Braithwaite Fold

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.40 to £14.10 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites which have great fishing facilities on site or adjacent to the campsite

    Top site for fishing

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

Pitch on the shores of Windermere and explore the southern Lakes from this site.

Our Braithwaite Fold Club campsite sits on the eastern shore of Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and is a stone’s throw from the linked towns of Bowness and Windermere.

Our compact site has 66 level hardstanding with electric hook up pitches – and is well laid out. There are modern facilities including an undercover washing up area, laundry and disabled facilities. 3 grass pitches for tents only.

Pitch here and you won’t be short of things to do. For starters you can enjoy the many attractions of the lake right from the campsite. Enjoy a steam cruise or have a go at dinghy sailing, power boating or windsurfing. Meet Peter Rabbit and friends at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere.

Catch the chain ferry to the western shore for the National Trust’s Claife Heights, ideal for walking and cycling, the pretty village of Hawkshead - home to Hill Top where Beatrix Potter once lived - and Grizedale Forest Park with its Go Ape high wire adventure area.

Fell Foot Park at the lake’s southern tip is perfect for picnics and paddling. Near here you’ll also find the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway and the Lakes Aquarium.

We're sorry but this site can only accommodate one car per pitch at all times. Second vehicles will need to park in the pay and display next to the site.

Worth Noting

This site can only accommodate one car per pitch at all times. If you have more than one car or you are a visiting the camp site you will have to park your car in the pay and display next door to the site.

Facilities

Braithwaite Fold has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Showers

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Payphone

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

Reviews

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5

Just returned from a week in our caravan on this lovely, peaceful site.

This review is for Braithwaite Fold

Just returned from a week in our caravan on this lovely, peaceful site. It is kept immaculate by the friendly wardens and the toilet/showers are first class always clean and warm. We received a friendly welcome on arrival and shown to our pitch by the wardens who helped us to move our caravan because some of the pitches are quite tight. We didn't use our awning although our pitch would have just about had space to had we chosen to. Plenty of space between units. There is no play area on site but this did not bother our children aged 4 and 9. There is lots to do and see in the area - a 5 or 10 minute walk into Bowness (Tesco Express and co-op). We made good use of the chain ferry (50p per foot passenger) and walked at the quieter side of the lake to Wray Castle (9 mile round walk) and Hilltop (4 mile round walk). Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey served a lovely pub lunch. Cockshott Point in next to the site and provided a short circular walk (ideal for after tea on lighter evenings). We also walked the 2 miles to Windermere town centre (and the Lakeland shop) which was a pleasant uphill walk. We stayed for 7 nights and used our car just twice to go to Grasmere and Kendal. It was great being able to walk in the countryside and along the lake shore directly from the site but having the civilisation and shops of Bowness so handy too. This is a fantastic site in a beautiful location - we will definitely be back.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Made a last minute booking and found this site to be friendly and kept immaculate.

This review is for Braithwaite Fold

Made a last minute booking and found this site to be friendly and kept immaculate. The pitches are spacious and the amenities are well maintained. I would recommend this site to anyone that wants a peaceful break in the Lake District (Bowness can get very busy but it's easy to find a quiet spot by hopping on the ferry and visiting other areas of the lake).

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We were greeted by both sets of wardens who welcomed us onto the site and checked us in easily...

This review is for Braithwaite Fold

We were greeted by both sets of wardens who welcomed us onto the site and checked us in easily and quickly. One warden walked us to a pitch he thought would suit our rather large caravan, & helped guide us in, as the pitches are not huge, and a little tight in places to manoeuvre your van into place. One negative we found, is the fact you have to park your vehicle directly in front of your van due to limited space, so therefore you have a restricted view from your window. A few pitches do have a lake view ( from a distance) but all pitches do have a small grass area at the side of each gravel pitch. Another warden came straight away to help us knock our awning pegs into the ground as a few of the pitches have a concrete base under the gravel...again, he was extremely helpful and friendly. The site itself is ideally placed for Bowness which is a ten minute walk away, and the lake is a two minute walk from the site. The shower block is kept immaculately clean, and whatever time of the day we visited ,we always found it to be warm and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

A good "centre", ideally placed for visits to Beatrix Potter, Gondola and other Museums,...

This review is for Braithwaite Fold

A good "centre", ideally placed for visits to Beatrix Potter, Gondola and other Museums, Wordsworth's cottage, a number of National Trust Properties, Windermere, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakes. Well worth a visit.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 10 minute walk

Nearest train station: 1.7 miles

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