Things to see and do at Low Wray
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There is a huge variety of things to do - both on the campsite and in the local area, much of which you can do without having to take your car.
Visit Wray Castle
Take a 10 minute stroll along the lakeside path to Wray Castle.
Families with young children can now enjoy the newly opened Peter Rabbit Adventure at the castle. NT members get in free and there's 10% off admission for non members staying at Low Wray campsite for the rest of the season.
Bikes are available to hire from reception for half days, full days or multiple days. Take your pick from hybrids, mountain-bikes and electric bikes. Our staff will be happy to offer route suggestions to suit you.
Running daily throughout the season, we are offering kayak hire through our partners, Low Wray Boat Hire.
Single and double 'sit on top' kayaks are available, together with full safety equipment. Prices start from £14 per hour for singles and £18 per hour for doubles, or you may wish to opt for a half-day hire for the more adventurous.
Guided wild swimming sessions
Organised by our partners, Head to the Hills, this guided open water swim offers some of the best swimming in the Lake District right here along Low Wray shoreline.
You’ll need to don your wetsuit (available for hire from Head to the Hills) for a morning swim over a distance between 1.5 - 2km, depending on group ability and aspirations.
Sessions take place on the following dates:
- 2 June 2015
- 16 June 2015
- 30 June 2015
- 14 July 2015
For further information or to book, call Head to the Hills on 01539 433826.
Husky carriage rides
Sonia will be here again this year with her huskies offering dog-carriage rides around the campsite. Sessions will run from 10:30am - 11:30am and 3:30pm - 4:30pm on the following dates:
- 12 April 2015
- 31 May 2015
- 13 June 2015
- 27 June 2015
- 19 July 2015
- 25 July 2015
- 26 July 2015
- 30 July 2015
- 31 July 2015
- 4 August 2015
- 6 August 2015
- 7 August 215
- 12 August 2015
- 13 August 2015
- 19 August 2015
- 20 August 2015
- 21 August 2015
Sonia will also be at Wray Castle on the same dates offering 'Meet, Learn and Hike with Huskies' sessions.
There is a fixed orienteering course onsite. You can buy a map from reception (£1.50).
Make a splash in Lake Windermere
The campsite has direct access to the lakeshore where you can launch a canoe or other non-powered craft, explore the lakeside beach and go for a paddle or a dip.
Low Wray is an excellent location for walking. Ask our staff for suggestions on the best routes for you.
Children's activity packs
Packs are available at reception, with suggested campsite-based activities for young children.
Watch our feathered friends from our specially constructed viewing platform, right next to campsite reception. Bring your I-Spy Birds book and see what you can tick off.
Sign up for one of our excellent adventure activities – discover canoeing, moonlit-canoeing and rafting at Low Wray, or go gorge-scrambling and rock climbing at Great Langdale.
For great outdoor ideas from our rangers, visit our outdoor experience website.
Discover places just a short drive, walk or boat ride away:
- Visit Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's home) and the Beatrix Potter Gallery
- Explore Wray Castle and Claife Station
- Discover Brockhole, Lake District National Park Visitor Centre (boat service from Wray castle grounds in high season)
- Enjoy a meal at The Drunken Duck pub and restaurant
- Walk to The Outgate Inn (live jazz on Friday nights)
- Amble around Hawskhead - a beautiful Lakeland village with cobbled streets, shops, cafes and pubs
- Visit Ambleside - 2.5 miles away, with a cinema, wide choice of restaurants, outdoor shops, Armitt Museum, Bridge House and Galava Roman Fort
- Don't forget to take a ride on Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water - a fantastic cruising experience