Rik Beament – Managing Director

Rik is an experienced and driven member of the Newlands team since 1990. He has a great work ethic and is dedicated to company standards, making him an industry leader. We are proud to have him on our team and confident he will help us reach new heights.

Deb Beament – Director & Climbing Wall Manager

Debbie is a valuable member for 20+ years, with experience in hospitality, tourism, and customer care. She has earned Newlands national recognition for her sustainable efforts and successfully manages Keswick Climbing Wall. We look forward to her future contributions.

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, before qualifying as a Staff Nurse. Now working at Keswick Hospital, Gayle can often be found on her day off in the office at Newlands dealing with enquiries.

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.

Jack Beament- Assistant Newlands Manager

Jack actually grew up at Newlands Adventure Centre and after travelling the world for 5 years, has returned to work for us! Gaining valuable experience from working as a Cave Guide in New Zealand to helping run and manage a tour company in Paris, Jack is ideally placed to tackle most jobs at the Centre .

Jack Ramsden – Senior Activity 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.


Wilf is the newest member to our team! He is a 5 year old Sprocker who loves his belly being rubbed and chasing Pheasants! He also loves to go on a Mountain Walk with Jack B and is excited to see you all around the Adventure Centre and Climbing Wall.

Rob Wood - Hungry Heifer Chef

Rob joined the Newlands team in 21/22 season and quickly became a valuable member. With previous experience as a military chef and serving the Royal Family for a decade, he has all the necessary skills to tackle any challenge we throw at him.