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Tel: 017687 76366

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Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre employs top quality instructors to help you enjoy your holiday or school residential in the Lake District. Safety is paramount for your outdoor adventures and we aim to maximise the fun and learning in every session. Mark and Penny are all qualified to lead, and additional qualified freelance instructors help when needed.

Staff Qualifications

Mark Ainsworth - Head of Centre

  • Schools evangelist for 18 years, Governor of 3 schools
  • Child welfare officer
  • Summer ML leader: qualified to lead on UK mountains in summer conditions, authorised D of E leader
  • BCU UKCC level 2 coach: qualified to lead and coach kayaking and canoeing on lakes
  • IOL Bush craft qualified
  • ITC Outdoor First Aid
  • In-house trained and assessed for Abseil, Tree Climb, Team Building, GPS treasure hunt

Mark paddling cropped 2  

Penny Butler - Bassenfell Community Worker

  • BSc then Prosthetist for 9 years, 2 years as trainee instructor at an SU outdoor centre
  • Summer Mountain Leader: qualified to lead on UK mountains in summer conditions
  • Single Pitch Award: qualified to instruct rock climbing at single pitch venues and indoor walls
  • SMBLA Trail Cycle Leader: qualified to lead mountain biking sessions on forest trails
  • GNAS archery instructor, 
  • IOL Bush craft trained
  • ITC Outdoor First Aid
  • In-house training and assessment for Abseil, Tree Climb, Team Building, Orienteering, GPS treasure hunt, Bushcraft

PennyB archery






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Whichever direction you're travelling to Bassenfell Manor from, we've provided full directions for you to help make your journey here easier. If using a sat nav, please use postcode CA12 4RG, which will direct you to our main driveway.

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