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We are continually receiving amazing emails from a huge range of groups to say thank you for their wonderful, unforgettable experiences. We will continue to post some of these emails on this page, but please visit our facebook page too where you can see real people taking about their recent experiences and also plenty of photos from events that we have delivered. Visit our Facebook Page



Recent Stag Do (12th July)

”I just wanted to express how much we enjoyed the activities on Saturday.  The weather was perfect and we were very impressed by the organisation of the events.

Patrick and John were great guys and extremely knowledgeable, so please pass on our regards.

I would have no problem in recommending your company and thank you very much for making the stag do so enjoyable”.


Family Activity Break

“Me and my boys just back from half term activity break with Northern Outdoor. Has to have been very high up in the best time of our lives. My boys range from 13 down to 7 and we all equally enjoyed our experience. Dan & Caroline are excellent at what they do and I would recommend their activity breaks/boot camps to anyone. Thank you from us all and hopefully see you again soon!”


“Thank you once again for making my 65th birthday so special and memorable, it will certainly be talked about for a long time.  Some of us were somewhat apprehensive of what was in store for us but we enjoyed all of the activities and everyone entered into the spirit!  I never thought I would have the courage to walk off the edge of a cliff but you made me feel so safe I was not at all nervous and I thoroughly enjoyed the Mountain bikeexperience of abseiling. None of us ever thought we would do it at our ages!  It was a fun filled weekend from start to finish and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  I would certainly recommend anyone who would like to do something different to try Northern outdoor.”

– Rose Duncan age 65

River Tweed Canoe Trip

“Lads and Dads canoe Trip October 2012.River Tweed
Alan (47) Oliver (12) Sam (8)
I booked the trip with Xelements after seeing a promotion on-line.
The River Tweed trip was their recommendation to suit the plan for me and my two sons, Oliver and Sam aged 12 and 8, to have a weekend adventure.
The weekend was one of the most memorable of my life and one of the best times I have ever had with the boys – despite a full weekend of paddling and rough camping no-one complained or moaned at all. In fact I think it was one of the happiest times I have ever experienced.
The trip was planned to perfection, the equipment provided was perfect and even the food, cooked over the open fire at the island camp site was delicious.
Dan and Ollie, our guides and instructors for the trip, were great fun, but retained and cool sense of control that left everyone feeling confident and safe. Caroline provided back up drop off and collection (and I believe was largely responsible for the preparation of the fantastic meal we all enjoyed on Pheasant Island)
My boys and I will never forget the experience and would recommend Northern Outdoor to anyone wanting to plan a trip to put a fantastic memory in the bank for ever.
Thanks Guys, I hope to see you again soon – possibly a re-run in the Spring ?”

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for another wonderful weekend.  Despite the rain everyone had a great time and can’t stop talking about it.  A few of us are already ready to do it again and looking for the next adventure”

– Charlotte Mather, Family Activity Break  June 2011

“First and foremost a huge huge thank you for this weekend. It has been a phenomenal few days and could hen-and-stagnot be more grateful for your time and the effort you have both made to ensure that we had the best experience. We will be talking about this forever.
We will be making it an annual event with yourselves…as its brought our lot closer together and have and unforgettable time. I cannot express it any other way really. From getting up to going to bed has just rocked, thank you”

– Liam Brown, Stag group  Dec 2011

“Thanks for an amazing day of canyoning in the Esk Gorge!5375_115880037627_761812627_2212722_6814053_n

Adrenaline fuelled and action packed. Again, northern outdoor, you didn’t disappoint!

We’re already planning a day of tubing in the near future”

– Nicola Smith, Canyoning Esk Gorge 20th August 2012

Corporate Entertainment weekend

“I’m a Client – Get me Out of Here” 19th/20th August 2011

Dear Caroline,asda14
I feel compelled to further express our amazement in writing with regards to the above event which you hosted for us, following an unprecedented reaction from every single Client who took part.

Working within the Financial Services Industry for many of the UK’s Blue Chip companies, we like to treat our valued Customers to an annual event that is something to remember – besides, not all of our Clients can play golf!!!. For example, last summer we took over twenty people to Puerto Banus for the weekend.

I set this scene in the hope that I can somehow convey the deep apprehension (perhaps even dread) that I experienced leading up to the event once I discovered that the accommodation and base camp (Weardale House, Durham) for our latest “never to be forgotten” event would require them to sleep in “dorms” and share shower and bathrooms together!!!

Without doubt, if it wasn’t for your confidence, assurance and experience in the venue/weekend you had planned for us, then we may well have cancelled at the last minute and booked the nearest PGA Championship course instead!
How glad am I that we didn’t………………… the magic began the moment your Team introduced themselves and didn’t let up until everyone, without exception, had experienced the weekend of a lifetime.

The team based events were perfect with the high ropes, 100 foot waterfall abseil and gorge walking standing out as exceptional. The relaxed “challenge by choice” setup encouraged even the most nervous participant to do something that they would never have dreamed of doing (and will never forget) – even if the only prize was a star for their team – just astounding!

In addition I also have to point out that despite my initial trepidation – you were right! The venue and accommodation worked out 1000 times better than any 5 star hotel could have – full stop. Ten grown women giggling together at 4am in their dormitory like school children was just a wonder to behold!

Of course, I cannot thank you properly without mentioning the amazing Bush Tucker trial that you also hosted on the last night – when Ant and Dec made a special guest appearance just for us. Amazing and disgusting have the same meaning right? It gave us some of the funniest memories we have ever had – oh and some great video too!!!!!

Finally, I feel it only fair to mention the one big problem that we now have though. How can we come up with a better event next year? You have 6 months to come up with an idea

Once again, thank you for an amazing experience (from everyone that took part) and we hope to see you again soon.

Michael Court
Sales and Marketing Director