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Proud to be a “dogs welcome” caravan park

We love welcoming dogs to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park and provided your four legged friend is well mannered we think they’ll enjoy their stay in our woodland wonderland. We have plenty of space around the park for dogs to be walked and played with, as well as the stunning countryside of the Lakes on our doorstep for longer canine excursions.

Of course, we do ask that owners are responsible with their pets and clean up after them whilst at Skelwith – we have children as well as dogs wanting to use our facilities! Guest are able to bring up to a maximum of three dogs per touring caravan. They must also be kept on a lead while outside on the park, this is in the interests of the welfare of our furry friends.

Dogs Welcome Accommodation

Of course, some of you might want to take advantage of our glamping units or our luxury cottages. For that reason we have made Wagtail, one of our 2-berth hideaways, welcoming of pets as well as our latest and newly refurbished cottage Number Three which can accommodate your furry friends and up to 6 persons. In Number Three we’ve even provided a large dog crate so that, if you use one, you don’t have to transport your own to the cottage. There is also a 95cm plastic dog bed so you can just bring their favourite blanket.

Endless dog walking locations

Below we have listed some of the best places that our guests might like to take their dogs for a stroll (or jog, or walk, or whatever you rather!):

  • Woodlands – explore our miles of woodland paths and tire out your pooch at the same time!
  • Recreation Field – We have a large playing field which is a good flat grassy area to make the most of an extendible lead whilst you and your four-legged friend are on holiday.
  • The Local Area – since we have the whole of the Lake District right outside our front door, why not take your dog for a walk in the local area? There is no shortage of walks around Ambleside that you could take, just ask at reception for a map of one of our local walks.
  • Lake Windermere – why not take the short walk down to the water with your dog? Most of our furry friends seem to enjoy a good splash!

If you’re looking to stop at a pub whilst you’re out here a list of dog friendly pubs in the Lakes.

Dog wash facilities

And there’s no need to worry about muddy paws after your walk. If you need to clean off your four legged friend (and your walking boots) we have a dog wash available on the park.

For any questions about bringing your dog to Skelwith Fold and to enquire about our tariffs and availability, get in touch with us today. If you are looking for a dog friendly holiday park in the Lakes, Skelwith Fold Caravan Park is a perfect option.

  • About Us

    About Us

    Skelwith Fold is a unique and beautiful home-from-home in the Lake District. In the heart of the Lake District National Park, we have 320 privately owned static caravan holiday homes. For touring and motorhome holidays we are hard to beat. We offer the highest of standards and facilities as one of the finest touring caravan…

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  • History


    Once a grand private estate, now an ideal Lake District escape To gain access to Skelwith Fold’s magnificent grounds before 1950, you would need to have been very well connected. Its 130 acres were in the ownership of the wealthy Marshall family who, in 1890, built a rather unusual mansion house at the highest point…

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    Sustainable Tourism

    Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable Tourism is a very large subject with many opinions and assumptions. Many cannot agree on what in fact it actually means. We believe that to try is worthwhile and adopt the…

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    Skelwith Fold is one of the leading Touring & Holiday Home Parks in the UK. Set in 130 acres of glorious woodland, at the heart of the Lake District National Park. Our mission is to provide the very best caravanning experience with the funds and resources available to us, whilst enhancing our guests lifestyle. Skelwith…

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    Our Sister Park

    Visit our sister park, Moss Wood Caravan Park in Lancashire If you're looking for static caravan parks in Lancashire make sure you pay a visit to Moss Wood. Our Lancashire holiday park has been independently rated 5 stars and the facilities are modern and well maintained. It is a fabulous family run caravan park Touring Caravans…

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