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Low Wray National Trust Campsite

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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.
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Durham Tees Valley Airport101 km
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Beautiful campsite set in forest down my the lakeside. Lots of space between the pitches and cracking views. Basic facilities but plenty of them and very clean. Lovely campsite shop selling basics and fresh croissants. Perfect to access Wray castle or the ferry to Brockhole and A
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Response from Tom H, Manager at Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Responded 26 Oct 2018
We agree, one electric campervan pitch isn't enough but we are looking to address this. Thanks for your kind review.
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First time camping and loved it

The location of this site is amazing right on the shores of the lake. The walk up to the castle is beautiful and you can catch a ferry to ambleside.

We loved the wood chipping pitch no damp boggy grass to pitch on

Toilets and showers could do w
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Response from Tom H, Manager at Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Responded 21 Oct 2018
Good to hear positive feedback about the woodchip. Thanks Josh.
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I turned up without booking. I found the staff very welcoming and friendly. They bent over backwards to find me a spot which they did. Lovely views right on the lake. They even invited me out one night as I was on my own which I thought was nice. They pointed out routes and thing
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Response from Tom H, Manager at Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Responded 21 Oct 2018
Thanks for your review Steve. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your kind words for our team. Hopefully we'll see you again.
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We stayed at low Wray in September 2018. On arrival it is a magical and peaceful setting. We felt we were really getting back to nature. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and quickly Set up our Campervan. On the first morning it started to rain and where we are not co
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Response from Tom H, Manager at Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Responded 21 Oct 2018
Thanks for your review. Important to point out that we only close the toilets/shower blocks once a day for the main clean. We have three facilities blocks on site, they are cleaned one after the other between 11am - 2pm. This means we only ever close one at a time, leaving two open, fully functioning blocks available at any one time. During the other cleans throughout the day the blocks remain open.
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Well we arrived for a two day camping trip which was booked via the website.
We arrived at approx 12:30 and the office was closed.
We parked up and I called the office number. A gentleman came to the office and gave me a ticket for pitch 202. We drove to the pitch and it was a d
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Response from Tom H, Manager at Low Wray National Trust Campsite
Responded 21 Oct 2018
I'm sorry to hear that your experience at Low Wray on this occasion did not meet your expectations. We have campervan pitches in a variety of locations on the campsite. Some are in wooded locations and some with a more open aspect. Some of the wooded pitches (including 202, the one allocated to you) are also located next to Blelham Beck, the stream that passes through the centre of our site. Many find this location an idyllic spot, quiet and away from other areas of the campsite with also the chance that you may get a glimpse of a kingfisher or an otter from your campervan window. We get many requests specifically for these pitches each year. However, we understand favored pitch locations are very personal and not everyone wants the same thing. If wooded pitches aren't your thing we are also able to offer campervan pitches out in the open with views stretching across the meadows to the distant hills. There does appear to have been a mix up when you were relocated to an alternative pitch. My apologies, on this occasion we were not thorough enough when updating our booking charts after your move and this led to the confusion. It's very rare that such an error occurs and I'm sorry that you were on the receiving end of this one. Apologies and an explanation have been emailed to you directly. The photographs on the website do indeed show pictures of the lake as the campsite is situated on approximately 1/4 mile of Lake Windermere shore. We have tent pitches and camping pods located on our lake shore areas but unfortunately no campervan pitches. Our campervan information on the website does explain this and indicates the type of location in which the van pitches are situated. I also can't see any misleading pictures on the Low Wray pages that show a campervan pitched by the lake. If there is please point them out so that we can make any necessary amendments.
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Woodland pitch - panorama from tent
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Our lakeside camp.
My wife took this from our tent while I was exploring Windermere.
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Are you currently able to swim in the water due to the detection of blue/green algae reported ? Has it been sighted in the area of the campsite ? We were planning on taking our dogs and also hoping to atleast paddle with our kids ? We might not take the dog if there is current advice not to use the water. I have previously had swims cancelled in the lakes due to this so I am aware of the problems it causes . It would be a massive shame though as this is part of the reason we chose the lakes as our dog could have a holiday too
It was very warm when we were there so everyone was swimming, toddlers and dogs included. We didn’t see any algae 😊
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Anyone got a picture/pictures of pitch 1 please. Going next week. Thanks in advance
Do you take caravans
No definitely not Road not accessible !!!!!!!
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Do the Pods fit a double air bed?
Hi There, Yes, you'll easily get a double air bed in the standard size pod. However, there really isn't any need to take one because all the standard pods now have 3 mattresses in them and these are really comfortable. The 3 mattresses placed side by side make an ample size double bed. We stopped at Low Wray in July 2017 and will be there again in July this year too ! It really is a fantastic place to stay with plenty to see and do. Hope you have a good holiday. Enjoy !
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Do you provide safe drinking water onsite?
Hi, yes there is safe drinking water. We filled our bottles before going out cycling from there 😊
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"Book in advance as this is a popular site."
"avoid lakeside if you want a tranquil stay"
"lake side pitches have amazing views."
"Check the plan of the site before you book."
"Pitch 205 or 210 for a view directly onto the lake from your tent."
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low wray campsite hotel ambleside
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictAmbleside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
200
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