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Scout Adventures Great Tower

Scout Adventures Great Tower

Scout Adventures Great Tower, set in 250 acres in the heart of the Lake District on the edge of Lake Windermere, is ideal for both primary and secondary school experiences. Brilliant residentials and activity days available.
Scout Adventures Great Tower boasts 34 traditional and high adrenaline activities, from crag climbing to archery, Jacob's Ladder to canoeing. Indoor lodges and camping available. There are also tented villages at this location.

Address

Birks Road
Newby Bridge
Cumbria
LA23 3PQ

Contact Details

Main contact:
Annaliese Sales
01539 531279

Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Close to the shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Scout Adventures Great Tower is an ideal base for exploring this famous area. Set in 250 acres, the centre offers both sizeable woodland to explore as well as natural rocky crags for climbing. Great Tower offers a wide range of both land and water based activities, including archery, low and high ropes, climbing and abseiling, sailing and canoeing. With the opportunity to build in as many or as few instructed activities into your visit as you like, the Great Tower team can work with you to plan the perfect experience for you and your group. Great Tower has extensive camping areas for both large and small groups and also offers five accommodation lodges. You can also talk to us about how we can support your catering and transport needs for a fuss-free stay. Planning a trip to the Lake District and taking part in some of Great Tower’s many activities is possible all year round. At Scout Adventures, we believe that great school residentials give pupils the opportunity to learn tangible skills, work collaboratively, develop responsibility and break down barriers with teaching staff. We call this method ‘Adventure’. For over 100 years the Scout Association has been using adventure as a tool to develop young people. ‘The residential visit was the best thing I’ve done as a teacher.’ We know that teachers are busy people. With piles of papers to grade, lessons to plan, and parents to contact, a dedicated teacher’s to do list is never complete with even the best of veteran teachers feeling overwhelmed at times. We appreciate the demands to meet curriculum requirements is a constant challenge and priorities are often quick to change. To this end, and following consultation with a wide range of professionals in education, engagement with Learning Outside the Classroom and Learning Away, we’ve created a range of adventure experiences that aim to support you to meet aims and objectives. Our packages are competitively priced, easy to book and residential experiences cover a range of subjects in the National Curriculum. Children attending our day and residential experiences are grateful of life changing experiences that stay with them long past the time they have left full-time education. They have fun, learn by doing and perhaps above all, teachers and pupils leave our centres with relationships that have strengthened.

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

Pricing

Please see our website for pricing: https://www.scoutadventures.org.uk/centre/great-tower

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