The Lake District Sheepdog Experience

Your Comments

Comments from visitors from around the world

Penning the sheep

Beautiful dogs and such a fascinating thing to do (we even got the sheep in the pen!).

Edinburgh Scotland, June 2008

Fantastic, wonderful experience with beautiful border collies (and all very friendly and willing to take direction from us [with Alan's help]!). We all loved it and in such a stunning place, loved the sheep also!

J, Lancashire

birthday experience

A great insight into how difficult it really is! Thank you - great fun!

m and J from Guilford, July 2008

What a fabulous experience! So much fun! We loved the dogs.

Colin, Cheshire, July 2008

A fabulous experience! We loved learning about the sheep and the lunch was delicious! What a wonderful time, stunning scenery and such intelligent dogs! 

Marguerite and Alice, Atlanta, USA

Alan relaxing with the dogs

Thanks for a brilliant afternoon, we all loved it, and thanks to Sweep for getting the sheep in the pen! We will be back!

Julie from London

Fox at work

Every minute was wonderful thank you!

Bob and Marty, Idaho, USA, Aug 08

You have a little piece of heaven here! Thank you for letting us share it for a while, thanks go to Sweep and Smit for making us look much better than we are!

James and Jane, Northwich


I loved it but the sheep were smarter than me!

David from Herts, Sept 2008

Great experience! Thank you so much, lovely dogs and people!

Ilan/Danna/Guy/ from Israel, August 2008

Fantastic experience, beautiful setting, charming company.

Ann, Dave & Katie, Chicago USA, August 2008

Fox and sheep

A dream come true.

Lisa from Surrey, September 2009

Thank you so much for a superb and fascinating time here, it was an experience of a lifetime!

Roy and Sue from  Lancs, July 2009

One of the best days of my life! Thank you.

Jacky and Paul from  Kent, July 09

Wonderful, thank you! A dream come true!

Garry and Jenny from Kent, June 2009

The best thing slice sliced bread! Wonderful!

Hitchcock family from Leicester, October 2009

Jessica with Fox

Photo left: Jessica with Fox

Go on dad, you tell em! Fantastic! I am inspired!

S Maddicott from Penrith, October 2009

What a fantastic experience! Loved every minute!

Moxham, London, October 2009

Fantastic control of the dogs, very enjoyable, will come back and do it again!

Anna from Notts, England, February 2009

Scott, Nicky, Emma and Jerry from Glasgow with Sweep and Smit, February 2009

Photo left: Scott, Nicky, Emma and Jerry  with Sweep and Smit, February 2009

The dogs were marvelous!

John and Jan from Cheshire, 2009

Inspirational. I would love to do this full time.

Bridget from Derby, April 2010

Brilliant day. Will be back. Smit is a Star!

Nicola from Houghton le Spring

Great experience with the lovely Mac.

Jill from Warrington, Lancs

On the training field

An unbelievable experience, would recommned it to anyone.

T Mathews from Essex, May 2010

A lifttime ambition fulfiled.

P Tom from Switzerland, May 2010


Stacey from  New York, USA, May 2010

Big job for little pup!

Photo left: Big job for little pup!

I realised my long held dream of working with border collies, fastastic!

D J from Wolverhamption, May 2010

The best dogs and the best experience I've ever had.

Anthi from Greece, July 2010

Absolutely loved it. The experience, the dogs and the hosts are world class.

A Bell from Cheshire, July 2010

Engaged Shepherds - Mac had the ring on his collar for Alex to find!

Photo left: Engaged Shepherds - Mac had the ring on his collar for Alex to find!

Thank you very much for playing such an important part in the most memorable day of our lives (we got engaged). Special thanks to Alan and the dogs who performed magnificently! Despite our amateur handling.

Ben and Alex, February 2011

this is how its done

Fantastic - loved every minute!

Emma and Ian from Barnsley,  2011

Absolutely wonderful. We will return.

Emily from Brazil, May 2011

nurses  do duck herding corporate

 2014  a fun time with the  the Macmillan  nurses there corporate event with the comic runner ducks  ... 


 2013 TV loose woman members sherry Houston and Amanda Barry  had a brill time with mac,smit  and fox..  filming glam camping  with us .


yvette  trying to get to grips with a sheepdog whistle 2014


TEAM BUILDING AND FUN EVENTS  ,  with the comic runner ducks.. 2014 /           2016 updates  we have been very busy so far this year as well as the lake district sheepdog experience at crosthwaite we have been quite a few other destinations .. CORPRORATE EVENTS OR TEAM BUILDING  ,   THE SAMLING,..  Windermere / THE LANGDALE HOTEL corporate event ,the GILPIN LAKE HOUSE   Windermere  the WILD BOAR AT CROOK, ROOKIN HOUSE   activity Centre ,penrith  CARDEN PARK GOLF HOTEL CHESTER AND RUTHIN CASTLE EVENTS  north Wales,THE CUMBERLAND SHOW ,main ring with the dogs and runnerducks, and   MYERSCOUGH COLLAGE STUDENT SHORT COURSES ,.CORPORATE .. PE WEDDING EVENT .,and lots at crosthwaite . BIRTHDAY PARTIES ECT    , WE ARE NOW ON TRIP ADVISOR TOO,


two lovely vets came and had a go at the   lake district sheepdog experience , mac and smit found two more fans  2013

training a young dog TIPPI

 MEET THE YOUNG ONE...TIPPI   STILL BIT FAST AND FURIOUS you can now experience time with  one of our young dogs too, a special half hour experience  ! ., as an add on to the one hour  ask for details and price ,. watch al working with the youngsters see how we get then stated  off  and some basic training

tess and fox main ring cumberland show 2015

Duck Herding Display   with tess fox and little raven did really well at this years cumberland county show 2015

visitors   july 2015

sam and kat [ who works for the W.W.F ]  from VIETNAM  and on holiday in the lakes ,,said great experience  and even managed to get the hebridean  sheep through the dreaded maltese cross  gates ! july 2015

from south africa

south african vet... vanessa , said awsome  loved it thank you  july 2015

bill and mac aug 15

Catherine from Dorset ..said  a fantastic experience i wouldn't have missed it for the world  June 2015     and Bill from Kendal .. see photo [ Aug 2015 ] said he loved his birthday present from family and friends

judy with  tess aug 2015

still not come down to earth said Judy from cumbria .. loved it  she did the session with mac .   aug 2015.

raven an nigel

 we both  had lovely time really enjoyed it  Sept 2015

Tess  at the 2017 cumbria show
lancs life

interview about lake district sheepdog experience