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.
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.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Chemical toilet disposal point
On arrival it was clear the site was very busy which is fine but does mean there is limited choice of pitches, we booked in with the site manager who asked if we had a motor mover (which we don't) as the pitch we had been allocated was very difficult to access. The site manger escorted us to the pitch (no 56) and called his assistant to help us pitch the caravan. When we arrived at the pitch towards the bottom the site next to the water supply, it was clear it was on a slope so would need a chock to make the caravan level we asked if there where any other pitches to be told there was only 1 other and that was in the shade under the trees, the pitch directly behind was vacant and in a good spot so we asked if we could go on this pitch, the managers attitude was terrible he said it was to small for our outfit (it was about a foot shorter which would have been plenty of room), we then asked about levelling the caravan to which he replied that the pitch was level and no one else had bothered before. In our amazement he then said "I will leave you with it" and walked off followed by his sheepish assistant.
Left with no other option we had to manoeuvre the outfit onto the pitch between the cars which was difficult to say the least, luckily a fellow friendly caravaner help us with the last push onto the gravel. Levelling the caravan was impossible which means we had to spend the weekend with doors banging open and water in the sink that won't drain properly.
Maybe the club should think about sending thee staff on some customer service skills training courses. We previously booked on again in a fortnight so I hope we get a friendly reception on our return, watch this space!
- Towing: Difficult
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples
This was the first time that we have visited the Lake District and we were not disappointed. We booked on line which was essential as its a very popular location. There are many National Trust properties nearby , so if you are NT members dont forget your membership cards. The local carparks can get expensive they start at a minimum of �2.00 per visit, so make sure you have change with you, or do as we did. Leave the car at the campsite, walk, cycle or use the local bus. Would we go back again? - YES. But we would try and avoid the sites near the trees, as the roof of the awning and caravan got messy with falling leaves, nuts and sap
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- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
Just returned from a very pleasant week at Braithwaite Fold site. This site is ideally placed, plenty to do and see in the area, both Windermere and Bowness are very busy towns as it was good to return to the peace and quiet at Braithwaite fold. Yes the pitches are on the small size but it is well managed allowing only one car per pitch. Ideal site for motorhomes. Site managers very friendly and helpful. Facilities always clean. Would recommend this site to anyone as a first visit to the Lakes.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Once you get away from the hubbub of Bowness-on-Windermere this part of the country is sheer heaven. Would recommend to anyone who has the nerve, to drive the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, takes about hour & half, but it is everything you'd get on a white knuckle ride at Alton Towers! A trip over Kirkstone pass to Ullswater is another wow - we were in the clouds (literally!). The warden recommended The Albert pub for meals - good choice, good food, good prices. The only moan is the lack of signs pointing the way to site - instructions in site book are okay but there is usually a sign at the last turning - we missed the turn but luckily found a turn-around down the road.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 10 minute walk
Nearest train station: 1.7 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.