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Motorhome Holidays

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Lake District Motorhome Holidays

A friendly welcome and first class facilities await. All set in peaceful, woodland surroundings.

We have been providing some of the best motorhome holidays in the Lake District for many years. Book a stay with us and you can immerse yourself in the acres of woodland which surround our award winning holiday park.

We’re located in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Just a short distance from the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside, Skelwith is ideally situated for you to explore the Lakes. There is so much to see and do in the area.

All our hardstanding pitches are maintained to the highest standards. Choose from either a standard pitch with electric hookup. Or for some extra facilities book a premium pitch. These benefit from fresh water stand pipe, grey waste drain, electric hookup, TV hook-up, extra room and even a picnic table.

Family Friendly Motorhome Holidays

If you’re bringing any children along then we’ve got you covered. You’ll be pleased to know that our motorhome pitches are close to the newly refurbished adventure playground. Relax on you pitch knowing that your little ones can safely play, make new friends and enjoy their holiday.

The ancient woodland which surrounds the park is the perfect place to explore. If you are fortunate you may even spot some deer, red squirrels or badgers.

Getting About

As the park is so well connected you can park up your motorhome and not worry about moving it. We are fortunate to have a bus stop right outside our park gates.

By Bus: The local bus system can take you almost anywhere in the National Park for around £8 for an all day travel ticket.

By Bike: Many people booking motorhome holidays with us bring their bicycles. We’re a great base for the short cycle ride to Ambleside via a national cycle route. There are also other routes which take you to Coniston and Bowness.

On Foot: There are lots of great circular walks which start and finish from the park. Explore the woodland trails within the park or for a longer stroll there are two one hour walks which take you outside the park boundaries. Download our app to take a look at the these in detail and find other walks nearby.

First Class Holiday Park Facilities

We pride ourselves on having spotlessly clean toilet and shower facilities. As well as a well appointed laundry room. Our park shop is very well stocked with lots of lovely local fresh produce. If you are a bookworm you will love our trust Library!

Holiday Memories To Treasure

We ensure that you get a warm welcome from all our staff. Come and enjoy our tranquil park.

Make lasting holiday memories with the best motorhome holidays at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park.



Motorhome Holidays at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

Premium Motorhome Pitches

Search availability of our Premium Motorhome Pitches and book online.

  • We have 22 Premium hardstanding pitches
    • electric hookup (additional charge)
    • fresh water stand pipe
    • grey waste drain
    • TV hook-up
    • large pitches
    • and even a picnic table

Select an available check in date and complete your details in the pop up form to get the latest prices for your stay.

Availability & Booking

Standard Motorhome Pitches

Search availability of our Standard Motorhome Pitches and book online.

  • We have 70 Standard hardstanding pitches
    • electric hook up (additional charge)

Select an available check in date and complete your details in the pop up form to get the latest prices for your stay.

Availability & Booking


Are pitches hardstanding?

All of our standard and premium pitches are hardstanding.

The hardstanding pitches are to keep the pitches available and clean throughout the season for you to enjoy your stay at Skelwith Fold.

Where do we check in?

To check in, park outside Reception and head inside where staff will be available to help you.

To get to Reception, follow the red road from the park entrance. The barrier will open automatically until 9pm. If you are arriving later than this, please call Reception as soon as possible to make arrangements for your arrival. Reception will be on your left hand side.

Our address at Skelwith Fold is: Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HY.

Check out is at 10am for glamping guests and holiday cottages, and 12 noon for touring pitches on your day of departure.

Can we have an early check in?

The availability of an early check in depends on the day. It is more likely to be possible in the low season than the high season, but we cannot guarantee this facility. If you would like to check in early please call us on the day to find out whether we can accommodate you sooner than your regular check in time.

What time can we check in with our caravan or motorhome?

You can check in between 2pm and 9pm.

If you are likely to arrive later, please inform Reception prior to your arrival to allow for arrangements to be made. If you arrive early, there is a space on our entrance drive to park prior to checking in at 2pm.

When checking in, please pull up next to Reception and head inside where staff will check you in and answer any queries you may have.

Is there a 24 hour service?

Reception is open throughout the day from 9am and can be contacted on 015394 32277.

Out of hours our duty warden can be contacted in an emergency on 07513 040186.

Can our friends and family visit us?

We are delighted to welcome your friends and family to visit at Skelwith. We ask that all visitors please sign in at Reception on arrival.

Are dogs and other pets allowed?

Skelwith Fold is a dog friendly park and pets are welcome in most areas, with a maximum of three dogs per caravan.

Please note however that dogs may not stay in our glamping units, with the exception of our Wagtail Hideaway which is dog friendly and can host up to two dogs.

Up to two dogs may also stay in our Number Three Cottage, but not in Number One or The Greenhouse.

There is a small charge per dog staying with us at Skelwith Fold which helps us to maintain the highest standard of stay for both dogs and people staying with us.

Please keep dogs on a short lead under strict control around all touring pitches, holiday homes and glamping units. Dogs may not be left unattended anywhere on the park at any time, including inside your accommodation. Please note that you are responsible for your pets at all time, including cleaning up after them and keeping noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing other guests.

We reserve the right to ask the owner of any dog which causes a nuisance or threat to remove it from the park immediately. We cannot accept any breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Can I stay near my friends or family?

We do not reserve particular pitches prior to your arrival so we cannot guarantee you will be able to pitch your caravan near to your friends or family. We advise that you aim to arrive early to maximise your chance of finding a pitch where you most want to stay, no earlier than our 2pm check in time.

What time can I arrive and what is the departure time for our touring pitches?

You can check in from 2pm to 9pm on the date of your arrival. Please check in outside Reception. If you believe you may arrive after 9pm please call Reception in advance on 015394 32277 to make arrangements for your arrival.

If you arrive early, there is a space on our entrance drive to park prior to checking in at 2pm.

Please check out by 12 noon on the day of your departure date.

I have a large caravan or motorhome, will I fit on the pitch?

Please contact reception directly on 015394 32277 as a pitch may have to be reserved for you depending on the size of your vehicle.

What is the maximum size caravan or motorhome I can bring?

The maximum unit size we can accommodate at Skelwith Fold is 14m (45ft). However, you would be required to book onto a Premium pitch for this. The largest size we can accommodate on our Standard pitches is 9m (29ft).

Please note that awnings must extend no further than 2.5m (8ft) from the side of your caravan or motorhome.

What is the deposit and when is the balance due?

A £50 deposit is due when making your booking for a touring pitch at Skelwith Fold.

For all glamping bookings a 50% deposit of total amount is required.

The balance is due 14 days prior to your booked arrival date.

For our holiday cottages: if booking less than two weeks before payment in full is required. If booking more than two weeks in advance, a 50% deposit of the total amount is due with the balance due 14 days before arrival.

How do I book?

You can check availability and book online for our touring pitches and glamping accommodation either on our website, or call us on 015394 32277.

How old do I have to be to book a holiday?

You must be at least 18 to book a holiday at Skelwith Fold. There must be a minimum of one responsible adult staying with each booking.

No persons under 18 years of age may stay in our 2-berth Hideaways unless specifically arranged at the time of booking.

Is the park and facilities accessible?

Yes. All the common areas such as Reception and the library are wheelchair accessible. We also have disabled shower and toilet facilities for guests. Please ask at Reception for further information such as locations and how to access.

We have also relaid many footpaths in our woodland areas to make them more accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs to allow more people to enjoy the tranquility of Skelwith Fold.

What do I need to bring to check in?

When checking in, please bring your reservation number and remember the name the booking was made in. This will help make the process quick and easy.

What happens if we arrive late?

Please let Reception know as soon as possible if you believe you will arrive after 9pm to enable us to make arrangements to cater for your arrival. Reception can be contacted on 015394 32277.

What is your booking cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is straightforward. If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to your arrival date we can refund monies already paid. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before, up to midday of your arrival date, a credit will be given for sums already paid. In the case of refunds and credits we may deduct a sum for administration of up to £50 for glamping bookings or up to £15 for touring pitch bookings. Credits are valid for 12 months.

Are there hairdryers available?

Our glamping units all have a hairdryer available inside.

Our cottages all have hairdryers provided.

For touring customers, our shower blocks have hairdryers available inside.

Can we have a barbecue?

Barbecues are permitted, but we ask that you not place them directly onto the ground, decking or picnic benches as this may cause damage. Please dispose of them responsibly.

Our glamping guests may wish to make use of the sheltered barbecue area located by the Family Hideaway units. Here there are frames built to hold a disposable barbecue tray which you can purchase from our park shop. Please leave this area as you would wish to find it. You may leave the disposable barbecue in the frames at this location for our wardens to dispose of.

If you are staying in the Greenhouse, a full gas BBQ is provided for your use.

Do you have WiFi?

Yes, WiFi is available at Skelwith Fold. Look for “Skelwith Fold Public WiFi” on your device when on the park, and follow the on-screen instructions to get online.

We provide a complimentary data package of 1GB, with further 15GB packages available for £15. Please note that we are in a rural location and that we cannot always guarantee a WiFi signal.

Complimentary WiFi is available in each of our holiday cottages. See your Welcome pack on arrival for details on how to connect.

What is the smoking policy on the park?

We operate a no smoking policy in all buildings and around our play area. We also ask that you not smoke within 15ft of any building entrance.

When smoking around the park, please take care not to smoke too close to fire hazards such as gas canisters, and please remember not to litter.

Smoking is prohibited inside any of our glamping units and holiday cottages. Charges may apply if this rule is breached.

By law, you should also be further than 6 metres from the entrance of any building if smoking.

Are you a dog friendly park?

Yes we are! Skelwith Fold is considered one of the best dog friendly caravan sites in Cumbria! We welcome friendly dogs of all shapes and sizes to stay in our award-winning grounds. We have a number of dog friendly facilities, including a doggy shower and plenty of fantastic dog walks nearby both in the grounds of the park and further afield in the Lake District National Park.

We kindly ask that you let us know whether you will be bringing a dog with you at the time of booking (dogs are chargeable). Whilst on park, please keep your furry friends on a lead at all times, we have wildlife in and around the park plus a neighboring Farm. Please pick up any deposits and dispose of them in the bins around the site. We have plenty!

Please note that some of our self catered accommodation do not allow dogs. This includes safari tents, family hideaways and The Greenhouse.

We do have a specific dog friendly hideaway pod called Wagtail and both our holiday cottages accept up to two pets!

Dogs are not allowed in the children’s play area, the office, shop or the toilets and must not be permitted to range freely in the woodland areas. Dogs and cats belonging to visitors, are not allowed on the park.

Do you offer early check in or late check out?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer early check in. If you arrive before 2pm (touring) please park on our main drive and check in from 2pm onwards. Arrivals for glamping and cottages is from 4pm, if your accommodation is ready before this time, one of our reception team will contact you.
Where possible, we will endeavor to accommodate a later check out but this can only be arranged on the day of departure. Short term parking is available on our drive near the recycle area if you wish to leave the vehicle for a few hours after check out (no charge).

Do you have pitches for RVs?

We have a limited number of pitches which accommodate large RVs/motorhomes. Unfortunately, these pitches cannot be booked online, they can only be booked by our reception team who can allocate the correct pitch for your vehicle. Our reception team can be contacted on 015394 32277