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Bowness On Windermere Camping And Caravanning Club Site
(was Braithwaite Fold)
Glebe Road
Bowness On Windermere
Cumbria   (Browse area)
LA23 3HB
Tel: 01539 442177
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Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 88 Reviews
                9/10 from 88 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   No Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: January 2024 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Bofs 98 reviews from this member

 This is our first visit since the site was refurbished and we are impressed.

The pitches are bigger (especially the Super Service pitches), much less cramped and the whole site is less tatty and overgrown. A new area has been developed, nearer to the road, populated exclusively by campervans and motorhomes when we were there, though that may have just been coincidence.

The facilities are of a high standard, even the chemical disposal point away from the main block has its own little hut.

The location is obviously still fantastic, with a very short offroad walk to the lake shore and on into Bowness itself - the dogs definitely approve!

Previously the cramped nature of the site was quite offputting for us, but now, as we live fairly locally, we hope to return regularly (though only in low season when the Age Concession makes it more affordable). 
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Date of Visit: October 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Oisin 8 reviews from this member

 October, the perfect time to visit one of the Lake District hotspots, the the trees showing off their golden hues, the early morning mists writhing across Windermere.

The recently renovated site is welcoming as soon as you pull up smiling friendly staff assist the most mundane queries and guide you to the pitch after explaining the amenities, the shop stocks some essentials too!

Pitches are a good size and range from grass, gravel to fully serviced, TV reception is poor, (where in the Lakes is it not?) But free WiFi meant the option for online viewing, correspondence etc is ready at hand, should you not want to sit and absorb the peace.

An A road is close by but no real traffic noise and certainly not at night.

Back to the ammenties all set out close by, refuse, dishwashing dog and welly washing all housed together.

Toilets clean and modern, showers too.

All checked regularly and cleaned daily.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

Approximately 8 - 10 minute stroll gets you past the pleasure boats and into town where a plethora of pubs and eateries are ready to entice.

Just go, you will love it. 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Keith8 1 review from this member

 We had a fantastic time staying with you.

Beautiful site with every amenity you could want.

Brilliant food shack and great bar.

I highly recommend staying there, we will definitely be back 
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Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Glee04 1 review from this member

 I booked fairly last minute and they where most helpful with everything.

Friendly staff, nice food and lots of local beers!

Not sure if the later helped with the Great North swim the next morning though!?! 
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Date of Visit: May 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Kanemere 1 review from this member

 Lovely site location wighin bowness.

Spoilt by council car park next door which allows overnight stopovers with zero control. Loud noise all night over two nights we stayed kept several awake pitches 69, 68, 67 etc worst effected.

Stay on first part of site to avoid the worst of it.

Grass not cut on many pitches even though nice weather. 
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Date of Visit: March 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Athers 12 reviews from this member

 A very welcoming site sat right be side Windermere lake,

On arrival met be very efficient and friendly staff who throughout the weekend couldn’t be more helpful.

The site has extremely clean facilities and fantastic surroundings,

The main town of Windermere is a meagre 10 minute stroll from the site where there is countless places to eat and drink and views to die for.

There is at least 2 shops for supplies within walking distance of the site with plenty of things to do all within walking distance. 
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Date of Visit: February 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Geriatrics on Tour 10 reviews from this member

 Fabulous location. Walk around the lake can be accessed from the site. Short walk into Bowness.

Staff friendly and helpful.

Facilities spotless.

We visited in February and the site was busy. 

Date of Visit: November 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Joolb 50 reviews from this member

 Our first visit to this site. Super service pitch enormous. Very pleased as previous reviews indicated was quite cramped. Now has been refurbished with more space between pitches.

New shower facilities but showers not separated from drying area resulting in wet clothes towels and feet !

Outdoor dishwashing area undercover on the side of the facilities block looked a bit of an afterthought.

Easy walk into town unlit so take a torch. Many places to eat and drink in Bowness to suit all tastes. Buses toGrasmere run about every half hour from Bowness Pier in winter travelling through Windermere and Ambleside so great if you want to leave the car behind.

Wardens very helpful and friendly-we stayed in the car to check in and the warden showed us to the pitch.

Husband says the Elsan facilities the best and cleanest he’s ever used. No play facilities for children we could see. No dog but there did appear to be a dog walk.

The Lake beautiful and soul calming as ever. 

Date of Visit: February 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: PLST96 5 reviews from this member

 Stayed here 4 days 3 nights.

It rained all weekend but didn't bother me our my husband.

The staff are and were brilliant.

The Oak tree pub very nice. PLTs 
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Date of Visit: January 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Stanleyperil 4 reviews from this member

 People reading reviews of this site will be impressed and rightly so it is a great site. Well, it was a great site. It is currently closed ! I had occasion to travel to Bowness last August. I had been trying to make a booking and was unsuccessful. The site was closed. In fact the site was derelict, overgrown and no sign of any work in progress. January 2022 the Camping and Caravanning club cannot give an answer as to when the site will reopen. 

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