We have just returned from a lovely 4 night stay at Low Wray campsite. It was my first time camping with my partner & I must say I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed on pitch 119 in “Whitworth’s Meadow”, which is just a standard pitch, near to the Teepee area. When we arrived the guys at reception were very friendly & told us where to go, although we didn’t get a map of the site which I thought was odd (we later went & asked for one & they gave us a standard one from the Kids pack that they provide). We drove around to where our pitch was, parking was very close but not on top of you which was good. We were very unlucky, as our pitch was on a dreadful slope which really is the only thing I have to complain about. The showers & toilets were hygienic & considering there are only 3 blocks for the whole park (which is large & quite spread out) the wait was never too bad, I only had to queue once. The floors got muddy when it rained but they were never smelly etc. The showers are free & of the type you get at the swimming baths (press a button & water comes out for a bit) but there was always hot water, the pressure & temperature varied a bit but we were never scolded or freezing cold. There were only 3 showers in the ladies block nearest us & 2 in the men’s, but as I said, we both only had to queue one day. The site itself was lovely, and very obviously National Trust, they have not made it commercialised, although there is a kids play area & some water activities, it just feels like tents in woodland and a field. I would not have wanted to stay in the woodland area, it did get very muddy when it rained & the tents did seem a little close together. One thing I would say is if you really want a lake view then you will need to pay for it, the lake is not quite as on your doorstep as the website makes out. But it’s a nice walk to it and it is a great view when you get there. The shop is in the reception area, it has basics but is very expensive, and you also need to pay for putting your freezer blocks in there, 20p a block which seemed a bit steep. There is a catering van on site near the reception/shop which sells all sorts of locally produced food (burgers, bacon sandwiches etc, as well as other meals) we didn’t eat there but it was a nice touch. All in all we had a really lovely time, it possibly was a bit on the pricey side but we would definitely go back there, as long as we didn’t have a sloped pitch!! I would also say you will definitely need a car, as nowhere is really within walking distance!
- Also Known As:
- Low Wray Campsite Hotel
- Low Wray Campsite Hotel Ambleside
- Low Wray Campsite Ambleside, Lake District