Monday 29 May 2017


Hey Maria,

I just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' to Forest Adventures for our activity day on Saturday 23rd January. Our instructor Nathan was brilliant! Knowledgable, informative, encouraging and (at times) very patient! We thoroughly enjoyed the rock climbing and the kayaking on the lake was superb! The activities were brilliant value for money. If you could pass our thanks on to Nathan we would be very grateful. You really did make our stay in the Forest of Dean very memorable. We will definitely return. 

Thanks again,

Andrea Bryant 😄

Name: | Course: | Date: 23 January 2016 | Location:

Hi Maria,


Quick note to say we all had a great time on Saturday.  Both guides were brilliant at accommodating the poor weather and getting the most out of the day for us.


Made for a memorable stag do,


Thanks again,



Name: | Course: | Date: 10 November 2014 | Location:

Dear Maria,


I just wanted to send an e-mail to say thank you very much to you and your staff on Saturday for a thoroughly enjoyable canoeing and kayaking session. The children all really enjoyed it as well as the staff! We have had fantastic feedback both from the children and parents.


I hope to bring another group at some point during the spring or summer term either to do the same or to maybe try a different activity and I will be in contact again after Christmas.


Thank you again,


Katy Hadfield

Name: | Course: | Date: 21 October 2014 | Location:

Hi Maria

Bev and I really enjoyed the caving experience yesterday. Jason took good care of us and made the whole experience entertaining and informative. He gave us a few challenges, which we enjoyed, and gave us a lesson on geology, which we also enjoyed.

The afternoon was great fun. Thanks for your help in arranging this for us.

Kind regards


Name: | Course: | Date: 20 July 2014 | Location:

Hi Maria,


Just back from our adventures in the forest and wanted to let you know that we had an absolutely fantastic day !! Callum was a total star, very professional and knowledgeable, friendly and patient, it all went very smoothly (no one fell in or fell off!) and we loved it.  So thanks very much and we’ll be putting a 5 star review on Trip Advisor 


Until next time, thanks !!!


Name: | Course: | Date: 11 May 2014 | Location: Oxfordshire

Hi Maria

Thanks very much. We all had a really great weekend, ALL the activities were absolutely BRILLIANT!!

Thanks again, and I think we’ll be back again next year!

Thanks John

Name: | Course: | Date: 14 September 2013 | Location: Cornwall

Hi Maria

Can I say thanks once again for helping us with this. The children all had an absolutely brilliant time and we, as always, think that it is really worthwhile. Please pass on my thanks to Mark for his leadership on the day as well.



Name: | Course: | Date: 13 September 2013 | Location: Gloucester

The Explorers really enjoyes the activities, thanks for a fantastic experience

Lisa johnson

Twynaoy Explorer Scouts

Name: | Course: | Date: 14 August 2013 | Location: Malmesbury

Hi Maria


Wow what can I say!  Thank you for accommodating us at such short notice we had a fantastic couple of days. I will never forget Callum and what he helped me to achieve, such a lovely guy and he was absolutely fantastic with Daniel too. So many lovely memories made thank you both.


Can you please pass on our appreciation to Callum for giving us such a great time.


I must say it has made me hungry for more and if ever we are planning on coming your way again will certainly look you up.


Many thanks again Maria


Kind regards


Paula Hogg

Name: | Course: | Date: 8 August 2013 | Location:

Really Great Morning many thanks to Callum who was excellent

Wills stag event

Name: | Course: | Date: 3 August 2013 | Location:

Dear Maria, 


I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for our wonderful trip on Monday / Tuesday. The pupils had such a fantastic time, we thoroughly enjoyed it and we’ve had great feedback from parents already. 


Please reiterate our thanks to Brian and Callum for being fantastic instructors – they helped make it a very memorable experience for all of us.


We would love to run the trip again next year so I hope we will be in touch again in the not-too-distant future.


Thanks again and best wishes, 

Naomi Berry 

Name: | Course: | Date: 22 July 2013 | Location: Chippenham

Dear Maria,

As a family we want to express huge thanks for the ‘family archery activity’ on Sunday afternoon (June 9th)

Pete was a great instructor and we all really appreciated the great afternoon he gave us.

We understand that he stepped in at fairly short notice and we want him to know how much we all enjoyed the afternoon and the fun we had together. 

Please pass on our grateful thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Baker

Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2013 | Location:


Hello Maria, 


I just wanted to say thank you for arranging our last minute caving day. We had a brilliant a great day of caving. John was also a brilliant guide too. 

Kind regards

Cherie O'Connor

Name: | Course: | Date: 25 May 2013 | Location:

we had a great time and were really appreciative of the enthusiasm of the instructors

beat regards

James Rose

Leader Saltisford church

Name: | Course: | Date: 6 April 2013 | Location: Warwick

Just a short note to thank you and your team for the brilliant time the cadets had canoeing on Mallards Pike. They came away thoroughly excited by their time if not a little tired!

 Can you pass on our thanks to the instructor, Brian, he provided a well-structured morning on the lake. The whole event started our weekend off on the right note.

 We will hopefully be repeating our camping trip next year but hope to spend a full week instead of just the weekend. I hope we have the opportunity of working with you again.

Yours faithfully

Kevin Pugh


Ludgershall Fire Cadets

Name: | Course: | Date: 15 July 2012 | Location: Ludgershall

Dear Maria and Mark

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Donny and Matt for the excellent canoe trip they ran with my students and two of my colleagues and myself. The students had a ball –and the staff really enjoyed it too.

Matt and Donny were attentive but not OTT, informative and had a great sense of humour (a necessity with my students!) and the weather was very kind to us all as well. Who could ask for more?

Thank you, Maria and Mark for working so hard to accommodate us. From my point of view (and that of our students), all the hard work was very worthwhile.

I am sorry Mark had a wasted trip in relaying my chum and I back to the launch point but hope you didn’t mind too much.

I will certainly recommend the college uses your company again. I very much hope to be returning in the next year or two (college funds permitting).

Best wishes and many, many thanks again,


Nick Broome

Name: | Course: | Date: 5 July 2012 | Location:

Dear Tom and team

Thank you for allowing us to go canoeing, we had lots of fun that we had never had before. canoeing was an amazing experience

tom you are a star, firstly you dont just work as a canoeing instructor you are a rock climbing teacher as well. i felt anxious and happy in the canoe

Yours sincerely


Name: | Course: | Date: 13 June 2012 | Location: Essex

Dear Tom Matt and team

thank you very much for letting us canoe with you and the team. i knew i had a great time even though i was scared to do canoeing

matt thank you for going in a canoe with me because i was scared. i loved your canoe that you made yourself. i liked it because it had a paddle inside and was different colours on the outside. i also remember the silver eel i saw

Tom you are a star you dont just work as a rock climber you are a canoe teacher as well. Thank you so much for helping maddie when she got hit by a canoe, but Maddie managed to sing in the talent show that evening.

we will remember our canoeing for a long time

yours sincerly


Name: | Course: | Date: 11 June 2012 | Location:

Thanks Maria the group enjoyed the session very much

Name: | Course: | Date: 3 June 2012 | Location:

Dear mark and Maria,

Thank you very much for providing our tents and camp, it was great fun. the campfire was awesome because we got to toast marshmellows on it, we also had a great talk about the things we enjoyed most about our week. Thank you for the canoeing, climbing, caving, moutain biking and raft building.

Name: | Course: | Date: 21 May 2012 | Location: Worcestershire
We had a fabulous day canoeing along the river wye
Name: | Course: | Date: 7 April 2012 | Location: Hereford

Many thanks for a gresat weekend of activities. We all had a fabulous time

Name: | Course: | Date: 28 October 2011 | Location: Swindon

Dera Maria,

Thabk you for all of your assistance in planning the weekend, which was a great success. You'll be please to learn the wedding went smoothly last weekend in Chicago, illinois

Thanks again Ben

Name: | Course: | Date: 6 August 2011 | Location: London

what a fabulous day thank you so much

Mandy & Andy prosser tom and the boys

Name: | Course: | Date: 23 July 2011 | Location: Tewkesbury

Dear Forest Adventure,

Thank you for a great morning, we all had a great time.

Name: | Course: | Date: 17 June 2011 | Location:

Dera mark,

i would like to write a letter to say thank you for teaching our class on 26th of may. i really enjoyed canoeing as it was something i had never done before. i particularly enjoyed having the chance to dunk our teacher, as it is now a tradition. Also trying to get in each others canoes without falling in.We knew clearly what to do by following your instructions and i would definatly go again.i had lots of fun and would recommend it to others, i know the rest of our class enjoyed it too, it was one of our favorite activities.

Yours sincerely Poppy

Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2011 | Location: Essex

Dera Mark,

Thankyou so much teaching us how to canoe,we had lots of fun getting wet. thank you for keeping us safe while having fun, we really appreciate you giving up your time to help us canoe. you are very kind to let us use your equipment. I enjoyed canoeing at malards Pike Lake. It was a pleaseure to meet you. many thanks.

yours sincerely Amy

Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2011 | Location: Essex

Dear mark

Thank  you so much for teaching us how to canoe, we had lots of fun getting wet. thank you for keeping us safe while having fun. We really appreciate you giving up your time to help us canoe. You're very kind to let us use your equipment. i enjoyed the canoeing at Mallards Pikel ake.It was a pleasure to meet you. many thanks

yours sincerley


Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2011 | Location: Essex

Dear mark,

hello my name is Connor i am one of  the children from st Adrews primary school who came to mallards Pike lake.

thank you for letting us go kayaking and helping us by explaining what to do. we all had the best time especially when we all capsized our boats. i really didnt want to go at the end.

once again i would like to say a big thank you, i felt i'd learnt a lot from you

Yours sincerely

Connor avery

Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2011 | Location:

To all the instructors 

Thank you for teaching the kayakers, everyone had a great time

best wishes from

Stroud valley School

Name: | Course: | Date: 18 June 2010 | Location: Stroud

Dear Mark and Maria

Thank you very much for organising our trip on Biblins camp site for putting up the tents etc for us to sleep in.

i would like to say thank you for the caanoeing too, that was great fun and i know everyone else had a fantastic time as well as myself

Also i absolutly loved theYat rock adventure and i thought the caving was one of the best things i have ever done in my life!

To be honest i am not a very good climber and i am scared of heights, but actually i really enjoyed climbing up that cliff face, although it was over 40 feet high. the last thing  was the abseling, i cannot explain how fun, but terrifing it really was, especially the last part of the activity when we had to just dangle while Aggie loosened the rope to let me down.

once again i would like to thank you for the Symonds yat rock adventure

yours sincerely

Joe Symonds

Winterfold House School

Name: | Course: | Date: 13 June 2010 | Location: Chaddesley Corbett

Dear Mark and Maria,

A big thank you to the instructors who led our climbing and caving recently, all of the scouts had a great time

kind regards


Name: | Course: | Date: 8 August 2009 | Location:

Dear Forest Adventure

thank you for a lovely day of Archery we all loved it.


thanks for giving all our children such a great day

margaret Pegler

Name: | Course: | Date: 19 June 2009 | Location: Stoud

Dear Mark and Maria

i would like to say a big thank you on behalf of the staff and pupils for all your help and support in the planning and arranging our recent residential activity trip.

Could you please pass on our thanks to Paddy who was superb with our pupils, he was very patient, accommodating and displayed a wealth of knowledge regarding the Forest,its habitat and the activities that he was running. Peter too had a relaxed manner and over he course of the mornings activity managed to enthuse quite a wary group with  the skills of archery.

Your helpfulness and guidence, along with your efficiency all helped to make the two days spent with you run smoothly.

Thank you

Fran rodway

Name: | Course: | Date: 18 June 2009 | Location: Stroud

dear mark Paddy and Donny

i am writing to say thank you for helping us while we were canoeing

Thank you for the fun and games and for giving us all such a good time.

My favorite game was smelly ball, because it was really fun when the ball was about to go into our canoe, then i used my paddleto hit it away!

canoeing was my FAVORITE part of the trip i had lots of fun!

Thank you ver much, keep it up

yours sincerely

Natasha Lowe

Name: | Course: | Date: 9 June 2009 | Location:

Dear Mark and Maria Austin

Thank you for providing our tents, camp, canoeing, caving, climbing, mountain biking and  raft building. we really enjoyed our stay because we never had the time to get bored.

my favorite activity was caving it was great fun and ive never been caving before, i really want to do it again

Yours sincerely

samuel Smith

Name: | Course: | Date: 18 May 2009 | Location: Worcestershire

Dera Mark and Maria,

I would like to take this opportunityof thanking you for a great activity. The instructors were very professional and the day went off without a hitch. I can certainly recommend you and God willing we hope to do some form of activity next year.

Yours Sincerely Alan Taylor

Name: | Course: | Date: 21 April 2009 | Location: Birmingham

dear mark and Maria

Thank you for the great time the groups had on the activities we booked with you on the 3rd August. i have recieved nothing but positive feedback from all who went and enjoyed the activities, even some of the  more reluctant teenagers

thank you so much

Helen Barclay

Name: | Course: | Date: 3 August 2008 | Location: Coventry

Dear Forest Adventure

i am writing to say thank you for putting on such great activities with such excellant leaders for the group we bought along to you on the 14th April. the young people and leaders all had a great time and really enjoyed all the activities, climbing, caving, and mountain biking. The leaders in particular were very impressed by the instructors, so a huge thanks to them too. The youth were all talking about their experiences for the rest of the day, loads of them want to do it again next year, so a big thank you. i will heartily recommend you to other youth workers and hope we can make use of your services again.

Thank you for a great time, and look forward to contacting you again next year


Name: | Course: | Date: 14 April 2007 | Location: Newbury