Great Tower


Great Tower

Feeling adventurous?

Set in the heart of the Lake District,  close to 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. Hike to the highest point of our site, Tower Rock and take in the views of Windermere and the surrounding Lakeland fells. 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.

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Camp or lodge? We've got it all.

On-site camping
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.

On-site accommodation
We have four lodges of various shapes and sizes all of which come complete with fully equipped kitchens
 and separate communal/dining areas.

Tented Village
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.

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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.

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Outdoor adventure

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.

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Adventure 50:50

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.

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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.


Want more? 

  • 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 breathtaking scenery. 


Nearest station: Windermere
Nearest town: Windermere
Nearest supermarket: Booths, LA23 1QA, 6 Miles

Great Tower

Tel: 01539 885298