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Testimonials from our guests


Here are actual comments written by guests after being at Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre for a holiday or course.

Mountain Leader course comments

First Aid course comments

Schools - teachers comments

Golf holiday comments

Sea Kayak holiday comments

River kayak and canoe holiday comments


Mountain Leader courses

ML Training

“Different styles of instructors complement each other”

“The facilities and quality of instruction were excellent”

“I feel the course has really grounded me to build up over the next months. Thankyou”

“Lots of different terrain, well thought out routes. Excellent micro/night navigation sites”

“Excellent tuition of different skills. Excellent food.”

“I have improved my personal performance highly”

 ML Refresher

“Big improvement in personal performance but also more aware of weaknesses. Constantly encouraging but not passing over issues.”

“Excellent value for money”

“The course was very well thought out in terms of my learning needs. The quality of instruction was excellent”

“common sense tips – particularly navigation”

“First aid scenarios whilst on the fells are a very good idea. It gives the mock incident a more “real” feel than you get in a classroom situation.”

“ongoing challenge throughout the whole weekend. I never felt that I was able to “bimble” at any time, which was great.”

“Excellent variety of terrain” 

ML Assessment

“Very welcoming, friendly and comfortable. Really liked the thoughts for the day each morning” 

“great food – never hungry” 

“I felt that we were put at ease from the moment the week started. Constant feedback and comments throughout the week were really encouraging. I feel that I have come away from this week, having learnt loads about myself and working with others. Good style of assessment.” 

“He used assessment as an opportunity to further train us whilst not compromising his duty to come to an expert opinion of our abilities.”

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First Aid courses

 “An excellent course, well paced and very participative.” I previously did a REC2 course 3 years ago and the content of this course was much better. I feel much more prepared and confident to practice my first aid in the real world” Amanda Allen

“Great course, very well presented. Thanks!” Bob Burnell

“The most appropriate / best first aid course I have done for outdoor activities” Chris Parks

“Fantastic trainer, made it fun, thank you” Gillian Hewitt

“I found this course really useful and enjoyable and I do now feel confident in approaching first aid situations! Thank you very much for such an informative two days!”

“An awesome course. Thank you!” Helen Blackburn

“This is the first first aid course I have been on where the subject matter was brought to life” Jon Price

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“Very warm and friendly welcome”

“Bedrooms clean, good standard, ideal for the kids (size, ensuite)”

“Lovely homemade food. Puddings were fab”

“although all children not of Christian belief the message was well communicated and interesting”

“overall resources have been great and well organised”

“Excellent variety of activities”

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“Excellent week”

“Nice balance and varied courses used”

“Excellent for a beginner – good players were able to advise”

“The right balance of fun and competitions”

“Bettered my expectations”

“Variety of fell, parkland, links and valley courses was brilliant and demanding”

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Sea Kayaking

“Really nice friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the centre”

“Good range of places to visit, and lots of ideas and inspiration for other places to go for future trips”

“I felt I really learnt from the week and have more confidence about setting out on the sea – as well as being more aware of potential dangers and how to plan for them.”

“Good balance between practical and theory”

“Excellent input, you both really made the holiday. The care you took to make sure we got the most out of the holiday was brilliant”

“It was great, many thanks to Andy and Mike and everyone at the Manor. When can we go on a camping expedition!?”

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River kayaking and Canoeing

“Wonderful week! Thanks”

“Excellent coaching”

“Instructors very good – always encouraging”

Course organisation: “excellent at being flexible, always kept that relaxed atmosphere, so important”

“I learnt more in 20 minutes with Stu than I had in previous year”

“Sensible level of risk awareness/management. I felt safe throughout. Everything was clear”

“Delicious and plentiful meals”

“Excellent – all the coaches were friendly and encouraging. They helped me to develop my confidence and learn new skills beyond what I thought I was capable of.”

“It’s difficult to think what could be improved – all round phenomenal value and wonderful week”

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