New to Touring Caravans?
A special introduction for first-time buyers plus some Frequently Asked Questions
We've been welcoming touring caravans at Skelwith Fold for over half a century - and for many couples and families, the park is a "must visit" destination almost every trip.
Just a glance at our pitches for touring caravans will tell you why.
Where else could you look from your window and enjoy such an intimate closeness to nature? The majority of our pitches border the park's extensive woodlands, and you won't have to wait long to glance a red squirrel, deer, badger or one of the scores of bird species which are resident here.
And although all of our pitches are, of course, on level ground, the undulating landscape means that there are also often open views over the park and across to the distant Lakeland fells.
But although botanist David Bellamy describes Skelwith Fold as a "wildlife wonderland", we've not forgotten the creature comforts of our human guests.
We've just completed a fantastic new launderette which, with its light and airy atmosphere and vending of freshly-ground cappuccinos and other drinks, is almost worth a special visit in itself!
There are fully equipped showers and toilet facilities, a wi-fi enabled area in the library and study area, and excellent children's playground - not to mention a well-stocked shop which carries all day-to-day needs plus a selection of locally produced food.
If you've been toying with the idea of buying a touring caravan, there are plenty of specialist magazines to guide you to a model which will suit your needs.
Nothing, of course, beats looking at real-life examples - and your local dealer will be pleased to show you around his current stock, and to explain the many features of modern touring caravans which make holiday life so straightforward and comfortable.
There are, though, a number of basic questions about towing which many people ask at the outset. We've set out some of these below, so just click on any question to be taken to the answer on a separate page.
How do I know what my car can tow?
Are there any caravans that can be towed by an average-size car?
Are there caravans that can be towed safely by small cars?
How large a caravan can I tow legally in the UK?
What driving licence do I need to tow?