Stayed at Low Wray for 3 nights in September. Had a tent pitch in wooded area which was great for two hot days as it provided good shade. However the third night it rained heavily and the water dripping off the trees seemed to make it last longer and louder than in the open field. That will be a consideration if I go back. It seemed mainly to be a family site so lots of noise from kids throughout the evening but went quieter later on. If you are a late night reveller this is not the campsite for you as you have to be very quiet late on. Showers and toilets were very clean and I did not have to wait at any time (mind you I always get up very early anyway) Biggest drawback on the weekdays is the noise from the quarry. On one day I just fancied resting outside the tent and watching nature but the constant drone of machinery and jack-hammers (that's what it sounded like) was too intrusive. Good shop with reasonable prices but if you want the nearest pub it is a two mile walk across muddy fields or a 3-4 mile drive. Remember if you walk to the pub and stay late it is absolutely pitch dark on the way home so take a head torch or two. Overall the site is a nice one and particularly suited to families rather than a solo traveller like me. That said it was a good base to start from each morning (driving) being close to the middle of the Lake District.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Low Wray is a pretty, varied and natural campsite on the shore of lake Windermere. With lake access, and walks and cycle rides direct from the site, it's an ideal base for an outdoor holiday. The site's varied habitats (river, meadow, woodland and lake shore) are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including kingfishers, badgers, deer and otters. Tents and campervans are welcome or stay in one of our camping pods or Berber glamping tents. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Low Wray Campsite Hotel Ambleside
- Low Wray National Trust Campsite Ambleside, Lake District