Site Facilities


  • The National Trust campsite at Low Wray is stunning, located on the western shore of Lake Windermere..
  • You are only a couple of minutes walk from the water, where there is a beach with lake access (swimming / fishing / canoes / boats etc).
  • There are some fantastic activities to be done in the surrounding area what ever the weather.  A very family friendly campsite with excellent facilities.
  • Wood Fired Pizza’s prepared and cooked by us are a popular treat that means you don’t need to cook every night!


Check out our location on google maps.

Low Wray National Trust Campsite, Lake District National Park, Ambleside, LA22 0JA

Arriving by road

From Ambleside - take the A593, turn left at Clappersgate on to the B5286. Turn left at the sign for Wray. The site is less than one mile on the left.

If you are travelling from afar you might be interested in this website for traffic accidents etc

Arriving by bus

The Go Lakes Cross Lakes Experience from Hawkshead stops at the campsite entrance (525 Mountain Goat from Hawkshead). Check the Cross Lakes Experience timetable for further details.

You can travel to Hawkshead from Ambleside or Windermere railway station using bus service 505, the Coniston Rambler. For timetable information, call 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline.

Arriving by boat

You can catch a boat across Lake Windermere from Ambleside to Wray Castle and then it's just a few minutes walk along the lake shore path to Low Wray campsite. See Windermere Lake Cruises for timetable.

There is a shop on site, open every day that sells treats as well as essentials..

They bake croissants fresh every day  and you can even buy a bacon butty if you can't face cooking breakfast ;)

For bigger shops - there is then a Co-op in Hawkshead (3 miles away) and many shops in Ambleside (4 miles away)

There is a communal toilet and shower block which is cleaned every day. There are plug sockets for using hair dryer's / straighteners etc.

There are 3 basins with hot water for washing dishes and there is a Laundry and Drying room.

The Adventure playground is very popular with the kids and becomes a great place for them to hang out and meet up with each other.

Adventure Playground Low Wray Lake Windermere

You can get onto the Lake with your own, canoes, kayaks, boats or into the lake for a swim at your leisure - there is no charge for this..

On Lake Windermere:

Discover canoeing

This is the perfect way to enjoy the Lake District. Gliding along in an open canoe on Windermere, the largest lake in England, is an unforgettable experience. You can get wet or not, it’s up to you.

  • No experience needed. Being able to swim helps, but is not essential
  • Children from age 4 upwards are welcome
  • 12 people per session
  • £25 per person

Moonlit canoeing

This unique way of experiencing the lake is a must-do for stargazers and adventurers alike. With the moon and stars lighting up the fells and shimmering off the water, this is an unforgettable activity suitable for all ages. After exploring the lake and counting the stars, we head back to the shore for a beach fire, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

  • No experience needed. Being able to swim helps, but is not essential
  • Children from age 4 upwards are welcome
  • 12 people per session
  • £25 per person

Rafting - New for 2014

Fun family or group activity - design, build and test your craft. Will it sink or swim? Be prepared to get wet. This is not on the calendar but can be booked in advance. We need at least 4 people in a session up to a maximum of 12. No experience necessary. Minimum age 6. Cost £30 per person (4+) or £25 for minimum 6 people. * Prices quoted apply to school holiday periods. Please enquire for other times.  


Great Langdale (20/30 minutes away):

Discover gorge scrambling

You’ll be climbing, scrambling, wading and maybe even jumping your way up a mountain river. It’s physical, exciting and perfect for damp days.

  • Stickle Ghyll is perfect for your first experience of Gorge Scrambling
  • Children from age 5 upwards are welcome. (No experience required, basic fitness is ideal)
  • 10 people per session
  • £25 per person

Discover rock climbing

We will take you to a great local crag in the Langdale Valley, one of the finest climbing destinations in the country, to discover this fantastic sport. We’ll teach you all of the basic climbing skills in a practical and safe way under the direct supervision of one of our expert instructors. Your safety is paramount to us at all times. We look after our clients and use only the best equipment in excellent condition. All our instructors are enthusiastic rock-climbers and we guarantee you’ll have a great time.

  • No experience is required, basic fitness is ideal
  • Children from age 6 upwards are welcome
  • 8 people per session
  • £25 per person

Guided multi-pitch rock climbing

This adventure gives you the opportunity to experience rock climbing as the experts do - a long climb, broken down into smaller stages (multi-pitch). The climbing is not hard, just amazing and we guarantee the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Some prior experience of climbing is useful but not essential
  • Age 12 and above are welcome
  • 2 people per session
  • This can be run as a half day or full day session: £60 per person for half day, £80 per person for a full day*

Scrambling adventures at Coniston (20/30 mins away):

Gorge scrambling for the adventurous – Church Beck, Coniston

This is one of the best-loved gorges in the Lakes. It’s steeper, deeper, longer and more challenging than Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and offers more adventure and challenges for adults and children alike.

  • Church Beck is perfect for people with previous experience of gorge scrambling wanting more
  • We meet in Coniston, instructions will be given when you book
  • Children from age 8 upwards are welcome
  • 10 people per session
  • £28 per adult, £26.50 per child


Enjoy the ascent and descent of Church Beck - one of the most amazing gorges in the Lakes.

  • Minimum age 16
  • All other details as above


Wood Fired Pizza

Come and join me for a freshly prepared 12” pizza, quickly cooked in a wood fired oven, with a choice of toppings.

Situated right outside reception, there is plenty of seating if you want to bring a drink and hang around in our relaxed atmosphere..

EVERY Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 5pm – 8.30pm (ISH)

Leave your car at the campsite and discover this wonderful area by bike. The campsite is a full partner with the GoLakes project, which has helped us to open up and upgrade new cycle routes. Get advice from their cycle-mad team - they will tell you the best places to go.

Hire times are from:
Half days; 9am - 1pm and 1pm - 5pm
Full days; 9am - 5pm

Standard bikes              Electric bikes
Half day £12                       Half day £12.50
Full day £20                       Full day £25

Tagalong Half day £8          Tagalong Half day £17
or Trailer Full day £12        or Trailer with bike Full day £25

The campsite can offer some great deals for hires of 4 days or more - ask at reception.


Canadian Canoe:                 Single Kayak:                     Double Kayak:

Hour:  £15                                       Hour:  £12                                Hour:  £18

Half day: £30                                 Half day: £25                           Half day: £35

Full Day: £45                                 Full Day: £40                           Full Day: £50


Wetsuits: £3

Rowing Boat and fly fishing equipment: £45 per day (rod licence required).

Low Wray National Trust Campsite,

Lake District National Park,

Near Ambleside,


LA22 0JA.