booking but the ease at which we made the booking and the speed of the correspondence was great.
All the equipment was extremely clean and of exceptional quality and Tim made everyone feel relaxed and offered those little touches which made the experience a truly memorable day.
Would highly recommend Adventure North West to those wishing to take part in such activity.
“The best 2 Days You Can Spend as a Family”
We’re just back from 2 days with the mighty Tim from Adventure North West that combined kayaking, canoeing, bushcraft, archery and canyoning. The party comprised a 53 year old (me!) a 40 year old and a tireless 15 year old. One of the great things was that we all got so much out of the 2 days we unanimously declared it the best adventure you can have as a family.
Tim is personable, expert, patient and the perfect instructor-host. He encouraged our teenager to test his limits safely and other party members to overcome fears, especially whilst canyoning – which was simply the most exhilarating experience a family can share!
We can’t recommend these guys enough!
“Abseiling for a 50th Birthday”
A group of 8 of us booked this for a 50th birthday activity, we had a mixed group of people who had done abseiling before and others who were very nervous about it. Instructor Tim and assistant Beth were both very helpful, friendly and in some cases persuasive encouraging and explaining all along. We met at the Three Shires pub and took a pleasant walk to Cathedral Cavern where we did the abseiling with Tim taking time to show us around the cave on the way. Once doing the abseiling Tim and Beth were both very good with Tim especially talking a nervous member of our party down the higher cliff much to her sense of achievement at having done it. On completion of the abseiling Tim and Beth took us through some of the tunnels which all added to the experience. We could not recommend Adventure North West too highly and would definitely like to use them again maybe for a different activity. Thanks for a fantastic morning we all really enjoyed it, even Sue who was so pleased she got down.
“Amazing fun Experience!”
What a fun day to spend in the crystal clear water! Booked it last minute for ghyll scrambling with North West Adventure. Session with Tim was safe and enjoyable for everyone in the group. What a crazy day! Great memories, thanks Tim!!
“Abseiling in Penham Quarry, Chorley!”
My friend and I wanted to go abseiling, and we wanted to try it, going forwards ! Beth tailored the 3 hour taster to our needs, and was a great help in planning the session. When we arrived at the quarry, Tim had already set up the ropes and anchours ! We had a fab 3 hours , starting off small and building, such that by the end, Tim’s excellent coaching had us confident enough to try a 100 Foot quarry face, and even going forwards !!!!
We will definitely be booking to go kayaking or bouldering in the summer
Booked an abseiling session with a friend so we could tick it of our ‘bucket list’ (early fifties with a mid life crisis!). Absolutely delighted with our instructor, Tim. He couldn’t do enough for us and made it a really enjoyable day.
If you are unsure or nervous about these type of activities then Tim is your man! He knows how to get the best out of you whilst making sure you really enjoy the session, and doesn’t push too hard. We only had a small group so he made sure that we got lots and lots of time dangling from a rope half way down a rock face.
Looking to do ‘bouldering’ in the summer and will not hesitate to use Adventure NW again. Fantastic! Thanks.
See How we do adventure!
Get a taste of what an Adventure North West activity involves through our video gallery.
All our packages include the use of our own activity and safety equipment whilst in the presence of a qualified instructor.
We choose the most exciting and inspiring locations most suitable for our purposes either in Lancashire or Coniston in the English Lake District, Cumbria.
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