Had a fantastic 3 days in Wasdale and Eskdale in the Lake District. Being new to the outdoor game we sought the expertise of Carolclimb and did an afternoon of “paddling” (kayaking), a full morning of rock climbing and then an afternoon’s hike over the top of the Eskdale valley. Carol and Richard were wonderful. Friendly and professional they gave us all the help and guidance we needed and whilst they encouraged us to push ourselves they didn’t pressurize us and let us “discover” things for ourselves, just adding bits of advice at appropriate moments. My girlfriend, who was a bit nervous, particularly about the rock climbing, found she really could do it and the confidence Richard and Carol instilled was essential. They then took us for an amazing walk over the dale, pointing out all the points of interest and telling us ghost stories! It really was like being with friends. Really got the outdoor bug - next time we might even brave the Ghyll scrambling with them!