Red Rose 2014’s Explore day is dedicated to discovering the beauty, wonder and history of the amazing Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Coaches will transport participants on different day trips around these two areas. You will be going on an outing with your group and its leaders. Your troop/unit will have selected your choice of trip prior to the camp. Each troop and unit will be asked to choose one of the 4 days trips outlined below for their Explore ‘Experience’. Tour 1 – Keswick, Threlkeld Quarry and railway and Whinlatter Forest Park This tour involves a drive through the stunning countryside towards Keswick. You will visit Threlkeld Quarry, a mining museum. Go underground and experience a real mine and take a ride on a steam railway through the beautiful scenery around the quarry. Then it’s off to Whinlatter Forest Park where you can enjoy your lunch in a picturesque setting and let off some steam on the wild play area or enjoy a walk in the forest. The final stop of the day is a visit to the market town of Keswick, where you can spend some time taking in the atmosphere of this bustling town in the heart of the Lake District.
Tour 2 – Kendal, Brockholes Country Park and White Scar Caves This tour starts with a short drive from the campsite to the nearby busy market town of Kendal, where you can enjoy the many shops the town has to offer and the famous K shopping village. You will then visit Brockholes Country Park, here you can have lunch in the beautiful gardens, stroll along the shore of Windermere and enjoy the many exhibitions they have to offer. In addition for the more adventurous there is always the adventure playground to burn off some energy; before heading off to Ingleton’s famous White Scar Caves. Here you will be taken on a tour of England’s longest show cave and be able to see some breathtaking examples of stalagmites, stalactites and other natural wonders.
Tour 3 – Ambleside, Bobbin Mill and Fell Foot Country Park This tour includes a drive from the campsite to the busy little town of Ambleside, where you can enjoy the mountain views whilst wandering around. You will then be driven along the shores of Lake Windermere to visit Fell Foot Country Park. Here you can enjoy the park, have lunch on the lakeside and stroll along the shore of Lake Windermere.
You will then move on to Stott Park Bobbin Mill, here you will be taken on a tour of this extensive working mill, and see the journey of the bobbin from a tree to a working tool!
Tour 4 – Bowness, Lake cruise and railway and Grizedale Forest This tour is a short drive from the campsite to the lively town of Bowness, where you can enjoy feeding the ducks and swans on the lake shore as they try to avoid all the boats in the bay! The second part of the tour is a lake cruise on the gorgeous lake Windermere taking in the beautiful surroundings, down to Lakeside where you will swap onto the Haverthwaite railway where you will travel 3 ½ miles along the river Leven to Haverthwaite station.
From there on to the third stop of the day which is Grizedale forest. Here you will be able to explore the extensive of the forest and take advantage of some of the activities it has to offer.
Stay in touch There are loads of ways to keep up with the latest information about Red Rose 2014. www.redrose.org.uk Our website has lots of information about the camp. facebook.com/RedRoseCamp Like us on Facebook for updates from the run up to the camp. twitter.com/RedRoseCamp Tweet us @RedRoseCamp to say you’re joining the #redroseadventure youtube.com/RedRoseCamp See what you can expect from Red Rose with videos from the last camp in 2010.