Have an outdoor adventure at Wray Castle

Running group enjoying the lakeshore at Wray Castle

The grounds at Wray Castle lead down to rocky inlets on the Windermere shoreline and round to the gentler green slopes of High Wray Bay.

The castle's grounds are the perfect place for picnics, dog walks and peaceful lake views.

Access into the adjoining countryside is easy if you want to go further, you can travel for miles on off-road footpaths and cycle tracks to Claife Viewing Station and Hawkshead.  

Bring your trainers 

All abilities and ages are invited to jog along with the Wray Runners on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Lead by an experienced local instructor, you'll get helpful tips and techniques for running off-road and there'll be different drills every week to develop skills, confidence and fitness. The session last for a approximately 1 hour and costs £5 per person. 

A circular walk from the castle

Wray Castle has lovely grounds but if you'd like get out and enjoy the surrounding countryside then we have put together a circular trail from the castle to Blelham Tarn. This lovely low-level walk has classic Lake District views of the mountains. See trail below. 

Explore with our tree trail

There are many fine specimen trees in the castle grounds
Two people look at a large tree in the grounds of Wray Castle
There are many fine specimen trees in the castle grounds

The grounds of Wray Castle are packed with interesting trees varieties - including a tree said to be planted by William Wordsworth.

Our guide with map and Tree Trail is available from the castle shop for £1.50.