Scout Adventures Great Tower, Newby Bridge, Cumbria for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centre
Large activity centre for big groups near Kendal

Residential venue for youth, school and corporate groups.
Scout Adventures Great Tower, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, sleeps 129 in 32 bedrooms.

Close to the shore of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Great Tower Scout Activity Centre 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.

Affordable Autumn Adventures

Already thinking about the next school year? Talk to us about our programmes designed specifically to help pupils transition into the New Year, building strong working relationships between pupils and staff. Get in touch to find out more about our Outdoor Adventure programmes with indoor accommodation, full catering and action packed activities from just £99 per person for a 2 night stay.

Great Tower offers a wide range of both land and water based activities and 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 camping areas for both large and small groups of all ages and also offers 5 accommodation lodges, so planning a trip to the Lake District is possible all year round.

Being owned and run by The Scout Association you can be assured that we have plenty of experience working with children and young people, whatever their age and capability.

We have several tools and packages available to teachers and their classes to ease the process of being out of the classroom. Whether you are after lesson plans and ideas or a full programme run by our onsite activity team, we should have something to suit your needs.

Day visits are available (includes up to 4 activities) at £35 per person. Choose from over 25 activities including archery, climbing, sailing and raft building. Activities run for a 1.5 hour session, unless otherwise stated. Some activities take up 2 sessions. Activities are suitable for groups of up to 12 people. Camping and self-programmes are also available.


Each lodge has a kitchen that is fully equipped for self catering groups.
Each lodge has a communal/dining area.
Each lodge has a communal/dining area.
Lodges do not have TV and music facilities.
Please check with the centre for mobile phone coverage and land line facilities.
There is not a games room on site, but there are plenty of on-site activities to hire with your group.
Each lodge has central heating. Campfires are allowed in certain areas of the campsite.
Bedrooms range in size, from 10 people to a room to 2 people to a room, depending on the lodge and your needs.
Linen is not supplied. Please bring your own.
Each lodge has bathroom/shower and toilet facilities. Toilet blocks are available around the campsite for guests that are camping.
We can accommodate disabled guests. Please contact us for more information and to discuss your needs.
Great Tower is a child friendly site, with activities to suit all age ranges. There is not an on site nursery/play group.
Great Tower has 250 acres of land to explore, with a wide range of activities including archery, climbing, sailing and kayaking.
There is not a swimming pool located on site.
Free parking is available for our guests.
Smoking is only permitted in certain areas of our campsite.
No pets are allowed.


Close to the shore of Lake Windermere, Scout Adventures Great Tower is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
Windermere is Scout Adventure Great Tower's nearest town.
With the Lake District being a hugely popular tourist area, there are many local shops in the area surrounding Scout Adventures Great Tower.
Please check local directories for the nearest pubs and restaurants.

Booking Information

Stay from £5.55 per night camping or £81 per person (self catering) indoor accommodation with up to 4 activities. Individual activities start from £25 per session. Day visits available (includes up to 4 activities) at £35 per person. For further information please contact us.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Great Tower Scout Activity Centre
Birks Road
Newby Bridge
LA23 3PQ
United Kingdom
Windermere is our nearest train station.
Please check local bus timetables for information.
Carlisle is our nearest airport. About a 90 minute drive.

Rental Rates

Stay from 1 night at £77.15 per person to 4 nights at £ 198.38 per person (self catering). For further nights enquire with centre for prices. Prices include up to 4 activities and an evening programme.

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Scout Adventures Great Tower, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

Dan Woodhouse

+44 (0)1539 531 279
Great Tower Scout Activity Centre
Birks Road
Newby Bridge
LA23 3PQ
United Kingdom