Set in the heart of the Lake District, on the shores of Windermere, Great Tower is one of our most stunning locations. Discover, explore and be inspired by our 250 acres of woodland and rocky-crags perfect for hiking as well as being in England’s largest National Park. The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike (England's highest Mountain), Wast Water (England's deepest lake) and thriving communities like Keswick and Ambleside.
We can offer lodges, camping, or tented village accommodation.
FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION
Camp or lodge? We've got it all.
With camping areas set across 250 acres, there’s plenty of space for groups large and small. There are camping areas close to the centre of the site, as well as ones in more secluded areas.
We have 4 lodges of various shapes and sizes all of which come complete with fully equipped kitchens and separate communal/dining areas.
Why worry about having to bring lots of bulky equipment with you? Our tented village takes care of all the hard work for you (well, most of it anyway!). Our tented village is a horseshoe of tents already pitched for you, complete with comfy mattress pads. There’s also a group tent with tables, benches, lighting and a basic camp kitchen. It’s a great alternative to the standard camping experience or even staying in a lodge. Mix it up a bit and book a different option each time you visit. Available to book from May to October.
Available badge programmes
Choose your own School adventure experience
It's your experience, so you're in charge. We believe that you should play a key role in designing your experience. To help, we have four basic products as a starting point:
Original outdoor experience
Immersed in the outdoors, young people will learn skills, work as a team and develop a sense of responsibility.
1-4 nights in our tented village.
Why? Learn new skills, promote team work.
Young people are invited to paddle, climb and think their way through a series of exciting challenges, from canoeing and archery to high ropes and orienteering.
1-4 nights in our lodges or tented village.
Why? Form strong working relationships between teachers and pupils; develop initiative and self-reliance.
Split your time between self-led sessions and instructed activities. We can help you meet your learning objectives by providing activities, skills or simply the space you need.
2-4 nights, full board accommodation in our lodges.
Why? Mix of teacher time and structured activities.
Ultimate outdoor adventure
A real sense of adventure, sailing vast lakes, summiting mountain peaks and crawling through caves, challenges don't get much more exciting than this.
1-4 night residential in the Lake District, with full board accommodation either indoors or in our tented village.
Why? Inspiring experience showing the value of working towards a goal.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
- Hop over to The World of Beatrix Potter, an attraction dedicated to the characters of this celebrated local author
- Zoom over to the Lakeland Motor Museum, with its amazing collection of classic cars
- Cruise across Lake Windermere on one of the regular passenger ferries
Great for: water sports, climbing and breath-taking scenery.