Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

400 Reviews

4.6 / 5 overall rating based on 400 reviews in the last 12 months

97% would recommend this site

97% would stay here again

Excellent

75%

Very Good

22%

Average

2%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

"Great place shame i was told kids park was open when we booked when it clearly wasnt"

Mr C Toole - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

10/12/2018

Title says it all

"Tranquility"

Mr M Phillips - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

29/11/2018

We love the site, it's peaceful and tranquil with great shop, support and welcoming hospitality.

See you next year! Thank you

"Great Site"

Mr D Gibbons - Stayed with friends, Nov 2018

29/11/2018

Great site with excellent facilities , being an amputee I need to have disabled bathroom and I can honestly say it’s the best facilities I have found and the best laid out site with plenty of flat......Read more.

Great site with excellent facilities , being an amputee I need to have disabled bathroom and I can honestly say it’s the best facilities I have found and the best laid out site with plenty of flat tarmac underfoot for ease of mobility . We will be back in the new year . The only drawback is those that are first time caravaners maybe a bit nervous of the lane off the main road as it is a bit tight for the larger outfits . The staff are really friendly and the wild deer that roam the site are quite tame enough to pose for photo,s . Thanks for a lovely weekend see you in the new year...Read less.

"November stay"

Mrs D Paskin - Stayed with friends, Nov 2018

27/11/2018

We stayed for a week at this wonderful site again . Fabulous washrooms always clean and tidy . Great pitch on superior site . We done walks every day from site which is fantastic as don’t need to......Read more.

We stayed for a week at this wonderful site again . Fabulous washrooms always clean and tidy . Great pitch on superior site . We done walks every day from site which is fantastic as don’t need to drive . We saw many deer wandering around which was so nice . The Ambleside parade and fireworks were a great night out . The friendly staff helped to jump start our car as had a flat battery, much appreciated 👍. Can’t wait for next year to visit again...Read less.

"Great site - if you like walking!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

26/11/2018

Staff, reception, shop, pitch, toilets & showers were all excellent. However, it is a long uphill walk from the gate to the touring pitches ( approx 1 mile). This did not bother us but for anyone......Read more.

Staff, reception, shop, pitch, toilets & showers were all excellent. However, it is a long uphill walk from the gate to the touring pitches ( approx 1 mile). This did not bother us but for anyone with walking difficulties it might be a problem....Read less.

"ACCESS BARRIER REAR ENTRANCE & AWNINGS"

Mr G Skyte - Stayed with friends, Nov 2018

25/11/2018

Access to the rear of the site via a paycard barrier is not appropriate in my view. A site of this size should, by its very nature, have two exit/entrances and I do not think it is right to impose a......Read more.

Access to the rear of the site via a paycard barrier is not appropriate in my view. A site of this size should, by its very nature, have two exit/entrances and I do not think it is right to impose a charge on leaving/entering the site.

I believe a rear access card should be freely available to anyone on request.

Where pitches sizes are clearly marked - as with Skelwith - there should be no need to make an additional charge for awnings etc where they can be clearly accommodated on the standard pitch.

The price of electricity is generally included within the pitch fee these days. From a point of clarity (and comparison) I think it would be better to include it within the pitch price and for the few people who might not need it, you could make an appropriate reduction.

Otherwise, an excellent site and an enjoyable visit, as always....Read less.

"Clean , well run , well located site."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

23/11/2018

Pleasant helpful staff , clean good facilities , nice quiet location. Some pitches a bit close together and access from and to main Ambleside road a bit awkward. Gets very crowded at times but then......Read more.

Pleasant helpful staff , clean good facilities , nice quiet location. Some pitches a bit close together and access from and to main Ambleside road a bit awkward. Gets very crowded at times but then that's the Lake District !...Read less.

"Great site"

Mr P Turner - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

22/11/2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the site. Great location and superb facilities

"good location very clean site"

Mr M Robinson - Stayed with friends, Nov 2018

22/11/2018

good location very clean site 5 star

"Winter weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

22/11/2018

We love Skelwith Park and are return vistors. The local are is amazing and as a base you couldn't get better. The childrens area was okay but big plans are progressing to make this even better. ......Read more.

We love Skelwith Park and are return vistors. The local are is amazing and as a base you couldn't get better. The childrens area was okay but big plans are progressing to make this even better. The small shower block was a bit cold but really clean and only a very slight negative. We love it!...Read less.

"Beautiful Site"

Mr P Crook - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

16/11/2018

Excellent site - lovely walk into Ambleside and beyond. Facilities very clean and staff so friendly. Super shop - beautiful croissants ..... and just a fantastic 5* feeling whatever you did and......Read more.

Excellent site - lovely walk into Ambleside and beyond. Facilities very clean and staff so friendly. Super shop - beautiful croissants ..... and just a fantastic 5* feeling whatever you did and wherever you went....Read less.

"Lovely place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2018

15/11/2018

Lovely place to stay, we have been back numerous times this year. Kids love it we will certainly be back next year.

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

15/11/2018

Sorry couldn't rate the facilities as didn't use most things.

"1st outing"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

15/11/2018

This was the first we had taken our new caravan out and everything was very easy and simple to get all hooked up

Pleanty of space and lots of peace and quite

"Put your boots on"

Mr S Robinson - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

12/11/2018

Skelwith Fold Caravan Site is a GEM, just put your boots on and explore the Lake District from the Site, and don't forget to visit Skelwith Waterfall, ENJOY.

"Enviroment"

J Dyson - Stayed with friends, Nov 2018

10/11/2018

Wonderful setting within the trees. You feel like you are one with nature. Loved the quietness of the site.

"What an excellent place to stay"

Mrs C Crook - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

09/11/2018

We Came for the excellent Bonfire Celebration.

Staff are always so friendly and welcoming.

Hideaway was excellent and immaculately presented.

Couldn't have wished for a better holiday break.

"family holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

08/11/2018

First class we all had a very good 7 days

"Bonfire Time"

Mr E Jones - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

08/11/2018

Very pleased with our visit, but we consider the tariff quite high for fairly average facilities.The bonfire was held in the separate recreation area in a higher field and lacked any toilet......Read more.

Very pleased with our visit, but we consider the tariff quite high for fairly average facilities.The bonfire was held in the separate recreation area in a higher field and lacked any toilet facilities,meaning a lengthy walk back to the main part of the site,not good for people with children especially...Read less.

"4 day mini break to include bonfire night"

Mr Bosworth - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

08/11/2018

we have stayed here before in a hideaway and again recently in another hideaway to our great satisfaction of being very comfortable and warm . we would recommend this to anyone well done and looking......Read more.

we have stayed here before in a hideaway and again recently in another hideaway to our great satisfaction of being very comfortable and warm . we would recommend this to anyone well done and looking forward to staying again in one of the new developments when they are completed

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"Wow"

Ms L Webster - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

08/11/2018

We came to enjoy the bonfire and fire work display, recommended through Dylis and Paul

What a night ! Attention to detail was amazing, entertainment fab, very reasonably priced beer! and the hog......Read more.

We came to enjoy the bonfire and fire work display, recommended through Dylis and Paul

What a night ! Attention to detail was amazing, entertainment fab, very reasonably priced beer! and the hog roast was delicious.

only point to pick on was no toilets!

we stayed in a hideaway.. what a little gem that is ! i could live in that! fantastic night sleep .. we will be back!!

can't wait!

Thanks everyone x...Read less.

"Half term visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Nov 2018

07/11/2018

A restful weekend despite pouring rain but still lovely to be at skelwith.

"Wonderful site"

Mrs R Ghiloni - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

07/11/2018

Lovely site for tourers, secluded and peaceful but with great facilities. Close to all Lakeland attractions, we have been twice now and will definitely be back

"A really top-notch park,"

Mr N Breton - Stayed with partner, Nov 2018

06/11/2018

We stay here quite a lot, well worth paying a bit extra.

"Excellent Find"

Mrs A Shepherd - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

06/11/2018

Stayed in the Lakes several times over the years with our touring van. Our usual sites were booked up and were looking for somewhere new anyway. Glad we chose here. The park was clean and tidy. ......Read more.

Stayed in the Lakes several times over the years with our touring van. Our usual sites were booked up and were looking for somewhere new anyway. Glad we chose here. The park was clean and tidy. The shower facilities were well thought out and again very clean. Access to the site was ok, we did have a run in with a lorry coming the other way which was bit of a tight squeeze but that can happen anywhere and wouldn’t put us off coming again. My only comments would be that it would have been nice to have the shop open a little earlier than 9 and also a small club house or bar would have also been an added bonus, but overall loved the park, excellent location for us as a family who like to walk with the dog, plenty to do in the local area and we will definitely be returning....Read less.

"Glamping"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

06/11/2018

Loved the Glamping Tent but was very cold at night even though we had the fires on most of the time. But as a photographer it was the best location and time of year for us.

"Skelwith Fold"

Mr Blount - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

06/11/2018

We love Skelwith Fold because the site is pristine with numerous dog walks and the area is very dog friendly particularly Ambleside where we are are made very welcome. It's the place to go with my 2......Read more.

We love Skelwith Fold because the site is pristine with numerous dog walks and the area is very dog friendly particularly Ambleside where we are are made very welcome. It's the place to go with my 2 Boxers and our Boston Terrier...Read less.

"Halloween 2018"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

06/11/2018

Arrived with my 2 children who are at the ages of 4&7 and partner for half term break, facilities are very good but no play area, no park, no events on for children which made them very disappointed......Read more.

Arrived with my 2 children who are at the ages of 4&7 and partner for half term break, facilities are very good but no play area, no park, no events on for children which made them very disappointed but for us adults, we enjoyed it very much....Read less.

"Touring Caravan"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

05/11/2018

It's such an amazing site, even though it is very large, because of the secluded pitches, amongst the trees, it doesn't feel like it.

The staff at reception and the grounds men, are always friendly......Read more.

It's such an amazing site, even though it is very large, because of the secluded pitches, amongst the trees, it doesn't feel like it.

The staff at reception and the grounds men, are always friendly and helpful.

It's in a perfect spot, close to Ambleside, Elterwater and the Langdales and close to Grasmere and Loughrigg.

It's obviously excellent for dog walking too.

We will be returning, there are no doubts about that.

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"Nice site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

02/11/2018

A lovely site but prices are getting high

"Great site in amazing surroundings"

Mr I Westlake-Guy - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

31/10/2018

Third time of visiting. It is an amazing site in vast, beautiful surrounding countryside. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The facilities are great! The only criticisms would be that, a......Read more.

Third time of visiting. It is an amazing site in vast, beautiful surrounding countryside. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The facilities are great! The only criticisms would be that, a cafe/restaurant would be a good addition, although the shop is stocked well. Also, having been told by the wardens that they don’t close the toilet blocks for cleaning, they were closed most of the week around 9.30am for half an hour. If the blocks are to be closed, surely the best time would be at ‘change-over time’, around 1pm, rather than when most people want their shower etc.....? We were on a premium pitch, and paying accordingly, so often had to use the ‘non-premium’ facilities due to the shower blocks being closed. This won’t stop a return trip but, I think worth noting....Read less.

"Overnight stay on our way back from Scotland"

Mr Meisner - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

31/10/2018

We booked on the day as we set off late from Scotland. The first impression from my phonecall was a cheery and very helpful staff member at reception (Dan I think). We arrived late and we were......Read more.

We booked on the day as we set off late from Scotland. The first impression from my phonecall was a cheery and very helpful staff member at reception (Dan I think). We arrived late and we were personally welcomed even though we were late and shown to our pitch with full instructions. We had a lovely morning walking in the beautiful grounds and the staff were very kind arranging a late check out. I cannot fault the staff who were lovely and well informed. The residents were all friendly and helpful. We met someone who had been going there for 30 years and its no surprise. I would definitely recommend Skelwith Fold unreservedly....Read less.

"We’ll be back!"

Mrs R Noble - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

31/10/2018

Another great trip to Skelwith Fold and we will definitely be back - already booked for two weeks next summer. So peaceful, beautiful setting, lots of wildlife, central location - perfect for us as......Read more.

Another great trip to Skelwith Fold and we will definitely be back - already booked for two weeks next summer. So peaceful, beautiful setting, lots of wildlife, central location - perfect for us as a family....Read less.

"Half term at Skelwith Fold"

Mrs E Richardson - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

30/10/2018

As ever a wonderful location and site close to our favourite places in the Lakes. Enjoyed our stay with amazing warm facilities and helpful and friendly staff!

"Skelwith Fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

29/10/2018

Great park and we returned for a second visit this year. We found it just as lovely as we remembered. Kids love the park and the woods. You don’t even have to take the car anywhere once you are......Read more.

Great park and we returned for a second visit this year. We found it just as lovely as we remembered. Kids love the park and the woods. You don’t even have to take the car anywhere once you are here as there is a gentle, largely off road walk into Ambleside. Only mild irritation is the very poor WiFi....Read less.

"Beautiful location."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

27/10/2018

The site is in a quiet and superb location. Amenities are clean and tidy. Spacious pitches. Only negative from our location the path to the facilities was not lit adequately.

"October holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

26/10/2018

We really enjoyed our stay. The settings was beautiful and we enjoyed some of the surrounding walks. We will definitely return in the future.

"Another lovely stay!"

Mrs M Jones - Stayed with friends, Oct 2018

25/10/2018

A very pretty site, large but well set out giving a feeling of privacy. My only complaint is trying to read the entry code pad on the toilets. It's not easy to see especially with sight difficulties......Read more.

A very pretty site, large but well set out giving a feeling of privacy. My only complaint is trying to read the entry code pad on the toilets. It's not easy to see especially with sight difficulties as I have....Read less.

"Second visit"

Ms Middleton - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

24/10/2018

Love this site, beautiful area and surroundings, very central location when visiting the lake district.

Friendly helpful wardens.

Booked a serviced pitch, no issues at all, WIFI was great.

All......Read more.

Love this site, beautiful area and surroundings, very central location when visiting the lake district.

Friendly helpful wardens.

Booked a serviced pitch, no issues at all, WIFI was great.

All this place needs is a small cafe /restaurant now ! When we visited there was a lot of flooding in the area, and we didn't travel out due to this in the evening . Maybe this is something already planned for ?

we will definitely return,...Read less.

"5 star ⭐️"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

23/10/2018

Excellent autumnal stay at skelwith All facilities were excellent and clean Nice spacious pitches. Highly recommend

"Autumn at Skelwith Fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

23/10/2018

Our first trip to Lake District, we easily found campsite, road was fine apart from a couple of very tight parts at bridges and just near to entrance of park. Site was very clean and tidy, toilet......Read more.

Our first trip to Lake District, we easily found campsite, road was fine apart from a couple of very tight parts at bridges and just near to entrance of park. Site was very clean and tidy, toilet blocks always clean and showers toasty. All staff were friendly, helpful, smiling and waving at us, made us feel very welcome. Saw lots of deer on the park, loads of walks nearby so didn't need to drive anywhere. Can't wait to return to this awesome site....Read less.

"October long weekend"

Mr G Baird - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

22/10/2018

This was our 3rd time staying at skelwith fold and won’t be our last. The site makes an ideal base for all lake activities We expect first class facilities when we are away and skelwith doesn’t......Read more.

This was our 3rd time staying at skelwith fold and won’t be our last. The site makes an ideal base for all lake activities We expect first class facilities when we are away and skelwith doesn’t disappoint. Look forward to our next visit...Read less.

"First class"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

21/10/2018

First visit definitely not the last spotless, to point where staff even clear areas of blown leaves. Showers excellent and heated again spotless and the park is in beautiful surroundings.

"Great stay"

Mr G Morton - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

20/10/2018

First time at the park and will be back again. Great location. Excellent site facilities . Staff very helpful. Magic!

"Large park."

Mr D Kenny - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

20/10/2018

Very large park, but very well organised, touring pitches were very good.

Shower and toilets very clean, but only 3 showers in block, could be an issue if park is very busy.

The park is very......Read more.

Very large park, but very well organised, touring pitches were very good.

Shower and toilets very clean, but only 3 showers in block, could be an issue if park is very busy.

The park is very clean.

Walking distance to Wray castle and Ambleside, about 2.5 mile each.

Will definitely return....Read less.

"Dictator"

R Roberts - Stayed with friends, Oct 2018

19/10/2018

Not the cheapest site pitch was just gravel so just as well I didn't want to put awning up, we stayed with friends and we both have campers and even though we was well spaced out we was not allowed......Read more.

Not the cheapest site pitch was just gravel so just as well I didn't want to put awning up, we stayed with friends and we both have campers and even though we was well spaced out we was not allowed to have our door's faceing each other which according to the warden was due to fire risk Well let me just point out that the woods that was about 2 feet away is more of a risk we have never been anywhere that have said you can not have your doors facing each other. If you want a site that is run like a country that has a dictator then thus is for you BUT if you want to meet up with friends and have a good catch up then maybe look for a more relaxed site...Read less.

"No review"

R Dyer - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

19/10/2018

No review

"beautiful site in a leafy dell"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

18/10/2018

this is a really lovely site, looking beautiful in mid-October with the autumn colours. It is a big site with a lot of statics however it's nicely landscaped and spacious. Staff were not as friendly......Read more.

this is a really lovely site, looking beautiful in mid-October with the autumn colours. It is a big site with a lot of statics however it's nicely landscaped and spacious. Staff were not as friendly as I was led to believe reading online reviews - felt they were just going through the motions and not making any great effort to be helpful. Toilet block was very clean and easily accessible however didn't compare too well with sites of a similar price - there were only three showers and no vanity type sections with private sink. The hairdryer was not effective. These are possibly a bit nit-picking but it is an expensive site and I would have expected a little more for the money. We were told it would take about 20 minutes to walk into Ambleside - we are keen walkers and walk pretty quickly and it took us 40 minutes, no stopping! Try to get facts right when you are advising customers....Read less.

"One of the best"

Mr Walker - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

18/10/2018

We have seen a good few sites now, at most of them you get what you pay for. Although some you pay a lot and get little. This was our third time at Skelwith,band every time we come we find it's a......Read more.

We have seen a good few sites now, at most of them you get what you pay for. Although some you pay a lot and get little. This was our third time at Skelwith,band every time we come we find it's a very satisfying experience from the quality of the site itself, the excellent staff, to the proximity of attractions within walking/cycling distance.

Best of all, especially if you join the Advantage scheme, is that the prices represent very good value for money....Read less.

"Week away at Skelwith Fold"

Mrs L Smith - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

18/10/2018

Absolutely loved out week at skelwith fold! Beautiful surroundings and lovely staff! So much to do in the area and right from the doorstep! The only slight negative was the pitches felt a little like......Read more.

Absolutely loved out week at skelwith fold! Beautiful surroundings and lovely staff! So much to do in the area and right from the doorstep! The only slight negative was the pitches felt a little like being on a car park. Maybe some greenery / separation between pitches would be nice.

Definitely will return and recommend to others!...Read less.

"A stunning caravan park !"

Mr M Forshaw - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

12/10/2018

A first stay for a one night autumn break.. Immediately impressed on entering the gate, a lovely drive in through woodland up to the reception building. Greeted by a very friendly and helpful member......Read more.

A first stay for a one night autumn break.. Immediately impressed on entering the gate, a lovely drive in through woodland up to the reception building. Greeted by a very friendly and helpful member of staff, had a quick browse in the well stocked shop before driving round the two touring areas to select a pitch. The park is stunning and well landscaped with great views ( in parts) and loads of woodland and a small tarn and plenty of paths to walk within the grounds or further afield. We found it very peaceful even having taken the pitch next to the play area. The park has excellent standard of facilities for tourers and motorhomes. The shower / toilet blocks are some of the best we've seen. There is even a library with wi fi access etc, great laundry and drying room. The shop was open till 6pm on a Sunday and for an extra £5 I was able to extend the time on the pitch for a full day allowing us to embark on a walk from the site and cook a meal before leaving at 6pm. Overall myself and the children loved the site and will definitely be back next spring !...Read less.

"Skelwith Fold"

Mr P O'Connor - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

12/10/2018

Lovely site, well maintained,toilets and shower facilities spotless. In a central location for most places in the Lake District and conveniently placed for some easy.

walks from site.

"Phil Hawksworth recent stay"

Mr P Hawksworth - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

11/10/2018

The campsite is 1st class, congratulations to the owners and staff. Would definitely recommend and stay again

"Weekend in a Hideaway"

Mr Davies - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

11/10/2018

The primary purpose of our visit was to familiarize ourselves with the site and the amenities as we are considering ownership. We were able to explore the site and were particularly impressed by the......Read more.

The primary purpose of our visit was to familiarize ourselves with the site and the amenities as we are considering ownership. We were able to explore the site and were particularly impressed by the "hidden" nature of the site with pitches and vans secreted in hollows and in the woods. The open spaces are also impressive and offer those with young children plenty of opportunities for activities and exercise around the site. The shop was well stocked and all the staff were friendly and very helpful. A most enjoyable weekend and hopefully the start of many more to come....Read less.

"Lovely surroundings"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

11/10/2018

We spent a week in the lakes the park was lovely great walk for our dog staff friendly would definitely come back

"Pleasantly surprised!"

Mr Ellerton - Stayed with family, Oct 2018

10/10/2018

the only issue we had during our visit was the wifi we paid for to a third party and to which we could not access. Having been caravanners for 16 years can say without fear of contradiction that the......Read more.

the only issue we had during our visit was the wifi we paid for to a third party and to which we could not access. Having been caravanners for 16 years can say without fear of contradiction that the facilities and layout of the site were first class. We will be back!

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"Perfect For a weekend enjoying the forest"

Mr A Brooker - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

10/10/2018

Perfect location for a couple of days cycling or walking

"Excellent site in the forrest"

Mrs J Law - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

10/10/2018

Site beautifully clean and toilets impeccable.

We always use the Fully services pitches but would be nice if the facility was extended to more grassy areas.

Would also be nice if there was a......Read more.

Site beautifully clean and toilets impeccable.

We always use the Fully services pitches but would be nice if the facility was extended to more grassy areas.

Would also be nice if there was a permanent coffee shop where you could walk to for a cream scone etc and get chatting to people....Read less.

"Our stay"

Ms G Osbaldiston - Stayed with partner, Oct 2018

09/10/2018

We were very happy with the site and the accommodation which was spotless, but the WiFi wasn’t to modern day standards.

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

06/10/2018

An excellent place to stay

"Outstanding staff and facilities"

A Taylor - Stayed Sep 2018

05/10/2018

The most pleasant and obliging of staff welcomed me to an amazing location with the highest standards of upkeep. Worthy of special mention are the toilet and shower facilities maintained to an......Read more.

The most pleasant and obliging of staff welcomed me to an amazing location with the highest standards of upkeep. Worthy of special mention are the toilet and shower facilities maintained to an operating theatre level of cleanliness. An idyllic place to stay; I am willing to bet it is fully booked in the high season....Read less.

"Impressive"

Mt A Taylor - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

05/10/2018

The facilities are second to none except that the number of loos and showers can be overwhelmed in busy periods. the site is clean, very well maintained with security/help patrols at frequent......Read more.

The facilities are second to none except that the number of loos and showers can be overwhelmed in busy periods. the site is clean, very well maintained with security/help patrols at frequent intervals. The bread available at the shop is to die for! Skelwith Fold is one of the best sites I have visited in 40 years of caravan touring. It is, however, a little expensive but you only get what you pay for!

The only improvement I can suggest is access to the roads to the rear of the site but I understand the constraints on this....Read less.

"Amazing hideaway pod stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

05/10/2018

Myself and my partner recently stayed the weekend in one of the Parks Hideaway Pods. It was such an amazing weekend. The pod was comfortable, clean, modern and provided a lovely relaxing home away......Read more.

Myself and my partner recently stayed the weekend in one of the Parks Hideaway Pods. It was such an amazing weekend. The pod was comfortable, clean, modern and provided a lovely relaxing home away from home. The park was in an ideal location and we were able to purchase a walk from the parks shop which meant we could see more of the surrounding area. The staff were really helpful and very friendly. We’re even planning our next trip back! Would definitely recommend....Read less.

"Quiet Break"

L Schreiber - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

04/10/2018

Lovely weekend break . Nice quiet site. Lots of great walks and Ambleside is not to far from site. Staff helpful and very friendly . Quick check in , everything fully explained . Looking forward to......Read more.

Lovely weekend break . Nice quiet site. Lots of great walks and Ambleside is not to far from site. Staff helpful and very friendly . Quick check in , everything fully explained . Looking forward to our next visit....Read less.

"A must visit."

Mr R Beasley - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

04/10/2018

Skelwithfold ticks every box regarding our needs and wants, hence our regular visits over the past years.

I'm not qualified to describe the beauty of everything that this park offers and can only......Read more.

Skelwithfold ticks every box regarding our needs and wants, hence our regular visits over the past years.

I'm not qualified to describe the beauty of everything that this park offers and can only offer my view which in a nutshell is that Skelwithfold has no peers.

Make of that what you will....Read less.

"Relaxing Stay"

Mr N Bell - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

04/10/2018

2nd stay here and not our last. Booking was easy, arrival friendly, quick and informative.

Site is clean, we'll maintained in gorgeous surroundings.

"Autumn break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

03/10/2018

Amazing place to stay Keeps drawing you back Beautiful site really well run

"Improving wifi connection"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

03/10/2018

Would like to have better more reliable WiFi which is expensive for the quality of reception. It is important when running your own business and trying to have a relaxing holiday.

This is the only......Read more.

Would like to have better more reliable WiFi which is expensive for the quality of reception. It is important when running your own business and trying to have a relaxing holiday.

This is the only downside to the site as its in a lovely location and has great off road paths straight from the site. Good central location for the many walks in the Lake District....Read less.

"September Lakeland stay"

Mr R Duxbury - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

02/10/2018

We were impressed with the site and location.

A bit tight and windy on approach but the scenery soon makes up for it.

We chose a premium pitch handstanding. The only complaint would be the small area......Read more.

We were impressed with the site and location.

A bit tight and windy on approach but the scenery soon makes up for it.

We chose a premium pitch handstanding. The only complaint would be the small area of the pitch paying a premium price i would expect not to be on top of the next pitch.

The first night was spoilt by a noisy neighbour, but they left the next day!

The toilet and showers were impeccable! What ever time of day used.

Will use again highly recommend....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mr S Clarke - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

30/09/2018

Lovely site, we saw deer, squirrels and birds from our pitch and when walking the dog. Facilities good especially the laundry and drying room for an autumn stay. Great to get the bus right at the......Read more.

Lovely site, we saw deer, squirrels and birds from our pitch and when walking the dog. Facilities good especially the laundry and drying room for an autumn stay. Great to get the bus right at the park entrance to head off exploring. Only gave the 3 stars for access due to the narrow roads and steep drive (just to warn folks who are wary) but that’s also what makes the location so good....Read less.

"A week end in September"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

29/09/2018

Lovely camp site with good modern facilities. Only down sides are the lack of TV plug in points and Super Pitches.

"Lovely park"

Ms Rowley - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

29/09/2018

Loved the park will be back

"stopping at site for first time"

Mr Riley - Stayed Sep 2018

28/09/2018

Pleasant And tranquil to stop at

"Skelwith Fold"

Mr McNaughton - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

28/09/2018

There was a flaw in the booking system in that when we arrived & added an awning,the system reverted our premium pitch to a standard pitch which then caused problems further down the line. This was......Read more.

There was a flaw in the booking system in that when we arrived & added an awning,the system reverted our premium pitch to a standard pitch which then caused problems further down the line. This was compounded when we were issued a standard sticker instead of the premium sticker we had paid for. Some days later we received an email instructing us to vacate the pitch. Luckily we had retained our original booking confirmation & the staff had to concede that the error was their responsibility. The only other comment we have is that the toilet block near the premium pitches is cleaned far too early whilst people are still trying to get showers & use the toilets. A more reasonable time would be a fixed time of 11am....Read less.

"First night"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

28/09/2018

Our first night sleeping in our camper van and we picked this fantastic site.

"Good site. But poor WiFi."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

28/09/2018

Browser session based WiFi is outdated and needlessly restrictive. Signal strength was also poor. Good site otherwise.

"Awesome"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

Very well run site

"Beautiful site"

Mrs J Palmer - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

It was our first time here. The site was set in beautiful surroundings. The toilet & shower facilities were the cleanest, modern and warmest I've ever come across. Brilliant for dogs and walking. ......Read more.

It was our first time here. The site was set in beautiful surroundings. The toilet & shower facilities were the cleanest, modern and warmest I've ever come across. Brilliant for dogs and walking. Would highly recommend....Read less.

"Andy and louise revew"

Mr A Smith - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

Fantastic place to stay in a ideal location for the south lakes only thing missing is a on site resteraunt/bar

"Skelwith Fold tourer"

Mr J Williams - Stayed with friends, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

As per usual , friendly and helpful staff, great facilities, great location for Ambleside

"First Time"

Mr T Hirst - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

Spacious park in beautiful surrounds . Very friendly welcome although we were late . Very clean , tidy and warm shower / toilet facilities . Comprehensive shop.

Have to say it as the most expensive......Read more.

Spacious park in beautiful surrounds . Very friendly welcome although we were late . Very clean , tidy and warm shower / toilet facilities . Comprehensive shop.

Have to say it as the most expensive site we have stayed at and was surprised to be charged for electricity as an extra and our little campervan uses very little so thats my only moan !!

Yes , thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return

So , would you like to sponsor me in my Christmas Challenge by donating say a free stay that I could auction ???

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TimHirst6

THank you...Read less.

"access"

Mr White - Stayed with friends, Sep 2018

27/09/2018

The last half a mile of road to the site can be a little bit awkward depending on what time you are on it.on our visit in June we had to share a part of the road with a bus not easy with a large......Read more.

The last half a mile of road to the site can be a little bit awkward depending on what time you are on it.on our visit in June we had to share a part of the road with a bus not easy with a large caravan and this last visit in September the same thing with a lorry.a better access would be better but this has not put us off from visiting the site again...Read less.

"xxx"

Mr G Angus - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

25/09/2018

xxx

"Excellent stat in hideaway"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

25/09/2018

We stayed in one of the hideaways.

Excellent value for money

Lovely pod

Extra touches of barbecue and prosecconon arrival really lovely would definietly stay again

"Our go to place"

Mr D Crook - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

24/09/2018

Skelwith fold has enchanted us and is now the only place we will go caravanning in the south lakeland area ,great place friendly staff ,a peaceful relaxing holiday park thank you all .

"Lovely peaceful location very close to Ambleside"

Ms S Jenner - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

24/09/2018

Our first visit to this site and we were not disappointed. Situated so close to Ambleside it was ideal for us and our pitch at the top of the site with surrounding trees made a very peaceful four......Read more.

Our first visit to this site and we were not disappointed. Situated so close to Ambleside it was ideal for us and our pitch at the top of the site with surrounding trees made a very peaceful four day stay with our dog - plenty of great walks and all the facilities were very well maintained and clean. A well stocked shop at reception was very useful too. Dinner one night at the nearby Drunken Duck restaurant is well recommended which is where we went to celebrate our anniversary. Altogether a lovely stay and would definitely put this on our calendar for another year....Read less.

"Lakes getaway"

Mr Gardner - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

24/09/2018

We had a fabulous time with relatives from America. Site was amazing staff extremely helpful and friendly who helped us put up our awning. Shop well stocked. Very clean site and facilities. We will......Read more.

We had a fabulous time with relatives from America. Site was amazing staff extremely helpful and friendly who helped us put up our awning. Shop well stocked. Very clean site and facilities. We will definitely recommend to our family and friends...Read less.

"Highly Recommend mend this site"

Mrs L McPherson - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

23/09/2018

This is a great location and all pitches have a large amount of room. All facilities are excellent. The site is also well located for a short walk to Ambleside.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

23/09/2018

Very good

"First time stay"

Mrs D McLean - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

22/09/2018

My husband and I stayed at Skelwith Fold for 3 nights in our touring caravan and we had a very enjoyable stay.

You choose your own pitch on arrival which has its advantages and disadvantages.......Read more.

My husband and I stayed at Skelwith Fold for 3 nights in our touring caravan and we had a very enjoyable stay.

You choose your own pitch on arrival which has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantage being we could choose a pitch close to the amenity block as we prefer to be (may not be possible in busy periods though), disadvantage being we headed to a part of the site for touring caravans only to find it was full so we had to reverse back out on to the main road that runs through the site and around a bend to go to the next area as the sign in front of us said 'no tourers'. (we held a van up that wanted to pass us and it was only the 2nd time we had been out in our caravan so towing is still new to us) maybe reception could have advised us they those pitches were already taken as once you pick your pitch you tell reception which number your on so they must have a record of what's available and what's not.

Having 2 dogs with us we liked the size of the site as we had plenty of paths to walk the dogs on an evening before bedtime.

Clean and warm toilets and showers are a massive thing for us and I can honesty say these were the best we've experienced on a campsite, though there was only a shower curtain in 1 of the 3 showers in the lady's, my husband said there wasn't any in the men's where we were but there were in all the showers near the premium pitches.

All of the staff were friendly and helpful and we liked the fact we could extend our check out time to enable us to make the most of our last day.

The shop was well stocked, reasonably priced and had good opening hours.

The park is close to Ambleside and well located to visit other places the lakes has to offer.

The only thing that I would suggest would be a pub and restaurant on site as after being out all day exploring the area it would have been nice to go to an onside pub for an evening meal or a drink rather than looking for takeaways or being away at a pub off site.

All in our we enjoyed our stay and the minor downsides would certainly not put us off visiting again.

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"Very nice site"

Mr Walker - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

22/09/2018

It has lots of walking places to take dog out as some sites lack that

"First time visit"

Mr Westwood - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

22/09/2018

What a great place, we were in a motorhome, every detail was thought of, we will definitely return.

Thank you

"The long walk"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

21/09/2018

This is a tidy, family friendly place with a great kids play area. Very safe and clean with superfriendly staff in a fantastic location. Our only challenge was that the kids wanted to be near the......Read more.

This is a tidy, family friendly place with a great kids play area. Very safe and clean with superfriendly staff in a fantastic location. Our only challenge was that the kids wanted to be near the park but as a mum on her own with two small children it was a long walk to the shower block with more than one shower. This was also the closest place to empty the tiolet cassette....Read less.

"What's not to like"

J Urmston - Stayed with friends, Sep 2018

21/09/2018

What a lovely site, clean, well maintained with hot showers (underfloor heating and very spacious). Loved the drying room, so practical. Plenty of well marked walks from the site, no need to get the......Read more.

What a lovely site, clean, well maintained with hot showers (underfloor heating and very spacious). Loved the drying room, so practical. Plenty of well marked walks from the site, no need to get the car out. Only complaint was the poor internet connection and the exorbitant (to me anyway) cost. No mention is made whilst trying to connect re the price. There is a price list in reception (but you have to ask for it) which was flashed in front of me. Why isn't there free good quality connection?...Read less.

"Our annual holiday to Skelwith Fold"

Mr P Marshall - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

21/09/2018

A most attractive park with stunning views and ample places for walking and dog friendly. The walk around the perimeter of the park is beautiful , with woodland, lakes, streams and plenty of ferns......Read more.

A most attractive park with stunning views and ample places for walking and dog friendly. The walk around the perimeter of the park is beautiful , with woodland, lakes, streams and plenty of ferns and bracken which my Spaniel loved exploring. No need to worry about sheep around the walk either, they were all fenced in.

To see deer walk past our caravan was a delight.

With everything you need for a great holiday , I would strongly recommend Skelwith Fold as a great place to stay. Absolutely Excellent....Read less.

"Better than we anticipated"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

21/09/2018

Rather a last minute decision to stay in Lake District on returning home from Scotland and not much availability in area. Was concerned that site appeared to be outside Ambleside and not wanting to......Read more.

Rather a last minute decision to stay in Lake District on returning home from Scotland and not much availability in area. Was concerned that site appeared to be outside Ambleside and not wanting to use Camper to drive in what access would be like. In practice although a bit of a walk the bus stop outside the entrance worked fine and we used the local buses which were frequent and on time. A bit expensive but would use again as well presented....Read less.

"Hideaway heaven"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

21/09/2018

Very nice place to stay if you want to get away for peace and tranquility and lovely surroundings.

"First Visit to site"

Mr D Blair - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

20/09/2018

This was our family's first visit to this site and the approach to the site by the B5286 was a little unnerving as our caravan is the new style of 8 feet in width and the traffic was of vans and......Read more.

This was our family's first visit to this site and the approach to the site by the B5286 was a little unnerving as our caravan is the new style of 8 feet in width and the traffic was of vans and local buses. On entering the park and the drive through the woods took away any thoughts of made a mistake coming hear. The touring caravan pitches were outstanding, the recreation facilities for my grandsons were worth the visit although more is needed for older children.

All in the visit pleased the whole family, very friendly staff, local attractions of Ambleside were good. Certainly we will be back for another holiday.u...Read less.

"skelwith opinion"

Mr P Dagg - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

20/09/2018

I've been to this site twice and would not hesitate in going back or recommending to a friend the staff are so helpful good on site shop and so clean and tidy showers are excellent and clean

"Relaxing break"

Mrs J Robinson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

19/09/2018

Peaceful and pretty. Some lovely walking to be done. Staff are very nice and very helpful. A well

Stocked shop selling the essentials which was good as I had forgotten to bring bread with me. This is......Read more.

Peaceful and pretty. Some lovely walking to be done. Staff are very nice and very helpful. A well

Stocked shop selling the essentials which was good as I had forgotten to bring bread with me. This is our 3rd visit and will definetly be booking here again...Read less.

"Short September break"

Mr D Dixon - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

19/09/2018

Ideal location for access to The Lakes. A 10 min walk to neares pub. Very well appointed site with clean and modern washing/toilet facilities.

"Lack of flowers on tourist site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

18/09/2018

Could not get good TV Reception in Garden Area

"Lovely Park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

17/09/2018

The park was very clean with a good on site shower block and washing facilities. It was a large site but appeared very quiet and well maintained. A good location quite near to Elterwater and......Read more.

The park was very clean with a good on site shower block and washing facilities. It was a large site but appeared very quiet and well maintained. A good location quite near to Elterwater and Windermere too. All in all well recommended!...Read less.

"Great caravan site"

Mr P Dyer - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

16/09/2018

A first class touring caravan campsite

"Another nice stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

16/09/2018

Our second stay and it was as good as the first. Very friendly staff and facilties are excellent. Only improvement would be to have fixed times for the closure of washing facilities, it just helps......Read more.

Our second stay and it was as good as the first. Very friendly staff and facilties are excellent. Only improvement would be to have fixed times for the closure of washing facilities, it just helps you plan your showers. Local area great for food if you fancy a meal out. Lovely walks from the site. Road from Ambleside to site entrance is narrow so care is required....Read less.

"Great site"

G Welch - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

15/09/2018

Cannot fault this site. We had a wonderful 4 days and will certainly be staying here again.

"Excellent"

Mrs C Duthie - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

15/09/2018

Really enjoyed our stay here -lovely! Facilities excellent-clean and cosy!

"Overnight stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

15/09/2018

Excellent shower facilities. Shower block spotless

"Birthday weekend away"

Mr N Fisher - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

14/09/2018

High quality of accommodation and really impressed with quality of caravan park .

"a peaceful holiday ."

Mrs R Davison - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

14/09/2018

Nice quiet tidy site .The cleanliness of toilets was excellent .

Staff very friendly and helpful.

Surrounding area beautiful and easy to get to other attractions .

"Skelwith"

Mr. C Atherton - Stayed with family, Sep 2018

13/09/2018

Not impressed

"Nuthatch feedback"

Anonymous - Stayed Sep 2018

13/09/2018

The shower posed a few problems which took two goes to sort out, but otherwise the accommodation was great. Thank you for the wine, chocolates and BBQ!!!

"Premium Pitch"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

12/09/2018

Site excellent. My only issue was the poor outside lighting In and around the Premium Pitches.

"Late Summer break"

Mr D Thomas - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

11/09/2018

Excellent site and facilities.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

09/09/2018

Lovely site in a stunning environment,

"High quality touring park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

08/09/2018

We stayed at Skelwith Fold in late August 2018, the site is very clean and all facilities are excellent and clean.It has a very long drive through woodlands before reaching reception and the main......Read more.

We stayed at Skelwith Fold in late August 2018, the site is very clean and all facilities are excellent and clean.It has a very long drive through woodlands before reaching reception and the main site, which as a motorhome owner who was walking, cycling or using the bus service to local areas was quite hard work after a day out. The site has a shop selling most items for a touring holiday and has information on the local area, walks, cycle routes, bus services etc. There is no entertainment or cafe on site, which would have improved the time we spent there. Overall it is a very good site offering good value for someone touring in the Lake District....Read less.

"Chris Peers"

Mrs Peers - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

08/09/2018

Excellent park safe we brought our 6yr old Grandaughter 👍👍

"Amazing site !"

Mr D Carney - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

07/09/2018

A truly amazing site. Really clean, neat, quiet and a perfect location for both Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Generally WELL IMPRESSED !

"Perfect location for walking"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

07/09/2018

This is a well maintained site in an excellent location for walkers - either off road or on quiet country lanes. The reception supplied some suggested routes and we followed one including the top of......Read more.

This is a well maintained site in an excellent location for walkers - either off road or on quiet country lanes. The reception supplied some suggested routes and we followed one including the top of black crags and a disused quarry - highly recommended. The site caters mainly for statics but has a few areas for tourers like us. Was a little bit cramped at a busy time - would be better when not so busy. Felt a little bit too secure as if you were being monitored all the time. The staff were helpful but not really friendly. The shower block and pot wash was great. Plenty of water points. Plenty of bins but not enough recycling bins especially glass and hence too much recycling seen in the waste bin. There was even a wooded stroll within the camp are and deers (red and roe)about. Childrens play area looked great....Read less.

"Visit to Skelwith fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

06/09/2018

Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful area. The campsite was peaceful although busy, a great central location from which we visited many of our favourite places - often on bikes.

"Short family break"

Mrs L Green - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

06/09/2018

We stayed at this campsite as it is by far one of the cleanest campsites we have stayed in!

The park and the surroundings are lovely.

We have already booked to go again!

"A difficult August"

Mr S Barraclough - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

06/09/2018

Accessing the site is a tricky unavoidable road from Brathay Bridge can and was horrendous, this is due to its twisting, blind and narrow route, meet a bus or HGV and your in trouble. Once inside......Read more.

Accessing the site is a tricky unavoidable road from Brathay Bridge can and was horrendous, this is due to its twisting, blind and narrow route, meet a bus or HGV and your in trouble. Once inside the park touring caravans dont have any issues with roads as they are pretty good although one or two potholes are to be avoided.

Dont know how other motorists handle the 12.5 mph speed limit once through the barrier and beware of speed ramps which are severe even when crawling. Taxis are a nuisance and show little or no respect for speed limits, actually not many caravaners do either.

An improvement to showes with heated underfloor is a welcome addition, unfortunately the cleanliness of the wash hand basins and toilet cubicles let the visit down. Often dirty and toilet floors and pans soiled. However this is not necceserily the staffs fault, more the clientel that use them, perhaps a regular regime of checking them would help.

The shop is quite basic but usually their is adequate choice although expensive.

Not once did any member of the park support team ask if every thing was OK. It would have been welcomed.

The surrounding area and lakes are easily accessed and quite stunningly beautiful.

Watch out for local restaurants which are very busy, unfortunately food quality and poor service are a resultant dissapointment.

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"Expensive stop over"

Mr Staples - Stayed with partner, Sep 2018

06/09/2018

Nice site. Would have appreciated more lighting around the camper parking area. Very expensive for a camper overnight stop.

"Lovely peaceful site."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

06/09/2018

Excellent overall, various areas for tourers, so not all together. Always clean. The toilet blocks could do with an approx time closed for cleaning sign, after a week we kind of worked the rough time......Read more.

Excellent overall, various areas for tourers, so not all together. Always clean. The toilet blocks could do with an approx time closed for cleaning sign, after a week we kind of worked the rough time frame out. Apart from that everything fine. The area around is superb , will definitely be back.

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"Beautiful surroundings"

Mrs Clarke - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

05/09/2018

The caravan park is lovely, full of wildlife, deer, red squirrels & birds. It is beautifully kept. The washing facilities were always spotless. The only downside was the touring caravan pitches.......Read more.

The caravan park is lovely, full of wildlife, deer, red squirrels & birds. It is beautifully kept. The washing facilities were always spotless. The only downside was the touring caravan pitches. They were very tightly packed in with caravan, awning & car, caravan awning & car with not much room in-between. Also the roads in between the rows of caravans are narrow too so manoeuvring the caravan was difficult. We thought the no noise after 11.00pm was a little late, especially when trying to get children to sleep. There was someone with there television on loud in there awning every evening which spoilt our relaxing evenings listening to the wildlife. We did have a great week though but will be looking for another caravan park next year which is more spacious....Read less.

"Dottie"

Mrs Tyrer - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

04/09/2018

We will not leave the site as much Next time we visit ....there is everything you need right here .....absolutely loved it in our hideaway

"Nice site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

A great site in a beautiful location . If you don’t have transport though you are a long way from the nearest busy place Ambleside and a mile walk from the closest/ only pub near by. Most pitches......Read more.

A great site in a beautiful location . If you don’t have transport though you are a long way from the nearest busy place Ambleside and a mile walk from the closest/ only pub near by. Most pitches are pretty flat to ....Read less.

"Helpful staff"

G Crossley - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

For tourers I thought the overnight fee was expensive. I paid £20 per night earlier this year on a first class caravan and camping club site.

"Skelwith Fold caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

If you are looking for a weekend stay on Skelwith but with good facilities go for one of their Hideaways, this are better for a couple not for families due to space restriction, however you will have......Read more.

If you are looking for a weekend stay on Skelwith but with good facilities go for one of their Hideaways, this are better for a couple not for families due to space restriction, however you will have your private bathroom , TV , private outdoor BBQ area etc very good for a romantic trip or just relaxing......Read less.

"Wonderful woodland setting"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

We were very impressed with the woodland setting and the peacefulness of the park.It was fantastic to see deer, including a stag, up close. There were plenty of walks from the park itself.

The was......Read more.

We were very impressed with the woodland setting and the peacefulness of the park.It was fantastic to see deer, including a stag, up close. There were plenty of walks from the park itself.

The was facilities were good and spotlessly clean, except for one day, where a large puddle of strong urine was left to dry on tiles for several hours.

There were plenty of eateries locally but a more detailed welcome booklet would be helpful recommending dog friendly places to eat or local places to visit. As we wanted to walk around the camp walks we would have liked a simple map included in the welcome pack....Read less.

"Cracking site with abundance of wildlife & scenery"

A Lee - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

03/09/2018

Fantastic one night stay - wished to have stayed more .. great pitches for motorhomes dotted round different areas of the site ... we stayed next to the playground. Wonderful walk from the site to......Read more.

Fantastic one night stay - wished to have stayed more .. great pitches for motorhomes dotted round different areas of the site ... we stayed next to the playground. Wonderful walk from the site to the local pub - great views - uphill on the way back so beware if not so able.

The site is set in a beautiful wooded area with spectacular paths to walk around ... we came across a stag that trotted past us without a care in the world ♥️

The only thing as first timers to the site .. it would have been handy to be shown on map where grey waste was to be disposed as this was not clear on site map etc.. but we found it by chance when walking out the rear of the park.

Loved how we could our choose our own pitch - would definitely come back again.

Also added bonus - as we were on a road trip, this site allows one night stays in peak season - everywhere else in the area was a minimum of 2 nights with a motorhome - big plus 😊...Read less.

"A returning customer"

Mr S Maude - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

02/09/2018

Great site, feels secure with it gates and coded facilities. Toilet blocks are very clean and showers are superb with heated flooring. A returning customer with a girlfriend that’s reluctant to camp......Read more.

Great site, feels secure with it gates and coded facilities. Toilet blocks are very clean and showers are superb with heated flooring. A returning customer with a girlfriend that’s reluctant to camp in my camper van,so such good facilities make for a relaxing time knowing there should be know complaints...Read less.

"Highly recommended"

Mrs K Moss - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

02/09/2018

Perfect location for walking with the beautiful surroundings, a lovely walk along the river to local shops & bars.

Leisure centre facilities including swimming are a 15 minute walk.

Site was very......Read more.

Perfect location for walking with the beautiful surroundings, a lovely walk along the river to local shops & bars.

Leisure centre facilities including swimming are a 15 minute walk.

Site was very pleasingly spotless. Nothing that could be improved on.

Traveling in a motorhome, stayed at 12 different camp sites & this was definitely in the top 3. Small park for children too....Read less.

"Wonderful weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed Aug 2018

02/09/2018

I stayed here for 3 nights in a Glamping Pod. My first impression was of how beautifully the site was laid out.

The surroundings are so peaceful. The pod was compact but very thoughtfully laid out......Read more.

I stayed here for 3 nights in a Glamping Pod. My first impression was of how beautifully the site was laid out.

The surroundings are so peaceful. The pod was compact but very thoughtfully laid out with all your creature comforts catered for. It was very comfortable & spotlessly clean. There was even a bottle of prosecco & chocolates in the fridge on arrival. There’s a decking area outside the pod with a table & 2 chairs for relaxing in the sunshine too. I’ll definitely be returning as soon as I get the chance....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Ms Watt - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

01/09/2018

What a lovely little find great facilities no bar if that’s something you want and it is quite hilly so not quite for people who have difficulty walking but a stunning place and pretty big good......Read more.

What a lovely little find great facilities no bar if that’s something you want and it is quite hilly so not quite for people who have difficulty walking but a stunning place and pretty big good little park for the kids the only downside was we were questioned on the fact our camper is a conversion we are insured properly and log book is changed so I personally don’t see the issue if we can provide proof I got the feeling if it was known our camper was converted before we booked we wouldn’t of been aloud on apart from that can’t fault it very friendly place very clean and very well looked after all in all a great stay I would come back definitely...Read less.

"First Visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

01/09/2018

Great site. Only nuisance was availability of gents toilets. On 3 different days, the toilets were closed for cleaning on visits at 10, 11 and 12 o clock. It would be better if cleaning time was......Read more.

Great site. Only nuisance was availability of gents toilets. On 3 different days, the toilets were closed for cleaning on visits at 10, 11 and 12 o clock. It would be better if cleaning time was stated on the block. It was a bit of a trek to another block. Also, on other sites, the disabled toilet tends to be available during main block cleaning.

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"bank holiday break."

G Mumford - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

31/08/2018

Great apart from the weather, Sunday was a washout , the family get together made it a bit more bearable

"Stunning surroundings"

Mr R Hollowday - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

29/08/2018

A beautifully managed site within tranquil surroundings. Streams trickle (or rush depending on the rainfall) throughout the site and red deer are often wandering around the caravans. Facilities are......Read more.

A beautifully managed site within tranquil surroundings. Streams trickle (or rush depending on the rainfall) throughout the site and red deer are often wandering around the caravans. Facilities are excellent and the shop well stocked with essentials. Staff are friendly and helpful with a relaxed attitude until action is needed. We will definitely visit again....Read less.

"Lighting at night"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

29/08/2018

The only issue we had was it was very dark at night there wasn't much light around the park when needing to go from your van to the toilet block maybe it was where our pitch was situated. But it......Read more.

The only issue we had was it was very dark at night there wasn't much light around the park when needing to go from your van to the toilet block maybe it was where our pitch was situated. But it wouldn't stop me from coming back just a small issue we had....Read less.

"Brilliant stay"

Mr C Jones - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

28/08/2018

We have recently returned from an 8 night stay in our tourer, staying in 1 of the premium pitches. This park is beautiful....we saw several deers and stags whilst there. Cracking facilities for the......Read more.

We have recently returned from an 8 night stay in our tourer, staying in 1 of the premium pitches. This park is beautiful....we saw several deers and stags whilst there. Cracking facilities for the kids and the shower block near the premium touring pitches were spacious and immaculate with plenty of space to keep your clothes dry whilst you washed!

Literally the only negative to this park is something that isn’t even its fault which is the very narrow roads on the approach to it.....they make for some hairy moments whilst towing your caravan!!!

All in all, an absolutely fantastic park that I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again and recommend to friends....Read less.

"Safari tent"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

28/08/2018

Excellent facilities, lovely shower room, bed very comfortable. Kids enjoyed playing at the park. Staff very friendly. Easy to travel out to tourist attractions.

"Watts"

Mr I Watts - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

28/08/2018

Excellent campsite, perhaps a little cramped on touring pitches but all else excellent.

"Very cramped"

Mrs J O'Neill - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

We booked for a premium pitch but as we arrived late had little choice left to us. Would had preferred a designated pitch. The pitches were sited very close together and little maneouvrability......Read more.

We booked for a premium pitch but as we arrived late had little choice left to us. Would had preferred a designated pitch. The pitches were sited very close together and little maneouvrability between them for a larger caravan. Area around statics was much more appealing....Read less.

"Good holiday"

Mrs J Webster - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

27/08/2018

Excellent site. Have been more than once and love it.

"Touring with caravan"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

24/08/2018

Great site for the area. Very good and clean facilities. A little too much gravel and not enough grass areas on the touring pitches. Would be helpful if access was available to everyone at the top......Read more.

Great site for the area. Very good and clean facilities. A little too much gravel and not enough grass areas on the touring pitches. Would be helpful if access was available to everyone at the top gate of the park. Children's park could do with updating ....Read less.

"Visit to Lakes"

Mr S Roberts - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

23/08/2018

Loved the campsite but was very disappointed with the area. We found it very difficult to actual park anywhere. I know there are buses but we had our 74 year old parents with which ruled that......Read more.

Loved the campsite but was very disappointed with the area. We found it very difficult to actual park anywhere. I know there are buses but we had our 74 year old parents with which ruled that option out. I'm not sure on logistics but to have a campsite/minibus agreement to be at certain places at certain times would have made this ideal for us. Would of been happy to have paid for this service...Read less.

"Our third visit"

Ms S Havis - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

23/08/2018

We love skelwith fold as its such a well maintained park but still relaxed and friendly for kids. We love that we can walk to Chesters by the river for breakfast ( and lunch!) Love the walking in the......Read more.

We love skelwith fold as its such a well maintained park but still relaxed and friendly for kids. We love that we can walk to Chesters by the river for breakfast ( and lunch!) Love the walking in the surrounding areas and just the beautiful environment with woodland so much wildlife. This time we saw a massive Stag!

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"Only one"

Mr Bishop - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

23/08/2018

The only query we would have is the space between pitches. The van next to us was parked correctly but there was very little breathing space between us. It meant as they came and went they were on......Read more.

The only query we would have is the space between pitches. The van next to us was parked correctly but there was very little breathing space between us. It meant as they came and went they were on occasions right next to our windows and invaded our privacy. Had they pitched incorrectly we would have raised it with you at the time....Read less.

"Pretty"

Ms Brown - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

23/08/2018

Apart fom a play area there were no other facilities for children. An indoor play/games room would have been nice

"Lake Visit"

Mrs G Seymour - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

22/08/2018

Excellent choice of site. Beautiful peaceful surroundings.

"Great fun for our children"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

22/08/2018

Great facilities for us and our children.

"Fantastic, Well Maintained Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

22/08/2018

We have visited this site several times over the years. We enjoyed the site as just a couple and we equally enjoy it as a family of four. The site is the best I have ever stayed at and we will......Read more.

We have visited this site several times over the years. We enjoyed the site as just a couple and we equally enjoy it as a family of four. The site is the best I have ever stayed at and we will certainly be returning in the future. The surroundings are beautiful. There are many walks to explore from the site itself and it is an easy drive to many lovely places within the Lake District. The place is spotless and the staff are friendly. Keep up the good work Skelwith!...Read less.

"Excellent"

P Morrish - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

21/08/2018

Most impressed, in fact were able to extend our stay by two nights. Would love to come back.

"Safari Tent"

Mrs L Mawby - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

We stayed in one of the safari tents and it was lovely very peaceful and comfortable a lovely little stream out side the tent that my son enjoyed playing in and seeing the wild animal e.g deer’s......Read more.

We stayed in one of the safari tents and it was lovely very peaceful and comfortable a lovely little stream out side the tent that my son enjoyed playing in and seeing the wild animal e.g deer’s squirrels and rabbits....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Mrs J Wilson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

21/08/2018

I would whole heartedly recommend Skelwith fold to anyone, young or old, with or without children. The site is quiet, immaculately clean and tidy, and every member of staff is so friendly and......Read more.

I would whole heartedly recommend Skelwith fold to anyone, young or old, with or without children. The site is quiet, immaculately clean and tidy, and every member of staff is so friendly and helpful. We love that you can cycle or walk to so many different places from the site without needing to take the car....Read less.

"Lovely camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

20/08/2018

Lovely clean facilities, great park for children and fresh croissants every morning!

"2nd visit"

Mrs W Adams - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

19/08/2018

We had a lovely 2 night stay in our Motorhome, very quiet beautiful surroundings, once sited we don't tend to move it and walk or bus places. It's was almost a mile from our pitch to the bus stop at......Read more.

We had a lovely 2 night stay in our Motorhome, very quiet beautiful surroundings, once sited we don't tend to move it and walk or bus places. It's was almost a mile from our pitch to the bus stop at the entrance to site, We walked into Ambleside which took around 45 mins mostly good footpaths got the bus back. Also got the bus to coniston and windermear. We were on a HS standard pitch with EHU but no TV hook up which would have been great as there is little to no TV reception, had we been there for longer maybe we would of paid extra for pitch with TV hook up. It is a lovely site maybe a little pricey but nice....Read less.

"Beautiful location and facilities"

Mr Baldwin - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

19/08/2018

Excellent location that offers great facilities with an extremely friendly approach.

A dedicated dog wash room with a proper dog bath/shower and hair dryer would be an absolute hit at this site,......Read more.

Excellent location that offers great facilities with an extremely friendly approach.

A dedicated dog wash room with a proper dog bath/shower and hair dryer would be an absolute hit at this site, and in our opinions is a must to support campers/caravan ers or even people in their own or hired static units.

Speed limits should be adhered to also by cyclists. A lot of children were observed riding at speed around the site,which is good fun until you knock someone over, this should be better scrutinised....Read less.

"Excellent Holiday"

Mrs S Howford - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

18/08/2018

Very good campsite, more statics than originally thought. Excellent helpful staff members. Facility's were spotless and thoroughly enjoyed our stay..

For a treat we had a pizza from Sour Dough pizza.......Read more.

Very good campsite, more statics than originally thought. Excellent helpful staff members. Facility's were spotless and thoroughly enjoyed our stay..

For a treat we had a pizza from Sour Dough pizza. They do deliver to reception. Fully recommended....Read less.

"Outdoor paradise"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Lovely spacious site. Very impressed with toilet/shower facilities- very clean with the added bonus of underfloor heating.

Only negative comment was the number of yapping dogs - perhaps dog friendly......Read more.

Lovely spacious site. Very impressed with toilet/shower facilities- very clean with the added bonus of underfloor heating.

Only negative comment was the number of yapping dogs - perhaps dog friendly pitches could be segregated....Read less.

"long weekend away"

Mr C Freeman - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

its a very nice place been going back there for a few years now and we still like the place so keep going back

"Very clean camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Very clean and friendly campsite, we would stay again in a heartbeat!

"Time with the grandchildren"

Mrs J Ward - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Choose this park to spend time with my 2 young grand sons so we could take them to tree tops it was recommended by friend s and the site was perfect so we booked for this weekend to take the girls......Read more.

Choose this park to spend time with my 2 young grand sons so we could take them to tree tops it was recommended by friend s and the site was perfect so we booked for this weekend to take the girls plenty of thing to do in the area lovely site...Read less.

"Much needed break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

It’s a beautiful site!

So relaxing and quiet- a great place to unwind and enjoy some peace from the hustle of everyday life.

The site is extremely well kept and the service /friendliness of staff is......Read more.

It’s a beautiful site!

So relaxing and quiet- a great place to unwind and enjoy some peace from the hustle of everyday life.

The site is extremely well kept and the service /friendliness of staff is fantastic. The shop has a great selection of local produce and the morning pain au chocolate and croissants are delish! Make sure you get your order in the night before!

A gentle stroll around the site is also relaxing and pleasant.

There is full respect for the site from all that visit and use the site.

Highly recommend!...Read less.

"Beautiful site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Surrounded by woodland. Clean and peaceful.

"Weekend away"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

16/08/2018

Very enjoyable weekend. Facilities superb. The only downside is the public road in. Very narrow for a touring caravan and traffic a bit fast.

"Touring caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

15/08/2018

The site is very well kept..would like a few grass pitches. .lots of gravel looks more like a car park...but overall this site is lovely fabulous views and loved the drying room. The showers etc are......Read more.

The site is very well kept..would like a few grass pitches. .lots of gravel looks more like a car park...but overall this site is lovely fabulous views and loved the drying room. The showers etc are immaculate well done to all the staff...thank you....Read less.

"Great Site"

Mr D Moore - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

15/08/2018

We have been to Skelwith Fold on a number of occasions.

It is in the most beautiful of settings and the landscape around the park is beautiful too.

Staff are brilliant and helpful, site is almost......Read more.

We have been to Skelwith Fold on a number of occasions.

It is in the most beautiful of settings and the landscape around the park is beautiful too.

Staff are brilliant and helpful, site is almost perfect.

Our only issues are that if staying in the Coppice it would be good if there were toilet facilities more local to that area.

Also, the local pub is a bit of a hike so would be nice to have an onsite pub but we understand the owners wish to support local businesses and not take their trade so appreciate that decision.

Overall an excellent site that we love and will definitely return too....Read less.

"Excellent"

Mr J Griglin - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

15/08/2018

Lovely quiet peaceful site. Return year on year. Never dissapointed

"Safari Tent family stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

14/08/2018

We stayed in the Safari Tents at Skelwith Fold with our children, 5 and 2. We all found it highly enjoyable and we’re surprised by the comfortableness of the tent - all the facilities of home.

The......Read more.

We stayed in the Safari Tents at Skelwith Fold with our children, 5 and 2. We all found it highly enjoyable and we’re surprised by the comfortableness of the tent - all the facilities of home.

The children enjoyed seeing the red deer walking past the tent, the shop was well stocked and the park provided a great base to explore the surrounding area....Read less.

"2nights"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2018

14/08/2018

Campsite further out than we thought. Long walk into Ambleside. Park is very big & well established. Not far to Drunken Duck but need to book in advance.

"Campsteaed. Com"

Mr J Day - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

14/08/2018

I like that you could only book one for two or three days

"Wonderful site. One suggestion though."

Mr J Malvern - Stayed with friends, Aug 2018

13/08/2018

Wonderful site. Only thing lacking is a member of staff to guide you to your pitch. I damagaged my caravan badly having taken a wrong turn.

"Skelwith Fold"

Mrs D Jameson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

12/08/2018

Felt that the pitches were very small and very close together. No outlook from your awning as your car is parked almost in it.

Waste drain blocked so had to use the one at the toilet areas.

"Superb"

Mr D Marklew - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

11/08/2018

First visit but defiantly won’t be our last we stayed for two nights but wished we had stayed longer . It is so central to so many places , walks , cycling paths etc etc a nearby cafe/ restaurant......Read more.

First visit but defiantly won’t be our last we stayed for two nights but wished we had stayed longer . It is so central to so many places , walks , cycling paths etc etc a nearby cafe/ restaurant named Chester’s was a perfect little walk away from the campsite and served the most wonderful food for breakfast , brunch and lunch a little gem right by a waterfall. The local pub next door sold good hearty food very good portion sizes for lunch and

evening meals well worth a visit to both. Cannot give enough praise to the campsite and it’s cleanliness and friendly staff one person in particular was Mr Dave Brown one of the site wardens friendly but professional and full of information . Please keep up the good work all your hard work does not go unnoticed. Well done 👍...Read less.

"Great Place"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

10/08/2018

Skelwith Fold is a great base to explore the Lake District with a bus service from the end of the drive.

Or, if you want a quiet break, it is a good spot.

Good dog walks in the woods on the......Read more.

Skelwith Fold is a great base to explore the Lake District with a bus service from the end of the drive.

Or, if you want a quiet break, it is a good spot.

Good dog walks in the woods on the site.

There is a well stocked shop with some great scones and freshly baked bread.

The facilities are spotless and the staff are very friendly and helpful....Read less.

"Deer spotting!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2018

09/08/2018

Very clean, well-maintained park in gorgeous location. Kept spotting deer around the site! Handy for Ambleside - 5 mins drive. Great range of walks direct from park, too.

Couple of suggestions: shop......Read more.

Very clean, well-maintained park in gorgeous location. Kept spotting deer around the site! Handy for Ambleside - 5 mins drive. Great range of walks direct from park, too.

Couple of suggestions: shop needs to be open later - maybe shut during day for a couple of hours and stay open until 8pm, like on the continent? A bar would be good. Drying room needs to be open earlier in morning so you can get your kit and get on the water at a decent time. Drying room needs more hooks, too. Have a small child free zone for tourers? Those of us without small children don’t particularly want them waking us up by screaming early in the morning!

Super campsite with lovely staff. Will recommend widely and will use again....Read less.

"Skelwith fold"

Mr G McGill - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

09/08/2018

We have stayed at skelwith fold before and again we were totally delighted with the site. It is a wonderful place and very peaceful and with close links to some fine village inns and the wonderful......Read more.

We have stayed at skelwith fold before and again we were totally delighted with the site. It is a wonderful place and very peaceful and with close links to some fine village inns and the wonderful Ambleside.

Love the place. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️...Read less.

"Lakes break"

Mr Snell - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

Lovely clean site , great shop and great location, not very easy to drive around with a touring caravan as tight corners & only 1 tight road for in & out to your pitch , but saying that we enjoyed......Read more.

Lovely clean site , great shop and great location, not very easy to drive around with a touring caravan as tight corners & only 1 tight road for in & out to your pitch , but saying that we enjoyed our stay ....Read less.

"July stay"

Mr Burton - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

Had a 9 day stay and despite the rain the break was very good and so was the site. The large litter bins could have been emptied more frequently as they were overflowing. My main complain is that the......Read more.

Had a 9 day stay and despite the rain the break was very good and so was the site. The large litter bins could have been emptied more frequently as they were overflowing. My main complain is that the serviced area is covered in a slate shale that made it very difficult to erect an awning. My ordinary rock pegs would not penetrate the area and the pegs in the site shop were expensive....Read less.

"None"

Mrs Turner - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

None

"touring pitch"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/08/2018

great campsite. touring pitches by park can be noisy till late with gangs of kids. warden will chase them away though if requested.

"Premium Pitches & Shower facilities"

Mr N Tugman - Stayed Jul 2018

08/08/2018

basically our main and overriding issue is with the Premium pitches - they're not premium at all except a bench is included - the pitches and access is tight and it's like being on a car park.......Read more.

basically our main and overriding issue is with the Premium pitches - they're not premium at all except a bench is included - the pitches and access is tight and it's like being on a car park. Premium pitches should be those with more space, accessibility, nicer surroundings / views - but this is far from the case at Skelwith Fold. We paid for premium but ended up staying in the Coppice area, which again was tight for space ( the ones that were left ) and really could have done with slightly bigger gaps as there is barely enough room for the awning and car to go alongside - we were having to open the car doors with care to avoid either the awning ties or next doors caravan. As for the premium washrooms and showers in particular - clean and maintained of course, but the shower head is tiny and the pressure is low even when no other showers are being used - so the flow of water is poor and you can't stand underneath it freely without being pressed up against the controls - longer shower heads and different controls when you're paying for premium would be expected for the difference & reason to go for a premium price so that you can enjoy a shower properly....Read less.

"Very good"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2018

07/08/2018

It was a very good stay and I would be more than likely to come back. Just wasn't much to do due to the bad weather.

"First stay at this site"

Mr S Farr - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

07/08/2018

First stay at this site and found it to be superb, facilities clean, the whole park exceptionally tidy and will definitely return. Height of school holidays and didn’t feel crowded. Excellent!

"Lovely location"

Mrs T Cooper - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

06/08/2018

Lovely location, helpful friendly staff. Very nice facilities!

"Impressions from a brief stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

06/08/2018

Very clean and well situated amongst the trees although a fair way from Ambleside, despite being advertised as an Ambleside campsite. Also disappointed that you did not have free wi-fi. We had been......Read more.

Very clean and well situated amongst the trees although a fair way from Ambleside, despite being advertised as an Ambleside campsite. Also disappointed that you did not have free wi-fi. We had been away for two weeks and EVERY campsite apart from yours offered free and easy access to wi-fi.

Very friendly and helpful but SO expensive! Do not mean to be negative as you were all very lovely x...Read less.

"Skelwith Caravan Park excellent facility"

Mr A Moynihan - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

05/08/2018

All very positive, clean, good facilities, been before and would go again. Will recommend to friends.

"A lovely weekend!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

05/08/2018

We came here for a surprise motorhome trip for my husbands 40th. The site was fantastic, really picturesque. My son loved playing in the park. We ordered chocolate croissants for breakfast which were......Read more.

We came here for a surprise motorhome trip for my husbands 40th. The site was fantastic, really picturesque. My son loved playing in the park. We ordered chocolate croissants for breakfast which were delicious and the shop was well stocked. Unfortunately the weather was very wet and we were unable to do the walks and cycling as planned, which was a real shame as the site looked lovely and we would have liked to explore further. The heated toilets and showers were great and offered all the facilities needed. Ambleside is a great location too....Read less.

"Great site"

I Hughes - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

04/08/2018

Lovely site spotless and well run, close to Ambleside, bus stop at site entrance about a 20 minute walk from where our tourer was sited, takes you to hawkshead and consiston in one direction, or......Read more.

Lovely site spotless and well run, close to Ambleside, bus stop at site entrance about a 20 minute walk from where our tourer was sited, takes you to hawkshead and consiston in one direction, or Ambleside in the other direction, had a lovely 3 night stay...Read less.

"Grounds are amazing"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

04/08/2018

Couldn’t believe how good the surrounding walks within the park were. Needs a bit of improvement in the shower blocks when compared to other sites.

Having to recycle glass outside the main security......Read more.

Couldn’t believe how good the surrounding walks within the park were. Needs a bit of improvement in the shower blocks when compared to other sites.

Having to recycle glass outside the main security gate was a pain if noise is the problem make it a 9-6 recycle by the main building...Read less.

"Great place"

Mr A Field - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Would help if WiFi worked throughout the part. Can’t be too difficult these days.

Other than this can’t fault it.

"Motorhome beginners!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

The location of the site is stunning, and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. The onsite shop has everything you could want. It would be helpful to have some signs to guide you (when on......Read more.

The location of the site is stunning, and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. The onsite shop has everything you could want. It would be helpful to have some signs to guide you (when on foot) from the local pub as we managed to get completely lost trying to find our way back on the first night in the dark! We are definitely planning to return albeit with a bit more preparation and knowledge on our part ! But overall what a fantastic place to stay !...Read less.

"Favourite caravan site"

Mrs H Hazlett - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Love Skelwith, its in a beautiful site. Everywhere is spotless. Kids park and football pitch are great. All the walkways around the woods are great for kids on bikes and dog walks. The shop has......Read more.

Love Skelwith, its in a beautiful site. Everywhere is spotless. Kids park and football pitch are great. All the walkways around the woods are great for kids on bikes and dog walks. The shop has everything you need and the area for touring caravans is laid out really well. We love it there and go back each year....Read less.

"Nice touring site but lacks basic facilities"

Mr R Fisher - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

A very pleasant site overall but is let down badly by only having one chemical disposal point. If you're in a touring caravan situated near the play park, you have to load the toilet cassette into......Read more.

A very pleasant site overall but is let down badly by only having one chemical disposal point. If you're in a touring caravan situated near the play park, you have to load the toilet cassette into your vehicle on a daily basis to then drive round to the one and only disposal facility situated elsewhere on the park. Far from ideal and surely its not beyond the realm of possibility to plumb another waste disposal point into the existing toilet block....Read less.

"Lack of compliance to site rules and sites ability to make sure they are adhered to"

Mr Gibson - Stayed Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Hi everyone,my two nights stay with your goodselved was “marred”, by the SITE apparently not being supervised after 23-00 hours as i was led to believe,ending in myself having to approach a group of......Read more.

Hi everyone,my two nights stay with your goodselved was “marred”, by the SITE apparently not being supervised after 23-00 hours as i was led to believe,ending in myself having to approach a group of 8 or so @ 12-40 AM AND INSISTING THAT 23-00 hours was a cut off time for noise on this site!! Very embarrassing for me but seemed the only solution,8 people in an open awning at that time of early morning singing and shouting makes a mockery of your rules “ to be adhered to”, and opens up the theory of how secure is your site and do you patrol the site after 23-00 hours ??? Apparently not,maybe not what you wish to hear and apologies for babbling on BUT this is the kind of expierence that would STOP me using your site again,(unless the aforementioned can be clarifyed) ALAN GIBSON....Read less.

"Holiday"

Mr Malone - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Been visiting skelwith fold for many years and still return

"July weekend away"

Mr R Kitton - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

02/08/2018

Expensive but the quality of facilities make it worth it- local bus into town is very unreliable

"Approach road"

Mr R Stephens - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

01/08/2018

We enjoyed our stay at the park.. The approach road was amazing as was the woods that we could walk in. We did think that the caravans and motor homes were a bit crowded. We found that when people......Read more.

We enjoyed our stay at the park.. The approach road was amazing as was the woods that we could walk in. We did think that the caravans and motor homes were a bit crowded. We found that when people had their BBQ's that the smells were coming into our caravan. The showers and toilets were spotless. Also liked the idea of the library. The surrounding country side was out of this world. It was our first visit to Lake District,...Read less.

"Location"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

31/07/2018

Great spot for walks

"Lovely area"

S Nobles - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

31/07/2018

Very central to the lakes

"Well organised site"

Mr K Footitt - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

31/07/2018

Couldn’t fault anything even the shop prices were reasonable will definitely be returning

"First Impressions"

Mrs M Nelson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

29/07/2018

Very impressed with the cleanliness of the site and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely go back again. Wish I’d had more time there. Best site I’ve been on in a while. Every......Read more.

Very impressed with the cleanliness of the site and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely go back again. Wish I’d had more time there. Best site I’ve been on in a while. Every part of the park was spotless. You can walk into Ambleside or drive in 5 minutes where there are good places to eat....Read less.

"A very quiet site"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2018

29/07/2018

Very clean and easy access to local attractions

"Fabulous site"

Mrs S Storey - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

27/07/2018

Absolutely loved everything about Skelwith Fold. Fab location, surroundings and facilities. Friendly helpful staff, nothing not to like .

"Clean and good facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

26/07/2018

Very clean facilities and friendly staff. Would return again.

"Camping in july"

Mrs Clarke - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

25/07/2018

Such a wonderful setting. Hard to beat it.

Toilet blocks excellent and plenty of hot water. Shop could perhaps stock a bigger range of food and a coffee shop might be nice. Wonderful walks within the......Read more.

Such a wonderful setting. Hard to beat it.

Toilet blocks excellent and plenty of hot water. Shop could perhaps stock a bigger range of food and a coffee shop might be nice. Wonderful walks within the site.

Some more dog ties around may be useful.

And a pick up and drop off for the bus stop would be good. It says bike hire available but couldn't see any.

Having mentioned those points already planning to go again next year....Read less.

"overall impression"

Mr Thompson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

25/07/2018

at best very poor TV reception in some locations not at all

touring pitch is basicaly car parks with no view of the lakes

no entertaiment at all no bar no were to eat

overall unimpressed will not......Read more.

at best very poor TV reception in some locations not at all

touring pitch is basicaly car parks with no view of the lakes

no entertaiment at all no bar no were to eat

overall unimpressed will not return we booked for a week but left to go home on the second day would rather be at home...Read less.

"Exit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

25/07/2018

The entrance and exit is rather interesting. Coming off the main road and getting onto the main road I feel is a little dangerous. I don’t suppose there is any room for making this safer.

This said......Read more.

The entrance and exit is rather interesting. Coming off the main road and getting onto the main road I feel is a little dangerous. I don’t suppose there is any room for making this safer.

This said we did enjoy our stay. Thank you...Read less.

"Great site for families in a stunning area of the lakes"

Mrs T Innes - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

24/07/2018

Great site with lots of lovely pockets of pitches so you don’t feel like it’s a very big site. Great facilities including football pitch and park for the kids. Liked being able to select a pitch to......Read more.

Great site with lots of lovely pockets of pitches so you don’t feel like it’s a very big site. Great facilities including football pitch and park for the kids. Liked being able to select a pitch to suit our requirements and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We walked downhill from the site into Ambleside starting from one of the wide range of woodland trails and the bus back stops right outside the park....Read less.

"Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

Needs a club house. Very long walk off the park to site entrance then into Ambleside. Got told from the park staff only 20 min walk it was 45 mins. All in all to centre. Not much to do on the park

"Amazing"

Mrs Farn - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

The best caravan and camping site in the lakes.

We had an amazing stay, everything we needed and more.

Beautiful safari tent!!

"Surrounding Area"

Mrs J Raper - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

It would have been nice to have a grassy area to sit and enjoy the sunshine

"Skelwith Fold"

Mr A Hulme - Stayed with friends, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

A great site and very central lakeland location. Perfect for visiting most parts of the lake district and great access to fells on foot or bike. The woodlands are very impressive, and the children's......Read more.

A great site and very central lakeland location. Perfect for visiting most parts of the lake district and great access to fells on foot or bike. The woodlands are very impressive, and the children's play park the best we've seen in a long time....Read less.

"Good location"

Mr M Quinn - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

19/07/2018

Easy access to local walks

"Done"

Mrs K Gray - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

18/07/2018

Done it already in trip advisor

"July 2018"

Mrs L Robinson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

18/07/2018

What a wonderful site, a short walk and the scenery is amazing, we also walked to Ambleside and wray castle. Never been to lake District before do expected we would have to use car, but perfectly......Read more.

What a wonderful site, a short walk and the scenery is amazing, we also walked to Ambleside and wray castle. Never been to lake District before do expected we would have to use car, but perfectly base, if you enjoy walking. Staff were helpful in recommending places to eat, walking route maps available,well stocked shop, premium pitches great,with bonus of your own picnic table! What more do you need? Bonus we had brilliant weather....Read less.

"Cheeky stop over."

Mr B Whittam - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

18/07/2018

Everything was very satisfactory. If you want to watch TV signal is very poor. Lovely site and very peaceful with wonderful walks.

"Matburrell"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

18/07/2018

Great

"Toilet times"

Mr Crooks - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

I think that not having a set time when the toilets are not available due to cleaning is very confusing and could cause embarrassing delays .I am not talking about showers,I am talking about using......Read more.

I think that not having a set time when the toilets are not available due to cleaning is very confusing and could cause embarrassing delays .I am not talking about showers,I am talking about using the toilets.On our visit the toilets were closed at various times from 8.30 to 10.30.Apart from the uncertain times,surely before 10.00 is when the lavatories are most likely to be required?When I questioned staff,one said he didn’t know why they didn’t close at set times...the other one said that the staff may have other things to do!...Read less.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

Staff/cleanliness/upkeep of the site all excellent. Great location, great dog walking.

Just wish TV booster connections were available to all caravan/motorhome pitches, as the pitches with these......Read more.

Staff/cleanliness/upkeep of the site all excellent. Great location, great dog walking.

Just wish TV booster connections were available to all caravan/motorhome pitches, as the pitches with these connections are a distance away from the larger, more modern facility blocks....Read less.

"Skelwith has it all"

Mr C Wilson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

Beautifully laid out site, with immaculate facilities. It is so handy for all the lakes in the area and great for walking and biking. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it. ......Read more.

Beautifully laid out site, with immaculate facilities. It is so handy for all the lakes in the area and great for walking and biking. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it. We will be back...Read less.

"Fantastic"

Mrs E McNulty - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

Loved the safari tents amazing best holiday we have had thank you.

"On site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

17/07/2018

Excellent

"Beautifully maintained site in a great location"

Mr M Prince - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

16/07/2018

All perfect EXCEPT for no free wifi (paid wifi was pitiful also) and the shop should open at 8.00am. (9.00am is a bit late to open to get breakfast provisions and newspaper). A site of this quality......Read more.

All perfect EXCEPT for no free wifi (paid wifi was pitiful also) and the shop should open at 8.00am. (9.00am is a bit late to open to get breakfast provisions and newspaper). A site of this quality and price should have quality and free wifi...Read less.

"A lovely 4 night stay in Motorhome"

S Bradbury - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

15/07/2018

We stayed here as we had friends staying in Ambleside, thinking it was close and description said it was but not having a car made it a little awkward, walk down to the bus stop is quite way and......Read more.

We stayed here as we had friends staying in Ambleside, thinking it was close and description said it was but not having a car made it a little awkward, walk down to the bus stop is quite way and buses stop at 6pm no good for the evening. We tried to get taxis but not many were free and expensive if they had to come from Windermere.

The site itself is lovely and clean, wash rooms and laundry facilities were also very good.

The nearest pub (Drunken Duck) is a mile and a half walk away and up hill on the way back, but well worth a visit.

This site is great if you have transport or be prepared for long steep walks....Read less.

"Very happy!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

14/07/2018

Had a great stay and wished we had stayed for two weeks rather than just the one and moving to a site on the east coast.

"Been coming for years and will continue to do so!"

Mr J Neve - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

13/07/2018

A beautiful park in a beautiful location. Great facilities and a great playground which does not interfere with the vast majority of areas at all. It's hard to find fault. Just needs a little care on......Read more.

A beautiful park in a beautiful location. Great facilities and a great playground which does not interfere with the vast majority of areas at all. It's hard to find fault. Just needs a little care on the external road to the entrance....Read less.

"Fabulous"

Mr C Crilly - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

13/07/2018

What a find!! Found this by accident and so glad I did. Perfect peace, fabulous accommodation, the friendliest staff and amazing location, made for an absolutely perfect weekend break. The weather......Read more.

What a find!! Found this by accident and so glad I did. Perfect peace, fabulous accommodation, the friendliest staff and amazing location, made for an absolutely perfect weekend break. The weather was amazing too. We will most definitely be back....Read less.

"A wonderful park spoilt on this occasion by construction noise."

Mr S McArthur - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

12/07/2018

Please see below the text of an email sent to your info@skelwith email address on 10th July, as yet not acknowledged:

"Hello,

I'm writing to express my disappointment with our recent stay at......Read more.

Please see below the text of an email sent to your info@skelwith email address on 10th July, as yet not acknowledged:

"Hello,

I'm writing to express my disappointment with our recent stay at Skelwith Fold.

We've stayed at your lovely site many times before with out touring caravan - it is our favourite place to be in the Lake District, and we've enjoyed many happy breaks with you over the years.

Over the past few years my wife and I have taken the opportunity to bring our caravan over for a week, with my parents using it Monday to Friday whilst we return to work. This is a great arrangement that allows my wife and I to have two weekends away, and my parents to have an affordable break too.

We've just returned from a fortnight of this arrangement - my Mum and Dad having use of the caravan right through from the Sunday evening (24th June) to the following Friday (6th July) with my wife and I having the weekends to top and tail.

My parents are both pensioners and on low income - nonetheless they refuse to let us pay for their breaks and insist on paying the cost of the nights they use.

I was very disappointed therefore to find that during their stay, through the working weeks Mon-Friday, their time at Skelwith was disturbed by the sound of scaffolding works and construction plant being active on a house development on land very close to the touring sites at the top of Skelwith Fold. I understand that this development is being carried out by yourselves.

Whilst Skelwith is a favourite, there are other touring sites we enjoy in the Lake District too. Had we known that there would be regular, noisy works going on for the fortnight we'd planned to visit, we would most definitely have chosen a different site for my parent's only holiday of the year.

I am extremely disappointed that no mention was made of this impairment to the amenity value of your site, either on your website, or when booking. One of the main reasons for choosing your site is for the tranquil surroundings it provides.

You will appreciate that as my parents are both in their very late 70's, the period of time left to them in which they will be able to enjoy unsupported holidays in a touring caravan is limited. Their time spent at Skelwith this year was significantly impaired by the intrusive noise from the construction site. Typically they enjoy reading inside and outside the caravan, and spending time on a lovely bench in your woodland which has a beautiful view of the Langdale Pikes.

They did raise the issue with one of your staff when he was touring the site in his buggy. They received a respectful acknowledgement that the noise was intrusive, and that forewarning guests would have been appropriate. However, as they do not like conflict and are very easy going, they did not take this discussion further.

On their behalf, I am not satisfied with a half apology. They have very little access to financial resources, and even less time in which to enjoy it.

I strongly feel that they are entitled to compensation for their holiday disappointment, and so I would be grateful if you would consider offering them free midweek time on a pitch at a future point when construction works are completed. I would be happy to bring the caravan across for weekends to accommodate this, and I would be fully prepared to pay the full rate for the weekends to allow them their time on the site.

Thank you for reading this somewhat lengthy message, and I hope you understand the circumstances as to why I feel strongly about this matter.

I look forward to hearing from you"

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"A great location, with easy off-road access to Ambleside"

Mr. N Ezard - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

12/07/2018

Great pitches and facilities in amongst trees which made it feel like a smaller site than it actually is (mostly statics with 2 touring areas). Very clean and tidy with good landscaping. Ideal for......Read more.

Great pitches and facilities in amongst trees which made it feel like a smaller site than it actually is (mostly statics with 2 touring areas). Very clean and tidy with good landscaping. Ideal for anyone wanting to be in the centre of the Lakes but able to walk into Ambleside (about 2miles with shared off-road cycle/footpaths through roadside woods and fields) and out the back into the countryside....Read less.

"access road"

Mr White - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

11/07/2018

A little bit of a squeeze with a large caravan as we met up with a bus.however this will not put us off as we are going back as we are going back in September

"Location"

Mr Hodgson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

11/07/2018

This is one of the finest locations in the Lake District. It is peaceful and the woodland areas are

perfect for dogs. The shop is excellent .

"gorgeous place to stay"

Mr A Ahmadi - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

09/07/2018

enjoyed every second. lovely place. posh hide away cabins with bbq area. weather was gorgeous. couldnt ask for anything more.

"Our time at Skelworth.."

Mrs S Grainger - Stayed with partner, Jul 2018

09/07/2018

We had been looking forward to our few days away in Skelworth Caravan Park and were not disappointed. The park is clean and tidy and care and attention is given to the site. The location is fabulous......Read more.

We had been looking forward to our few days away in Skelworth Caravan Park and were not disappointed. The park is clean and tidy and care and attention is given to the site. The location is fabulous with woodland surrounds and plenty of walks from the site. There are wardens around all the time if any problems arise. We stayed an extra night as we didnt want to go home!

We will definately be back.......Read less.

"Lovely site lovely staff"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

08/07/2018

Lovely site, well managed, just what we needed.

"Family weekend away"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

08/07/2018

I would definitely recommend this site for families. We took our 3 and 5 year old and the playground was great for them. It is close to the centre of Ambleside...although too far to walk with little......Read more.

I would definitely recommend this site for families. We took our 3 and 5 year old and the playground was great for them. It is close to the centre of Ambleside...although too far to walk with little ones. I just wish there had been a bit more open field space near our caravan foe the kids to run around. Overall a great site....Read less.

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2018

08/07/2018

Wonderful park, very clean and tidy and great facilities. Staff were very kind and helpful.

Thank you

"A pleasant site and a pleasant stay"

Mr N Hall - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

08/07/2018

Stayed in a motor home. Pitches are too close together. I believe the number of showers and toilets are insufficient given the number of pitches. Could do with TV boosters to each pitch. Pitches......Read more.

Stayed in a motor home. Pitches are too close together. I believe the number of showers and toilets are insufficient given the number of pitches. Could do with TV boosters to each pitch. Pitches are not level. Overall, a very well organised site and extremely well supplied shop at reasonable prices. A long walk to the bus stop at the end of the driveway. Buses do not run to timetable....Read less.

"Excellent"

Mr M Latherman - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

07/07/2018

It’s possibly slightly more expensive than others. It’s probably better quality site than others. Booked again for 3rd visit of the year.

"Fabulous break at Skelwith Fold"

Mrs A Lacey - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

07/07/2018

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Skelwith Fold. Our stay was very enjoyable, very quiet at night. Lots of walks from the site: Ambleside, Hawkshead and Langdale. The site was busy at......Read more.

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Skelwith Fold. Our stay was very enjoyable, very quiet at night. Lots of walks from the site: Ambleside, Hawkshead and Langdale. The site was busy at the weekend but still a very peaceful stay....Read less.

"First visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

07/07/2018

Really enjoyable stay. Staff & facilities excellent. Setting superb and very well maintained.Warning Hard standing very very hard for securing awnings.

"Staying"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

06/07/2018

Good stay

"Nice"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

06/07/2018

Bood stay.

"Stunning location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

A beautiful site, very well maintained whilst not being overly manicured which allows the natural beauty to shine through and helps with a relaxing feel. The landscape disguises the large number of......Read more.

A beautiful site, very well maintained whilst not being overly manicured which allows the natural beauty to shine through and helps with a relaxing feel. The landscape disguises the large number of statics which just disappear into the trees together with the fact that the 'vans at not set out in row upon row. The various paths within the site make for pleasant strolls and the shop can provide with most of your basic requirements. The convenience of never being far from a water point or discreetly placed refuse bin makes life easy for tourers, although for motorhomers it was surprising that there wasn't a fresh water point at the motorhome service point. A few minutes (by car) from Ambleside, Hawkshead and the Langdales, there are also a couple of pubs and a café within walking distance...15 mins or so (maybe a bit longer on the way back uphill but then again this is the lake district !)...Read less.

"S-Pod 4 Skelwith"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

We only came for a weekend which was not really long enough, we would like to return for four nights. The Parks landscaping was impressive as it was easy to get around but left the natural......Read more.

We only came for a weekend which was not really long enough, we would like to return for four nights. The Parks landscaping was impressive as it was easy to get around but left the natural surrounding feeling unspoilt....Read less.

"Beautiful site"

Mrs G Logan - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

This site is very well organised, clean and tidy. It is set in beautiful woodland to walk in. The shop is well stocked and the facilities excellent. It is conveniently situate for Ambleside. The......Read more.

This site is very well organised, clean and tidy. It is set in beautiful woodland to walk in. The shop is well stocked and the facilities excellent. It is conveniently situate for Ambleside. The pitches are all hard standing , possibly only negative was that this made getting awning pegs in quite difficult. A good choice of premium pitches with electric, water and grey waste....Read less.

"Great locaton"

H Kewney - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

Skelwith Park is a very high standard, clean, well managed and an excellent place to stay when visiting the lakes. We were here last year and will be back again.

"Best place in the Lakes"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

This is by far the best site and location in The Lakes

"Martin Kelly"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

Lovely location and especially for the view from Spy Hill at sunset.

"Beautiful site"

Mr D Robinson - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

05/07/2018

Very tidy and organised site with a good shop and washing facilities. If it had a indoor/outdoor swimming pool, Spa and tasteful bar/restaurant serving quality food and drink, I might never leave !!!

"Quiet and peaceful site."

M Barrow - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

04/07/2018

We stayed on a very large touring premier pitch, very close to the shower facilities which was spotlessly clean. Wardens were very helpful and friendly. Saw a young stag right outside our caravan......Read more.

We stayed on a very large touring premier pitch, very close to the shower facilities which was spotlessly clean. Wardens were very helpful and friendly. Saw a young stag right outside our caravan early one morning and it really didn't flinch,the only thing is the crows are a bit noisy.

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"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

04/07/2018

Have been several times,always got on a super pitch not this time .still had a good time.Only down side there wasn't any TV areil sockets.

"great break"

Mr L Kirby - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

04/07/2018

Absolutely fantastic

"One of the best sies we stayed at."

K Fear - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

The facilities of an extremely high standard, it was a pity that the hair drier in the ladies washroom was out of operation for most of the time we were there.

"My stay"

Mrs Lewis - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

We had a safe and lovely stay. Facilities were first rate and location excellent. I particularly liked the private wash basin and toilet cubicle. Will come again.

"beautiful but dangerous roads if wanting to walk into ambleside"

Mr B Dowson - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

The Park is absolutely beautiful. The staff were lovely and the whole site was spotless. The only problem for the likes of my wife and I who own a motorhome and like to walk was the dangerous road.......Read more.

The Park is absolutely beautiful. The staff were lovely and the whole site was spotless. The only problem for the likes of my wife and I who own a motorhome and like to walk was the dangerous road. To reach Ambleside there are a couple of stretches of road which range from 50 metres to about 400 metres which are treacherous. There is no footpath of any kind or pathway off road as you approach Clappersgate and it was pretty frightening stuff avoiding the traffic. That is my sole criticism but visitors should be warned in advance....Read less.

"Kay Stott review"

Miss K Stott - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

We had a magical 5 days at Skelwith with our 16 month old daughter. What a fabulous setting, super helpful staff and great facilities! The view across the woodland glade from our caravan was second......Read more.

We had a magical 5 days at Skelwith with our 16 month old daughter. What a fabulous setting, super helpful staff and great facilities! The view across the woodland glade from our caravan was second to none, and to add to this we spent breakfast one morning with a family of deer.

Lots to do in the surrounding area, so will definitely be back to explore this part of the Lakes agsin next year....Read less.

"Mid week break"

Miss S Curtis - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

03/07/2018

The site was extremely well run and facilities very clean. Plenty to see and discover nearby. The bus stop outside the gate was very useful for planning walks and info and maps at reception plus......Read more.

The site was extremely well run and facilities very clean. Plenty to see and discover nearby. The bus stop outside the gate was very useful for planning walks and info and maps at reception plus staff’s local knowledge was great...Read less.

"Excellent area for walking"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

01/07/2018

It was fabulous to be able to walk out of the top of the site in so many directions to so many varied destinations with amazing views on the way

"Secluded setting"

Mr G Crossland - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

01/07/2018

Fantastic setting in secluded woodland with miles of walks. Transport here though is a must.

"5 Days at Skelwith Fold"

C Raine - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

01/07/2018

Friendly welcome. Central for the assessing of groups who were expeditioning in the area. Facilities first class.

"Nice park, shame about the bikes!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

We return again and again to Skelwith Fold, normally using Premium Pitches, but on last occasion we used standard, as premium were all booked. The site is magnificent, and it is very obvious that......Read more.

We return again and again to Skelwith Fold, normally using Premium Pitches, but on last occasion we used standard, as premium were all booked. The site is magnificent, and it is very obvious that much of the income is ploughed back into the park upkeep and facilities.

Washrooms are superb, warm, free and very clean.

Premium pitches are rather close together. it didn't seem that way for the first few years that we visited, mainly because it was seldom full. Nowadays word has got out, and when full, it becomes slightly cramped. In fact, the standard pitches seemed more spacious and varied.

We have stayed here possibly 30 or more times, which speaks for itself. Are there any faulst? Yes:

In premium pitches, children ride bikes, scooters etc up and down the road through the caravans, and they are noisy and annoying. There are superb facilities for children to play, so why not use them.

Ground way too hard; I have yet to find pegs that can compete, and now have a large bag full of ruined pegs.

Nevertheless, we would not stay anywhere else in Cumbria....Read less.

"Immaculate peace haven"

Mr D Wall - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

I have stayed at Skelwith fold several times now and the staff and park never fail to impress. The picture perfect caravan park... Be back soon..

"Great park and great facilties"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

When we arrived we found staff friendly and very helpful. The pitches were a great size and on premium pitches everything was provided. The showers etc were really good and always clean. Overall a......Read more.

When we arrived we found staff friendly and very helpful. The pitches were a great size and on premium pitches everything was provided. The showers etc were really good and always clean. Overall a great park...Read less.

"Lakes Trip"

Mr R Axon - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

30/06/2018

Lovely clean and well thought out site.

Only negative was the pitch price, as everything is extra. We arrived to find our pitch did not include electric and then a day later were told the awning was......Read more.

Lovely clean and well thought out site.

Only negative was the pitch price, as everything is extra. We arrived to find our pitch did not include electric and then a day later were told the awning was extra too.

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"Our Lovely Stay At Skelwith Fold"

Mrs K Ruddick - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

29/06/2018

We had a long weekend stay here and found our pitch and surrounding area to be very spacious and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a very pleasant stay and would return

"A fantastic week at Skelwith Fold site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

29/06/2018

An excellent site with very well maintained facilities.

"A well positioned lovely Caravan Park with great woodland walks and stunning views"

Mr A Mann - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

29/06/2018

Had a nice 6 days at Skelwith Hold Caravan Park. The Wash facilities are spotless and the site has many good walks which was great due to having dogs with us. The biggest appeal was the hardcore......Read more.

Had a nice 6 days at Skelwith Hold Caravan Park. The Wash facilities are spotless and the site has many good walks which was great due to having dogs with us. The biggest appeal was the hardcore paths which are appreciated when it is raining...no mud being carried in on paws and shoes to a nice clean caravan. I would highly recommend this park to anyone and will definitely be returning at some point....Read less.

"Surroundings"

J Western - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

29/06/2018

The campsite is situated in an area of outstanding beauty Ideal for leisurely strolls and relaxation

"Very clean and great facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

28/06/2018

We have used this place a few times and it has been great for passing by. We normally just sleep there and spend the day elsewhere. The facilities are good and the showers are great, everything is......Read more.

We have used this place a few times and it has been great for passing by. We normally just sleep there and spend the day elsewhere. The facilities are good and the showers are great, everything is spotlessly clean and looked after. I suppose this goes hand in hand with the strict rules and regulations such as the 8.5 mph speed limit that everyone has to follow. Despite being in the Lake District, this site is not near a lake and there are no breathtaking views. Because we had to adhere to the 'caravan door on the correct side' rule, our view was a stony bank. Saying all this, we will return next year as it a good base and near lots of attractions. The staff are helpful and the site is perfect for our needs....Read less.

"beautiful site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

28/06/2018

Lovely surroundings, peaceful, great views, kind and helpful staff and fabulous shop with freshly baked bread and French pastries in the morning. Friendly and helpful staff, great price for a touring......Read more.

Lovely surroundings, peaceful, great views, kind and helpful staff and fabulous shop with freshly baked bread and French pastries in the morning. Friendly and helpful staff, great price for a touring pitch, will definitely visit again...Read less.

"Skelwith Fold visit in June 2018"

Mr K Underwood - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

28/06/2018

Excellent site, although access can be quite tricky due to narrow bendy road to site entrance, especially if the local bus is using the same stretch of road. Only 2 miles from Ambleside, and a great......Read more.

Excellent site, although access can be quite tricky due to narrow bendy road to site entrance, especially if the local bus is using the same stretch of road. Only 2 miles from Ambleside, and a great base if you want to explore the area. Fresh bread available from reception every morning....Read less.

"Beautiful well kept park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

28/06/2018

This is a beautiful park , close to Ambleside and so many other beautiful spots. Staff were friendly and helpful. Site is immaculate. My only small complaint was the standard pitches are small so......Read more.

This is a beautiful park , close to Ambleside and so many other beautiful spots. Staff were friendly and helpful. Site is immaculate. My only small complaint was the standard pitches are small so felt hemmed in between car and caravan...Read less.

"Excellent"

Mrs K Haigh - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

26/06/2018

This site has all the facilities anyone could want( I cannot review the children’s facilities). The staff are all very welcoming and friendly. The shower blocks are kept in an excellent condition......Read more.

This site has all the facilities anyone could want( I cannot review the children’s facilities). The staff are all very welcoming and friendly. The shower blocks are kept in an excellent condition with under floor heating which is much appreciated when the weather isn’t so good. The shop as a range of emergency goods from milk to cleaning products. We will definitely be back again....Read less.

"Well presented site"

Mr M Brokenshire - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

25/06/2018

We booked a premium pitch however they were so small and cramped it felt a little like being on a car park, in future would be happy with another pitch as this seemed expensive for the amount of......Read more.

We booked a premium pitch however they were so small and cramped it felt a little like being on a car park, in future would be happy with another pitch as this seemed expensive for the amount of privacy available. A good site especially for dog owners set in beautiful surroundings....Read less.

"Excellent first stay here."

Mr R Williams - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

25/06/2018

Lovely well maintained site and great facilities.

Staff very helpful, B road access was a bit challenging for a newcomer but site made it worth the challenge

"Stop over for few days"

Mrs K Stark - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

25/06/2018

Excellent stay at Skelwith very clean and facilities very clean too. Helpful staff and well situated for Royal Highland Show

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S Stuart - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

25/06/2018

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"Wonderful"

Mr Harris - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

24/06/2018

Our first time in a Motorhome and this was our first stop, the facility’s are fantastic, and in a wonderful setting.

"Review on departure day"

Mr & Mrs Mason - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

23/06/2018

My husband has visited the site last year on his own and was full of praise for the site. When we returned this year first impressions were very good, the location, the wooded walks and general......Read more.

My husband has visited the site last year on his own and was full of praise for the site. When we returned this year first impressions were very good, the location, the wooded walks and general upkeep. However I felt that the park really catered for the permanent pitches and caravans. As a touring motorhome I was disappointed in the distance to the toilet and shower block in the Coppice area of the park also it was a long way to empty grey water and toilets. We did discuss this with other touring people in our part of the park. I just feel that spending a bit of money on sprucing up the coppice area would have resulted in my feedback being excellent ....Read less.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

23/06/2018

Would definitely return to this site in the future, beautiful location. Set well away from road, very peaceful. Shower facilities excellent, sparkling clean, though a little too warm with the......Read more.

Would definitely return to this site in the future, beautiful location. Set well away from road, very peaceful. Shower facilities excellent, sparkling clean, though a little too warm with the underfloor heating but this would be more appreciated in the winter. Near to tourist facilities, lots to do in and around the area. Good to be there off season but towns still very busy....Read less.

"You thought of everything"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

22/06/2018

We stayed for three nights for a triathlon in Ambleside. Walked from the park to Chester’s which is worth staying there for alone. Amazing location and lovely site. Thank you.

"Site Access"

Mrs C Jackson - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

22/06/2018

Access to the site from Clappersgate can be difficult depending on traffic - having said that, We will return. One of our favourite sites

"Skelwith Fold Touring caravan facilities"

Dr D Cooper - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

20/06/2018

Excellent in all respects

"Is and the dog"

I Alexander - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

19/06/2018

The site is very clean and tidy but a little too far out for us and send more suited to fell walking. There is no cafe or anywhere on site day or night, and the nearest places to eat are up or down......Read more.

The site is very clean and tidy but a little too far out for us and send more suited to fell walking. There is no cafe or anywhere on site day or night, and the nearest places to eat are up or down quite steep hills....Read less.

"Great Stay"

Mr S Hansard - Stayed with family, May 2018

18/06/2018

Great Site in wonderful location - Some touring pitches are a bit squeezed in but on the whole a good stay

"Skelwith fold"

Mr S Allen - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

17/06/2018

A beautiful site. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff.

"Excellent stay in beautiful surroundings"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

17/06/2018

We had a wonderful weekend at Skelwith Fold. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and were very impressed with the standard of accommodation in the Hideaway - it was like being in a luxury hotel room!......Read more.

We had a wonderful weekend at Skelwith Fold. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and were very impressed with the standard of accommodation in the Hideaway - it was like being in a luxury hotel room! The cooking facilities were very comprehensive and had all of the equipment we could have needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had two excellent nights' sleep, aided by the cool and quiet of the forest. We explored the park and were very impressed with the upkeep of the grounds. The location is perfect - ideal for doing some serious walking in the Langdales. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend to others!...Read less.

"Lovely place to stay"

Mrs S Williams - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

16/06/2018

This must be the 4th time we have stayed here. What me can I say than the proof of a returning customer

"Fantastic Location"

Ms Phethean - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

16/06/2018

Lovely site in a fantastic location, central to many of the popular places in the Lake District. Off road walk/cycle path into Ambleside was a bonus and easy to get to other places by bike or car. ......Read more.

Lovely site in a fantastic location, central to many of the popular places in the Lake District. Off road walk/cycle path into Ambleside was a bonus and easy to get to other places by bike or car. Quite site with red squirrels, deer and birdlife. Really enjoyed our stay.

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"staying by the lakes"

Mr Bates - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

15/06/2018

First time visit to the lake district and what a beautiful place it is. The campsite was centered pretty good in the lakes especially for going out on day trips or walking and the local food was......Read more.

First time visit to the lake district and what a beautiful place it is. The campsite was centered pretty good in the lakes especially for going out on day trips or walking and the local food was excellent too. Avery warm welcome to the site and was amazed when told to go and pick your spot for caravan, very clean and tidy site definitely recommend and will visit again , if you like peace and quiet and listening to the birds then this is the place to go....Read less.

"Idyllic home from home"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

15/06/2018

I already knew the park was well looked after, but after staying it is the small things that really make the difference. Popping to the loos and seeing all the facilities have been thoroughly......Read more.

I already knew the park was well looked after, but after staying it is the small things that really make the difference. Popping to the loos and seeing all the facilities have been thoroughly cleaned; the regular circulation of friendly staff keeping an eye on their property and yours; or drinking your coffee in the morning whilst looking at the fells.

The campsite has clear rules, but rather than being policed, these boundaries are thoughtfully implemented with the sophistication of good hotel. You also feel like you are living in a community, which is very lovely. The staff are helpful and are constantly on the go!

The two main facilities seem really maintained and thought through (their drying room has saved us many times). I also have noted over my visits that the shop seems to have improved and stocks lots of local goodies too.

A lovely place that's a idyllic home from home....Read less.

"Beautiful site in a gorgeous setting"

Mrs V Harrison - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

15/06/2018

I visited Skelwith Fold thirty years ago and couldn't believe the change since that time - it was lovely then and although it's grown immensely there is still evident the peacefulness and beauty of......Read more.

I visited Skelwith Fold thirty years ago and couldn't believe the change since that time - it was lovely then and although it's grown immensely there is still evident the peacefulness and beauty of the area. The site is beautiful and maintained exceptionally well. it's a great start point for visiting the Lakes and we will definitely be returning....Read less.

"Weekend break at Skelwith"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed with the standard of the site. Staff in reception were very pleasant and explained everything we needed to know. We were meeting friends in......Read more.

We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed with the standard of the site. Staff in reception were very pleasant and explained everything we needed to know. We were meeting friends in Ambleside and the young chap at reception gave us a bus time table showing us exactly which bus to take. Very handy as it stops at the end of park drive. We booked a premium pitch for our motor home plenty of space. Bathroom facilities were spotless as was the laundry and dish washing areas. We would stay here again...Read less.

"The cuckoo . First one in years ."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

Lovely area beautiful spot .great wild life and quite.

"Fantastic place to stay!"

Mrs V Heller - Stayed with family, May 2018

14/06/2018

This was our second visit to skelwith. We will definitely be back. We stayed on a serviced pitch this time. We love the cleanliness and friendliness of the park. The staff are all so friendly. We......Read more.

This was our second visit to skelwith. We will definitely be back. We stayed on a serviced pitch this time. We love the cleanliness and friendliness of the park. The staff are all so friendly. We love how close the park is to ambleside, one of our favourite towns. See you again soon Skelwith!...Read less.

"Lovely park and great staff"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

We had a lovely stay at Skelwith. The facilities are excellent, great views and a lovely area with walks and cycle rides to do.It is a quiet and relaxing site and it's an easy cycle ride into......Read more.

We had a lovely stay at Skelwith. The facilities are excellent, great views and a lovely area with walks and cycle rides to do.It is a quiet and relaxing site and it's an easy cycle ride into Ambleside or Waterhead bay and there is a bus stop at the site entrance, although that is quite a walk from the touring pitches. The staff couldn't have been more helpful both with questions before we arrived and sorting us out with extra chairs that we forgot to bring! We will definitely go again....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mrs J Tomkins - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

Well looked after site in a fantastic part of the UK looking forward to going back

"A great campsite!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

Situated on a large wooded site which was ideal to walk our dog, the park is very well designed, clean and tidy.

The toilet and washing areas are some of the best kept that I’ve seen on a campsite.......Read more.

Situated on a large wooded site which was ideal to walk our dog, the park is very well designed, clean and tidy.

The toilet and washing areas are some of the best kept that I’ve seen on a campsite. There is a well stocked shop and all the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The surrounding area is really beautiful and there are some lovely walks nearby. Best to avoid the busier roads without a footpath though due to some erratic driving!...Read less.

"Lovely Clean Park, but over zealous wardens watching your every move"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jun 2018

14/06/2018

Had an enjoyable stay for three nights at Skelwith Fold. Good clean facilities, but very different to the other campsite we had stayed in Ullswater.

As soon as you drive into Skelwith Fold, you are......Read more.

Had an enjoyable stay for three nights at Skelwith Fold. Good clean facilities, but very different to the other campsite we had stayed in Ullswater.

As soon as you drive into Skelwith Fold, you are on camera and boy do they watch you. Our every move was being monitored. We parked our van facing the wrong way apparently. The warden was there in his buggy before we had even switched the engine off. Same again on another day, this time we had parked in the wrong area and there was the warden within moments. Makes you wonder if they have any other work to do.

Great campsite if you don't mind big brother or big warden watching you...Read less.

"Half term at Skelwith fold"

Mr A Fry - Stayed with friends, May 2018

14/06/2018

A beautiful, clean and fragrant site ( I don’t know what the flowering bushes are that were planted but they smelled amazing ) in a beautiful setting close enough to walk to Ambleside if wanted.......Read more.

A beautiful, clean and fragrant site ( I don’t know what the flowering bushes are that were planted but they smelled amazing ) in a beautiful setting close enough to walk to Ambleside if wanted. Friendly staff and a well stocked shop, we will return!! Only criticism is the tightness of the touring pitches, it did feel cramped...Read less.