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Low Wray Campsite is on the western shore of Windermere, and has traditional tent pitches with lake, meadow or woodland views. Glamping options include camping pods, suspended tree tents or, new for 2020, safari tents. These have woodburners, cooking stoves and decking; the smaller tents are open-plan (sleep four) and the bigger ones have two bedrooms (sleep six). Guests can swim in the lake or hire canoes, kayaks, rowing boats and paddleboards to explore further, or rent mountain bikes to hit the woodland trails. Also new this year is the Dough Wray cafe, serving wood-fired pizzas. Other things to do include bird-watching from the on-site hide, orienteering on a dedicated trail, bat spotting with detectors, and walking along the lakeside path to Wray Castle. The Beatrix Potter Gallery is an hour’s walk away and there are boats across the lake to Ambleside in the summer.
• Tent pitch from £10, pod £30, tree tent £100, safari tent from £300 for a three-night minimum stay. Open 27 March to 1 November, nationaltrust.org.uk