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Braithwaite Village Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Formerly Scotgate Holiday Park And Braithwaite Bridges
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5TF
Tel: 024 7647 5426
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Pitches: 165
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 156 Reviews
                9/10 from 156 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 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 
 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 On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Scilly Boy 21 reviews from this member

 First visit to this site.

Pitches are pre-allocated.

First impressions of the site are of a clean and well organised business and nothing dissuades you from this thought.

We had booked a hard standing with services and had seen a negative review concerning concrete slabs and gravel. I had made a telephone enquiry regarding this and had been assured that all would be fine. In fact it was all fine.

The pitch was a concrete slab that oddly was not level, and the side of the pitch was all gravel chippings. This is where static caravans either once were or are going to be again. We do not use an awning so had no need to peg out. We found the pitch perfect.

The facilities were all lovely and clean, but the site has just been refurbished /re-developed so they should be.

Wardens were very helpful.

Buses available from just outside the site entrance.

2 good pubs in the village nearby, a good tearoom (Jaspers) nearby.

Whinlatter Forest just a couple of miles away. (Bus there and walk back)

Bus can take you into Keswick and Derwent Water, but it is walkable too via the footpath route instead of the roadway.

Local food outlets deliver to site if needed. 

Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Steve6767 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed at the Braithwaite village campsite for 5 nights on a super pitch. The pitch had water, electric, waste water grid and tv aerial point.

The site itself is around 2 miles from Keswick. The toilets/showers block was always clean. The site is very well looked after by the staff.

The staff were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. There is a bus stop next to Jaspers coffee shop on the road outside the site. The bus goes to Keswick or further afield.

There are two pubs in Braithwaite we ate at the Royal Oak one night. The food was good.

We would definitely go back and would recommend the site. 
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Date of Visit: June 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 Please note that this site has been taken over by the Camping and Caravanning Club. At the time of writing it is closed for a major refurbishment and will reopen as Braithwaite Village Camping and Caravanning Club site once complete 

Date of Visit: October 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Elton3 15 reviews from this member

 Great site, extremely helpful staff.

The facilities are all well kept and great.

The view is great.

There is a pub that does good food within a 5 minute walk. 
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Date of Visit: October 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: GSHaigh 2 reviews from this member

 A cracking campsite, perfectly located just off the A66 in the village of Braithwaite. Braithwaite hosts two cracking pubs both within a few minutes walk from the site. You can walk in to Keswick within 30 minutes, the quick way or far better is to walk over the fields towards Portinscale, this is 20 minutes longer but far quieter.

The site itself is pan flat, all the pitches we've been on have been hard-standing but there is a flat field for camping on.

The toilet blocks are what all campsites should have. Plenty of cubicles and showers, underfloor heating and plenty of room inside. The reception staff are great, very friendly and polite. I have no complaints about this site at all. 


Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Julesmorris 9 reviews from this member

 We stayed two nights on spec. For the Tour of Great Britain Whinlatter events. Hardstanding and hook-ups were booked up, not a problem as we stayed on grass (flat, no hedges/trees) and have solar. Management were very accommodating; well-stocked shop; toilet/shower/washing up facilities amongst the best we've ever had in the UK. Both local pubs had good beer and food. Direct access from campsite to footpath network along river bank, convenient for Grisedale Pike/ Whinlatter Forest visitor centre footpaths and mountain bike trails. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Martin Spiers 6 reviews from this member

 Firstly a fantastic site for facilities and location to local walks and Keswick. The staff are brilliant and directions to pubs, walks and Keswick were spot on.

The toilet facilities are up with the best and spotless.

We booked a motor home without awning pitch and they are on the small side. I have made enquiries with the site since and if we call and ask for a bigger pitch with an awning they would accommodate this. If you were staying for a few days this might be a good idea but for our two day stay the smaller pitch caused us no worries.

The local pub (2nd nearest to the site) is very dog friendly.

Walks great, site great and people great. We will look forward to going back when our journey takes us this way 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Jam Mar 5 reviews from this member

 We stayed overnight on our journey home to Scotland. I was a bit wary as we always book a certain campsite, however on this occasion I'm pleased to say that our usual site was fully booked, and we were fortunate to get an electric hook up at Scotgate, at short notice.

And ---- A human person actually answered our last minute telephone call WOW! So sick of calling sites and getting a recorded message at the other end, telling you to leave contact details but never getting a call back to advise whether they have vacancies. Well done Sir!

What a fab site! Toilets immaculate. Great on-site shop. On-site cafe serving good value, freshly prepared meals.

It was busy, tents a bit 'tightly packed', but all lights out at an appropriate time and a 'real campsite atmosphere.

There are two local pubs within a short distance that also serve food.

A river runs along the site, and the kids and our dogs were having great fun splashing around.

Waking up to a spectacular view, and the sun was shining, we didn't want to leave.

We can't wait to return, but shhh! don't tell everyone! 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: RIMMER 191 reviews from this member

 Not much of a reception on arrival, only' your on pitch 25 over there' Nevertheless had a nice hard-standing pitch near the stream and for such a large site was very quiet at night. Thought the shower/toilet block a bit dated but functional. Nice walk adjacent the stream to Braithwaite village itself with three pubs in it and a shop. There is also a well stocked shop on-site which even sells booze. Bus stop near site entrance which is convenient for Keswick. 

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Climbergirl 14 reviews from this member

 What a lovely friendly site. On driving up the M6 heaving snow hit and we had to stay at a service station overnight and allow the bad weather to pass. The campsite owner was so helpful with us arriving a day late and remained helpful and friendly all week. The site is in a beautiful position with walks onto the hills straight from the site. We were given a pitch close to the toilet block which was always clean and warm - very important in March. I will be back 

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