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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 view of the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in March 1987 who said, “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

This helps give us a direction and later in 2005 at the World Summit it was stated that “Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands”.

We believe that the Caravanning product in all its guises and the product we provide at Skelwith meet both of these statements.

An indication that this is a reasonable assumption is suggested by ongoing work on the Carbon impact of our operation on the environment done by a reputable consultancy.

Skelwith Fold was once described by Professor Bellamy as a social hormone, a place where families can come, learn, enjoy and experience the natural environment in a controlled informed manner. A place where people are free to see, touch and smell without unreasonable constraints.

  • 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 offer the highest of standards and facilities as one of the finest touring caravan and motorhome parks in the…

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  • Dog-friendly

    Dog-friendly

    We are very happy welcoming dogs to Skelwith Fold Caravan Park. 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…

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  • Map & Virtual Tour

    Map & Virtual Tour

    Click anywhere on the map to take a virtual tour of Skelwith Fold

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  • History

    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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  • Careers

    Careers

    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

    Our Sister Park

    Visit our sister park, Moss Wood Caravan Park in Lancashire Moss Wood is a fabulous family run caravan park for Holiday Homes, Touring Caravans and Motorhomes, nestled in a tree lined vale near the ancient village of Cockerham, and provides easy access to walks on the coastal path and nearby areas of Natural Outstanding Beauty.…

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