Best of Cumbria, North of England

Make sure you have a place to stay, these top parks tend to have great response times...

Braithwaite Fold Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Windermere, Cumbria

Enquire Now You enquired

Braithwaite Fold Camping and Caravanning Club Site is situated a mere 100metres from the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the world famous Lake District National Park. Our park has extended seasonal opening from March through to January, and has 65 pitches, including hardstanding, for motorhomes, touring campers, and tents.

Electric hook-ups are available, while we also stock natural gas and provide facilities for you to take care of laundry, washing up, and chemical waste disposal.

You can reach the popular Cumbrian town of Bowness in a five-minute walk from the site, where there are a number of local stores and businesses, including country pubs and restaurants, while there are also activity centres offering family fun and enjoyment in the town. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get out onto Lake Windermere itself and take in the surroundings; a simple boat launch is available, while you can also try windsurfing, sailing, and power boating.

If you don’t want to be involved with getting across Windermere yourself, you can always head to Ferry Nab. Here, you can take the famous ferry across a route that has been in use for the last 500 years (although the boats aren’t that old!) and explore before deciding whether to take the return journey or head back to the park via the Windermere lakeside paths.

Summer minibus trips operate from close to the site where you can head out to Beatrix Potter’s former Lake District home, which is now a National Trust property, and the village of Hawkshead, where you’ll find the Beatrix Potter gallery, is a great experience as it is car free.

Exploring the other lakes of the area is also something you ought to do during your stay with us. Coniston Water is the easiest to access form the site, where you can take the Steam Yacht Gondola – a restored Victorian yacht – around the whole lake or choose to disembark and walk back along country lanes and over the hills of the Lake District.

If you’d prefer to stay close to Windermere, at the southern tip of the lake you’ll find the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway, the Lakes Aquarium, and the Lakeland Motor Museum, which features in excess of 30,000 exhibits charting over 100 years of motoring history. Whether you want to explore Windermere or head out around the Lake District National Park to find the other bodies of water, as well as the villages and famous peaks, our park is the perfect base for doing all of this and more.

Open from:
1 February - 2 January

Pets allowed, Disabled access, Electric hook-ups, Natural gas, Sanitary block(s), Laundry, Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities

Hardstanding with electric hook-up,Flushing toilet,Showers,Washbasins,Dedicated accessible facilities,Chemical toilet disposal point,Drinking water taps,Motorhome stop-off,Washing Machines,Dishwashing facilities,Ice pack freezing,Gas cylinders,Payphone,Pets welcome,Designated dog walk

65 Touring pitches, Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Water Sports

Lake Trips
Lake District National Park Centre
NT Townend
Beatrix Potter Museum
Wordsworth's Home
Windermere Sailing Centre

Braithwaite Fold Camping and Caravanning Club Site (www)

Glebe Rd, Bowness On Windermere
Cumbria, North of England
United Kingdom
LA23 3HB
Write review


Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 1 review(s)


5.0 stars

A excellent site situated at Bowness on Windermere. The site is in between the ferry across Windermere and the town of Bowness. Both are in easy walking distance. The site itself is immaculate. Toilet/shower block are spotless, shower cubicles are large and piping hot showers. There are 4 wardens on site all of whom are friendly and helpful. the site is quite small and your car has to be parked in front of your unit but it does not feel cramped at all. There is a land train which goes into town if you don't feel like walking. There is an information hut framed with brochures of places to visit. If you don't feel like driving you can pick up the Mountain Goat bus from the other side of the ferry. the ferry charges 50p per foot passenger and £4.40 for a car. I would highly recommended this site if you are thinking of touring the southern lakes. We will definitely be returning.