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Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

England, Cumbria, Ambleside

+44 15394 32277
1 March - 15 November.

Alan Rogers Review

Skelwith Fold has been developed in the extensive grounds of a country estate taking advantage of the wealth of mature trees and shrubs. Over 300 privately owned caravan holiday homes and 97 touring pitches are absorbed into this unspoilt natural environment, sharing it with red squirrels and other wildlife in several discrete areas branching off the central, mile-long main driveway. Touring pitches (no tents) are on gravel hardstanding and metal pegs will be necessary for awnings. Electricity hook-ups (10-16A) and basic amenities are available in all areas. Youngsters, and indeed their parents, will find endless pleasure exploring over 90 acres of wild woodland and, if early risers, it is possible to see deer, foxes, etc. at the almost hidden tarn deep in the woods.

This is a fascinating site where you feel at home with nature at any time of the year, but it is particularly beautiful in the spring with wild daffodils, bluebells and later rhododendrons and azaleas.


Three toilet blocks, well situated to serve all areas, have the usual facilities including laundry, drying and ironing rooms. Facilities for disabled visitors. Motorhome services. Well stocked, licensed shop. Battery charging, gas and caravan spares and accessories. Adventure play area. Astroturf sports pitch. Library with computer. E-bicycle hire. Family recreation area with picnic tables and goal posts in the Lower Glade. WiFi. New for 2019 - Dishwashing facilities by EasyBe

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Dishwashing by EasyBe
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted


From Ambleside take A593 towards Coniston. Pass through Clappergate and on far outskirts watch for B5286 to Hawkshead on left. Park is clearly signed 1 mile down this road on the right. Do not use sat nav to find this park – this will bring you to a locked gate!

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
54.41715 -2.995283
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N54 25 1 W2 59 43