Reviews

Reviews

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We enjoyed a fantastic guided walk up Blencathra and the surrounding Wainwright summits. The walk was organised and led by lovely Jo. Despite being fairly novice walkers to this landscape / terrain, Jo's easy manner helped us to navigate the route, feeling safe and confident. Jo encouraged us to walk at our won pace and rest when needed. This allowed us the opportunity to refill our energy tanks and wonder at the breathtaking scenery. We would recommend Jo's guided walks in terms of value for money and experience. My hubby said "I knew I would enjoy the walk but not that much".

Thank you 

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My calves are aching but still feel exhilarated and would do another one!

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Fabulous day with Jo our guide and Brian. Lovely day had by all. Pushed but not too hard. Would recommend. Fabulous day.

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I joined Jo on one of her taster events in the Clwydian hills yesterday. It was a really good experience, it was so nice to ne walking in North Wales after such a long break. And the walk was really good and took me on quiet paths that I had never been on before. Jo was very organised and knowledgeable and ensured that the pace was always comfortable. And both Jo and Ronnie were also very good company which certainly helped distract from the steeper climbs. I would definitely recommend Get Up 2 Summit (now SUP & Summit) and I hope to do more walks with them in the future.

ANNE & JIM
Blencathra

MAUREEN
Blencathra

RONNIE
Hillwalking Taster

BRIAN
Hillwalking Taster

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Had a great experience paddle boarding for the first time. Jo talked us through everything and was with us every step. Really enjoyed it!

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ROSE
Greenburn Round, Grasmere

Just home from a great weekend fell walking in Grasmere led by Jo. Three inexperienced ladies are very grateful...we did it, 4 Wainwrights! Great fun and lots of laughs along the way. Impressive skills and knowledge from Jo. She gave help and advice with walking kit and equipment even before we set off. We were able to walk at a comfortable but challenging pace and felt safe and secure throughout the walk. Jo instinctively knew when each of us needed encouragement and even advised on first aid with expertly applied blister plasters!

I can't recommend Jo highly enough. Great value for money. If you want to go walking with an expert guide who is great company, Jo is definitely your girl!

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ELAINE
Striding Edge, Helvellyn

What a fantastic day...climb was brilliant but scary for me. Jo and Sue got me out of my comfort zone and up and over the ridge...excellent leadership, took loads of time ensuring our safety and great company too...thank you so much...defo a day to remember

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SCOTT
Striding Edge, Helvellyn

Jo was a really great mountain guide with excellent knowledge of routes and great attention to detail to help individuals complete the walk/climb. I will be looking at booking again 100%

LISA
SUP Taster

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MARJORIE (front)
Hillwalking Taster

Really enjoyed my taster walk in North Wales today. I have not been hillwalking for many years so was worried I would be too unfit. Jo was very encouraging and because it was a small group, everyone was supporting each other. We had as many breaks as needed and not pushed to march through the beautiful countryside which is something other groups I have been out with do - so really appreciated being back with nature again. Many thanks Jo, I look forward to the next one.

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IAN
Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Catstye Cam

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MARTINA
CatBells, Maiden Moor and High Spy

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JOHN
Silver How and Lingmoor Fell

Thanks for a great day Jo. We are bloody knackered but immensely satisfied!

Bespoke one-to-one day tailored around my route requirements. I thought the price was excellent value for money. Jo has a lot of experience of Helvellyn which made a difficult traverse very straight forward. She certainly made difficult parts easy, where if on my own, I would have probably avoided. Being able to tackle the tricky parts makes all for a more satisfying day.

Jo is good company, easy going, has a good sense of humour and doesn't mind sharing her sun cream (which I had forgotten). She has a well-stocked rucksack and is prepared for anything. Once the date was booked, I was impressed by the communication. I never had to ask a question or wonder whether I should have heard anything from her as it was all sorted. I sincerely recommend Jo if you fancy a well organised adventure in safe hands.

My friend Rose introduced me to Jo. I am new to hillwalking and enjoyed it and had every confidence in Jo our guide. Jo was very helpful from first booking, advice given on what to take, clothing, footwear, food and drink. She does al the thinking for you - you just turn up and enjoy the hills, aided by Jo's vast knowledge. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed the most stunning views - the stillness at the top was fabulous. Already booked on a wild camp and looking forward to my next walk. I have definitely got the hillwalking bug now.

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My 8 year old son and I went out with Jo on the river in Eccleston today, our first time trying to SUP and it was absolutely brilliant. Jo is a great teacher and had us up in no time, it was lots of fun and we learnt a lot.I'd definitely recommend SUP & Summit if you want to give it a go - we've even been inspired to get our own boards!

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Fantastic day with Jo today! Super lovely and chatty! Thank you

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Had a great afternoon paddleboarding with Jo. She's really professional whilst making you feel at ease! Would definitely recommend and would love to try some of the other amazing things she does too. If you're reading this becuase you're unsure about booking, just do it - it was great!

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Had a super afternoon with Jo doing an intro to SUP session. With everything provided and good clear instruction, we were soon on our feet. We had great fun and I now feel confident enough to get going on my own. Would definitely recommend.

ROS & IOAN
SUP Taster

MIA
Learn to SUP

JENNY
Learn to SUP

EMMA
Learn to SUP

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Another great walk, can't recommend you highly enough Jo, look forward to our next adventure out with more good laughs along the way.

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Did my first walk with Get Up 2 Summit on a taster walk up Moel Famau. I had a lovely day and Jo is a great walk leader - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The route was really interesting, not just a straight up and down I had done before but through woodland, farms and tracks, with gorgeous views. Everyone was really friendly and welcoming and encouraged me on the steeper parts which made me puff a bit. Highly recommended. I will definitely join them again.

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My wife and I decided to try a hill walking taster day after recommendations from a friend. We are novice walkers and were joined by four other similar people who had signed up for this walk on a fresh December morning. The 8 mile walk was led by our excellent guided and took around 4.5 hours. The walk had plenty of breathtaking scenery en route (plenty of opportunities to take photos) and we were back at the car before we knew it having made some new friends along the way. We will sign up for one of the full day walks next time.

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Thanks for another fab day. Best way to blow off the cobwebs with some ace people having a laugh. Thanks Jo

ROSE 
Hillwalking Taster

ROS
Hillwalking Taster

ROB
Hillwalking Taster

PEG (far left)
Hillwalking Taster

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Thank you for another lovey day on the hills with some added muddy entertainment!

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Completed the taster walk with Jo, Sue, Pete and Belinda yesterday in North Wales. Having not done a hill walk for a couple of years, I was apprehensive and struggled a little bit on the up. However, I got plenty of encouragement and support to help me complete the walk. Jo gave us lots of tips about equipment etc. Great route, fab company and lovely view.

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Great taster walk today up the summit with lovely company. Didn't think I could do it but with encouragement from Jo and Sue, I was proud of myself to achieve two summits. Recommend it to all thinking of a trying a taster walk. I've now booked again for in 2 weeks time, recommend it to all. Thanks Jo.

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Very well organised walk and extremely enjoyable. This taster day was pitched just right for the novice walker. Jo is very knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands. She put us all at ease but led us through the walk. A good day was had by all.

BRIAN
Hillwalking Taster

DIANE
Hillwalking Taster

PEGGY
Hillwalking Taster

TERESA
Hillwalking Taster

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Was a little apprehensive, would I be fit enough, what if I hold people up... I need not have been. Jo was a great leader and gave me the confidence to tackle a hill or two. We were not rushed and everyone was encouraged to go at their own speed. A great day.

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I am  a regular on the hiking trips and they are always well organised and lots of fun. But I had never paddle boarded before and was quite nervous about it. I had my first lesson at the local lake and Jo was very organised and thorough as always. The first part of the lesson was on the sand and this was a good way to get used to the equipment, And then we took to the water and Jo was very patient ensuring that even someone as uncordinated as myself could learn how to move and steer the board and even manage to stand up before the end. And even falling in proved to be fun and it was a way to learn how to get back on. So I will be back for more and highly recommend SUP and Summit for both hiking and paddleboarding.

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Another great day on the hills on routes I never knew existed. Good support, friendly and fun. Give it a go - you won't regret it.

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SANDRA
Hillwalking Taster

I had my first taster walk yesterday and walked 7 miles in some mixed weather. I have to say, I really enjoyed the walk. Jo the organiser is very knowledgeable and helpful - especially over the stile. I am looking forward to the next one in a couple of week. Thank you.

KAREN
Hillwalking Taster

BRIAN
SUP Taster

SUE
Hillwalking Taster

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YVONNE
Hillwalking Taster

Ta Jo, had a really good time with good company. Knackered now!

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RONNIE
Hillwalking Taster

Thanks for another fab day in the hills. Great laugh with ace people. Thanks Jo

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SALLY
Greenburn Round, Grasmere

Would just like to say a big thank you for my first Wainwright experience. Your advice before, during and after the walk was excellent. From what to take, pack, wear to what you have found works well for your comfort. Lots and lots of tips. Your friendly, funny and kind professional attitude throughout gave me confidence in your ability to see us through any situation if one should ever arise.

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Loved it - who would have thought I could cope without facilities! I even slept better in a single tent than a shared room! Thanks all for another fab outing!

ROSE
Wild Camp Experience

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BRIAN
Wild Camp Experience

The whole experience was such a treat, even being woken up at 5am to watch a family of geese guide across the lake was quite magical. And of course the company was great and everything so well organised. Looking forward to repeating it all again at the end of August!

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Amazing pictures Jo and thanks for another fantastic walk. I found it a bit challenging at times but so rewarding. The views were just stunning. Feeling really pleased with myself this morning and looking forward to booking on another soon.

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Had a great taster session with Jo. She was helpful, patient and gave us plenty to practice with clear, direct instruction. She was calm when the wind got up and cleverly arranged sunshine!

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My first attempt at paddleboarding and I absolutely loved it! Thanks to my fabulous trainer Jo from SUP & Summit who was so encouraging and patient. I cannot wait for my next session. Big, big thank you Jo for giving me the confidence to do it. You're a star!

MARIE
Coledale Horseshoe

ELAINE
SUP Taster

MARIA
SUP Taster

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LAURA (3rd from left)
Hillwalking Taster

Had a wonderful day, great guide, great views and a brilliant, fun bunch of people. Defo will be doing another in the near future.

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KATH (2nd from left)
Hillwalking Taster

Really rewarding and enjoyable morning with SUP & Summit, hill walking taster in North Wales. From the outset, a genuine and warm welcome, enjoyable, fabulous views, supported and safe (weather perfectly timed!!).  Jo was intuitively aware of group needs / ability, experienced and reassuring. The pace was comfortable with adequate breaks.

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Thanks Jo and all the crew for another lovely day out in North Wales. It was a new route for me and it was a good work with lots of great views and good laughs. Hopefully join you all again soon.

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Thanks Jo and everyone for another great walk, that wind was strong. Looking forward to the next one with the happy laughter crew

BRIAN
Hillwalking Taster

 

ROSE (far right)
Hillwalking Taster 

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What a brilliant session! I was apprehensive about paddleboarding but wanted to give it a go and Jo gave me the confidence I needed. She gave good advice on how to paddle, how to fall in, if required, and how to get back on again. I loved being out on the water and I wouldn't have done it without the expert tuition from Jo. I will definitely go again.

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I had an amazing afternoon paddleboarding session under expert guidance from Jo. This is something I had wanted to do for a very long time and was my first time on a paddleboard. Jo patiently took us through and demonstrated various techniques we would need once out on the water. Safety was key, each given buoyancy aids and instruction on how to remount the board if we fell off. I had a splashing time and look forward to booking another lesson soon with Jo.

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Another fantastic walk with lovely people. It definitely blew the cobwebs away! Thanks Jo and I can't wait for the next one!

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Joined Jo and the group for my first hill taster at the weekend and what a lovely morning - sun was out, great walk up Moel Findeg and some really good chats and laughs with everyone. Jo is a great leader, knows what she's doing and very organised, but at the same time, creates a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere within the group. Highly recommend to anyone with a basic level of fitness - I have already booked on 2 more!!

PEGGY
SUP Taster

ROB
SUP Taster

MARIE
Hillwalking Taster

FIONA
Hillwalking Taster

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Have throughly enjoyed two walks with SUP & Summit. I was made to feel extremely welcome by Jo and the other walkers. There is no shortage of laughs, stunning scenery and well planned routes. Looking forward to the next event.

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The Snowdon sunrise walk with Jo was brilliant! Jo put the group at ease with her knowledge of the route and the timings were perfect. Would recommend doing this hike with Jo and I will definitely be doing another one.

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Amazing day, gorgeous views. Thank you so much for making it a great experience, you are all lovely

Such a great day and well worth the 4am ascent start. Great company and views were amazing

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It was such an amazing day. The stunning views and catching the sunrise was so worth the early start. Thank you so much to Jo and all of the group - you were lovely

HEATHER (far right)

Hillwalking Taster

AMY
Snowdon Sunrise

SCOTT & LEANNE
Snowdon Sunrise

SIAN
Snowdon Sunrise

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I would highly recommend SUP & Summit! We did the Snowdon sunrise and it was excellent. Jo had brilliant knowledge of the route and perfect timing to make the summit for sunrise! Will definitely be doing another hike with Jo soon

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BRIAN
Carnedd Dafydd & Yr Elen

I enjoyed a great day hiking with Jo in Snowdonia. It was my first time walking in the Carneddau and we were blessed with great weather for it - even seeing my first ever brockenspectre. Overall, it was a challenging hike but well worth the effort. Jo's navigational skills were as always excellent and she allowed plenty of time for photos and breaks. It was terrific day.

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I did the Snowdon sunrise walk with Jo. What a fantastic experience it was. I was a little bit anxious at the start but Jo always puts you at ease. She is helpful and explains everything before we start and the importance of stayng together on our route. It was a great experience and I look forward to the next walk. I would recommend Jo to anyone who wants to have a try at hillwalking or paddleboarding as she is a great person to be with.

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KATH
Hillwalking Taster

Really rewarding and enjoyable morning with SUP & Summit on a hillwalking taster day in North Wales. From the outset, a genuine warm welcome, enjoyable, fabulous views, supported and safe (weather perfectly timed!!) Jo was intuitively aware of group needs / ability, experienced, reassuring and the walking pace comfortable with adequate breaks

HANNAH
Snowdon Sunrise

RONNIE
Snowdon Sunrise

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A fantastic SUP session on the Dee, thank you Jo for a brilliant session. I was very nervous but was put at immediate ease by Jo's calm and thorough tuition.

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Went to an intro to SUP run by Jo. It was brilliant - Jo is an excellent instructor and quickly put us all at ease. The gear is excellent and location was the perfect place to practice finding our board legs. Have a go, you won't regret it!

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Fabulous 'Intro to SUP' session today with Jo. Great instruction in a relaxed setting and just what was needed to learn the basics and build confidence before taking the plunge to buy a board

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Went on a SUP intro course. It was a beautiful day with lovely weather at a great location. Jo explained everything clearly and all of the equipment was of a high standard. It was a fun day and I learned loads. I had never been on a paddle board before and by the end of the session, I was standing and didn't fall off - even when a motor boat passed by!

LOUISE
Learn to SUP

JO
Learn to SUP

JULIE & CARL
Learn to SUP

RACHEL
Learn to SUP

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Thoroughly recommend Jo. I had a fantastic lesson, great instructor and lovely setting.

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Absolutely superb morning on the River Dee, my first time paddle boarding. Jo is a great instructor, talking me through all the details of the board, how it all worked, how to get on and off etc. Very patient too with lots of advice. Also had everything we needed so all I needed was to turn up. 100% recommend. Will be booking more lessons soon!

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CHRIS
Learn to SUP

Had a wonderful time with Jo on the River Dee. It's not easy SUP but I found her expert tuition invaluable.

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RUSS
Learn to SUP

Had a fantastic time in my starter lesson with Jo. Relaxed, easy and friendly instructional style, engaged fully with her beginners and made it fun.  Was patient with all of us based on how we adapted to SUP. Never left our side throughout the two hour session and supported us all throughout the time spent on the river. Thoroughly recommend Jo as your future instructor, her enthusiasm for teaching and then supporting us all during our first session has me hooked. Will definitely be booking more lessons.

ANGELA
Learn to SUP

ROSS
1-1 Learn to SUP

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LISA
Learn to SUP

I had the best time yesterday with Jo from start to finish. Very professional and supportive and supplies everything. I will definitely do this again and encourage my family to join in. Thanks again it was amazing. I cant wait for my next visit.

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ANDREA
Learn to SUP

I have wanted to have a go at paddle boarding for ages. Having a lesson like this is the perfect way to begin as it enables you to learn without developing any bad habits. Jo was a great teacher, very patient and encouraging - and very thorough and focused on keeping us safe. Looking forward to doing it again.

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JANE
Learn to SUP

Really enjoyed today's lesson with Jo. Having only had a taster session once before elsewhere, I was keen to learn the right way from the start. I was a little nervous at first but with her help and instruction, I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon paddle in the perfect setting. Will be booking in again soon.

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LEANNE
Learn to SUP

I had a fab day learning how to paddle board. Jo was great, made the lesson enjoyable.