Iain Brooks – Director & Newlands Manager

Iain joined the team in 2000 as an instructor and became Centre Director in 2013. Iain is responsible for all aspects of the activities, Instructors, kit and training and also the day to day running of the centre. The consistent high quality of our activities and instructors is due to Iain’s dedication and diligence.

Gayle Brooks – Director

Gayle worked as a Domestic Assistant at Newlands in 2001 and 2002, before qualifying as a Nurse. She became director of Newlands in 2013 and now works both at Newlands and as a Nurse Practitioner at the local hospital.

Paul MacDonald – Chef

Chef Paul joined our team in 2006. He delivers fresh, wholesome and delicious meals for any occasion - from week-long school parties to wedding dinners. Our guests can't seem to get enough of his food, giving him 10/10 weekly rating. We highly appreciate his contributions as our guests leave satisfied and happy after eating his food.

Martin Hill - Senior Instructor

Martin joined our Team in the 2023 Season and became an instant key part to our success. His positive attitude to all tasks and sessions thrown his way make him a fantastic member of our Team. Martin has 10+ years of working in the Outdoors industry.

Jack Ramsden – Senior Instructor

Jack has worked for Newlands since 2019 and has been in the industry all his working life so far! His biggest passion is climbing, so you can always find him at a local crag or setting routes in the Climbing Wall. Jack is always up for a challenge, he has recently completed all 214 wainwright routes within 2 years!

Emily Price – General Assistant / Office Team

Emily started with us in 2023 as a General Assistant and has quickly became a essential part of our Team. Being a local girl from Keswick she knows the area like the back of her hand and was eager to learn as much as possible about the business. From taking bookings to running Kids Hours, her days are always busy.