Braithwaite Fold

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.80 to £14.80* 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

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

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

Braithwaite Fold campsite sits on the eastern shore of Lake 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.

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

  • Electric hook-up

  • 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

  • Club Site Wi-fi

Reviews

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4.3

Having read earlier reviews & owning a dog I was apprehensive.

This review is for Braithwaite Fold

Having read earlier reviews & owning a dog I was apprehensive. We chose the site to be in Bowness. I needn't have worried, the staff were fantastic and the site was tidy with immaculate shower blocks, plenty of hot water !!! I am told that the pitches are not very big; well we have quite a large caravan and an awning and the pitch was absolutely fine. Probably not an ideal site for children, but we found it just what we wanted, with good access to Bowness, ferries and buses.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

The site is perfect for water sports walking and close to amenaties for local food and pubs,...

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The site is perfect for water sports walking and close to amenaties for local food and pubs, bus services, ferry access all make travelling around very easy ,dogs are welcome nearly everywhere and the places to walk your pet is fantastic.

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

Nothing was too much trouble during our stay and as our family group changed on a daily basis...

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Nothing was too much trouble during our stay and as our family group changed on a daily basis we certainly put them to the test. Access to the lake can be made on foot through the gate at the back of the park which was useful to us to access our boat. Casual stroll brought you to Bowness and all the facilities there. Only criticism- would have appreciated a light at entrance to park when walking back at night, it was very dark. Didn't spoil our stay, we'll take a torch next time! Thank you again.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

2nd visit to the well situated site,just minutes from the busy Bowness town.

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2nd visit to the well situated site,just minutes from the busy Bowness town.I actually arrived 30 minutes early due to following site instructions in handbook which avoided all traffic jams going through Windermere.We do not normally go away in August but because of a planned walking holiday used this site again.The site was full,and suprisingly quiet.Nearly all pitches are hard standing except a couple of grass pitches near entrance.The downside of this site is there is not anything for children on site,and cars do park at the edge of pitches rather than alongside.We walked daily,using buses to take us to Ambleside for walks around there.Claife Heights,Far Sawrey,using the passenger ferry and Orrest Head.Not forgetting the nearby Windermere Steamers and real ale pubs of Bowness.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 10 minute walk

Nearest train station: 1.7 miles

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