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Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK, LA22 0JA

Low Wray Campsite

An aerial view of one of the camping fields at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
An aerial view of one of the camping fields at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria | © National Trust / Lee John Mann
An aerial view of camping fields and campervan pitches at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

Low Wray Campsite

Lakeside or mountain-view pitches for tents and campervans, along with pre-pitched tents and pods, on Windermere, England’s biggest lake.

An aerial view of camping fields and campervan pitches at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria
An aerial view of one of the camping fields at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
An aerial view of the waterfront and lake field camping pitches at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
Hire paddleboards and kayaks at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
The view from the lake field pods at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District

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Lakeside or mountain-view pitches for tents and campervans, along with pre-pitched tents and pods, on Windermere, England’s biggest lake.

At a glance

Type of accommodation
Tents, Campervans, Motorhomes, Accessible pods, Pods, Safari tents, Tree tents
Number of places / pitches
153
Seasons
30 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Minimum stay
2 nights
Dogs welcome per pitch
2

About Low Wray Campsite

This stunning site offers a wide-range of camping options including traditional pitches with waterfront, lake, meadow or woodland views, or camping pods, safari tents, space for campervans and even two suspended tree tents. 

Facilities at the site include a shop, three toilet and shower blocks, laundry facilities and washing up areas.

Leave the car behind for a few days and head out on bikes or on foot along the lakeshore to Claife Viewing Station, or through scenic views to Beatrix Potter's garden at Hill Top, or Allan Bank at Grasmere.

Features and facilities

  • Chemical disposal, available
  • Laundry, available
  • Play area, available
  • Shop, available
  • Showers, available
  • Toilets, available
  • Washing-up area, available
  • BBQs allowed, available

Location

More information

Maximum occupancy: The maximum number of adults allowed in any party is four. This maximum applies whether you book together or separately. The only exception is for official groups such as Duke of Edinburgh or Scouts.

Group bookings: Please complete the group bookings enquiry form you'll find towards the bottom of this page.

Pitches: Pitches are pre-allocated.

One night stays: These cannot be booked in advance but are available on a first come, first served basis on site subject to availability. 

Seasons: The campsite is closed from 21st to 29th December and from 14th January to 9th February for winter maintenance.

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.

Arriving by bus: Pick up bus service 505, the Coniston Rambler, from Ambleside or Windermere railway station towards Hawkshead and disembark at Low Wray / Wray Castle road end where you'll have a 0.8 mile walk to the campsite. 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 a timetable.

Hiking/cycling between campsites: There are numerous walks and cycle routes between our campsites. Plan your route with OS map OL7 (English lakes, South-eastern area for Low Wray/ Great Langdale) and OS map OL6 (English lakes, South-western area for Great Langdale/Wasdale). You can also use Harveys BMC 1:40,000 map, which shows all our campsites on one map.

Car Free discount: We offer a car free discount if you arrive at Low Wray on foot, by bike, by water or by bus. Please retain any public transport tickets to claim the discount. Ask for details at reception when you arrive.

Wild Escapes: Low Wray Campsite is featured in our new travel book, Wild Escapes, available to buy online or in National Trust shops. From rugged coastline to secluded woodland, it's filled with inspiration from far-reaching corners of the UK for your next adventure.

Types of Accommodation

One of the waterfront pitches at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria
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Tents 

There's ample space for tents at Low Wray. You can choose from a variety of pitches, whether located by the lake shore, in secluded woodland, by the beck or in open meadow - there's much more to this campsite than first meets the eye.

The large safari tent at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
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Safari and tree tents 

You can enjoy a little more comfort and luxury by glamping in the woods at Low Wray with a choice of safari tents or two awe-inspiring tree tents.

Lake field pods at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria
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Pods 

Enjoy getting close to nature whilst staying in a wooden camping pod. You'll appreciate the warmth and dryness of a wooden pod whatever the weather.

Campervans at Low Wray Campsite at Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria
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Campervans and motorhomes 

Pitch up in your own campervan or motorhome and enjoy a beck-side, woodland or meadow setting at Low Wray Campsite.

A group of tents at Low Wray Campsite in the Lake District
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Group campsite bookings in the Lake District 

Group campsite bookings in the Lake District for official groups such as Duke of Edinburgh and Scouts.

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Booking enquiry form for organised groups and associations 2024 

Organised groups, including Duke of Edinburgh groups, are welcome at our campsites. To make an enquiry, please complete the form with your requirements and send it to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk

Additional Information

A timber camping pod at Low Wray Campsite
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FAQs 

Useful information about Low Wray Campsite, its facilities and the surrounding area.

Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria
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Facilities 

Low Wray Campsite has all the amenities you need, plus a few added extras such as bike hire and a bird hide, to make your stay with us even more enjoyable.

A swan on Lake Windermere at Low Wray Campsite in the Lake District
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Site rules 

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

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Accessibility 

Read our Access Statement