Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

373 Reviews

4.6 / 5 overall rating based on 373 reviews in the last 12 months

99% would recommend this site

98% would stay here again

Excellent

77%

Very Good

21%

Average

2%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

"Premium pitch in may"

Mr R Hodey - Stayed with partner, May 2017

22/05/2017

Very nice site in beautiful location. Difficult to fault but it is very expensive. However, we will be back!

"Good but getting pricey"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

20/05/2017

The site is in an excellent location for walking and also on a bus route. We have been visting annually for over 40 years. We are beginning to think, however, that the site fees are becoming a bit on......Read more.

The site is in an excellent location for walking and also on a bus route. We have been visting annually for over 40 years. We are beginning to think, however, that the site fees are becoming a bit on the expensive side for the quality of the pitches....Read less.

"Excellent ☆"

Mrs A Farrell - Stayed with family, May 2017

18/05/2017

Had a fab weekend here and will defo return. Great for walking in the woods. So close to Ambleside. Lovely clean toilets/showers. Staff friendly.Great shop on site.

"Beautiful location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

We really enjoyed our stay and actually made two further bookings before we left.

We relaxed immediately on arrival hearing the birds singing in the trees and it just got better from there. We spent......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay and actually made two further bookings before we left.

We relaxed immediately on arrival hearing the birds singing in the trees and it just got better from there. We spent the day walking the hills and then returned for a BBQ. Would recommend the park to everyone...Read less.

"Skelwith Fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

Both days there was no handwash in the toilets.

"No review"

Mr S McArthur - Stayed with family, May 2017

18/05/2017

I don't wish to leave a review

"Fabulous find"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

Great caravan site, excellent staff & even the wifi enabled me to work

"Great location and site"

Mr D Lawson - Stayed with friends, May 2017

18/05/2017

Friendly site with large pitches and clean showers.

"Very good"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

17/05/2017

Very good site clean and tidy ,very helpful staff , amongst the best we have been to.

"Very peaceful site."

Mr & Mrs Evans - Stayed with partner, May 2017

17/05/2017

Visited this site many times. Never disappointed! Booked for 7 nights ended up staying for 10! Great weather here in May, ideal for long walks with dogs from site. On site shop selling good range of......Read more.

Visited this site many times. Never disappointed! Booked for 7 nights ended up staying for 10! Great weather here in May, ideal for long walks with dogs from site. On site shop selling good range of essentials and freshly baked bread all reasonably priced. Internet for 7 days £9.99 great value overall. Will definitely return later this year. Well done Skelwith Fold Staff....Read less.

"First time at Skelwith"

Mr R Crisp - Stayed with partner, May 2017

16/05/2017

Excellent park for us first timers, stayed on premier pitch which was fine but may return to top site where views are better this just has EHU.

Overall great and the weather was good as well

"Customer service"

Mrs T Shaw - Stayed with partner, May 2017

15/05/2017

We had to leave unexpectedly a night early that we had paid for. When we advised the reception they were good enough to credit us for the night and only pay the extended fee payment. We were not......Read more.

We had to leave unexpectedly a night early that we had paid for. When we advised the reception they were good enough to credit us for the night and only pay the extended fee payment. We were not expecting this so we're very pleased....Read less.

"Perfection"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

15/05/2017

A beautiful site in a wonderful setting.

"Bluebell Time"

Mrs Cameron - Stayed with partner, May 2017

14/05/2017

We had a wonderful stay here, everything including the weather was perfect. We enjoy the walks & bike rides from within the park & the surrounding areas. I just do not understand why there was so few......Read more.

We had a wonderful stay here, everything including the weather was perfect. We enjoy the walks & bike rides from within the park & the surrounding areas. I just do not understand why there was so few caravans/ motor homes parked this year as this is such an idyllic place....Read less.

"Good but Expensive"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2017

14/05/2017

This is a lovely site but all touring pitches are approximately the same size so how is an extra charge for an awning within the pitch justified? The pitch fees are already quite expensive......Read more.

This is a lovely site but all touring pitches are approximately the same size so how is an extra charge for an awning within the pitch justified? The pitch fees are already quite expensive especially when all "extras" are added....Read less.

"Weekend at Skelwith"

Mr G Waddington - Stayed with family, May 2017

12/05/2017

Spent 2 nights at Skelwith and enjoyed ourselves very much. Stayed next to the park with our 7 year old. He enjoyed the park, football pitch. Shower facilities are very clean and the staff are very......Read more.

Spent 2 nights at Skelwith and enjoyed ourselves very much. Stayed next to the park with our 7 year old. He enjoyed the park, football pitch. Shower facilities are very clean and the staff are very friendly.

Close to Ambleside. Enjoyed a meal at the white lion and the waters edge, which were both very good. Would definitely come back again and stay at Skelwith....Read less.

"Nice and Peacefull site"

Mr S Evans - Stayed May 2017

12/05/2017

Nice site with good clean facilities, nice mature trees make it seem very spacious. In my opionion the basic pitches are in a nicer area than the premium ones, just a bit further away from the shop.......Read more.

Nice site with good clean facilities, nice mature trees make it seem very spacious. In my opionion the basic pitches are in a nicer area than the premium ones, just a bit further away from the shop. Would definitely come back....Read less.

"Satisfaction"

Mrs C Sutton - Stayed with friends, May 2017

12/05/2017

Excellent site, very tidy and lovely spacious pitches for tourers. Beautifully maintained with excellent washing and showers and toileting facilities,always spotlessly clean. Would definitely go back......Read more.

Excellent site, very tidy and lovely spacious pitches for tourers. Beautifully maintained with excellent washing and showers and toileting facilities,always spotlessly clean. Would definitely go back again!:)...Read less.

"Campervan"

Mr T Doyle - Stayed with partner, May 2017

12/05/2017

All in all a nice site, however we found that the areas designated to motor homes , campervan and some caravans was like been pitched in a car park, all gravel and surrounded by trees and no grass to......Read more.

All in all a nice site, however we found that the areas designated to motor homes , campervan and some caravans was like been pitched in a car park, all gravel and surrounded by trees and no grass to sit but some may love it. The biggest gripe was the toilet and shower, this was nearly 5 minutes walk away from our pitch which was on the coppice and had only 2 toilets and 1 shower for a lot of tourers, there are others but even further away. All very clean though. Don't be put off this site it is very nice I guess if you have your own facilities in your tourer it's great. If you intend walking its half mile to get off site and around 40 minutes to Ambleside where there is plenty of great walks, no pub within short walking distance of site but bus stop outside site. Shop well stocked. I don't want to be a grump but that's just our opinion of our stay. Ps dogs will love it....Read less.

"lovely"

Mr M Edwards - Stayed with family, May 2017

12/05/2017

we stayed for one night in our campervan. the site is lovely the facilities are spotless a well stocked shop. lots of lovely walks to be done right on the door step.

"Outstanding"

Mr And Mrs Anderson - Stayed with family, May 2017

11/05/2017

The campsite is beautiful, clean and the staff go out of their way to be kind, friendly and exceptionally helpful. One of the loveliest sites I have stayed on. Even though we only live 50 minutes......Read more.

The campsite is beautiful, clean and the staff go out of their way to be kind, friendly and exceptionally helpful. One of the loveliest sites I have stayed on. Even though we only live 50 minutes away, we will return very soon to relax and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings without having to rush home....Read less.

"An absolute gem"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

11/05/2017

We have been coming to Skelwith fold Park for over 10 years now.

We don't bother going anywhere else as nothing compares to the beauty and tranquility of the park and surrounding area

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

We have been coming to Skelwith fold Park for over 10 years now.

We don't bother going anywhere else as nothing compares to the beauty and tranquility of the park and surrounding area

The park is very well kept and the staff are friendly and helpful

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings then look no further...Read less.

"Cosy week-end in the hideaway"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

11/05/2017

Upon arrival the staff in reception were very helpful and friendly and took us to personally to the hideaway cabins and then also showed us round to make sure we knew where everything was.

The cabin......Read more.

Upon arrival the staff in reception were very helpful and friendly and took us to personally to the hideaway cabins and then also showed us round to make sure we knew where everything was.

The cabin is very snug and compact but has everything you need at very high standard. We had a lovely week-end, thank you.

Only slight criticism is that there was only one socket in the cabin, so it was difficult to charge two mobiles at the same time....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Mr N Walton - Stayed with family, May 2017

11/05/2017

One of the best sites in the country

"Our first visit to Skelwith Fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

10/05/2017

The campsite is in h most beautiful location and it is beautifully maintained. We were in a motorhome and the pitch we had was in a good situation and we did not feel crowded. We have two little dogs......Read more.

The campsite is in h most beautiful location and it is beautifully maintained. We were in a motorhome and the pitch we had was in a good situation and we did not feel crowded. We have two little dogs and it was fantastic that there were so many walks from the campsite. Excellent that there were loads of bins for dog poo, and we were given bags on arrival. The toilets were spotless and the campsite was quiet. We will definitely come back again. We just loved it....Read less.

"Sunny weeks holiday"

Mr B Barratt - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

10/05/2017

My only comments regarding this site is the approach via a narrow lane, but would not stop me from going there again, and also maybe due to the time of our visit there was no restaurant on site that......Read more.

My only comments regarding this site is the approach via a narrow lane, but would not stop me from going there again, and also maybe due to the time of our visit there was no restaurant on site that we could see.The shop however was very good and the products they had on display was of an excellent quality and a good choice.

The staff are all very pleasant and nothing is too much trouble.

Everything else about this site is excellent, definitely will be booking to go again....Read less.

"A place to get away"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

09/05/2017

The campsite was peaceful with plenty of room to park. We saw monkjack in the beautiful woods as we drove in and it was lovely to pick up provisions including fresh coussants the following morning.

"Lovely stay"

Miss J Hindmarch - Stayed with partner, May 2017

06/05/2017

A Very peaceful site. Scenery beautiful. Lovely clean shower block.Pleny space between touring pitches. Only a short drive into Ambleside. Staff very friendly and helpful.We have booked up again for......Read more.

A Very peaceful site. Scenery beautiful. Lovely clean shower block.Pleny space between touring pitches. Only a short drive into Ambleside. Staff very friendly and helpful.We have booked up again for later on in the year as we enjoyed the peace and tranquility so much...Read less.

"bank holiday stay"

Mrs J Whitworth - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

06/05/2017

although the park is large it feels friendly, safe and peaceful. We will definitely be back as it is a very pretty site with excellent facilities.

The only tiny downside is that we couldn't......Read more.

although the park is large it feels friendly, safe and peaceful. We will definitely be back as it is a very pretty site with excellent facilities.

The only tiny downside is that we couldn't guarantee to book a pitch next to our friends - you can only pick your pitch when you turn up....Read less.

"Tranquil"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

06/05/2017

Skelwith Fold is a lovely site in a beautiful part of the Lake District. Very well maintained. My only negatives is that is very expensive!

"Weekend stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

05/05/2017

We recently stayed at Skelwith Fold with our touring caravan. We booked a premium pitch and stayed for 3 nights. The site is very well maintained, the facilities( toilet block) were superb and the......Read more.

We recently stayed at Skelwith Fold with our touring caravan. We booked a premium pitch and stayed for 3 nights. The site is very well maintained, the facilities( toilet block) were superb and the play area was fabulous. We have 3 children ranging in ages from 6 to 12 and all equally enjoyed the campsite. It was fully booked when we stayed but you couldn't tell. There are quite a large number of static caravans on the site but this has been well planned to fit around other site users. There are plenty of woodland walks around the site and it's very scenic. It's approx a 2mile walk into Ambleside along a good quality path. I would highly recommend this site....Read less.

"Bank holiday stay"

Mrs Fry - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

05/05/2017

A very good camp site with friendly staff

"Holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

04/05/2017

Good base

"Lovely site close to major attractions"

Anonymous - Stayed Apr 2017

03/05/2017

The Highaway (flycatcher) accommodation was an excellent alternative to a B&B. Self contained luxury and comfort; excellent for a weekend break with partner or oneself.

Site staff very friendly and ......Read more.

The Highaway (flycatcher) accommodation was an excellent alternative to a B&B. Self contained luxury and comfort; excellent for a weekend break with partner or oneself.

Site staff very friendly and accommodating throughout stay. The complimentary wine was a nice touch after a long journey. Looking forward to returning later in the summer....Read less.

"Excellent Facilities"

H Davies - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

03/05/2017

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park provided facilities of a very high standard from the time we arrived at reception,the staff were amazing, the shop facilities were excellent, our pitch was perfect and the......Read more.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park provided facilities of a very high standard from the time we arrived at reception,the staff were amazing, the shop facilities were excellent, our pitch was perfect and the access to the toilets and laundry. We had a great holiday,we didn't want to leave and we will definitely be back. Thank you. 🙂...Read less.

"birthday break"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

02/05/2017

First time at this site and first time staying close to Ambleside. Not disappointed with either. Found site easily and welcome by reception excellent and very efficient. Excellent walking from the......Read more.

First time at this site and first time staying close to Ambleside. Not disappointed with either. Found site easily and welcome by reception excellent and very efficient. Excellent walking from the site which we love. Park the car and not get back in until we leave. Excellent birthday celebration at the drunken duck! Overall excellent four day break and will be returning😊...Read less.

"Simpler Pleasures in Life"

Mr S Hockridge - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

30/04/2017

We had a wonderful stay at Skelwith an opportunity with the grandchildren to put away their gadgets and get back to old fashioned playing among the trees and woods. An abundance of wildlife is close......Read more.

We had a wonderful stay at Skelwith an opportunity with the grandchildren to put away their gadgets and get back to old fashioned playing among the trees and woods. An abundance of wildlife is close at hand with the opportunity to have picnics and connect them with your own childhood holidays in the lakes. The site is set among some beautiful woods and surrounding hills giving you and your family to ramble, cycle or just take in / stay among what is some of the most picturesque unspoilt countryside. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with excellent facilities on hand to make your trip thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you :)...Read less.

"Cant go wrong with Skelwith Fold"

Mr I Morgan - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

28/04/2017

An internet search for top Lakes Motorhome site placed Skelwith Fold 3rd - Ive no idea why. Having applied to the other 2 they couldn't meet our needs where Skelwith could. Although £31 per night......Read more.

An internet search for top Lakes Motorhome site placed Skelwith Fold 3rd - Ive no idea why. Having applied to the other 2 they couldn't meet our needs where Skelwith could. Although £31 per night the facilities, amenities, cleanliness, layout, superbly maintained and spacious pitch's, friendly and knowledgeable staff made our 3 night stay super. A short 45 minute walk into Ambleside via off road trails and great walk up to Wray Castle and trip out to Grasmere (Easedale Tarn) all suggested and backed up with plentiful info and directions by Reception staff could not be faulted. Even down to promoting the Ice Cream man at bottom of Easedale who made a family of five very happy with mahoosive tasty ice cream cones after a mid distance walk.! Thank you Skelwith Fold, hats off to the owners, management and all staff....Read less.

"First stay with our new caravan!"

Mrs S Gotheridge - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

We really loved our first longer stay with our new caravan. We were novices so appreciated the facilities and helpfulness of staff and were super pleased we'd booked a premium pitch as it was easier......Read more.

We really loved our first longer stay with our new caravan. We were novices so appreciated the facilities and helpfulness of staff and were super pleased we'd booked a premium pitch as it was easier and very close to the super clean and new shower blocks and launderette and library. We loved the well stocked and well priced shop too.. What a treat to have this near and good opening hours. The location is perfect for walking into Ambleside and very scenic and peaceful. We would highly recommend it!...Read less.

"Another great holiday at Skelwith"

Mrs Jackson - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

Love coming to Skelwith with family and friends. The facilities are excellent and great care and attention is paid to the maintenance of the park.

If I had any comment to make it would be that the......Read more.

Love coming to Skelwith with family and friends. The facilities are excellent and great care and attention is paid to the maintenance of the park.

If I had any comment to make it would be that the children's play area is looking a bit tired and needs and injection of ideas to create additional play equipment....Read less.

"Visit to Ambleside with Hubby"

Mrs G Dickson - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

Stayed at the site as friends were staying in Ambleside B&B's.

Had a lovely smiling receptionist on arrival who had a pack with all the information we would need during our stay - code for WC and......Read more.

Stayed at the site as friends were staying in Ambleside B&B's.

Had a lovely smiling receptionist on arrival who had a pack with all the information we would need during our stay - code for WC and barrier to the site.

Initially we were very surprised regarding the size of the site as we were not expecting it to be so big. However, we really liked the natural way the site was laid out. We did not feel too close to other campers although the site was not full with at least 1 pitch between each caravan.

The site had a lot of static caravans and also tourers long term as well as the usual short-stay tourers. The site stated no tents but a tent was pitched close to our pitch.

The WC and shower facilities were not used by us but we had a look round and noted that they were very secure (keypad on entry) and very clean.

The pitch itself had hook-up, easy access to drinking water, waste water disposal and chemical disposal. I am not sure what the amp was for the hook-up but found no problems when using various low voltage electrical appliances as we have on other sites in the past.

The site had a children's area but as we have not got children we did not visit this area.

All pitches were hard-standing but a lot of caravans still had their awning up without any trouble.

We are relatively new to caravanning as we had always camped in a tent in the past. On arrival we had problems with attaching the hose on a new gas bottle as it appeared to be leaking. A passing member of staff helped and said it was due to the hose. The site shop supplied this at a reasonable cost of £8.

We would definitely book here if we revisit Ambleside or the surrounding area....Read less.

"First Impression"

Mr S Taylor - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

The Site is so so Clean and the staff very friendly. The toilets and wash facilities in particular are very very warm and clean we will certainly be coming again.

"Easter Break Review"

Mrs B Stirrup - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

This was our 2nd stay at Skelwith and was enjoyable as ever. The site itself is so well kept and clean. Staff were all very friendly. Added bonus of a shop on site and the use of a library. ......Read more.

This was our 2nd stay at Skelwith and was enjoyable as ever. The site itself is so well kept and clean. Staff were all very friendly. Added bonus of a shop on site and the use of a library. There is access to lovely walks directly from the site to Elterwater and Landgale. Great location, will definitely be returning in the near future....Read less.

"First holiday at Skelwith with Tourer"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

26/04/2017

Great site, must rate as one of the best we've stayed at with our tourer over 5 years. Minor gripe over not being able to put up a gazebo or even a storage tent as we went with our granddaughter......Read more.

Great site, must rate as one of the best we've stayed at with our tourer over 5 years. Minor gripe over not being able to put up a gazebo or even a storage tent as we went with our granddaughter this time and were suffering from lack of storage space. I can understand why you might want to control the things people put up by their caravan, but given the size of other awnings on site, and the practical need to store muddy boots, wet clothes etc from hiking, it seemed a bit petty. Ameliorated though by the drying room. Everything else though was excellent!...Read less.

"Perfect Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

First visit here but not the last. Lovely, clean and tidy site. Great facilities and the most helpful staff. We'll stocked shop too.

Location is great for walkers, pub goers and Lakes explorers.

"Great site for peace and quiet"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

Friendly staff .you follow the red road up to touring site and find yourself a pitch got a nice large pitch overlooking the trees nice setting among acres .good walks and children s......Read more.

Friendly staff .you follow the red road up to touring site and find yourself a pitch got a nice large pitch overlooking the trees nice setting among acres .good walks and children s playground Had a squirrel hunt and treasure hunt on easter day which granddaughter enjoyed and got easter egg at the end .Nice and relaxing holiday with plenty going on round about granddaughter also liked fairy world at Hayes garden centre in Ambleside Bit pricey by the time we add awning and extra car onto bill but we had a good weekend...Read less.

"First impressions"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

24/04/2017

Lovely caravan park and friendly staff.

"Easter Break"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

24/04/2017

Great for visiting Ambleside and the surrounding Lake however very tight to get in and out. The wardens are there to help but it was still rather stressful. Our caravan was hit by other person......Read more.

Great for visiting Ambleside and the surrounding Lake however very tight to get in and out. The wardens are there to help but it was still rather stressful. Our caravan was hit by other person driving round looking for a space within 30 mins of arrival. Park amenities are spotless. Theres also nowhere to sit outside your caravan as they are all close together however I must say it was a busy bank holiday weekend...Read less.

"Easter break"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

24/04/2017

We stayed in a campervan for two days, lovely, clean and peaceful site. Close to Ambleside about a 2 mile walk away or 10 mins by car.

"Excellent stay"

Mr A Lloyd-Jones - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

24/04/2017

Skelwith Fold proved to be an excellent choice for our South Lakes Easter holiday. Tremendous location, only made better by the friendliness of the staff and overall clean,Ines of the facilities.......Read more.

Skelwith Fold proved to be an excellent choice for our South Lakes Easter holiday. Tremendous location, only made better by the friendliness of the staff and overall clean,Ines of the facilities. Already booked for 2018!...Read less.

"Skelwith Fold A Little Piece Of Heaven"

Mrs C Hodson - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

23/04/2017

We have been coming to skelwith for nine years now we always enjoy our stay whatever the weather. The park facilities are excellent and it is in a beautiful setting. Skelwith may cost a few pounds......Read more.

We have been coming to skelwith for nine years now we always enjoy our stay whatever the weather. The park facilities are excellent and it is in a beautiful setting. Skelwith may cost a few pounds more than neighbouring sites but the price is justified and other sites pale in comparison....Read less.

"Fantastic site!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

21/04/2017

Easy online booking system, friendly and helpful staff, peaceful location and spotless facilities.

"Great site for families"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

19/04/2017

Maintainance and cleaning staff were brilliant. Many smiled and would answer any questions we had about the park or local area. Staff in the shop were very short and not too helpful, it was a......Read more.

Maintainance and cleaning staff were brilliant. Many smiled and would answer any questions we had about the park or local area. Staff in the shop were very short and not too helpful, it was a contrast to those who were around the site. Only visited the shop once due to this. Excellent site and has not put us off. Will be back soon...Read less.

"Easter Family Holiday"

Mrs A Cross - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

19/04/2017

We have a great time at Skelwith Fold and will be back again at the end of May.

"Flooded Pitch."

Mr & Mrs Varey - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

19/04/2017

The weather was wet whilst we stayed at the park,causing flooding to our pitch. I was unable to accsess our front locker unless I waded. Not having any wellingtons with me I had to paddle in......Read more.

The weather was wet whilst we stayed at the park,causing flooding to our pitch. I was unable to accsess our front locker unless I waded. Not having any wellingtons with me I had to paddle in four inches of water in flip flops, this was terrible shock to the system. I requested for some stepping stones or similar, but to no avail.

K. Varey.

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"Fine stay"

Mr. E Schmidt - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

19/04/2017

Passed and pleased to come back and stay longer

"Returning time and time again"

Mr Prosser - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

18/04/2017

This was our 5th visit to Skelwith, we like to visit at least once every season.

We had a wonderful time this year as always, the weather was amazing and the central location of the site is perfect......Read more.

This was our 5th visit to Skelwith, we like to visit at least once every season.

We had a wonderful time this year as always, the weather was amazing and the central location of the site is perfect for walking in all directions straight from the site (no need to move the car)....Read less.

"A beautiful woodland setting, which provides a safe environment for families"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

18/04/2017

We were blown away with the quality of the site, which met all our needs for a family with young children. The absence of more raucous kids entertainment suited us just fine. No on-site pub/club......Read more.

We were blown away with the quality of the site, which met all our needs for a family with young children. The absence of more raucous kids entertainment suited us just fine. No on-site pub/club again ticked all the boxes for us.

An extremely pleasant experience, which was only tainted slightly for me personally by the weak strength of the wifi/mobile signal . Being self employed I sadly have to keep business rolling throughout holidays and the remote location meant I needed to drive/park in nearby Ambleside for hours at a time....Read less.

"Beautiful quiet and relaxing site"

Mrs M Lane - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

17/04/2017

This is the ideal site if you are looking for nature, peace and well kept facilities.

Whilst it doesn't have much in the way of activities and entertainment for children, my 7 year old loved riding......Read more.

This is the ideal site if you are looking for nature, peace and well kept facilities.

Whilst it doesn't have much in the way of activities and entertainment for children, my 7 year old loved riding his bike and enjoying the countryside. This site is brilliant for dog owners with plenty of places to walk them and most of the local pubs and cafes allow dogs inside.

I have mobility issues and was able to get around quite comfortably on my mobility scooter....Read less.

"Skelwith Fold Touring Caravan site"

Mr Gore - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

16/04/2017

A fabulous location with well stocked on-site shop. As OAP`s we used the free bus pass services. Buses are hourly from the site entrance. It is quite a long walk from the site area`s to the entrance......Read more.

A fabulous location with well stocked on-site shop. As OAP`s we used the free bus pass services. Buses are hourly from the site entrance. It is quite a long walk from the site area`s to the entrance and while it`s an easy downhill outward walk, coming back is quite steep and may be challenging depending on personal fitness. The site itself is beautifull, well maintained and spic and span throughout. All visitor toilet blocks, dish washing area`s etc. are superbly maintained and spotless. TV reception in the premium pitches is perfect but elsewhere is spasmodic. (Or so I`m led to believe). Wildlife is abundant and on several visits we have seen deer roaming between the caravans. The approach road from Ambleside is narrow and bending in places but does not provide any danger when driving with reasonable care. It is possible to meet lorries and the odd bus but we have never had problems with passing on-coming traffic. All in all then, a great site for walkers and nature lovers or even for a quiet break in fabulous surroundings. We`ve been here four or five times now and will definitely be coming again. We thouroughly recomend this Park....Read less.

"Skelwith Fold"

Mrs P Kearsley - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

15/04/2017

Lovely park with excellent facilities. We love coming here and have struggled to find another site which compares to this one.

"short stay, lovely site!"

Mr T Oldfield - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

14/04/2017

We stayed recently for three nights, our first time at the site. We were with our two young sons and pitched near the play area on coppice. We all loved it and will definitely return. My only gripe......Read more.

We stayed recently for three nights, our first time at the site. We were with our two young sons and pitched near the play area on coppice. We all loved it and will definitely return. My only gripe would be the lack of a chemical waste facility at the end of the site, I had to drive to the waste point with the box in the boot as it was too far too carry, not great. Apart from that it was spot on, all the staff were very friendly and the pitches on coppice are of a good size....my son says it would be better with some more 'adventure' type play equipment like at your sister site nr Lancaster! Thanks!...Read less.

"First Impressions are lasting impressions."

C Burton - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

14/04/2017

Congratulations to Skelwith Fold - We were very happy with all spects of the site, the layout and sizes of the touring pitches, touring facilities and the very polite and helpful staff members.The......Read more.

Congratulations to Skelwith Fold - We were very happy with all spects of the site, the layout and sizes of the touring pitches, touring facilities and the very polite and helpful staff members.The location was idyllic and peaceful.

Our only one minor concern was leaving the site on the way home and re-joining the main road to Ambleside after the narrow bridge - the main road was busy and the steep 1 in 4 approach and stop at the junction is challenging....Read less.

"Skelwith caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

The site facilities are very good. The bird song and the peacefulness , was spoilt by noisy children!

There should be a designated play area, where the children play, and only there.

"unsure visitor"

Mr S Rigby - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

10/04/2017

In March 2017 we returned to the site for this our third visit with our touring caravan. We have always liked the location, the site facilities and specifically the fully serviced pitches. Each time......Read more.

In March 2017 we returned to the site for this our third visit with our touring caravan. We have always liked the location, the site facilities and specifically the fully serviced pitches. Each time we have paid the requested deposit and then the balance at time of arrival. This recent time, our booking was followed up by an email requesting full payment two weeks prior to our arrival. I phoned and was told settle on arrival, only to receive another email demand for full payment. On receiving the demands I checked T's & C's on web site and on booking documents. these were either non existent, out of date or confusing. I understand from subsequent discussions with your very helpful reception staff, that these terms were being corrected and that the 'full prior payment' demand may be only applied to online bookings. In our case, we pre-book holidays throughout the year and I would not revisit or recommend a site that demanded payment prior to arrival. It is hoped that your new booking conditions can be clarified back to us and that it will allow us to spend future holidays with you on terms previously experienced.

Finally, on previous visits we have appreciated the availability of fresh bread. Whilst still available by previous day order, it would be good to have had additional supplies accessible during the day. Otherwise we found the shop to be excellent.

Without the payment concern, you would have received an unqualified/glowing review....Read less.

"Recent stay"

Mr & Mrs Ferguson - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

10/04/2017

Great stay,would highly recommend to family and friends

"x"

Mr & Mrs Beach - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

09/04/2017

X

"Anothr lovely stay"

Mrs Pritchard - Stayed with friends, Mar 2017

06/04/2017

We've been coming at least once a year to Skelwith Fold with touring van for over 22 years. Never disappoints that's why we keep coming back. Great to just be able to leave the car and walk......Read more.

We've been coming at least once a year to Skelwith Fold with touring van for over 22 years. Never disappoints that's why we keep coming back. Great to just be able to leave the car and walk everywhere - into Ambleside or Grasmere or Hawkshead or just over the fells from the site. Very relaxing, good clean facilities, well looked after park and pitches....Read less.

"First visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

04/04/2017

Lovely area with plenty of good walks on the doorstep. The site is very well kept and the facilities used were faultless. We will definitely be going back within the next few weeks.

"Good for a taste of the lakes"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

02/04/2017

Skelwith fold is ideal to walk into Ambleside. It offers consistently high standards and a warm welcome.

"Staying at Skelwith"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

02/04/2017

Perfect location. 25 minute brisk walk to Ambleside, perfect. Plenty of pitch space. Plenty of Staff taking care of the amenities. Being able to safely walk to a local pub was a surprise bonus. ......Read more.

Perfect location. 25 minute brisk walk to Ambleside, perfect. Plenty of pitch space. Plenty of Staff taking care of the amenities. Being able to safely walk to a local pub was a surprise bonus. Would definitely recommend....Read less.

"Great weekend"

Mrs Platt - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

01/04/2017

Stayed two weeks ago for two nights and loved it. Had a premium pitch and it was huge with its own picnic table. Walked into Ambleside it took approx 40mins but l kept stopping to take pictures, came......Read more.

Stayed two weeks ago for two nights and loved it. Had a premium pitch and it was huge with its own picnic table. Walked into Ambleside it took approx 40mins but l kept stopping to take pictures, came back via site shop which is fantastic well stocked with all you need plus a great range of ales ciders and wine just a really good thought out site and we'll be back before the end of the season ten stars!...Read less.

"Mrthompson"

Mr Thompson - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

29/03/2017

Very good

"First impressions in our new campervan"

Mr Hancock - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

29/03/2017

We are new to camper-vanning.

We were really impressed by Skelwith Fold. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location, with excellent facilities, all in immaculate condition and spotlessly clean. The site......Read more.

We are new to camper-vanning.

We were really impressed by Skelwith Fold. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location, with excellent facilities, all in immaculate condition and spotlessly clean. The site is very well laid out and the staff were very friendly, welcoming, informative and helpful. We will certainly stay here again and hope other campsite we use in the future meet this very high standard....Read less.

"Spring weather"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

29/03/2017

We stayed two nights right after a really stormy week, the weather changed and was amazing as was the site,great reception, good pitch, immaculate shower/toilet block, quite a walk to Ambleside but......Read more.

We stayed two nights right after a really stormy week, the weather changed and was amazing as was the site,great reception, good pitch, immaculate shower/toilet block, quite a walk to Ambleside but pleasant none the less given the weather, likewise a good walk to the Drunken Duck a local well established watering hole which again is highly recommended....Read less.

"Quality in good location"

Mr McInnes - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

28/03/2017

A very well kept park close to some great walks for us and the dogs. Only bad points are that the tv reception is poor and the wifi is expensive.

A dog friendly bar would have made such a difference.

"Pure quality"

Mr J Malvern - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

26/03/2017

The park exudes quality, no expense spared on providing level, drained and fully serviced facilities for touring caravans. Best stocked shop I have ever seen on a campsite.

"Ambleside weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

24/03/2017

Upon arrival the staff set the tone immediately - they were friendly and professional.

I had a premium pitch which was level, spacious and well serviced.

The site facilities are first class.

"Returning customer"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Mar 2017

24/03/2017

Have returned to this ssite several time, and are never disappointed.

All aspects of the park facilities are of a high standard.

"skelwith fold"

Mrs C McMahon - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

23/03/2017

Another lovely break at Skelwith Fold.

"The best maintained and well planned site"

L Arrowsmith - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

19/03/2017

Attention to detail is evident. Large, spotless pitches arranged in an informal way create a really natural feel with beautiful landscaping- lucky us going in March when the daffodils are all......Read more.

Attention to detail is evident. Large, spotless pitches arranged in an informal way create a really natural feel with beautiful landscaping- lucky us going in March when the daffodils are all brilliant. Staff ALL smile and are friendly and make you feel welcome. Facilities were clean and had everything we needed. One of the best sites I have ever stayed at, a credit to the staff....Read less.

"Fabulous site"

Ms S Mulligan - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

19/03/2017

Well situated for the delights of Ambleside and Elterwater. Lovely site with excellent facilities, quiet but with easy access to elsewhere. Bus stops at the entrance to the site with services to......Read more.

Well situated for the delights of Ambleside and Elterwater. Lovely site with excellent facilities, quiet but with easy access to elsewhere. Bus stops at the entrance to the site with services to Ambleside and Coniston every hour during the day. Very handy 😊...Read less.

"Lake district stay"

Mr R Evans - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

18/03/2017

My wife and I stayed at Skelwith for 4 nights in March .Initially she made an inquiry from an internet search . From this I felt that it was very expensive for a tourer ,but after visiting the......Read more.

My wife and I stayed at Skelwith for 4 nights in March .Initially she made an inquiry from an internet search . From this I felt that it was very expensive for a tourer ,but after visiting the Skelwith stand at the NEC ,the young lady there convinced us that it wasn`t and as we wished to go to the Lakes we thought we would try it .

I can honestly say that it is possibly the best managed site that I have ever been to ,well thought out well staffed and always clean and tidy . It is also ( as I initially thought ) the most expensive site I can recall ( but you get what you pay for in this life ). If I could find fault with anything it would be the small number of showers and toilets ,which I would think would be very annoying in any time other than low season ,and if you are cycling ( which we were ) the local roads were very dangerous and some of the cycle paths were only suitable for motocrossers !

Would we go again ............probably not ,but looking at the number of statics and seasonal tourers there ,a lot of people would. Excellent staff , without exception, always polite and helpful....Read less.

"Skelwith fold"

Ms Lund - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

17/03/2017

Excellent and first class site

"Always Skelwith Fold when in the English Lake District."

Mr C Kellaway - Stayed with family, Mar 2017

14/03/2017

Access from main routes good. last mile narrow road. Probably one of the best sites in the UK.Staff fantastic.Toilets/showers excellent. Good internet access/phone reception.Excellent for walking......Read more.

Access from main routes good. last mile narrow road. Probably one of the best sites in the UK.Staff fantastic.Toilets/showers excellent. Good internet access/phone reception.Excellent for walking dogs. You will enjoy your stay! A big thank you, to the team at Skelwith Fold....Read less.

"unwind"

Mr W Woosey - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

12/03/2017

What made our stay at this site great was a warm welcome on arrival . This continued throughout our stay each time we went to reception staff couldn't do enough for us listening, remembering our......Read more.

What made our stay at this site great was a warm welcome on arrival . This continued throughout our stay each time we went to reception staff couldn't do enough for us listening, remembering our last conversation and giving us information of area. Hearing bird song 🎶 instead of traffic noise, peaceful ensuring we could unwind in a clean and perfect location and we thoroughly enjoyed the fresh bread....Read less.

"Ten out of ten!"

Mr Carmichael - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

12/03/2017

Great location, well laid out, quality facilities and helpful and friendly staff. Looking forward to returning for a longer stay later this year!

"A wonderful stay.... again!"

Mrs R De La Mare - Stayed with family, Mar 2017

11/03/2017

As always, we love staying with you. So friendly, clean & welcoming! Loved canoeing at Wray Castle harbour & Ambleside's Thai. Thanks!

We always stay in the Coppice & we would love another lamp at......Read more.

As always, we love staying with you. So friendly, clean & welcoming! Loved canoeing at Wray Castle harbour & Ambleside's Thai. Thanks!

We always stay in the Coppice & we would love another lamp at the top of the green in between the two that are there already.

Thanks!...Read less.

"returning home"

Mr & Mrs Towler - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

11/03/2017

First tourer of this season-nothing unusual in that, 52 years ago we "found" it while being nosy,and have been coming ever since, I could tell some stories about the changes in the park. Must admit......Read more.

First tourer of this season-nothing unusual in that, 52 years ago we "found" it while being nosy,and have been coming ever since, I could tell some stories about the changes in the park. Must admit not all of them i like, wont be long before the statics take over completly that will be sad. Where are the squirrels ???

All in all we still love it and will continue to visit,even though the prices are reaching ridiculas levels. The staff past and present have always been first class. Weve loved it since reception and shop was a little wooden hut--happy days. See you all soon , i hope....Read less.

"Weekend stay"

Mrs D Paskin - Stayed with friends, Mar 2017

10/03/2017

This is our second visit to this lovely site . Pitches are great and spacious. Shower block is first class. It's a nice walk down to village and plenty of other walks from site . We are booked for a......Read more.

This is our second visit to this lovely site . Pitches are great and spacious. Shower block is first class. It's a nice walk down to village and plenty of other walks from site . We are booked for a week later on in the year . My only concern is that it is getting very expensive and that may put us off in the future if it went up more in price . It is however one of the nicest sites we have stayed on...Read less.

"happiness"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

10/03/2017

we have been coming to the lakes for the past twenty plus years, had many a happy stay at skelworth fold, we go to Disney in florida a lot and the staff at skelworth out like the staff in Disney......Read more.

we have been coming to the lakes for the past twenty plus years, had many a happy stay at skelworth fold, we go to Disney in florida a lot and the staff at skelworth out like the staff in Disney always friendly and happy. as always a great time...Read less.

"A lovely site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Mar 2017

09/03/2017

Enjoyed this site, lovely location. Couldn't fault it at all.

"Ambleside lights"

Mr J Hackney - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

26/11/2016

Stayed for three nights to see the Ambleside lantern parade and fireworks. The extended site opening hours were useful. Pleasant site with good facilities and friendly staff

"Brilliant site but expensive"

Mr Bailey - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

25/11/2016

I enquired when I booked, 2 days before arrival, and told no. When I got back home I had received an email for 1 night at £1 and £10 off other nights, I was not very pleased about this.

I will join......Read more.

I enquired when I booked, 2 days before arrival, and told no. When I got back home I had received an email for 1 night at £1 and £10 off other nights, I was not very pleased about this.

I will join the advantage club and use the site more often if offers are available not just 24 hours before the date.

This may tempt me away from Park Coppice & Sykeside

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"Return visitor"

Mr D Matthews - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

24/11/2016

Chose the park for the location, easy off road walk into Ambleside, and lovely walks direct from the site, the shop/reception has a good selection of leaflets for you to follow. We always bring books......Read more.

Chose the park for the location, easy off road walk into Ambleside, and lovely walks direct from the site, the shop/reception has a good selection of leaflets for you to follow. We always bring books to swap at the lending library, best we've been to!

we have visited in all seasons, the park is situated in woodland, particularly beautiful in Autumn. Also been lucky to see herd of deer, in the woods, looking forward to returning next season.

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"Skelwith Fold Caravan Park"

Mr D Craig - Stayed with family, Nov 2016

24/11/2016

We found the site and all staff very welcoming and helpful.The site and facilitates clean and tidy and well maintained and respected by all,not just the touring caravans but the residents, all areas......Read more.

We found the site and all staff very welcoming and helpful.The site and facilitates clean and tidy and well maintained and respected by all,not just the touring caravans but the residents, all areas of the site are well cared for. Thumbs up 👍 for a great site and it should be an example for all to follow....Read less.

"Excellent Park"

Mr A Rogers - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

22/11/2016

We came to Skelwith a while ago and couldn't wait to come back. The facilities ate spotless very warm. The staff make you very welcome . The surroundings are beautiful with lots of lovely walks.

"A good place to stay with a caravan"

Mr D Whiteley - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

20/11/2016

The site although big has secluded parts. The facilities are good.

It is central to visit most parts of the Lake District, some of which are in walking distance or on a bus route.

"The Lakes"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Nov 2016

18/11/2016

Great location in the woods to investigate the south lakes and surrounds

"Outstanding!"

Mrs Ibbett - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

16/11/2016

A caravan site which doesn't feel like a caravan site, we go back year after year!

"november stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Nov 2016

14/11/2016

The water in the showers could be hotter although the washrooms were warm. Only having an outside area for washing up is a bit bleak when it is cold (we didn't use it). On touring pitch 24 we had......Read more.

The water in the showers could be hotter although the washrooms were warm. Only having an outside area for washing up is a bit bleak when it is cold (we didn't use it). On touring pitch 24 we had no luck at all getting a tv signal. That said it is a nice park in a great location for walks....Read less.

"Review"

Mrs Martin - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

11/11/2016

Happy with everything

"Beautiful"

Mrs D Culshaw - Stayed with family, Nov 2016

10/11/2016

Great site beautiful surroundings hidden gem

"What's not to like"

Mr Rogers - Stayed with partner, Nov 2016

10/11/2016

One of the better sites we've stopped at

"Fantastic site"

Miss A Cook - Stayed with friends, Nov 2016

10/11/2016

Love this site, fantastic location, and peaceful.

"Great site"

Robinson - Stayed with family, Nov 2016

09/11/2016

Fantastic site in a great location.

Staff were very professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Immaculate toilets/shower block.

Lovely walk to skelwith bridge/Chesters.

Will definitely return and......Read more.

Fantastic site in a great location.

Staff were very professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Immaculate toilets/shower block.

Lovely walk to skelwith bridge/Chesters.

Will definitely return and would recommend....Read less.

"Beautiful woodland setting"

Mr Dawson - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

07/11/2016

We love the woods here and the great variety of walks in all directions direct from your 'van door. Even just exploring the park itself could thrill you for days on end. It is so well laid out that......Read more.

We love the woods here and the great variety of walks in all directions direct from your 'van door. Even just exploring the park itself could thrill you for days on end. It is so well laid out that you can only ever see a few statics at any one time. Staff and facilities are top notch. The only slight downer is the Caravan Club type of pitching rules....Read less.

"Great place"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

06/11/2016

See Tripadvisor

"Holiday visit October 2016"

Mr B Curtis - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

06/11/2016

This was our first time at Skelwith with our new motorhome, only purchased 3 days earlier !....this was a short holiday to try out our new purchase and we had a perfect pitch on hardstanding to set......Read more.

This was our first time at Skelwith with our new motorhome, only purchased 3 days earlier !....this was a short holiday to try out our new purchase and we had a perfect pitch on hardstanding to set up and spend 3 great days there, we have a dog and the site is very accommodating for dog owners, thank you for a great holiday and we will be back next year !....Read less.

"Wastie family"

Mrs S Wastie - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

05/11/2016

Would highly recommend this site. We will most definitely be returning to it.

"Brilliant place"

Mr S Shepherd - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

04/11/2016

Excellent site , defiantly will go back

"A large well kept site in wonderful location"

Mr I Westlake-Guy - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

This is the second time at Skelwith Fold on a Premium pitch with our tourer. After setting up this time, our water pump would not work. With the help of a fantastic warden (whose name I cannot......Read more.

This is the second time at Skelwith Fold on a Premium pitch with our tourer. After setting up this time, our water pump would not work. With the help of a fantastic warden (whose name I cannot remember), he helped fix the problem with a cost of £1.50 for 3 fuses.

The site is very well kept and, the Premium pitches do give you, not only, a Super pitch with aerial hook up with water in and out, but access to a close-by under-floor heated toilet block. During a busy half term week we had no trouble getting showers etc....

The location is fab! You have short walks to local pubs such as the Drunken Duck and Talbot Inn, or further afield to Elterwater, Coniston and obviously Ambleside, all with good pubs!

Skelwith Fold is a huge site but, doesn't seem busy due to a large number of statics and the space around everything.

The reception staff are nice and polite, the shop was obviously running it's stock down due to upcoming close of season although, we did manage to get most things we needed on a day to day basis.

We will return to this relaxing and well managed site in fantastic surroundings....Read less.

"Great park...."

Mr R Ray - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

Stayed at the park for the first time over Halloween 16, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, facilities and staff were first class. Get yourself to Skelwith Fold.

"Well run park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

02/11/2016

An excellent site, would be better if site had its own wi fi instead of third party unreliable wi fi

"Skelwith Fold October 2016"

Mr Ashby - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

02/11/2016

I would like to see a computer booking system installed that allows the request/booking of a 'specific' plot number. This seems to be a very standard feature at the majority of private sites and one......Read more.

I would like to see a computer booking system installed that allows the request/booking of a 'specific' plot number. This seems to be a very standard feature at the majority of private sites and one that would be more than welcomed by guests at Skelwith.

Having stayed many times now, feel the 'access code' for the toilets/shower block is simple but massive improvement over the old 'two card' per pitch system.

I recommend that if the present system remains you make it policy that guests are only issued with their 'access code' after they have informed you of which pitch they have chosen. This would ensure your records are updated more swiftly following arrival & staff/wardens wouldn't have to chase people for such detail.

Another wonderful stay this October Skelwith, thank you..... see you next Easter for the first of our two 2017 visits....Read less.

"Very happy"

S Manning - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

02/11/2016

Very happy with the site

"Our first time at Skelwith Fold."

Mr P Barker - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

01/11/2016

Our stay was from Monday until Friday during the last week of October 2016. I have been coming to the Lake District for almost 50 years (since I was born) but this was the first time I have ever been......Read more.

Our stay was from Monday until Friday during the last week of October 2016. I have been coming to the Lake District for almost 50 years (since I was born) but this was the first time I have ever been to Skelwith Fold caravan park. My family (2 adults, 1 nine year old boy) and I were very impressed with the site - it is very peaceful and everyone we spoke to (staff and other campers) were very friendly. The facilities were immaculate and the shop must rank as one of the biggest I have seen on a site. The only down side (which is not the of the sites doing) is that access from Clappersgate to the site (1 mile) can be a bit tight as the road is narrow in places - On leaving we me a coach coming the other way and passed each other with only inches to spare. This said we will definitely be coming back!!!!

Paul Barker (Hartlepool)....Read less.

"third trip to skelwith fold"

Mr D Hughes - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

01/11/2016

We've stayed at skelwith three times now and love it. We find it is too wet in the lakes in spring and autumn to camp on grass. Its a pain to peg into stones but the lack of mud makes up for......Read more.

We've stayed at skelwith three times now and love it. We find it is too wet in the lakes in spring and autumn to camp on grass. Its a pain to peg into stones but the lack of mud makes up for this.

Electricity is good, lot of amps, tv channels selection is a bit limited. Only complaint is the wi-fi which is expensive and does not provide good coverage into our caravan. This really does need to be improved.

laundry, shop, and showers are great. Site is quiet and peaceful even when full at half term.

We camped under a tree this tie. Pretty but it make noises on the van roof and amplified the rain sound by forming big droplet. Perhaps these should be cut back.

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"First caravan holiday in Lake District"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2016

30/10/2016

Excellent experience in Lake District. Lovely caravan park. Clean toilet and shower facilities. Bus stop right outside the gate which was a bonus, there's also lots of lovely walks. Would highly......Read more.

Excellent experience in Lake District. Lovely caravan park. Clean toilet and shower facilities. Bus stop right outside the gate which was a bonus, there's also lots of lovely walks. Would highly recommend a visit....Read less.

"Wardens"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2016

30/10/2016

Most staff were friendly but the way the warden asked us to keep the noise down could have been done at the curfew time and not 45 mins early. It could have been conducted in a more friendly manner

"Gorgeous site, will definitely be returning"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2016

28/10/2016

Skelwith Fold is exactly what you want from a Lake District caravan site. It's rural, not too formal, pretty easily accessible and close enough to Ambleside for you to pretty much ditch the car......Read more.

Skelwith Fold is exactly what you want from a Lake District caravan site. It's rural, not too formal, pretty easily accessible and close enough to Ambleside for you to pretty much ditch the car whilst you're there. Good facilities (excellent on site shop and park) and spotlessly clean. I had been worried about some of the previous review comments re access but whilst the roads are narrow there were no major hotspots - and you are in the Lakes after all. Would not hesitate to return to this beautiful site....Read less.

"Lovely well organised park"

Mrs L Monaghan - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

27/10/2016

Very friendly staff and highly efficient check in. The park is very clean and well maintained, the showers clean and warm and everything is of a high standard. Nice walk into Ambleside with the help......Read more.

Very friendly staff and highly efficient check in. The park is very clean and well maintained, the showers clean and warm and everything is of a high standard. Nice walk into Ambleside with the help of on site maps....Read less.

"Wonderful Park"

Mrs V Stork - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

27/10/2016

This is an excellent park. The facilities are modern and spotless, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views from the park and some lovely walks and so peaceful. Surrounding area has......Read more.

This is an excellent park. The facilities are modern and spotless, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views from the park and some lovely walks and so peaceful. Surrounding area has lots of things of interest and good pubs with great food. Will definitely return and would recommend to others...Read less.

"Our first visit"

Mr J Wilson - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

26/10/2016

There is a real lack of decent quality camping site in the central lakes, but this one is a real exception. Spotlessly clean with some excellent facilities there. The shop is better stocked than any......Read more.

There is a real lack of decent quality camping site in the central lakes, but this one is a real exception. Spotlessly clean with some excellent facilities there. The shop is better stocked than any other we've seen on a site. It also has a library of books that you can borrow. The staff were very helpful and friendly....Read less.

"Martinsteinke88@gmail.com"

Mr M Steinke - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

26/10/2016

Lovely place to stay would be going back as much as we can

"Excellent site"

Ms A Ciavarella - Stayed Oct 2016

25/10/2016

Stunning location and the site has excellent facilities. All the staff were so friendly and very organised within the site. Can't wait to return next year.

"Lovely Caravan Park."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

23/10/2016

No complaints at all with this site. Toilets, showers, laundry all spotless. Excellent laundry facilities. Grounds very well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definately be......Read more.

No complaints at all with this site. Toilets, showers, laundry all spotless. Excellent laundry facilities. Grounds very well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definately be back and would recommend....Read less.

"Fantastic!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

23/10/2016

We stayed in one of the hideaway units. They are small but comfortable and warm...and clean! Beautifully maintained campsite. We will definitely be back!

"Beautiful well kept site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

22/10/2016

Staff very helpful and friendly,stayed on super pitch and shower block and facilities are excellent and immaculately clean.

"Skelwith Fold Caravan Park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

22/10/2016

The park is just excellent. The touring site is a minute from good dog walking areas, which are peaceful and beautiful, with views of the mountains around it. The facilities are spotless. The......Read more.

The park is just excellent. The touring site is a minute from good dog walking areas, which are peaceful and beautiful, with views of the mountains around it. The facilities are spotless. The park is near to Ambleside, Grasmere and close to the lake. It's just perfectly placed for whatever you want to do....Read less.

"Welcoming"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

20/10/2016

I think that I have never been to a caravan park before where the whole staff were so welcoming and friendly. We were greeted on arrival with smiling faces in the reception area and staff passing by......Read more.

I think that I have never been to a caravan park before where the whole staff were so welcoming and friendly. We were greeted on arrival with smiling faces in the reception area and staff passing by outside shouted a welcome as well. The whole weekend was made more relaxing by the helpfulness and cheeriness of the staff at all times. The toilet block was super clean and well maintained and the whole park was tidy - all in all five star treatment....Read less.

"Excellent Park"

Mr M Kent - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

20/10/2016

Excellent Park, Very friendly staff, Facilities very good, Surrounding area plenty to do. Plenty of eating/drinking places within walking distance. We usually visit two or three times per year. Can't......Read more.

Excellent Park, Very friendly staff, Facilities very good, Surrounding area plenty to do. Plenty of eating/drinking places within walking distance. We usually visit two or three times per year. Can't wait to return next year....Read less.

"Lovely quiet location"

Mrs L Smith - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

19/10/2016

We spent 2 nights at Skelwith Fold in our motorhome in a premium pitch. Nice quiet location. We walked from the site into Windermere (via Ferry) which was a great day out. Facilities very clean and......Read more.

We spent 2 nights at Skelwith Fold in our motorhome in a premium pitch. Nice quiet location. We walked from the site into Windermere (via Ferry) which was a great day out. Facilities very clean and warm. Kids loved the play park....Read less.

"quiet October days"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2016

19/10/2016

great place to spend tranquil and peaceful hours, and a superb base for walking without the need to use a car at all

"Expensive"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

18/10/2016

Lovely location, very poor lighting throughout site roads.

£2 a night for the dog !!!'

"Transport to Main Gate"

Mr D Grant - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

17/10/2016

We have a motorhome - do to our pitch being at the top of the site we had around a 20 minute - approx 1 mile -walk to get to the Main gate for a bus - this is obviously repeated upon return - not too......Read more.

We have a motorhome - do to our pitch being at the top of the site we had around a 20 minute - approx 1 mile -walk to get to the Main gate for a bus - this is obviously repeated upon return - not too clever for older types especially in poor weather.

Is there no possibility of courtesy transport via the buggies from the Reception area to the Main gate - even a small charge fir this facility would be acceptable.

...Read less.

"perfect location"

Mr Vickers - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

16/10/2016

Skelwith Fold is in a perfect location to walk into Ambleside with a pathway running from the site half of the way.

Ideal for dogs . Chesters at Skelwith Bridge is a 15 minute walk where you can......Read more.

Skelwith Fold is in a perfect location to walk into Ambleside with a pathway running from the site half of the way.

Ideal for dogs . Chesters at Skelwith Bridge is a 15 minute walk where you can enjoy delicious home made cakes and a glass of wine !!! Definitely my favourite site....Read less.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

14/10/2016

We had a wonderful time at skelwith fold the site was spotless. The toilets and shower block was also spotless and very spacious showers were a bonus. Some sites we have been on also had piped music......Read more.

We had a wonderful time at skelwith fold the site was spotless. The toilets and shower block was also spotless and very spacious showers were a bonus. Some sites we have been on also had piped music in the toilets and shower block which t

I thought might be a nice idea....Read less.

"Sheer relaxation"

Mr R Clarke - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

13/10/2016

Lovely warm welcome from staff on arrival and this continued every time we visited reception/shop. The toilet/shower facilities are of a high standard - spotlessly clean with under floor heating. The......Read more.

Lovely warm welcome from staff on arrival and this continued every time we visited reception/shop. The toilet/shower facilities are of a high standard - spotlessly clean with under floor heating. The addition of an excellent laundry and drying room makes Skelwith a home from home. The park and surrounding area offer may lovely walks and scenery. Ambleside and Windermere are a short drive or comfortable walk and are definitely worth a visit for the shops, cafes and boat trips. We loved this park so much that we joined the members club which gives us discounts on site fees and some local facilities....Read less.

"Late break"

M Sheavills - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

13/10/2016

We were very happy with the facilities and the staff were very helpfull.

The park is well maintained and in beautiful surroundings. We will definitely return in the spring.

"The Best most relaxing Holiday Break"

Mrs J Bunn - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

12/10/2016

We visit the lakes every year and usually stay in bowness, due to our normal site being fully booked we searched for surrounding sites close to, so glad we did as we like Ambleside and found the site......Read more.

We visit the lakes every year and usually stay in bowness, due to our normal site being fully booked we searched for surrounding sites close to, so glad we did as we like Ambleside and found the site superb. It was quite easy to get to and when on site it is so clean, tidy and organized with facility's for recycling and the Launderette has it all even an Iron & Ironing Board . The shop has everything you need and the staff are so friendly and helpful, I like it that we could if needed rent a Arial Cable, have the use of a on site community library and use of internet, we did not use the children's area but were impressed with it and the recreational area to. I especially like the security gate at the entrance to the site all in all my Husband and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable break with plenty of options to go walking/site seeing or just relaxing around the park, we will definitely be returning next year and hopefully for many more years to come...Read less.

"Delightful Skelwith Fold"

Mr McNaughton - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

12/10/2016

A lovely site to stay on and we have visited it at least once a year for many years. Showers & toilet block is excellent and well kept in the main. My husband did find one of the toilets in a mess......Read more.

A lovely site to stay on and we have visited it at least once a year for many years. Showers & toilet block is excellent and well kept in the main. My husband did find one of the toilets in a mess but that's not the site's fault. Lovely surroundings and great for walking. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good site for those with dogs. It is a little bit expensive but that doesn't seem to put people off!...Read less.

"Short Break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

11/10/2016

Great location., Good facility. Even lovely weather!

"Returning customer due to its high standards and locality of site."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

11/10/2016

We have used this site several times, and are more than satisfied with its standard of facilities.

"Good clean site"

Mr Henshaw - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

08/10/2016

Lovley site,Poor lighting at night

"Nice site expected better for price"

Chapman - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

08/10/2016

We had service pitch with picnic table. The hard standing was the worst we have been on, the pegs just popped out, we bought more from the shop but they were the same. Others we spoke to also had......Read more.

We had service pitch with picnic table. The hard standing was the worst we have been on, the pegs just popped out, we bought more from the shop but they were the same. Others we spoke to also had issues. There was also not one light in out area, however the others did have. There was a fantastic drying room which was locked from 9pm to 9am. Unfortunately it was not always unlocked until later which resulted in walkers having to wait to get and about.

The facilities were spotless. The shower cubicles were the most spacious I have ever seen. Showers were push button but lovely and hot. There were no wash basin cubicles, but I would rather have the large shower cubicles. The shop sold a variety of things and well stocked.

Overall a nice site, but for the price it needs to be right, and the hard standing was definitely not. If I wasn't using an awning I would possibly return, but with one, definitely not....Read less.

"Skelwith Fold Caravan Park.... A great place to stay"

Mr & Mrs Neill - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

07/10/2016

This is a great place to stay, it is in a great location in the Lake District, we have stayed here on many occasions, the staff members are always really friendly and helpful and give great service,......Read more.

This is a great place to stay, it is in a great location in the Lake District, we have stayed here on many occasions, the staff members are always really friendly and helpful and give great service, we will be back....Read less.

"Lovely break"

Mr M Rudd - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

06/10/2016

Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of September with family and friends. It is a lovely well kept site with excellent bathroom facilities. We will definitely be returning.

"A beutiful spot"

Mr S Whittick - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

06/10/2016

Have been going to Skelwith Fold for about thirty years now and must be one of the best sites in the Lakes for facilities and ease of access to local area. You could park up at the site for a week......Read more.

Have been going to Skelwith Fold for about thirty years now and must be one of the best sites in the Lakes for facilities and ease of access to local area. You could park up at the site for a week and walk out to do whatever without using your vehicle. Keep a lookout for the wildlife, rabbits, deer, owls, jays etc. Pleasant to walk around the site in the evening especially around the tarn

Great spot to take your children. When ours were little they'd play in the woods all day.

It was quiet on this visit, end Sept, but can get busy at peak times. Never the less facilities like toilets/showers don't get too busy.

It's can be expensive, especially at peak season, but if you're in their advantage club it becomes reasonable out of peak season. I suppose they can charge their prices because of where they are in the Lakes. Still don't know why they charge extra for awnings as all pitches are hard standing so there's no maintenance of grass. Also they've started charging for dogs. Again why? If it's because of the extra maintenance costs then surely humans require more.

Despite thee gripes we will still go. I would defy anybody to find a more beautiful spot....Read less.

"Fabulous as it always is!"

Mrs Mason - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

05/10/2016

We have been enjoying Skelwith Fold for many years now and we just couldn't finish our 2 week holiday in the caravan without spending our last 2 days here. The surroundings are beautiful, even when......Read more.

We have been enjoying Skelwith Fold for many years now and we just couldn't finish our 2 week holiday in the caravan without spending our last 2 days here. The surroundings are beautiful, even when raining, and access to Ambleside very easy by car or a 20 minute walk. Facilities excellent and staff very friendly. Will keep on coming.........Read less.

"Happy customer"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

03/10/2016

Lovely locational

"A great woodland campsite"

Mrs J Plant - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

Skelwith Fold is a well run campsite in a great woodland location . It's easy to get to, important when towing . Its in a great location for exploring the local area and beyond , on foot by bike or......Read more.

Skelwith Fold is a well run campsite in a great woodland location . It's easy to get to, important when towing . Its in a great location for exploring the local area and beyond , on foot by bike or car . The town of Ambleside is within walking distance and offers plenty of places to eat and shop. There are plenty of low level walks directly from the campsite. And a wide range of high level walking just a short car journey away .

We particularly like that you can pick your own pitch on arrival ,the ease of access to pitches ,and the hard standings . The facilities are clean and of a good standard . The shop is well stocked with local produce . Recycling of waste is made easy by white recycling bins . We really enjoyed our stay .

The only negative comment I have is that I don't really see why we should pay for our dog when he doesn't use any facilities...Read less.

"second visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

Wonderful site in wonderful location,nice to be able to walk toAmbleside, Elterwater and Grassmere without using vehicles

. bus stop convienient and good service .

we thought site fees a little......Read more.

Wonderful site in wonderful location,nice to be able to walk toAmbleside, Elterwater and Grassmere without using vehicles

. bus stop convienient and good service .

we thought site fees a little expensive , it was a little noisy late evening with inconsiderate campers maybe a one off.but we will return .many thanks...Read less.

"Entering the gates"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

On ent err ing the gates excited about the park and the location set in beautiful woodlands. Having to decide which pitch especially on a premium site not many left when we arrived and really......Read more.

On ent err ing the gates excited about the park and the location set in beautiful woodlands. Having to decide which pitch especially on a premium site not many left when we arrived and really disappointed with the layout of the pitches bland no greenery and felt a bit enclosed and other caravaners passing your pitch to get to toilets. Even with picnic benches some dogs not on leads no privacy....Read less.

"Wonderful weekend"

Mr M Scott - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

29/09/2016

We stayed at Skelwith Fold for a quick weekend away. we were blown away by the location, and the lovely walks nearby (from the campsite, as opposed to driving to the walk). Fantastic meal at Drunken......Read more.

We stayed at Skelwith Fold for a quick weekend away. we were blown away by the location, and the lovely walks nearby (from the campsite, as opposed to driving to the walk). Fantastic meal at Drunken Duck, a short walk from the site. We will certainly be returning, in fact I can't wait to!...Read less.

"September Holiday"

Mr & Mrs Ferguson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

29/09/2016

Very helpful and friendly staff. Five star park will be returning very shortly,would recommend to families and couples alike.

"Wonderful Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

28/09/2016

Thanks for a great stay, lovely staff, immaculate site with the very best facilities you would ever want.

"Lovely site"

Mr A Scott - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

24/09/2016

This is a lovely site only drawback is the road to the site entrance which can be a bit tight when towing a caravan. The town of Ambleside was a bit of a walk but okay as the weather was warm &......Read more.

This is a lovely site only drawback is the road to the site entrance which can be a bit tight when towing a caravan. The town of Ambleside was a bit of a walk but okay as the weather was warm & sunny. All in all it was a lovely site and we would look to return in the next year or two....Read less.

"5 star site"

Mr M Wood - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

We stayed at this site for three nights and can only say what a fantastic site it is in a great location.

Facilities on the site are excellent from the amenity blocks to the very well stocked onsite......Read more.

We stayed at this site for three nights and can only say what a fantastic site it is in a great location.

Facilities on the site are excellent from the amenity blocks to the very well stocked onsite shop, which stocked all the essentials, so no need to go off site if you didn't want to.

There are a couple of dog friendly pubs within walking distance which we walked to for a drink, the Talbot bar and the Drunken duck. The Talbot was a decent pub which served traditional pub food and the Drunken duck was a bit more upmarket on the food front. Ambleside is a 40 minute walk or a bus ride from the entrance of the site, we never went into Ambleside on this visit as we always usually stay there, so have been to most of the shops, restaurants and pubs, which there are plenty of. One of our favourites there is Lucy 4's, a tapas sort of restaurant but there are others which are also very nice.

We visited in our motorhome and booked a premium pitch which was well worth the extra money, especially as the weather was so good. This came with a drinking water tap, waste water drain, picnic table and awning space, it was a very good sized pitch. All in all a great site in a lovely location, very friendly and helpful staff.

We will definitely visit again....Read less.

"Not as good a holiday as expected"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

The site was in a beautiful location and very clean. The only comments I would make are as follows:

1. Rotary lines are not allowed on the site. I am struggling to understand why. This is the......Read more.

The site was in a beautiful location and very clean. The only comments I would make are as follows:

1. Rotary lines are not allowed on the site. I am struggling to understand why. This is the first site I have been on where this rule applies. I appreciate there where facilities to dry clothing but what is the problem with a rotary line. Mine was placed at the back of the caravan and we were left a note asking us to take it down.

2. The toilet and shower blocked were cleaned everyday which I had no problem with. Having said that, the time the block was cleaned changed each day. Again on all other sites I have stayed on, the toilets were cleaned at the same time every day so you knew what time to avoid.

3. There is a speed restriction on site which I completely agree with for the safety of all visitors. However the staff appeared in their buggies to exceed the speed limit but were quick to pull you up if you speeded.

4. Everyday the staff would drive around the site on more than one occasion watching to make sure you were not breaking rules. To me, the reason why you have a holiday is to relax but you felt you were being watched all the time....Read less.

"Best site in area"

Mr S Rae - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Love Skelwith fold for all the staff , best pitches, best facilities including heated floors in wAshrooms and showers and no noisey pub !!

"Entirely satisfied"

Mr J Marsh - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Only criticism we have, is the showers, couldn't use them due the height of the shower head, we needed a adjustable one that can slide up and down, other than that everything is very good,

"Beautiful site in a gorgeous area! Friendly helpful staff & fine facilities!"

Mrs R De La Mare - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

This is our third visit to SF & as usual, we had a lovely time! We love the area, facilities & hygiene of the park. Gorgeous fresh bread each morning & very helpful staff. Thanks.

We would just......Read more.

This is our third visit to SF & as usual, we had a lovely time! We love the area, facilities & hygiene of the park. Gorgeous fresh bread each morning & very helpful staff. Thanks.

We would just mention that the provision of another external light near the play ground to facilitate those nighttime visits to the loo would be very welcome....Read less.

"Peaceful haven"

S Edwards - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Great location, friendly staff and very helpful , well stocked shop , we'll be back !! 😉

"Home from home."

Mrs Rees - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

22/09/2016

Have spent about two months on this site with our touring caravan - towing from Hampshire - for almost each of the past 25 years . Speaks for itself.

Reduced Mark for Access because the public road......Read more.

Have spent about two months on this site with our touring caravan - towing from Hampshire - for almost each of the past 25 years . Speaks for itself.

Reduced Mark for Access because the public road immediate approach is narrow and winding. The excellent washrooms are rather distant from 15 of the Tourers' positions. (Coppice)....Read less.

"long walk from bus stop to camping area."

Mr Ives - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Parking area bottom of drive for people wanting to catch bus.

"8 day stay"

Mr M Lomas - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Nice peaceful site set in wood land we come in September 2016 the site is some way of the main entrance up along drive to the reception Nice area to get around there is a bus stop at the gate......Read more.

Nice peaceful site set in wood land we come in September 2016 the site is some way of the main entrance up along drive to the reception Nice area to get around there is a bus stop at the gate entrance but it is a long walk from the site it would be nice if the bus could come up the drive to the barrier pick people up ,as it is a long walk for people that not so good on their legs good for walkers in this area lost off walks for them that like walking in the lakes, I found we had to use the car to get around every ware you went you had to pay for parking most parking was £3.00 for 2 hour that was the down side regarding that we like the site and the staff was polite and helpful...Read less.

"Large well laid out site where the staff are very helpful."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Park was clean and tidy. Well laid out pitches. I bit too large and regimented for us, we like the smaller sites. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would say a little on the expensive side......Read more.

Park was clean and tidy. Well laid out pitches. I bit too large and regimented for us, we like the smaller sites. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would say a little on the expensive side but if you like the larger well laid out sites then I would recommend this site....Read less.

"Fantastic weather made the weekend"

Mr A Brocklehurst - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Superb site. Staff helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. Location great, nice walk into Ambleside but slightly uphill on way back. Cycling is amazing! Site beautiful and clean. Peaceful even next......Read more.

Superb site. Staff helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. Location great, nice walk into Ambleside but slightly uphill on way back. Cycling is amazing! Site beautiful and clean. Peaceful even next to kids play area...Read less.

"Weekend Break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

A tranquil retreat, great for re-energizing your batteries after a day on the peaks...

"A real find for us first timers (sort of!)"

Mr Davies - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Years ago, when the boys (and us!!) were young, we were avid campers with our trailer tent. Having not done anything like this for years, we decided to hire a motorhome. We went for a premium......Read more.

Years ago, when the boys (and us!!) were young, we were avid campers with our trailer tent. Having not done anything like this for years, we decided to hire a motorhome. We went for a premium hardstanding pitch with electric, water and TV hook up - days of 'roughing it' long gone!! If Skelwith Fold is anything to go by, boy, have caravan sites moved on!! Numerous shower blocks serving various parts of the estate meant the one adjacent to us was hardly busy at any time. (I know it was mid Sept. but during our stay the 'site full' notices went up!). Wonderfully warm, immaculately cleantoilet block with easy to use large showers, free hairdryer - great! The shop was well stocked with food etc. (and drink!) and, expecting the usual 'inflation' incredibly impressed with what were really 'normal' prices! You had to be quick to get the fresh baked bread, pain au chocolat or croissant though - you could order if you were so inclined - they were all lovely! The estate was beautifully tended and a pleasure to walk around with lots of really nice walks if you didn't want to stray far. Although we didn't use it (tempted to have a swing though!) the childrens play area looked well equipped and super and there was a very nice and large recreation area (it had to be a reasonable size because that's where the air ambulance lands if neccessary!!). An absolutely super site with lovely people from start to finish! Go there, you won't be dissappointed....Read less.

"Skelwith fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

Great site

"Excellent site"

Mrs Collins - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

Beautiful surroundings, nicely organised site with excellent facilities. I would definitely recommend this site and will use again when visiting the area.

"5*"

Mr A Whiteside - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

read up on internet about this park and also reviews and can say i was not disappointed very clean and tidy location is superb would highly recommend although i believe it gets very busy at school......Read more.

read up on internet about this park and also reviews and can say i was not disappointed very clean and tidy location is superb would highly recommend although i believe it gets very busy at school holiday time so must book early. i will defiantly will be booking again...Read less.

"Thank you to skelwyth fold !"

Mr F Garvey - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

It was a great week,the weather and the site where beautiful.thanks again everyone.

"My stay with motorhome"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

20/09/2016

Had a great time every thing very clean and tidy ,showers and loos very clean

"Top Notch!"

Mr R Handscombe - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

20/09/2016

The only thing I could criticise is that 5.30 is too early to close the shop. Other than that, this is definitely the best campsite we have stayed at in this country

"Short break"

Mr S Bladen - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

20/09/2016

Online booking was very easy and accompanying confirmation email and directions were brilliant.

On arrival, the guy at reception was immensely helpful and we were given a very warm welcome.......Read more.

Online booking was very easy and accompanying confirmation email and directions were brilliant.

On arrival, the guy at reception was immensely helpful and we were given a very warm welcome. Instructions he gave were fab.

The facilities were great and immensely clean and the whole site was tidy. Whilst on the campsite, eeach member of staff always greeted us with a smile, even those that passed in the carts.

A faultless and very relaxing stay and a shame it was only for three nights but will definitely be returning and recommending to family and friends.

PS This was our first ever caravan site we have ever visited and we were truly bowled over by it, many thanks to the owners and the staff....Read less.

"FIrst foray into caravanning"

Mrs Long - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

20/09/2016

This was a lovely easy place to take our little Eriba for its first weekend out. The in-park roads were in excellent condition, the hard standings were flat and clear, and when we couldn't unhitch......Read more.

This was a lovely easy place to take our little Eriba for its first weekend out. The in-park roads were in excellent condition, the hard standings were flat and clear, and when we couldn't unhitch the van, a lovely staff member going round in a golf buggy helped us out. The park does make it very clear what you should and shouldn't do, which we liked. There are a lot of statics (but attractively laid out) and the tourers are in their own section. The wash rooms were amazing, accessed by code and hardly ever being used by anyone else. The park has extensive grounds and we had some great walks around the neighbouring country roads, through to Hawkeshead. The park is well placed near Ambleside and at the head of the Langdale Valley - prime Lake district territory. One thing we hadn't anticipated was that our dogs wouldn't have ready access to grass, as the hardstandings are gravel. Their paws found it a bit uncomfortable. Some of the other spots would have had easier access to grass, but ours felt a bit like a beautiful, wellmaintained parking lot. BUt we had a good time and would return....Read less.

"first visit, perfectly happy,happy to use again"

Mr Knappett - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

19/09/2016

lovely park, fairly steep driveway up to site (especially when its pouring with rain and returning to site by bus), but once there it is a very nice setting. facilities good and very accessible.......Read more.

lovely park, fairly steep driveway up to site (especially when its pouring with rain and returning to site by bus), but once there it is a very nice setting. facilities good and very accessible. would be quite happy to return again....Read less.

"Relaxing and Peaceful"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

18/09/2016

Thought park was a bit closer to Ambleside. Very well kept and clean. We asked for a disabled pitch, might be an advantage if some were fitted with aerial connection extra payable if requested.

"Another 10 days"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

17/09/2016

Excellent site in a great location , our fifth stay and not the last. Will be back next year

"Lovely as always"

Mrs B Wright - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

16/09/2016

one of our favourite sites. Perfectly situated for the hustle of Ambleside but in a beautiful calm and quiet area with fantastic scenery and walks

Shower blocks are always clean and warm and......Read more.

one of our favourite sites. Perfectly situated for the hustle of Ambleside but in a beautiful calm and quiet area with fantastic scenery and walks

Shower blocks are always clean and warm and reception is well stocked with everything you might need.

Only problem is the wifi is poor....Read less.

"motorvan stay."

S Cogley - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

16/09/2016

Great site. You decide which plot you want which is a great thing to be able to do. Toilets are super clean and the shower has pkenty of room.

"Skelwith Fold stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

16/09/2016

Found the site quite easily though i think it is more than 1.5 miles to Ambleside? However Staff could not have been friendlier and the wardens in particular were always about and prepared to help......Read more.

Found the site quite easily though i think it is more than 1.5 miles to Ambleside? However Staff could not have been friendlier and the wardens in particular were always about and prepared to help as we found when we parked up on the wrong spot! Walks from the site were excellent and I was impressed with the layout and ease of access. The bus stop is immediately outside the site and goes between Ambleside and Coniston/Hawkshead so very useful if you are not a good walker. The staff were full of knowledge about easy walks and directions to take around the area which was very useful and we enjoyed the walk along the river to Ambleside....Read less.

"First impressions"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

15/09/2016

Very friendly staff but site is more expensive than camping and caravan club sites

"Nice park but small pitches"

Mr D Spofford - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

14/09/2016

Really nice park but with a twin axle caravan I was really concerned how small some of the pitches were. I was luck to find a good pitch this time but would be concerned about returning in case I was......Read more.

Really nice park but with a twin axle caravan I was really concerned how small some of the pitches were. I was luck to find a good pitch this time but would be concerned about returning in case I was not so lucky. Given the cost I would have expected the size of pitch not to be an issue....Read less.

"Walkers paradise"

Mr I Bradley - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

14/09/2016

Our second visit to this site and we were not disappointed it is perfect in every way, we can't wait to go back

"Short break"

A Rowlands - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

12/09/2016

Stayed in our motorhome for a short break , sons and partners were in the Hideaways . Lovely and peaceful, also lovely weather .

"Lovely stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

11/09/2016

I gave a low star rating for security as people can walk on to site via the woods, without making the site feel like a prison this cannot be changed! It is a beautifully maintained site that feels......Read more.

I gave a low star rating for security as people can walk on to site via the woods, without making the site feel like a prison this cannot be changed! It is a beautifully maintained site that feels relaxed despite its size. Beautiful views through the trees, footpaths through the woods and the quiet makes this a favourite site to stay. A good walk or a short ride into Ambleside or down to Skelwith Bridge is a bonus....Read less.

"wet but wonderful"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

10/09/2016

We stayed in early september hoping for good weather - despite the wet setting up and down we had great weather ! lovely walks and great spot for exploring. The dryers and drying room were a real......Read more.

We stayed in early september hoping for good weather - despite the wet setting up and down we had great weather ! lovely walks and great spot for exploring. The dryers and drying room were a real bonus ! park is gorgeous and very clean facilties....Read less.

"Excellent clean well kept site"

Mr L Sheffield - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

09/09/2016

It's a beautiful, clean site which feels safe and secure. Will definitely come again to this site.

"Holiday Highlighs"

L Watts - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

07/09/2016

Compared to the previous site we were on before Skelwith Fold the facilities were top notch. The whole site was immaculate. Great walks on and off Site. Will definitely be back.

"Delightfully stunning and simple."

Mrs J Whitehouse - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

06/09/2016

From booking to leaving we were very impressed with the ease and simplicity with all of the services provided.

The site is easy to access, checking-in was professional, friendly and easy. The......Read more.

From booking to leaving we were very impressed with the ease and simplicity with all of the services provided.

The site is easy to access, checking-in was professional, friendly and easy. The location is excellent for ease of access to the popular areas of The Lake District and many activities and sights and restaurants.

We stayed on a premium pitch which was a good size and aside from the water and electricity, came complete with a substantial picnic table and plenty of room for the car and our own table/ loungers.

The location of the site is simply stunning and although wooded, is very well maintained and managed. The owl gently hooting during the night-time was a great touch ( just joking- but he was a delightful added bonus).

The ambience when we stayed was quiet, relaxed and friendly, with many walkers and out-doorsy caravanners - many caravans had awnings and I'm sure that the 'drying room' was beneficial.

The shop/reception is well stocked with quality items and useful information - lovely fresh baked bread! The library is a lovely idea and the launderette is clean, simple to use and a useful addition. The washrooms are worth a special mention because I rarely used our caravan facilities during our stay - a first! They are spacious, clean, well managed and gloriously warm ( underfloor heating?) when we stayed in early September.

We would highly recommend Skelwith Fold and we will head straight back next time we visit the Lakes....Read less.

"Amazing Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

06/09/2016

The entrance to this campsite is like entering the drive of a stately home. The grounds were beautifully kept, with plenty of walking trails. Washrooms were super clean and welcoming. The kid's play......Read more.

The entrance to this campsite is like entering the drive of a stately home. The grounds were beautifully kept, with plenty of walking trails. Washrooms were super clean and welcoming. The kid's play area was accommodating for teenagers too. Reception and staff were very pleasant. We will definitely return....Read less.

"annual jaunt"

Mr F Pattison - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

06/09/2016

Nice park had lovely weather pitch was very good good walks 😊

"Beautiful setting, excellent site in every way"

P Robinson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

Stayed here on a few occasions this year, fabulous location .the staff are first class from checking in to the continuous maintenance and cleaning of the sites facilities. I would highly recommend......Read more.

Stayed here on a few occasions this year, fabulous location .the staff are first class from checking in to the continuous maintenance and cleaning of the sites facilities. I would highly recommend this site. We stayed here recently and needed 2 pitches, our friends have a large motor home and they really put themselves out to find and allocate 2 pitches close together prior to arrival so that we had the best place for a large vehicle and our caravan, on a really busy weekend. Nothing was too much trouble, fantastic place, beautiful local walks away from it all. First class!...Read less.

"Top Class"

J Lamkin - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

We were heading to Scotland, only meant to stop for 1 night at Skelwith Fold but we knew deep down we would not find better elsewhere so we remained there for the rest of the week. It is such a......Read more.

We were heading to Scotland, only meant to stop for 1 night at Skelwith Fold but we knew deep down we would not find better elsewhere so we remained there for the rest of the week. It is such a beautiful peaceful well maintained place and the cleanliness is 100% could not fault in any areas. The staff are all great and very helpful in every way and we can't wait until we go back, we were very sad leaving....Read less.

"Relax here"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

We had a fantastic relaxing time there,in the peace and tranquility of the forest but just a short distance to all the shops and other attraction a.

"selwith fold review"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

Excellent site. Great facilities. Very helpful & friendly staff.

"top exit barrier"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

we had an evening meal at the drunken duck ,on our return could not enter through the top site barrier thought faulty so had to reverse up the lane then drive all the way around to the main......Read more.

we had an evening meal at the drunken duck ,on our return could not enter through the top site barrier thought faulty so had to reverse up the lane then drive all the way around to the main entrance

next morning reported faulty barrier at reception to be told this in use for static caravans only so touring people able to enter which was a stupid rule with no valid explanation for the staff except ashrugg of shoulders...Read less.

"Best facilities"

Mr R Walton - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

04/09/2016

Very friendly ground staff. Cleanliness of toilet blocks was outstanding as was the standard of the main block - the best I have encountered by far. The pitch felt a little like a car park as it......Read more.

Very friendly ground staff. Cleanliness of toilet blocks was outstanding as was the standard of the main block - the best I have encountered by far. The pitch felt a little like a car park as it was entirely hard-standing but this was offset by the lack of mud when it rained. Very difficult to get tent pegs in but luckily found the site had a heavy duty mallet that helped with this would have been useful to have been told of this when checking in rather than after I'd struggled for an hour. Only real moan and shortfall was that it was a long way to the chemical disposal point from our pitch and the nearest toilet block was also quite a distance....Read less.

"Great first-time visit - we will return"

Mr S Smith - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

03/09/2016

Well organised, good value and ideally situated. Easy access on foot to a good local bus service for getting further afield into nearby areas without having to always drive.

"Mr watson"

Mr W Watson - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

03/09/2016

Absolutely brilliant

"second time at Skelwith"

Mr J Wallace - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

03/09/2016

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, our second visit to this Ideally located Park for visiting the Lake District, the Park is very clean, Pitches are a good size, staff are always helpful and friendly. The......Read more.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, our second visit to this Ideally located Park for visiting the Lake District, the Park is very clean, Pitches are a good size, staff are always helpful and friendly. The amenities are always spotless and has a good library. There is no entertainment on the site so its ideal for relaxing and visiting the local area. The walk to the Drunken Duck is about 30 minutes but worth the walk. Forty five minutes will get you into Ambleside on foot....Read less.

"Lovely location but very little space!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

Location, facilities (washrooms and shop) and staff were great. However, the tourer area was very tight and incredibly difficult to negotiate our 6-berth caravan around - we actually had to unhook it......Read more.

Location, facilities (washrooms and shop) and staff were great. However, the tourer area was very tight and incredibly difficult to negotiate our 6-berth caravan around - we actually had to unhook it and manoeuvre it around a corner then hook it back up!) We also found the pitches very small

And were please we had not brought out awning as fitting this alongside the car and caravan would have used all of the space - there was nowhere near the pitch for the children to play safely....Read less.

"rating"

Mrs T Deacon - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

first class, quiet, tranquil, everything we wanted

"Idyllic"

Mr S Webb - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

Fantastic location within the lakes.

Great for families.

"Beautiful Setting."

Mr Williams - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

Stayed here with Motorhome over August Bank holiday weekend. Site is in a beautiful location surrounded by woodland walks and typical lakeland scenery making it one of the prime sites in the lake......Read more.

Stayed here with Motorhome over August Bank holiday weekend. Site is in a beautiful location surrounded by woodland walks and typical lakeland scenery making it one of the prime sites in the lake district. Facilities are second to none and every detail has clearly been covered to cater for every need.

If i had to make a criticism which to be fair is possibly rather harsh, for me the touring and Motorhome pitches are too crammed together, just felt we were on top of the next person on either side which i felt invaded our privacy. Again nothing too serious and to be fair we always like to try differnt sites but would definitely return but maybe out of holidays where it would be a bit less busy. However with that minor exception the place is beautiful .. thanks again.....Read less.

"First stay at Skelwith Fold"

Mr B Youel - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

Excellent three night stay with our Campervan on a premium pitch. Nice size pitches and very clean toilets and showers.

Only slight criticism would be that you can't prebook your pitch which is odd?......Read more.

Excellent three night stay with our Campervan on a premium pitch. Nice size pitches and very clean toilets and showers.

Only slight criticism would be that you can't prebook your pitch which is odd? So it's pot luck which you get....Read less.

"Cleanliness"

Mr Reed - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

The park was very clean and toilets and showers very good spotlas .pin code doors was very good to it was a good brake

"Skelwith fold"

Mr L Calvert - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

Excellent camp site, very friendly staff. Very clean tidy and secure site. So peaceful and quite, would definitely recommend to anyone, the shower blocks were spotless as was all the amenities , well......Read more.

Excellent camp site, very friendly staff. Very clean tidy and secure site. So peaceful and quite, would definitely recommend to anyone, the shower blocks were spotless as was all the amenities , well done...Read less.

"Very nice site"

M Hill - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

31/08/2016

Been looking at Skelwith Fold for a few years but never got to go, so we booked up for our August holiday. The site is very well kept lovely helpful staff, although we don't use the facilities they......Read more.

Been looking at Skelwith Fold for a few years but never got to go, so we booked up for our August holiday. The site is very well kept lovely helpful staff, although we don't use the facilities they were immaculate. We stayed on a fully serviced pitch witch was a bit small for our twin wheeler but we picked it for the sun on an afternoon. There is a nice walk out of the back of the site to a couple of pubs one about a mile then maybe a half mile walk along a small lake, perfect for bikes we went to Wray Castle then onto Hawkeshead without even going on the road. Lovely Site, Lovely People, Defiantly will return. Mr&Mrs Hill...Read less.

"breath taking ."

Mr R Cutting - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

31/08/2016

On our approach to the park was tight going although there was a bus route on the same road and we were in a 37 foot Rv.It was a fantastic escape for my wife and i.The staff were very helpful.All in......Read more.

On our approach to the park was tight going although there was a bus route on the same road and we were in a 37 foot Rv.It was a fantastic escape for my wife and i.The staff were very helpful.All in all it was one of the best sites we have been on.Well done everyone,see you net year!...Read less.

"The friendly park"

Mr D Willis - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

31/08/2016

Very impressed with Warden Ray,

A great asset to the business

All facilities were clean tidy and very well thought out and organised

Top place to stay

"Another visit to Skelwith."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

Been before and will go again. A favourite place of ours.

"Our holiday stay"

Mr Torr - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

Loved our stay. Brilliant facilities. Very welcoming and informed staff.

"Repeat Visitors"

Mr J Neve - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

We have been spending time at Skelwith Fold for many years - it is our caravan site of choice whenever we can make it!

"Internet access via Wisp"

Mrs Keenan - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

Access to broadband was very difficult due to the numbers on site. Not good enough in this day and age when people work away from home. Need a far better service and sever to facilitate the area and......Read more.

Access to broadband was very difficult due to the numbers on site. Not good enough in this day and age when people work away from home. Need a far better service and sever to facilitate the area and numbers of people needing to use the internet....Read less.

"Friendly welcome"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

We arrived on site to be greeted with a warm response and useful information about the site. The shop and library were both impressive and helpful, especially if staying for longer period. The pitch......Read more.

We arrived on site to be greeted with a warm response and useful information about the site. The shop and library were both impressive and helpful, especially if staying for longer period. The pitch sizes are generous, showers and toilets immaculate and setting idyllic. It isn't cheap to stay here but feels worth it because of its glorious setting and walks direct from the site....Read less.

"Holiday at Skelwith"

Mrs S Drennan - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

Yet again another great few day spent at our favourite site.

The staff are very helpful and the site always looks neat and tidy.

The only little niggle we have is there should be more coat hooks in......Read more.

Yet again another great few day spent at our favourite site.

The staff are very helpful and the site always looks neat and tidy.

The only little niggle we have is there should be more coat hooks in the showers as trying to shower me and the kids with only one hook to keep thing off the ground and dry is impossible.

...Read less.

"Our recent stay at Skelwith fold"

Mrs J Spencer - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

After a long drive down from Scotland where we spent the first part of our holiday it was lovely to receive a warm welcome by the staff who were very friendly.

We chose the site for its location......Read more.

After a long drive down from Scotland where we spent the first part of our holiday it was lovely to receive a warm welcome by the staff who were very friendly.

We chose the site for its location because we were attending a wedding in the area. It is larger a more expensive site than we would normally choose but the site is very clean and tidy and the facilities are good. In a break in the weather we went for a lovely walk with our dog from the site.

It's a good location for exploring Ambleside and the area and general and will probably return again soon!...Read less.

"Enjoyable visit to Skelwith Fold"

Mrs L McPherson - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

28/08/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this immaculate campsite, very clean and well maintained facilities. Only downside is the intermittent signal for the WiFi. Also a signpost for walkers returning to the......Read more.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this immaculate campsite, very clean and well maintained facilities. Only downside is the intermittent signal for the WiFi. Also a signpost for walkers returning to the park from Skelwith village would be very helpful. Apart from these two small improvements I would highly recommend this site....Read less.

"It is always a top class site"

Ms R Simms - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

28/08/2016

We would stay more often if it was closer to the fells but you can't do anything about that 😬

"visitor parking"

Mr & Mrs Lowery - Stayed with family, May 2016

28/08/2016

A lovely site enjoyed many times, made a mistake visiting over a bank holiday, it was like pitching in a very busy car park. there is a need to make other pitch users aware that there should only be......Read more.

A lovely site enjoyed many times, made a mistake visiting over a bank holiday, it was like pitching in a very busy car park. there is a need to make other pitch users aware that there should only be one vehicle parked with an outfit or at the most two..Visitors should use designated parking ares

Having said that I'm sure we will return....Read less.

"Beautiful site and stunning location"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

28/08/2016

Lovely site and enjoy returning annually .. Children's playground is becoming a little tired perhaps older children could be catered for a bit more.. Lack of free wi-fi is a shame most businesses......Read more.

Lovely site and enjoy returning annually .. Children's playground is becoming a little tired perhaps older children could be catered for a bit more.. Lack of free wi-fi is a shame most businesses offer this as a matter of course.. Standing outside the toilet block not ideal trying to get on to paid wi-fi .....Read less.

"One to go back to ."

Mr B McGourlay - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

28/08/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Skelwith ,pity about the weather but did not let that detract from our stay and will look forward to further visits in the future.

"Wonderful surroundings"

Mr C Andrew - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

26/08/2016

Although the weather wasn't great the staff were always cheerful and extremely helpful with information of places to go and activities to do.the long drive through the trees is stunning and the park......Read more.

Although the weather wasn't great the staff were always cheerful and extremely helpful with information of places to go and activities to do.the long drive through the trees is stunning and the park is so peaceful,it was a very relaxing holiday. I would recommend this site to anyone.it was very good value for money for tourers and would definitely return....Read less.

"Great site and location shame about the weather."

Mr K Barclay - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

26/08/2016

Could not get Internet signal.

Despite the incredibly heavy rain the hard standing was not muddy at all - brilliant.

"Brilliant little gem"

Miss G Rutter - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

25/08/2016

Gorgeous location place and area. Staff friendly and helpful. Park clean and everything you can need available. A gem!

"Review of Skelwith"

Mrs H Hazlett - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

24/08/2016

We have been to stay at Skelwith twice, for a week at a time. 1st was 2 years ago and the 2nd was a week ago. We love this site. We went with our touring caravan and asked to be on the pitches near......Read more.

We have been to stay at Skelwith twice, for a week at a time. 1st was 2 years ago and the 2nd was a week ago. We love this site. We went with our touring caravan and asked to be on the pitches near to the park called Coppice. Its a row of pitches where you can see the park and all weather football pitch and it has a lovely view off the woods behind the caravan and infront. The showers and toilets are a little walk away from these pitches up a hill but it's not too much of a problem. Both the toilet blocks, older and newer are immaculately clean and good to use. The onsite shop has just about everything you need and isn't overpriced. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Always going around checking and keeping everywhere clean and tidy. Would highly recommend this site. Only down side is there is zero tv signal and my iPhone couldn't pick up any wifi sugnal at all. But it was nice to actually be offline for a week....Read less.

"Great Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

24/08/2016

We had a lovely stay at your park. The staff were lovely and the shop had everything we needed. We will be back!

"Skelwith Fold 3 night break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

23/08/2016

Great site, great wash facilities, fantastic paths for walking. Lakeside within a reasonable walking distance. Cycling difficult around Ambleside. Lake district roads are a challenge for new motor......Read more.

Great site, great wash facilities, fantastic paths for walking. Lakeside within a reasonable walking distance. Cycling difficult around Ambleside. Lake district roads are a challenge for new motor home users such as us ( don't cross via the Windermere ferry crossing as we did), experienced a few standoffs with other vehicles on some of the narrow roads. All in great holiday location and pitches are spacious....Read less.

"Skelwith Fold Caravan Park"

Mr C Turnbull - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

23/08/2016

We had a beautiful 4 days in the lake district, made better by the helpful staff and site at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, the place was very clean and welcoming. All facility's were clean and up-to......Read more.

We had a beautiful 4 days in the lake district, made better by the helpful staff and site at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, the place was very clean and welcoming. All facility's were clean and up-to date.

A top quality Caravan Park at a very acceptable price.

We look forward to returning Skelwith Fold Caravan Park.

Thank you...Read less.

"Quiet, immaculate, woodland caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

23/08/2016

Hidden in a wooded, natural park this caravan park is suited to a wide range of ages and visitors. We were there as a family. Facilities are immaculate. Site was busy but quiet and relaxed. Great for......Read more.

Hidden in a wooded, natural park this caravan park is suited to a wide range of ages and visitors. We were there as a family. Facilities are immaculate. Site was busy but quiet and relaxed. Great for cycling and walking to many key areas of interest, Ambleside in one direction, Wray castle in another. Exceeded our expectations and now one of our favourite parks....Read less.

"Lovely location, Setting and friendly staff"

Mr M Bailey - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

22/08/2016

Family caravan vacation during summer school holiday, park is very well maintained, facilities excellent and staff friendly, daily bread also very good, would certainly recommend Stelwith Fold

"Great stay"

Mr Adamson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

22/08/2016

We stayed for two nights and would have loved to stay longer. Will be back soon.

"Well kept caravan park with great facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

22/08/2016

A lovely caravan park in a great location. Friendly and helpful staff. The facilities were very clean. We will be staying again in the future.

"How the park has changed over the years."

Mr A Herschell - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

21/08/2016

We do most of our caravanning now on Camping and Caravanning or Caravan Club sites. Skelwith is more expensive than most sites we stay at. Compared to club sites, the pitches at Skelwith are not as......Read more.

We do most of our caravanning now on Camping and Caravanning or Caravan Club sites. Skelwith is more expensive than most sites we stay at. Compared to club sites, the pitches at Skelwith are not as good as club site pitches. The pitch we used sloped significantly from front to back and from left to right as seen from the front of the pitch. We had to raise our right side wheel about 4 inches to level side to side. We had to borrow 4 half breeze blocks (for which we are exceedingly grateful) to put under our step to access our van. I had to find large stones to put under the wooden blocks to allow our rear steadies to be reach a "ground level" on which they were effective. Next i visit, i will look for a more level pitch to start with....Read less.

"Great campsite, perfect location etc."

Mrs K Wigham - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

19/08/2016

Great campsite, loved our stay the only flaws I could come up with are a bit of grass around pitches would be nice and a free shuttle bus to main gate for those that can't walk as far. Other than......Read more.

Great campsite, loved our stay the only flaws I could come up with are a bit of grass around pitches would be nice and a free shuttle bus to main gate for those that can't walk as far. Other than that it is a perfect well equipped site....Read less.

"Hideaways"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, first time at the park and would definitely come back 👍

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

Good location easy access and secure!

"Caravanpark and surrounding area are fantastic!"

Mr. P Oosterom - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

18/08/2016

it's a quiet campingplace with a lot of rest, kindly people, beautiful nature and fantastic walks from the campsite!

"Brill campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

Excellent campsite

"Good site"

Dr R Claesen - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

18/08/2016

Good site, quite pricey but facilities excellent. I think the premium pitches were a little cramped together considering the beautiful landscaped spacious settings of the static caravans. Was......Read more.

Good site, quite pricey but facilities excellent. I think the premium pitches were a little cramped together considering the beautiful landscaped spacious settings of the static caravans. Was expecting a more spacious and greener premium pitch area which actually was more like a large flat gravelled car park in the middle of the park. Also could do with identifying a safe area where dogs could be allied off lead for a run....Read less.

"Very handy location and everything to hand!"

Mr T Dickinson - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

17/08/2016

We were very pleased with this site overall. We would rather not have all hard standings but considering we were here for an orchestra course and were not out in the weather every day we were pleased......Read more.

We were very pleased with this site overall. We would rather not have all hard standings but considering we were here for an orchestra course and were not out in the weather every day we were pleased with the good drainage and lack of problems getting stuck in mud!

Excellent facilities and friendly, helpful staff made for an easy pleasant visit....Read less.

"Family holiday at skelwith fold"

Mrs C Webster - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

17/08/2016

We have stayed here 2 years ago and was our first choice of site once we bought a caravan. I stayed here on my own with 3 children and the staff and facilities are amazing. The family room made life......Read more.

We have stayed here 2 years ago and was our first choice of site once we bought a caravan. I stayed here on my own with 3 children and the staff and facilities are amazing. The family room made life so much easier at bath time and excellent walks from the site and frequent buses. I cannot rate this site highly enough. It didn't get a 5 for ease of access purely because the entrance is on a sharp bench so go steady but really well signposted and a 4 as there are bikes to hire/playground/walks but no entertainment as such so couldn't get a 5 but we actually prefer that there is no evening entertainment. Excellent security and felt very safe here....Read less.

"A lovely site well situated for the lakes"

Mrs G Coates - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

16/08/2016

Nice site with walks from the site also a bus stop at the campsite entrance.

"August 2016"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

16/08/2016

Great site with really good staff . From arrival/reception through to the guy who cleaned the loos - all we met were friendly, polite and smiley.

Lovely site to just wander around.

Fab locarion to......Read more.

Great site with really good staff . From arrival/reception through to the guy who cleaned the loos - all we met were friendly, polite and smiley.

Lovely site to just wander around.

Fab locarion to travel around the lakes.

We walked to Ambleside/waterside with 8 & 11 yo - was told would take about 30min but actually took is 50min. Not a problem at all but allow longer for stopping to count sheep in fields and look at wildlife around!

All the family have said we want to stay again - just need to work out when!

...Read less.

"5 star fantastic site"

Mrs T Canham - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

15/08/2016

we were greeted with friendly helpful staff on each occasion we went to the reception/shop. staff could not be more helpful. choice of maps for walks etc for you. all laminated for a minimal cost......Read more.

we were greeted with friendly helpful staff on each occasion we went to the reception/shop. staff could not be more helpful. choice of maps for walks etc for you. all laminated for a minimal cost which was donated to local air ambulance. Pitches and amenities were spotless. lovely quiet site too.

Really couldnt fault the site. stayed for 9 nights and drove for miles to all the lakes but didn't see a single red squirrel, partner was disappointed by this but we had a fantastic holiday. Highly recommend this site. Too many beautiful places to visit to list....Read less.

"very clean site!"

Mr I Tasker - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

15/08/2016

We used Skelwith Fold as a base for a walking holiday. We stayed in a touring caravan we asked at reception on arriving if we could have a pitch with good TV reception, as all the expensive sites......Read more.

We used Skelwith Fold as a base for a walking holiday. We stayed in a touring caravan we asked at reception on arriving if we could have a pitch with good TV reception, as all the expensive sites were booked up we were directed to a place where we might get good reception… we didn’t! But it did not spoil our trip but my wife made me watch old boring black and white episodes of the Forsythe Saga for which I shall never forgive Skelwith Fold.

The pitch was a good size and it was not too busy. We asked if we could stay longer on the last day which the reception staff agreed to without any extra charge! Which we were pleased about.

The toilet block was very very clean and the showers a delight!

We would have liked to have used the bus to go into Ambleside but found the walk to the bus stop too far.

On two of the days we were there there were quite bad traffic problems going into Ambleside, we were not sure if this was a regular problem or as a result of some road works.

We did some walking from the campsite, we walked to Cathedral Cavern and back a delightful walk full of beautiful views it was about 8 miles and we really enjoyed that day. Another day we walked to Loughrigg and found it another strenuous walk (for us) but it made a good break from watching the Forsythe Saga.

Surprised that there is not more on the site like a café… at Reception they had an events board but it was empty whenever we went passed!...Read less.

"Skelwith fold site"

Miss K Beattie - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

We love to walk and cycle so we have no issues with situation of site relative to town , however it may prove a little challenging for those who plan to leave motohomes on site.

We love the site and......Read more.

We love to walk and cycle so we have no issues with situation of site relative to town , however it may prove a little challenging for those who plan to leave motohomes on site.

We love the site and have recommended to friends who have also visited and loved.

We will be visiting again soon, and after visits we still have much more to explore.

Amazing site and area.

The Staff are all pleasant and helpfull, definitely watants the fee....Read less.

"Returning Visit"

Mr D Foster - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

12/08/2016

Will not be returning, because over the years I have been never ever been able to get decent television reception. caravan club sites like this provide a cable hook up on the electricity supply box.......Read more.

Will not be returning, because over the years I have been never ever been able to get decent television reception. caravan club sites like this provide a cable hook up on the electricity supply box. Surely you can do this. You do on the premier pitches. Other than that, very good...Read less.

"Hideaway not a hideaway"

Ms P Holbrook - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

I booked a hideaway for my partners birthday based on the fact it was child free, secluded and only 4 hideaways meaning maximum of 6 other people around us. Unfortunately this was not the situation......Read more.

I booked a hideaway for my partners birthday based on the fact it was child free, secluded and only 4 hideaways meaning maximum of 6 other people around us. Unfortunately this was not the situation we found ourselves in. Firstly the hideaway itself was immaculate, reception staff and other park staff we encountered very friendly indeed and we were very impressed to begin with. However, after a couple of hours we realised it was not as secluded as the website had lead us to believe and when the guests for two of the properties arrived it was apparent that they were part of a much much larger group and as such often there were 6 or 7 people up and down in a mini van including children. The staff were aware of this and on the first evening came and said the movement up and down would soon stop but it didn't as they used the facilities in the hideaway to cook for whole party. On the morning they departed they left very early and as such we were disturbed in fact when the leady came to clean she commented on this and said I bet you were disturbed and when I said yes she said we thought you would be. I thought at this point we would at the least receive an apology but we did not. I reported this again on departure and staff said that they would make the management aware and though I would at least receive an email on returning home but over a week later still nothing. Whilst I accept this kind of thing can happen it is the responsibility of the site manager to ensure other guests are not disadvantaged and their break spoilt and at the very least accept this responsibility and apologise. It is for this reason that we are unlikely to return or recommend the site to others as a romantic hideaway it was not....Read less.

"Summer holiday - first visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

12/08/2016

Lovely campsite that is kept immaculate by staff, toilet block fantastic, play area for children was great. A little on the expensive side. On site help from staff 24/7. Staff excellent, friendly and......Read more.

Lovely campsite that is kept immaculate by staff, toilet block fantastic, play area for children was great. A little on the expensive side. On site help from staff 24/7. Staff excellent, friendly and helpful.

Wasn't a fan on the "allocate yourself" policy in relation to pitches would rather be able to pick a pitch and book it in advance.

Had a great stay and will consider returning next year....Read less.

"Excellent site"

D Jones - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

11/08/2016

This is a fabulous site. Wiill be back everytime when visiting the lakes.

"Lovely stay"

Mrs K Johnson-Reed - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

10/08/2016

Beautiful surroundings lovely site. We had an enjoyable stay. Great if you like walking. Not much entertainment wise, on site especially if the weather is bad. Premium pitch facilities were great.

"Immaculate site"

Anonymous - Stayed Jul 2016

10/08/2016

I came on my own with a touring caravan. The site itself was immaculate and very well run. The toilet block was spotless, the only reason I have marked it down was because of the toilet roll......Read more.

I came on my own with a touring caravan. The site itself was immaculate and very well run. The toilet block was spotless, the only reason I have marked it down was because of the toilet roll dispensers, which seem daft, but they didn't roll easily! I had a quiet pitch and they were all very well marked. The pitch where I was is not very deep so it took quite a bit of manoeuvring to set it up right. The surrounding area is beautiful and Ambleside has plenty to keep you busy. If you came as a family then it would be very good value for money, but there was no reduction for a single traveller, you pay per pitch, and so I had to bite the bullet....Read less.

"Premium pitches versus standard pitches"

Mrs Thomson - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

10/08/2016

We enjoy staying here very much.We were disappointed that we had to move from a premium site to a standard pitch especially as we booked early May! Please make more premium pitches we would most......Read more.

We enjoy staying here very much.We were disappointed that we had to move from a premium site to a standard pitch especially as we booked early May! Please make more premium pitches we would most definitely stay much longer if that was the case.Tanya deserves a special mention who went out if her way to try and help us.Thank you....Read less.

"Our first visit"

J Bousfield - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

10/08/2016

Absolutely spotless and very professionally run.

"My views on improvement and to attract more motor homes"

Mrs Coleman - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

09/08/2016

I love the park but I see a need for some kind of transport to at least Ambleside. The buses are always late and if it is raining it is not too pleasant. Could the site not offer a minibus (for a......Read more.

I love the park but I see a need for some kind of transport to at least Ambleside. The buses are always late and if it is raining it is not too pleasant. Could the site not offer a minibus (for a fee). It is also a long walk to the bus stop and back for those perhaps not so fleet and young children. It would be an added bonus and attraction for such a nice site. It could be booked the day before so would be easier to organise....Read less.

"Heavenly Hideaway"

Ms S Gordon - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

08/08/2016

My daughter & I stayed for 3 nights in a Hideaway. We'd both been working very hard lately & we decided we needed a wee break -staying at Skelwith Fold was the perfect tonic 😀

"price"

Mr P Davies - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

08/08/2016

We have stayed here a few times it is in a prime location but still seems a high price for the touring section but cant fault the park for any thing else

regards Paul Davies

"We will return"

Mr K Harkins - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

07/08/2016

Fantastic time at a wonderful Park professionally run and immaculatly clean always. We WILL return...

"Beautiful"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

06/08/2016

Facilities and staff excellent. Hate the road from Ambleside to Skelwith towing but we haven't hit anything yet xx

Waiting for a seasonal pitch one tow and lots of lovely weekends. Xx

"great"

Mr Lambert - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

05/08/2016

we come up to the Lakes every year to go to Floughborough steam fair and have stayed here before love the site nice and peaceful and lovely location defiantly will be back again

"First Impressions"

Mrs Taylor - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

Very clean site, thought having to follow the red road to reception a very good idea. The staff were very helpful,been taken to our hideaway by a member of staff and shown where and how things worked......Read more.

Very clean site, thought having to follow the red road to reception a very good idea. The staff were very helpful,been taken to our hideaway by a member of staff and shown where and how things worked was excellent.The cleaness of the hideway was immaculate, well done to the person who does this job....Read less.

"Lovely Holiday in a Fantastic Park"

Mr H Roberts - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

Lovely park and facilities were very clean all staff helpful.

"Always good experience"

Mr Greggor - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

Has always been consistent

"Toilet block cleaning"

Mr J Bushell - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

03/08/2016

Sometimes the cleaning of the toilets was not very convenient being so early in the morning but we realise that you have a lot to do.

"Site access"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

03/08/2016

One area which was frustrating was the new key pad access. We had extended our stay by one day several weeks before the holiday, however on the last day we were unable to access the toilet block as......Read more.

One area which was frustrating was the new key pad access. We had extended our stay by one day several weeks before the holiday, however on the last day we were unable to access the toilet block as it would not accept our code. We need to leave early and this obviously delayed our departure. We also couldnt raise the duty warden for help.

Also our code would not open the barrier at the back of the site (Bog Lane), which was equally frustrating as our drives frequently left in that direction....Read less.

"Great site"

Mrs Millar - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

02/08/2016

Beautiful site, great surroundings. Very clean and tidy. Good sized pitches. Regular bus route into Ambleside from right outside the site, or a nice walk, mostly off road (40 minutes......Read more.

Beautiful site, great surroundings. Very clean and tidy. Good sized pitches. Regular bus route into Ambleside from right outside the site, or a nice walk, mostly off road (40 minutes approx).

Downsides, shop not that well stocked. Wi-fi overpriced.

Would recommend and return.

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"fantastic holiday park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

31/07/2016

Our family have stayed at Skelwith Fold caravan park for 4 years now and we love it. The facilities are of a really good standard. The showes and toilets are spacious and clean, there is a great......Read more.

Our family have stayed at Skelwith Fold caravan park for 4 years now and we love it. The facilities are of a really good standard. The showes and toilets are spacious and clean, there is a great wee laundry drying area and a super library which can come in handy. My daughter loves the play park and I think the shop is the best one I have seen on a site. The chip van is a nice treat on the Friday night.It's a pretty well looked after site and is handy for all local attractions. The staff are helpful and friendly. All in all a favourite site of ours....Read less.

"S"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

31/07/2016

Great base for access to Ambleside and surrounding areas. Fantastic site -well presented, great facilities, quiet..

"Lovely campsite- Skelwith Fold"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

30/07/2016

Lovely site with really clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Bus service into Ambleside finishes around 7pm and taxis, particularly mid week, are very poor later on at night - just an......Read more.

Lovely site with really clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Bus service into Ambleside finishes around 7pm and taxis, particularly mid week, are very poor later on at night - just an advisory though as nothing to do with the site....Read less.

"Our stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

29/07/2016

A very nice site in a great area. Has everything you would need.

"Beautiful picturesque site"

Mr Cheswick - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

29/07/2016

The site is so picturesque with wildlife in abundance I woke one morning to see a deer grazing beside our motorhome I can't comment on entertainment as we didn't use this facility

"Wonderful Skelwith Fold"

Mr M Gent - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

Skelwith Fold is set in an amazing landscape with acres of woods and pathways to explore right outside your caravan. Add to that its central location in the beautiful Lake District and it's very hard......Read more.

Skelwith Fold is set in an amazing landscape with acres of woods and pathways to explore right outside your caravan. Add to that its central location in the beautiful Lake District and it's very hard to fault.

The facilities are very good with immaculately Clean toilets and showers and a good shop providing the basics.

Despite being a large site, you don't get any sense of overcrowding and most pitches are quite intimate and generally quiet.

The only fault I can find, which isn't any fault of the site, is the exit onto the main road at clappersgate which is particularly steep. If you have to stop at the junction to give way to vehicles on the main road and you are towing a caravan, you will struggle to pull out without the smell of a burning clutch.

That said, this is my only concern about this site and it is nowhere near enough to stop me coming back year after year, I will just have to buy a bigger car!!

I would recommend this site to anyone , it is simply beautiful....Read less.

"Weekend in July"

Mr S Dewing - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

Great site, clean and tidy with nice friendly staff. Difficult route to navigate with large vehicles but once on site not a problem as the road is better than the main road!

"Wonderful short break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

26/07/2016

We stayed for 2 nights on a premium pitch which was brilliant. It made life very easy and was close to the immaculate toilet block. The showers were very roomy. We were allowed to stay on the pitch......Read more.

We stayed for 2 nights on a premium pitch which was brilliant. It made life very easy and was close to the immaculate toilet block. The showers were very roomy. We were allowed to stay on the pitch till 6pm for a small fee which really gave us an extra day to explore. We booked again for another break we were so pleased....Read less.

"holiday"

Mrs L Parker - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

25/07/2016

Very nice site an handy bus stop at entrance , its lovely surrounding and quiet. And when I lost my gold ring they couldn't do enough for me to get it back to me , I am very grateful to them and I......Read more.

Very nice site an handy bus stop at entrance , its lovely surrounding and quiet. And when I lost my gold ring they couldn't do enough for me to get it back to me , I am very grateful to them and I was very lucky it was found...Read less.

"A first class caravan park"

Mrs P Donaghy - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

25/07/2016

We had a great stay at Skelwith Fold recently.From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a friendly welcome, everything was explained to us and booking was ready and took no time at all to check......Read more.

We had a great stay at Skelwith Fold recently.From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a friendly welcome, everything was explained to us and booking was ready and took no time at all to check in.All facilities are first class, bins & water nearby and toilets/wash rooms were immaculate,plenty of room in showers, separate cubicles if you just want to freshen up and the dish washing wash good with plenty of hot water.In the other toilet block there is a drying room for wet towels/clothes boots etc. and laundry facilities which i didn't need to use.

This site deserves it's five star rating I can't wait to return in the future. This was my first time touring in England.

When i was out one morning for a walk with my dog we came across some red deer it was lovely just to be in so peaceful surroundings....Read less.

"Regular visitor review"

Mr T Law - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

24/07/2016

Overall Skelwith is a 5 star park with excellent amenities. My only issue is the time when the facilities are cleaned on a morning which is always at peak times. I have also been given differing......Read more.

Overall Skelwith is a 5 star park with excellent amenities. My only issue is the time when the facilities are cleaned on a morning which is always at peak times. I have also been given differing information regarding visitor parking facilities behind the reception area, thankfully this time I was advised I could use it as last time I was told it was for staff only. Overall a very good, clean and well maintained site, the serviced pitches are well worth the extra cost...Read less.

"A lovely night away"

Mr A Blackburn - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

23/07/2016

We stayed one night as we had scheduled a road trip over many places over the week but now we have returned home we will definatley return for a longer visit to your park as we were very impressed......Read more.

We stayed one night as we had scheduled a road trip over many places over the week but now we have returned home we will definatley return for a longer visit to your park as we were very impressed with everything and it was the best campsite over our 7 night break by far....Read less.

"You Must Stay in an S-Pod at Skelwith Fold"

M Connor - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

22/07/2016

Our S-pod was called Flycatcher.If you look at the video on skelwith fold website it is 100% as it says on the tin.Me and caroline both loved it and we both said it was a "love nest".All the......Read more.

Our S-pod was called Flycatcher.If you look at the video on skelwith fold website it is 100% as it says on the tin.Me and caroline both loved it and we both said it was a "love nest".All the facilities in the pod were great comfortable bed, power shower and modern kitchen.All the staff were friendly and helpful.We went into ambleside both days you could walk (40 mins) or bus on the hour or taxi £7.There are 7 or 8 pubs there all close together and a lovely wine bar we ended up in both nights with great live music on.Brilliant weekend.We will definitely be back at some point....Read less.

"A"

Mr G Liddle - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

22/07/2016

Lovely site, very friendly and helpful staff

"park review"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

22/07/2016

do not have any negative comments about the park the only issue was the junction back onto main road back towards ambleside but that is obviously nothing to do with the park ...

"Caravan Delight"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

22/07/2016

The impressive drive through the woodland is wonderful. You then arrive at reception where everyone greets you with a smile, even in the rain.

The site shop is full of everything you need.

Great......Read more.

The impressive drive through the woodland is wonderful. You then arrive at reception where everyone greets you with a smile, even in the rain.

The site shop is full of everything you need.

Great start to a great holiday in our touting Caravan.

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"My review"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

22/07/2016

Great camp very picturesque very clean and helpful staff

"One night stay"

Mrs D Clarke - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

21/07/2016

Lovely location

"just what we wanted"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

21/07/2016

Cannot fault anything

"But expensive compared to competition"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

21/07/2016

Nice woodland to enjoy with wild deer to be seen. Staff seemed jaded at times. Expensive when all extras are added in Ie awning electric dogs at £2 Prefer park coppice more room friendlier. And a......Read more.

Nice woodland to enjoy with wild deer to be seen. Staff seemed jaded at times. Expensive when all extras are added in Ie awning electric dogs at £2 Prefer park coppice more room friendlier. And a lot cheaper....Read less.

"skelwith fold"

Mrs A Carruthers - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

21/07/2016

lovely quiet site with excellent facilities. would definitely recommend and will return.

"Nearby Ambleside was delightful"

A Arkless - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

20/07/2016

A lovely caravan park so peaceful and the approach was beautiful. Had a lovely stay, the staff were so friendly and helpful. We look forward to a return visit.

"A review."

Mr R Berringer - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

20/07/2016

An excellent few days with really good bread.

"Idyllic Hideaway"

Mr P Rowlands - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

19/07/2016

Perfect option for a romantic getaway, the Hideaways are cosy but have all the features you could need, including a disposable BBQ. Ideally situated for access to Windermere, Ambleside and the......Read more.

Perfect option for a romantic getaway, the Hideaways are cosy but have all the features you could need, including a disposable BBQ. Ideally situated for access to Windermere, Ambleside and the surrounding hills, make sure to go for a walk out of the Skelwith Fold exit of the site which has wonderful views from a 'Spy Hill' over the Brathay river valley. Also recommended are Chesters by the River for the amazing home made cakes (best Key Lime Pie this side of the Atlantic) and the Drunken Duck Inn (Try a pint of their own Red Bull Terrier, brewed next door)....Read less.

"5 Star all the way"

Mr R Begg - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

19/07/2016

From arriving at the site we received a warm welcome by the reception staff. They were very helpful and answered all my questions about the area. It was great to be able to pick your own spot. Hard......Read more.

From arriving at the site we received a warm welcome by the reception staff. They were very helpful and answered all my questions about the area. It was great to be able to pick your own spot. Hard standing spot we chose was level which made things very easy each day when we came back to the site. Facilities were amazing, toilet block was spotless for the whole 4 days we were there. If I am in the area again I would defiantly come and stay again....Read less.

"Wilkie arty"

Mrs C Wilkie - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

16/07/2016

Skelwithfold is a unique little piece of paradise hidden in the woods near Ambleside. Perfect location for exploring the area around lake Windermere . All facilities excellent the only thing that let......Read more.

Skelwithfold is a unique little piece of paradise hidden in the woods near Ambleside. Perfect location for exploring the area around lake Windermere . All facilities excellent the only thing that let it down for us was the shop opening hours . We will definitely be back !!...Read less.

"A Happy Camper"

Anonymous - Stayed Jul 2016

16/07/2016

I would most certainly recommend this site due to its position, cleanliness, price and helpful and polite staff.

"Weekend in Skelwith"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

15/07/2016

Had a lovely weekend

"Great site"

Mrs M Gardiner - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

15/07/2016

High quality site in a stunning location.

"Skelwith"

Mrs Bright - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

12/07/2016

A

"Hideaways"

Mrs S Houston - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

11/07/2016

Beautiful setting for the perfect hideaway break. Extremely clean and tidy, well equipped and compact. Perfect location for exploring the area. Well stocked shop and clean tidy park. We would have......Read more.

Beautiful setting for the perfect hideaway break. Extremely clean and tidy, well equipped and compact. Perfect location for exploring the area. Well stocked shop and clean tidy park. We would have loved a teapot if we were being nit picky !

Will return and enjoy another hideaway, perfect for a romantic adult only break. Thank you...Read less.

"By chance we found this site and extremely pleased with it"

T Woodroffe - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

11/07/2016

We had taken a chance and not booked in advance when we visited the Lake District, the previous nights site was unable to take us for 2 nights so we found and booked Skelwith Fold and to be quite......Read more.

We had taken a chance and not booked in advance when we visited the Lake District, the previous nights site was unable to take us for 2 nights so we found and booked Skelwith Fold and to be quite blunt about it is probably the nicest site we have ever stayed at, it was so well kept, the pitches were level and a good size, the staff helpful and friendly, the toilet block clean, modern and plenty of hot water - superb....we will return...Read less.

"Excellent Facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

11/07/2016

The wash rooms are excellent, extremely clean and central heated

"Caravan trip"

Mr P Gibson - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

10/07/2016

Terrible access for bigger caravan.

Brought the outside road to gridlock for 10 minutes because road too narrow . Man in a van couldn't pass my caravan and I was already as far left as I could go.......Read more.

Terrible access for bigger caravan.

Brought the outside road to gridlock for 10 minutes because road too narrow . Man in a van couldn't pass my caravan and I was already as far left as I could go. Over twenty cars had to reverse with the aid of bikers ....Read less.

"Return to Cumbria"

Mrs K Edwards - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

09/07/2016

Excellent Park, Beautiful ancient woodland surrounding,and part of the site for dog walks, amenities very good, showers toilets, very clean and modern. Liked Library and idea to swap books. Will......Read more.

Excellent Park, Beautiful ancient woodland surrounding,and part of the site for dog walks, amenities very good, showers toilets, very clean and modern. Liked Library and idea to swap books. Will return again...Read less.

"Fabulous area and impressive approach to site"

Mr A Plummer - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

09/07/2016

Initial search was for something in the Ambleside area as we were visiting son who lives there. Skelwith Fold came up on search and I had cycled past it a couple of times so had an idea where the......Read more.

Initial search was for something in the Ambleside area as we were visiting son who lives there. Skelwith Fold came up on search and I had cycled past it a couple of times so had an idea where the entrance was. The approach to the site was lovely and well kept. The reception and shop was impressive and the staff were lovely and helpful. Can not fault it at all....Read less.