GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wray Castle and Blelham Tarn Walk

3 miles (5.4 km)

This walk takes you around the grounds of the National Trust owned Wray Castle and then up to the nearby Blelham Tarn.
The Mock-Gothic castle is located on the shores of Lake Windermere so the trail includes a lovely waterside section at the start. The grounds also include pretty gardens and woodland with a tree trail which is great for children.
After leaving the grounds this walk involves a short climb through delightful countryside to the pretty Blelham Tarn. The trail runs around the tarn and then gently descends to the finish point back at the castle.
If you would like to continue your walk you could pick up the Windermere Way and continue around this fabulous lake.
Our Wray Castle to Ferry House Walk will take you from the castle, along the lake to the Ferry House, about 4 miles to the south. Here you can catch the passenger ferry to Bowness.

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Wray Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wray Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Wray Castle - - 129530

Wray Castle

Wray Castle jetty-geograph-2514863

Wray Castle jetty. The Queen of the Lake backs away from the jetty. The boat was making hourly circuits of the north end of Windermere, from Ambleside to Wray Castle and Brockhole.

Boathouse, Wray Castle (geograph 5984064)


Watbarrow Point Lake Windermere - - 1358422

Watbarrow Point. Lake Windermere. With Wray Castle visible over the water.

Boathouse on Blelham Tarn - - 617279

Boathouse on Blelham Tarn

St Margaret's Church, Low Wray - - 129111

St Margaret's Church, Low Wray


GPS Files

GPX File

Wray Castle.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Wray Castle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)