We'd like to ensure that everyone who stays at our campsites has an enjoyable time, so we politely ask that you observe a few simple campsite rules.

Arrival times

If you're arriving at our campsites without booking in advance, we recommend you aim to arrive at the beginning of reception opening times to secure a pitch, or to phone ahead for information.

Pre-booked campers:

If you arrive when reception is closed, we will leave an envelope at the shop/reception entrance with instructions and pitch information for you.

Campers without a booking: 

Please register at reception (before pitching) during the following hours:

Summer (1 Apr – 31 Oct)

Sunday – Thursday : 3pm – 7pm
Friday : 3pm – 9pm
Saturday : 3pm – 7pm

Winter (1 Nov – 31 Mar)

Sunday – Thursday : 3pm – 5pm
Friday : 3pm – 8pm
Saturday : 3pm – 6pm

Departure times

Please leave by 11am on your day of departure. If you wish to stay an extra night, please inform reception before 10am (reception is open from 8am every day).

Minumum stay

There is a minimum two night stay at weekends and for all advanced bookings. A three night minimum stay applies at Bank Holidays.


To protect the natural beauty of the site, parking is available in designated areas away from tent pitches, but near enough so it’s not too difficult to carry your camping gear from your car.

Dogs / pets

Dogs are welcome on site (maximum of two per party), but please notify us at the time of booking. Keep them on a lead at all times and please clean up after your dog, promptly. A charge will be incurred for each dog.

Dogs are not allowed inside pods except for assistance dogs.

Quiet please

We ask that our visitors are considerate to their neighbours at all times, but ‘quiet please’ between 11pm and 7am.


Please leave at least six metres between tents.

Maximum occupancy

The size of a party (except for organised groups) is restricted to a maximum of four adults and four children. We cannot accommodate large groups of friends and families.

Occupation of pods is limited to two adults plus one child for a standard pod and two adults plus three children for a family pod unless otherwise agreed.


Organised groups such as scouts, Duke of Edinburgh award groups and similar can be accommodated at certain times of year. Proof of group status will be required when booking.

All group leaders must complete a group booking form including full details of the number in their party and the number of tents and vehicles.

All group bookings must be made via the booking office and cannot be made online. Call our Bookings Team, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, on 01539 432733 or email your requirements to campsite.bookings@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please note that your group's booker must be at least 18 years of age.


For obvious reasons, campfires are not allowed, but barbecues are permitted, provided they are raised off the ground. Ask the campsite team for stones if necessary.


Cooking inside tents or pods is NOT permitted and can be lethal due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


Smoking is not allowed in or around the pods.

Special requests

Special requests, including requests for adjacent camping pitches, must be indicated to us at the time of booking. We will always do our best to honour them but they cannot be guaranteed.

Complaints and feedback

Every reasonable care will be taken to ensure that the camping pitch or pod and site amenities are presented to a high standard. Should you find any cause for complaint, please contact one of the campsite staff immediately, so that steps can then be taken to rectify the problem if possible.

If you've given us an email address at the time of booking, we'll send you an online survey requesting your feedback. We may also ask you to tell us a little bit about yourself to help us improve our camping offer.. Alternatively, a comment form may be completed and left at campsite reception.

We aim to provide a great camping experience but if you do feel a complaint is necessary, please email or write to:

Jane Saxon
General Manager, Holidays Portfolio
National Trust
Low Wray Campsite
LA22 0JA

Email: campsite.comments@nationaltrust.org.uk

National Trust Members

Please note that we are unable to offer any reduction on your camping fees due to charity commission rules. However, please be assured that the money raised through the campsite will be put to good use supporting our conservation work locally.

Small print

In addition to the site rules above we also have some terms and conditions that apply to your booking. Please read through them. Camping terms and conditions (PDF / 0.3MB) download.