For so many of our staff, working at the Lake District Calvert Trust is a vocation; everyone takes great pride in what we do and the differences we can make to peoples’ lives. Whether it’s our office staff who help you through the enquiry and booking process, the instructors and stables team who deliver our amazing experiences, or our catering, facilities and domestic staff who make the centre run smoothly – everyone works together to ensure your stay is enjoyable, educational and inspiring!

Many of our staff have been here for a number of years and unlike most outdoor activities centres, the majority are permanent and full time rather than seasonal.   This constancy is especially important for our instructors, who in addition to having relevant qualifications for activities, need a range of soft skills to help mentor and encourage our guests to fully realise their abilities – skills that are greatly enhanced by experience gained over a number of years.

Sean Day

Prior to his role at LDCT, Sean had a twenty-year career encompassing outdoor education, teaching and sport

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Lou Dodds

In addition to being an instructor, Lou is also a qualified teacher and very involved in the Keswick community.

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Rob Morris

Rob hails from the South West and has moved around the country growing his beard and working in the outdoors.

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Chris Green

Chris was once a globe-trotting, carefree climber, but now he likes nothing better than making outdoor adventures accessible for all.

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Justin Farnan

Like most of the team Justin loves getting out and about in the mountains – can be seen here testing out a pair of early fleece salopettes

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John Ford

Our Activities Manager was an instructor in his youth, now he can usually be found in the office planning your next trip.

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Nigel Jinks

Nigel has been at the Calvert Trust for 11 years and genuinely knows EVERYTHING about the centre...

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Aidie Jones

As Facilities Manager Aidie is passionate about ensuring your experience at the Calvert Trust is as positive and beneficial as possible.

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Nick Ball

Nick is most content sharing his love of the lakes with anyone too polite to escape.

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Gaz Miles

Gaz manages the Catering Team and is responsible for all the lovely home cooked food.

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Robin Steels

Robin finds working at Calvert very rewarding, espcially appearing on Countryfile and going down the zip wire in a smurf suit.

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Abi Baker

Loves travelling, reading, baking and hates having her photo taken.

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Phil Owen

Maintenance Supervisor and manages the Maintenance Team.

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Sarah West

Sarah loves nothing more than cooking up a healthy storm in our well equipped kitchen and always has kind word for everyone.

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Eleanor Evans

Head Housekeeper Eleanor manages the Housekeeping Team and also supplies free range eggs to all the staff!

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Nick Irlam

Nick is a great advocate of the quote “Great things are done when men and mountains meet, which are not done when jostling in the street.”

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Chris Morrison

A member of the bookings team, who will chase you for your paperwork! Loves the winter and all things snowy.

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Jason Huntington

Jason is a member of our house keeping team and keeps the centre spotless for your visit.

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Richard Hawley

Richard is part of our maintenance team keeping the centre running smoothly.

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Tory Hill

Tory enjoys a good cup of tea and a chat! She loves walking her dog, Parsley in the fells and sailing at Calvert,

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Jane Owen

Jane is very passionate about giving people of all abilities a memorable experience. She comes from the Welsh valleys and is hugely addicted to chocolate.

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Rob White

Rob spends most of his time messing around with boats and passionately advocates outdoor activities to promote wellbeing and personal development.

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Julian Gleed

Julian loves eating Jane’s chocolate and planning the climbing store’s Christmas Party! His work nickname is Dad as he looks after everybody so well.

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Matt Hopkins

Matt is one our Senior Instructors. He is very passionate about his love of the outdoors, and enjoys being out on the fells and cycling.

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Tony McClure

Tony is a chef in our busy kitchen.

Brian Orr

Brian is part of our maintenance team keeping the centre running smoothly

Lynne Walker

Lynne is a member of our house keeping team and keeps the centre spotless for your visit.