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Visitor Reviews - Braithwaite Bridges Camping Site

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Braithwaite Bridges Camping Site
(lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5TD   See Map
Tel: 01768778343
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Pitches: 23
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 24 Reviews
                8/10 from 24 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  24 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Buntonn 1 review from this member

Just got back from a 3 night stay at Braithwaite Bridges campsite, nice site for walkers, lovely surroundings including a great view of Skiddaw. Toilets, showers and washing up room all clean and functional.

Keswick just up the road, dog friendly and nice walks close by

Would use again for short breaks.

Some of the ground is quite stoney just below the grass, so the flimsy pegs most manufacturers provide with tents may fail here.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AC64 2 reviews from this member

Stayed here for a week at the beginning of July. We chose this time as it is out of school holidays and expected it be be like the website said. Peaceful with no groups. It couldn't have been further from the description!

The noise from the A66 was constant. We expected some noise but it continued through the night.

We lost count of the number of children and teenagers on the site brought there by schools for end of term holidays etc. It is possible schools use this site as there is no one there to stop the noise etc we had to put up with. We weren't informed the site would be over run by children when we booked. Had we known we wouldn't have gone there. We wanted peace and quiet which we didn't get.

There is no one on the site overseeing the running of the place or the security.

People can come and go on and off the site as they wish. We saw several people driving in off the road looking round before leaving again.

The toilet block wasn't cleaned for 2 days when we arrived. The bins were over flowing and the sinks dirty.

Someone had chosen to change their babys nappy on the only flat surface in the amenities which just happened to be the draining board in the washing up area. There was a filthy nappy and baby wipes left on the top of the overflowing bin for 2 days.

The toilets and showers were then semi cleaned for 3 days before being left again. One of the showers in the ladys toilets had orange shower wash squirted all over the tiles. This was there for the full week even though the cleaner was seen mopping the showers out.

There is no emergency telephone or any way of contacting someone if help is needed. The mobile signal is non existant.

This is the most expensive site I've ever stayed at and I can honetly say the worst. Definately not worth 22. 50 per night we paid and that was without electricity. We did ask for this but was told not for tents. However we pitched up next to 4 empty sockets which were never used for the whole week.

We definitely won't be returning to this campsit and wouldn't recommend it to other campers.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Whitey50 3 reviews from this member

Just returned from a great bank holiday weekend at Bridges. There had obviously been lots of rain prior to our arrival and a few pitches had been roped off. Managed to find a dry spot and the site soon filled up but only because of the temporary restricted pitches. Toilet, showers and washing up facilities were spotless and the site was very peaceful. I have stayed before and will definitely go back. There are no playgrounds for kids or clubs for adults so if that's what you need its not for you.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chumbeiro 12 reviews from this member

Stayed for a weekend of mountain-biking in July. The main site was packed so the large and empty fields were a welcome sight.

Site is spacious, flat and relatively sheltered by trees. Keswick 2 miles, Portinscale and Braithwaite approx. 1 mile and therefore choice of 4 local pubs. Bus stops close to the site or a taxi to / from Keswick will cost about 5. Electric hook-ups and hard-standing are now available for about 5 units.

Toilets / showers are housed in one block (3 push-button type each in mens' and womens')and are clean and perfectly serviceable.

Depending on wind direction you might get some road noise form the A66 but nothing significant.

Despite extremely heavy rain most of the the site drained well. Our stay was spoiled by a group of 5 middle-aged men, who should have know better arrived (two campervans and 1 tent)for Saturday night and pitched about 20 yards from us. After making a campfire they then proceeded to make noise (music with accompanying strobe lighting - yes, really!) until the passed out at 1am. There's no point having a 10 o'clock noise curfew if it is ignored or unenforced.

Mobile and data reception, free wifi (allegedly!) if you're bothered.

At 17. 50 for two people and a camper or tent and this price rising to 21 in mid-summer - it's pricey for a field with toilets and showers!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Taxis Kendal 29 reviews from this member

First, the directions to the site. Pay at Scotgate Park Campsite (200 metres on the first road into Braithwaite, on the left). We paid the high season rate of 21. 30 for two people, a tent, and a car. Then return to the A66 and turn Right towards Keswick, then immediately left. 100 metres on the left is the entrance.

We looked at Scotgate Park Campsite first, saw too many tents close together, and then drove to this one. In our large (second) field, there were only three other tents and two camper vans on our Monday night in July. The field was flat, recently cut, with large trees bordering it. The trees did block out most of the views, but the shade was welcome in the sweltering heat. We pitched in the shade with a fine view of the upper part of Skiddaw. There was barely noticeable noise from the A66.

The toilet block was very clean and tiled throughout, with plenty of toilets and handbasins, and three luxury mens showers (save for (better than average) push button operation). My woman was very happy with hers, too. The enclosed pan wash had two sinks and was almost as clean.

We would highly recommend this site unless you're on a budget.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Krazykamper 37 reviews from this member

We spent two nights at this site. We used it as a base to visit the Keswick Beer Festival. We had plenty choice where to pitch as it was very quiet when we arrived. The site didn't really get that much busier apart from hill walkers and a group of students doing DOE. The toilet block was kept clean and the showers were lovely and warm. Again didn't have to queue for either with the site being quiet.

There are no EHU pitches at this site which wasn't a problem for us. For those women that can't bear to be parted from their hair dryer and straighteners, there is a socket in the toilet block but I didn't use it.

The grass was nice and flat and kept cut short. If your looking for a no frills site set in a lovely area then look no further. I would definitely return to this one!

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