Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk
Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk

Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk

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Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk

Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk

Distance: 8.6mi
Elevation: 1,404ft
Time: 3.5-5h

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The Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk is a fantastic journey that will lead you through some picturesque locations that can be found within the Lake District. The trail sets out from the charming village of Hawkshead and traverses the open farmlands to the northeast to pass by Blelham Tarn and the Victorian-Era Wray Castle before walking the scenic shores of Windermere. Portions of this walk may be very busy, especially in the areas around Wray Castle and Hawkshead village.

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Getting there

To reach the car park for the Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk from Clappersgate, make your way south for 3.7mi along B5286 and continue straight onto B5285. From here, you will find the car park on the right in 0.5mi.

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When to do

March-November

Backcountry Campsites

The Croft Campsite, Low Wray Campsite

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Circuit


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Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Walk Description

Walking the Hawskhead, Wray Castle, and Windermere Trail is a popular adventure in the Lake District for beginner and seasoned walkers, as well as those travelling with children due to the scenic views and interesting highlights along the trail. While out on the trail, you will have the chance to visit the charming village of Hawkshead, take in views of Blelham Tarn, visit the extravagant grounds of the Victorian-Era Wray Castle, and walk the stunning shores of Windermere. With no shortage of gorgeous Lake District views, it is no wonder why this is such a popular walk.

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