Wray Castle on the shores of Windermere is a fairytale come alive. The castle was even admired by Wordsworth, but the owner's wife really hated it. Her husband had squandered her fortune to build this Gothic extravagance, she refused to live there and he went bankrupt.
LOCATION: Two miles north of Hawkshead
START: Take road from High Wray signed Windermere Ferry (Unfit for vehicles after 1 mile) to Red Nab car park.
Grid ref: SD385995 Postcode: LA220JH
DISTANCE: 6.0 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes South East Landranger 96
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Blelham Tarn, Belle Grange, Claife
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News