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LAKE WINDERMERE WEEKEND

Lake Windermere Weekend Overview

This fun weekend away in the Lake District includes:

  • 2 nights in modern accommodation on the shores of Lake Winderemere, the largest natural lake in England. 

  • 1.5 days' worth of activities with professional instructors (full day Saturday and half day Sunday). The activities planned are:​

+ Raft Building

+ Hike a Hill

+ XL Paddle Boarding

+ High Ropes Course

  • 3 meals (2x breakfasts, 1x lunch)

  • Tipple in the Tipi (welcome drinks in the tipi on arrival on Friday evening). 

Arrival on evening of Friday 5th July. 

£249 per person until 31/12/19 by using code 'Windermere' at check-out.

Secure your place on this adventure with a £100 deposit by clicking here.

Booking and More Information 

Click here for the booking page, click here to pay a £100 deposit or scroll down for more detailed information about the weekend.

 
 

LAKE WINDERMERE WEEKEND

Windermere & Tower Wood

At over 10 miles long, Windermere in the Lake District is the largest natural lake in England. Tower Wood Outdoor Centre on the shores of the Lake will be our home for the weekend - it has 11 acres of privately owned land as well as modern accommodation and facilities including a boathouse. This means that we can spend the weekend playing on and around the lake with professional instructors to help and guide us. 

What's included?

- Accommodation for two nights is provided. The rooms are twin rooms with ensuite. There is also an option to upgrade to a single room. 

- All activities are included, as well as any specialist equipment (for example paddles, boards, buoyancy aids for paddle boarding etc).

- Three meals are included (2x breakfasts, 1x lunch).

- Any travel whilst at the event is included.

- A taxi to and from Bowness is included for pub meal on Saturday evening.

What's not included?
- Pub meal on Saturday is not included.

Itinerary
Friday - 5th June 2020:
Tipple in the Tipi - Arrive in the evening and join us in the tipi for a few drinks around the fire pit. 

Saturday - 6th June 2020:

Paddle Boards XL - We kick the day off with two huge 'XL' paddle boards, each 17ft long, that can take up to 8 people! It's not a race...but there are two of them!

Hike - After lunch we'll take a hike up a local hill with stunning views along the lake below us.


Sunday - 7th June 2020:
Raft Building - A change to get back out onto (or into!?) the lake with this team activity. What floats your boat? 

High Ropes Course - Some fun and games on a 'high' ropes course, including the totem pole of doom. Go figure! 

The weekend ends at lunchtime on Sunday, giving you enough time to travel home. Your are welcome to join us for some food in Bowness if you wish before starting your journey home. 

Please note that, whilst we intend to provide the activities listed above, occasionally they may be subject to change at short notice due to factors such as weather conditions and the abilities of the group. 


Accommodation
The accommodation at Tower Wood is modern, having been built in 2015. The rooms that we will occupy are twin rooms with ensuite. If you would prefer not to share you can upgrade here

There is also a 'living room' area with seating and a 'brew' area (ie not a full kitchen with hob but we will have access to a kettle, toaster and microwave for tea, coffee and toast). Bedding and pillows are provided. Please bring a towel with you. Some photos of the accommodation at the bottom of this page. 

Transport/Getting there
The weekend is based at Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3PL. 
Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is LA23 3PL.

Train - If you are travelling by train, Oxenholme Lake District Station is 2.5 hours from London Euston (direct), 2 hours from Birmingham (direct), 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh (direct) and 1 hour from Manchester (direct). You can then get a taxi from Oxenholme (approximately 30 minutes) or you could get a train to Windermere and a taxi from there. 

Arrival is anytime from 6pm to 10pm (please contact us in advance if you think you will be later). Most people will arrive around 7pm to 8pm. 


Food and Drink
Food for three meals will be provided:

- Breakfast on Saturday is included (selection of cereals, toasts and jams) 

- A packed lunch on Saturday is included

- Evening meal on Saturday is not included (a group taxi to and from Bowness-on-Windermere will be provided where we will eat in a local pub)

- Breakfast on Sunday is included (selection of cereals, toasts and jams)

- The event will finish at lunch time on Sunday. You are very welcome to join us for lunch in Bowness after the morning's activities before making your way home.

Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions
Solo-friendly - For us this means that the majority of our guests do not know anyone else at the event before they arrive. The activities over the weekend are a great way to try new things and make new friends.

Attending alone - the majority of people attend by themselves and so everyone is in the same boat (almost literally when we paddle to the pub!). 
Equipment - any specialist equipment for activities will be provided such as paddles and wetsuits.

Experience - you do not need prior experience for the activities - most people won't have done the activities before and the instructors and guides will help everyone through.

Discounts for friends
If you have any friends that you think would enjoy this trip also, please do see if they’d like to come along – the more the merrier. If you buy two or more tickets in one transaction please use code 'Friends10' at check-out to receive 10% off each ticket.

Price

£249 until 31/12/19 by using code 'Windermere' at check-out. 

You can secure your place on this Adventure Break with a £100 deposit by clicking here.

Booking

Click here to go to the booking page.

 
 
Facilities