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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park
Cumbria   (Browse area)
LA22 0HY
Tel: 015394 32277
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 80 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Heidi03 4 reviews from this member

 Big site but when we found our pitch we were tucked away surrounded by trees so you really couldn’t tell.

Lovely short walks from/on site as well as walks to Windermere, Ambleside and Wray castle.

Lovely, helpful wardens in their golf buggies. Told us we’d struggle to screw the dogs into the ground anywhere which saved us trying a bunch of times.

Great Covid policy in place with sanitiser given to all guests. 
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Date of Visit: October 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Damaca 62 reviews from this member

 Lovely extensive site, beautifully laid out in woods. There are plenty of statics here, but as the site is so spacious and wooded it does not feel large or overcrowded.

The main toilet/shower block (there are at least 2 others) is really 5*, - warm, clean and very roomy. The small shop was still working during Covid, but annoyingly not the drying room. Other precautions seemed sensible.

The advertised wifi didn't seem to work. A 20 minute walk down a quiet lane leads to Skelwith Bridge where there's a pub/café.

I agree with a previous reviewer, there's no real need to book the rather expensive premium pitches, a standard one (still not cheap) would have done for us.

There's a nice looking playground too. 

Date of Visit: April 2020 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: WilliamMcBeard 6 reviews from this member

 Well this stay will always be remembered as the Covid stay. The drive up was the usual ~M6 and then Bowness route for the folks, I drove up from Burnley/Neson over towards Yorkshire and across. I do love leaving work on a Friday and having 1. 5 hours to myself.

The magnitude of the lockdown became apparent and the ideal of a pint in Stickle Barn after climbing Bowfell and Crinckle Craggs became a no go. The climb went ahead, as did an early Sunday visit to FellFoot, but then it became clear that we would be returning home Monday morning and wouldn't see this wonderful place in a while. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: ASC67 4 reviews from this member

 Excellent site, lovely and clean facilities, I would even go on to say 5*

Everyone on site lovely an helpful and also in a lovely spot for sightseeing. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Janlam 1 review from this member

 Skelwith Fold Caravan Park in Ambleside, Lake District

Lovely clean site in beautiful surroundings. Warm welcome from friendly staff throughout. Good toilet, shower, washing up and launderette facilities, it even had a shop !

Bus stop into Ambleside or Coniston from edge of site, only disadvantage was that was at the bottom of a big hill ! Great site for walkers and dog friendly Good value Holiday ! :) 


Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: WilliamMcBeard 6 reviews from this member

 Stayed this time for the Great North Swim-Run. We walked down the wonderfully created lane between Skelwith and Ambleside, then on to the start of the event.

This park never disappoints. No camping but some caravan/motorhome pitches.

Not the cheapest but turning in feels like coming home. 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Susang 3 reviews from this member

 Second outing with motorhome. Pleased that you can select your own site and allowed to look around first. Very efficient booking in process with lots of information. We booked premium but unless you need television and water the other touring sites are well serviced and in a lovely wooded area. Think we would book these next time. No telephone or tv signal.

Short walk to Ambleside and on a bus route which was a plus. Well stocked shop. Staff really helpful and friendly. Toilets and showers very clean. Not sure how you wash your plates in winter it seems a bit exposed. Will have to remember warm waterproof gear.

Thanks for a lovely stay. 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Swiftescape624 4 reviews from this member

 Fabulously situated site for walking to Ambleside, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Langdale straight from the site. It is in a very picturesque setting.

We loved our time there. We had an all service pitch. Excellent showers etc. Very quiet at night.

The staff were very friendly and informative.

We will definitely be returning to this site. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Noeliewoly 5 reviews from this member

 It was a very nice site with hard standing and grassed areas for a lean to. Clean wash facilities and conveniently placed. Friendly welcome and lots of information given both about the site and the area.

Small shop which had most things one would need when camping. Buses run to Ambleside at regular frequency and also taxi fares are reasonable.

The only down side was it was a bit expensive at £67 for 2 nights. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Photolady 7 reviews from this member

 This site is in a beautiful location tucked inside woodland. We found a very peaceful spot past the children's play area and round the corner. All pitches are hard standing so no grass anywhere, but that isn't a hardship as you are surrounded by glorious woodland. The reception staff were most helpful and the shop was excellent. The site is very large with many beautifully situated static caravans.

There is a bus stop outside the main entrance, but that is quite a walk to the touring areas. There are so many wonderful opportunities in the area for walking and cycling.

We didn't manage to get a fully serviced pitch, but we're quite glad when we found our little spot. It was quite a walk to the shower block and to empty the loo, but we got used to taking the car.

The shower block was lovely. Very clean and warm. Our only gripe (and it's a small one) was that they do not advertise when they are shutting the shower block to clean. So you get there and it's shut! Can be a touch frustrating! Minor issue. There is an excellent laundry (expensive at £4 a go) and even a drying room. This does mean that you are not allowed to put up your rotary dryer. There is also an extensive library.

All in all an excellent site and one to be recommended. We shall revisit. Finally, although there was some dog barking which you would expect, it was minimal and didn't disturb our peace. A warden patrols the site at regular intervals. 

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