We camped at Low Wray for six nights during what felt like the hottest, driest week of the year! We were so very thankful for our lakeside pitch, as the cooling water was just metres away. However, also glad we weren't camped right by the water, as the constant foot traffic right outside our tent would have driven me crazy.
The toilet/shower block was fine - what you'd expect from such a campsite. The shop was very handy for fresh milk each morning and cold ice creams in the evening. The few staff members we spoke with were all very polite and helpful.
The campsite was swamped over the weekend we were there, so I'm very glad we were camping in the lakeside area where pitches are limited. Tents were packed into the field in front of the office and spilling into the neighbouring field. Unfortunately this meant finding a car park anywhere near our pitch suddenly became quite difficult. One afternoon we returned to Low Wray and had to park back up near the entrance and walk in.
Apart from this lack of parking and two day crowd, it's a lovely campsite and we would definitely stay there again.
My only complaint is regarding the number of dogs which were allowed to run around. The campsite rules clearly state that dogs must be on a leash at all times. Many owners didn't bother with this, which meant we had strange dogs constantly running up to us and our young son. We also witnessed a couple of dogs fouling the campground when their owners weren't looking. The owners seemed to believe if they didn't see it, they didn't have to clean it up. I made a point of telling one owner who's dog fouled next to the toilet block, when she was inside, letting her dog run loose.
- Also Known As:
- Low Wray Campsite Hotel Ambleside
- Low Wray Campsite Ambleside, Lake District