Best Caravan Parks in The Lake District

From its famous association with William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter to its magnificent scenery, the Lake District undeniably offers a perfect getaway. Instantly recognisable by its beautiful mountains, forests, and indeed lakes, it is no doubt a famous UK region.

With many of its attractions open all year round, there’s never been a better time to caravan in the Lake District. Offering plentiful dedicated caravaning sites, tourers are made most welcome throughout the area.

Here is a small selection of the best caravan parks happily accepting touring caravans in The Lake District.

Park Foot Holiday Park

Found near Ullswater in Cumbria, this park accommodates touring caravans on both gravel and hard standing pitches. With electric hookups available, there’s a choice of 16 amp and 10 amp. Car parking is available right next to your pitch for added peace of mind. It’s worth noting though that you will need a digital TV aerial if you want to receive a good signal while staying here!

This is a stunning site which is set at the heart of the lakes and on the Ullswater banks, and you can even take your dog with you. As well as its beautiful views, this offers a friendly service. The facilities here, including modern toilet and shower blocks, are also said to be impeccable.

Riverside Tourer Park

Located in the Hesket Newmarket area of Cumbria, this tranquil riverbank location is a smaller destination, but perfect for those looking for a youth free and adult only environment! Dogs are more than welcome on a lead though!

Well equipped pitches here are all hard standing but offer fantastic matured privacy hedges in between each one. Open all year round, pitches are exceptionally well spaced with all possessing an electric hookup. These are all 10amps. Toilets and showers offered here are completely private and all warm and cosy!

Low-cost throughout, there’s an excellent TV reception available here and even free wi-fi as well! Ideally placed for exploring what the Lakes has to offer, the Northern Fells are accessible just five minutes from the park.

Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park

Nestled in ancient woodland and with immediate views of Lake Windermere of almost one mile long, this is said to be ideal for touring caravans. Better still – all charges are laid out in full on their website and are fully inclusive of people, awnings, electrics, parking, and dogs.

With wi-fi available, a family room, shower and toilet block, and even a laundry room, all facilities are conveniently located near the touring section of this park.

This is the perfect spot for accessing both nature walks, and indeed the many watersports on offer at the nearby lake.

All pitches are granted an outside space to allow adequate seating areas and full room for a barbeque. Alongside a designated space for the car, some pitches can even accommodate a boat.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

Found in the Ambleside region of Cumbria, this is a most idyllic park which offers a perfect hideaway for those looking for the more rural areas of the lakes. This extends to its abundance of bordered woodland and indeed resident wildlife.

A dog-friendly site, Skelwith Fold pride themselves on their exceptional standards and facilities. These include a modern shower and toilet block, wi-fi access, a library, a drying room, and a laundrette.

Offering 70 standard and 22 premium pitches in total, both types provide electric hookups. However, the premium pitches also offer TV hook up, additional room, a picnic table, a grey waste drain, and a water stand pipe.

Each pitch is perfectly placed to engage with picturesque surroundings, an array of wildlife plus ancient woodlands.

Woodclose Park

Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National park, this is beautifully positioned near the beautiful valley of the River Lune.

Wonderfully situated for walking and cycling, this is a dog-friendly park which is immaculately kept. Touring caravans can access their hard standing touring pitches here and make use of the electric hook-ups, TV points, water, and grey waste drains. Car parking is available right next to the van.

Wi-fi is available alongside excellent washroom facilities, a fully equipped laundry room, and a toilet block. There’s also an on-site shop and a designated wildlife corner highlighting what you could find in the park during your stay.

Waters Edge Caravan Park

Just a few miles from Kendall, Waters Edge can be found amongst fields and countryside on the edge of the magnificent Lake District.

A fantastic dog-friendly park, touring caravans are given a chance to select their prefered pitch area. It’s also possible here to take additional extras such as gazebos, awnings, pup tents, and all for a minimal price.

Every touring pitch here offers an electric hook up connection nearby, easily located grey waste, water drains, nearby water taps and, for a small additional cost, wireless internet access.

Furthermore, there are additional facilities to take advantage of here including a lounge bar, pool room, and TV lounge! With the usual laundry rooms and utilities such as showers and washing cubicles, all amenities are easily accessible in a spacious facility building.

Waterfoot Park

Located in the Ullswater Valley, this park is nestled in the grounds of a Georgian Mansion within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An idyllic location, it fits the bill for all types of holidays including walking, biking, watersports, outdoor activities, and even heritage holidays.

The caravan touring area here is dog-friendly and fully accessible. With varied designated areas, you can park next to your van and access a hard standing area. Electric, TV hookups, grey waste drainage, and water hookups are all available here.

Additional facilities available throughout the park include a toilet and shower block, a washing up and laundry room, recycling points and a baby changing area.

Windermere Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Offering the high standards we’ve all come to expect from the Caravan and Camping Club, the Windermere site is a family friendly site and based within a national park.

Welcoming dog owners, this is ideally based for exploring Kendal and the southern Lake District.

Very well laid out and spacious, these pitches are combined of hard standing and grass pitches with electric hookups. Each one allows instant parking next to your van, and all have some beautiful views to look out onto.

Dedicated washroom facilities, dishwashing areas, toilets, and showers are all easily accessible. There is also the chance to visit a four-star rated restaurant during your stay here.

The Ashes Caravan Park

Based in New Hutton, near Kendall, this is a most tranquil of caravan parks which is set to the backdrop of the stunning South Lakeland.

Perfectly based for walking and bird watching, to dining out and shopping if you’d prefer, this is a grown-ups camp for those looking for peace and relaxation.

Offering all-weather hardstanding pitches, these are all electric hookups with wi-fi, and all provide a digital tv boost signal as standard.

Dog-friendly and with specific dog exercising areas, there are also heated shower rooms which are completely spacious and immaculately cleaned toilet blocks.

With instant views of the Cumbrian Fells from your pitch, this is an exclusive park at the heart of the Lakes.

Derwentwater Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Another Caravan and Camping site, Derwentwater is considered to be one of the best places for those aiming to do watersports as well as those looking for beautiful walking trails.

Nestled in the north of the Lake District, it is a two-mile walk from Keswick, which is among one of the areas most popular centres.

Recently refurbished, standards are high here with dogs welcome on this most adequately sheltered of sites.

With hardstanding pitches and electric hookups available, there are also other essential facilities here such as showers, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashing facilities.

With club site wi-fi available, an onsite shop, and a public house reachable within just one mile, this is a thoroughly family-friendly site.

If you are after some more of the best caravan parks in the UK then check out our guide to the best caravan parks in North Wales. or some of the best caravan sites in Scotland.

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