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The Campsite

Great Tower is located on the eastern shore of Windermere, midway between Bowness and Newby Bridge. The 250 acres of heavily wooded and rocky terrain offer a wide variety of camping sites.

Good on-site facilities are provided in the shape of 3 toilet blocks (with hot water & showers in the camp centre block). a well-stocked providore, drying machines, and full-time camp staff.
There is a wealth of wildlife on Great Tower including 2 herds of deer (1 Red & 1 Roe), red squirrels, and badgers. Many varieties of birds and insects are to be seen and numerous species of plants and flowers abound.

Activities

Opportunities abound on-site for various recreational activities. These include orienteering, pioneering, abseiling, rock climbing, and fellcraft.

Off-site the Lake District lends itself exceptionally well to walking, rock-climbing, with sailing and canoeing available at the Moor Crag, the site’s nearby water activity centre. The range available widens to include boat trips, the Brockhole Visitor Centre, a classic boat museum, etc.

Insurance

All Scouts are fully covered by insurance when taking part in any Scout activity.

Safety

Whilst we always try to make Scouting FUN, everything adventurous has a certain element of danger in it. Accidents do, and always will, happen. So with hiking, sailing, canoeing, and climbing we like to think that we take every precaution necessary to ensure that the same number of Scouts return to the campsite (and in the same condition) as set out earlier.

Hiking

I have been hiking for many years, am trained in First Aid, and am permitted to take Scouts walking in the Lake District all year round. There is always one other adult in the party - usually 2 or 3. Scouts are not allowed out on the mountains unless they have the correct gear.

Sailing, Canoeing, Climbing, Abseiling

All these activities will be supervised by suitably qualified adults whose qualifications have been approved by the Scout Association.

PLEASE...

...will you attend a short get-together to discuss the camp?
It will be on Friday, 2nd February at 8:30pm. I shall then be able to give you the cost of the camp and also answer any questions you may have.

Visits

Please feel free to call in on us at any time. There should be someone around all the time — apart from the full day's hike. However, it might best to ring my mobile as you approach so we can give you instructions to our site.

Help

We shall have one or two spare places. If you would like to come along to lend a hand and try some of the activities please let me know - we'll fit you in. You can bring your own tent, borrow one of ours, or even bring your caravan (no hook-up points, sorry).

Sample Menu

 

Breakfast

Dinner

Tea

Supper

Saturday

 

Own packed lunch
Own drink

Pasties/sausage rolls
Mash
Peas, cabbage, turnip, corn

Drink
Cake

Sunday

Cereal
Bacon & Eggs
Bread & jam

Burgers
Hot Dogs
Fruit
Drink

Salad (Cheese, egg, sausage rolls)
Swiss roll & custard

Twists
Drink
Cake

Monday

Cereal
Bangers & beans
Bread & jam

Soup
Sarnies
Fruit
Drink

Spaghetti Bolognaise
Yoghurt

Twists
Drink
Cake

Tuesday

Cereal
Spaghetti/Beans on toast
Bread & jam

Packed lunch
Fruit
Drink

Fish fingers
Mash
Peas, carrots, turnip, corn
Apple pie & custard

Twists
Drink
Cake

Wednesday

Cereal
Eggy bread
Bread & jam

Baked potatoes & filling
Fruit
Drink

Barbecue
Salad
Rice pudding

Twists
Drink
Cake

Thursday

Cereal
Bread & jam

Fish & chips

Chicken surprise
Rice
Angel Delight

Twists
Drink
Cake

Friday

Cereal
Boiled/scrambled eggs
Bread & jam

Soup & bread
Sarnies
Fruit
Drink

Mummy’s special!

Start diet

Sample Programme

 

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Saturday

Depart HQ

Arrive @ site

Set up camp

Camp fire

Sunday

Climbing

Orienteering

Assault Course

Climbing

Orienteering

Assault Course

Pioneering project

Wide Game

Monday

Hike

Fairfield Horseshoe - 1st part

Pioneering project

Wide Game

Tuesday

Canoe

Sail

Sail

Canoe

Bivouac

Wednesday

Scouting Sunrise

On-Site Activities

Campfire

Steel Band

Fireworks

Thursday

Day Out

Boat trip on Windermere

Steam Railway trip

Start clearing site

Wide Game

Friday

Clear site

Journey home

Bath

Location

Great Tower is here.

2007 booking form.

Kit list.

See our programmes and menus from bygone years by clicking on the tent

Since this Group was closed I keep this site going as a tribute to the Group, its former members, and because of the vast amount of resources I built up over the years. To lose all this would be a travesty. I do all this at my own expense.

Should you find the site helpful and want to donate, please do so.
We're here to help - Scoutese in Plain English:
Beaver Scouts ages are between 6 & 8;
Cub Scouts ages are between 8 & 10 1/2;
Scouts ages are between 10 1/2 & 14;
Explorer Scouts ages are between 14 & 18;
Network Scouts ages are between 18 & 25;
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