Book your tickets online for Wray Castle, Ambleside: See 1,931 reviews, articles, and 891 photos of Wray Castle, ranked No.31 on Tripadvisor among 37 attractions in Ambleside. The lakeshore path through the estate gives great views across Lake Windermere, a perfect way to end your walk. After about 100yds the path forks; take the left fork, waymarked by a blue arrow, to the left of a knoll. Keeping the lake on the right head towards the woodland and Watbarrow Point. Continue on this road for 2.5 miles, then take the right-hand turn to Wray Castle. For sailing times from Ambleside or Brockhole telephone 015394 32225 or visit Windermere Lake Cruises. A walk along Lake Windermere from Wray Castle to Ferry House. We recommend booking Wray Castle tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Rome2rio makes travelling from Wray Castle to Hawkshead easy. Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wray-castle/, From the south and Bowness (via Ferry) take the B5285 through Hawkshead where this becomes the B5286. After about a quarter of a mile Wray Castle comes into sight on a rise head of the path - at this point the path splits - take the left-hand branch which climbs up towards the castle (National Trust). Not a particularly hilly route; one that little legs could tackle. Then continue straight ahead making for the brow of the hill. She was sixteen when the Potter family rented Wray Castle for fourteen weeks. The path runs to the right of the white house and farm buildings and leads to a stone step-stile beside a gate. Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA By road. Low Wray campsite is a perfect place to base yourself when exploring the area and going out on local walks. From the Ice Age to the Iron Age, medieval monks to Victorian visionaries, this walk combines tranquil beauty, great views and fascinating stories from the past. This walk takes you around the grounds of the National Trust owned Wray Castle and then up to the nearby Blelham Tarn. Test your balancing skills on the slack line, climb up the rope on the scramble board, and be king or queen of the tree-castle … Parking is extremely pricey £5 for 2 hours. Turn left at the lake and follow a permissive footpath through the grounds of Wray Castle. Route Cross a squeeze-stile beside a gate to the left of the barn. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wray Castle, Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA. Book your tickets online for Wray Castle, Ambleside: See 1,932 reviews, articles, and 891 photos of Wray Castle, ranked No.31 on Tripadvisor among 37 attractions in Ambleside. The drive drops down towards a white house. We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Even then he was an active campaigner to protect the Lake District landscape from damage by the quarries and railways. Tock How farm is to the left but turn right to a T-junction and then turn left. From the south and Bowness (via Ferry) take the B5285 through Hawkshead where this becomes the B5286. Find hundreds of places to explore on foot on our walking map and lots more walking ideas. Route 2: Watching out for traffic, turn right along the road and down the hill, passing the entrance to Low Wray Campsite. Continue over a stile by a gate, the tarn is away to your left. Not far from Blelham Tarn a sword from the Iron age was found. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Cross the stile and continue along the track. ... Go for the walks only and don't touch the castle with a bargepole. Ten thousand years of history have been uncovered from the sediments of Blelham Tarn. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Go past another finger post signed as a public footpath to High Tock How farm then over a step-stile beside another field gate about 30yds away. The Mock-Gothic castle is located on the shores of Lake Windermere so the trail includes a lovely waterside section at the start. The castle was built by Liverpool Surgeon, James Dawson and took seven years to complete; the stone being brought across the lake and dragged up to the site on tram lines by, according to Beatrix, "an old horse". Finds from this era are rare in Cumbria. After another 100yds go through a gate into a wood. Rolling farmland with some low-lying areas which can be boggy in wet weather, rough farm track, minor public road and bridleway. Wray Castle: Lovely Walks - See 1,915 traveler reviews, 876 candid photos, and great deals for Ambleside, UK, at Tripadvisor. 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