Lake District

Lake District parks honour six customer service superstars

Lake District customer service superstars

Customer service champions from four top-ranked holiday parks in Cumbria have been put in the spotlight by their bosses at Lake District Estates.

The six have each been presented with Exceptional Service Award certificates from the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, the park industry's professional body.

The accolades are the highest honours given out by the association to individuals shown to have made "significant and substantial" contributions to park businesses.

According to Lake District Estates, each team member has gone far beyond the extra mile to help guests enjoy the best possible experiences at its parks.

Eskdale Campsite in The Lake District Welcomes National Trust As New Owners

Eskdale Campsite in The Lake District

Savills, on behalf of the Merckel family, has sold Eskdale Campsite in Boot, Cumbria to the National Trust. The site sold from a guide price of £1.65 million.

The 8.5 acre (3.4 hectare) site located on the western side of the Lake District National Park has permission for 100 camping and motorhome pitches and 10 camping pods alongside the self-catering Camping Barn and a four bedroom farm cottage. A shop, laundry area and two children play areas are also provided.

Club chiefs gain Lake District view of growing market

Club chiefs gain Lake District view of growing market

Senior executives from the Caravan and Motorhome Club took a behind-the-scenes look this autumn at a major Lake District holiday park which is meeting new staycation opportunities.

Skelwith Fold in Ambleside, Lake District was the venue for the visit following a study tour earlier in summer to the Club's Coniston Park Coppice by members of BH&HPA's Cumbria branch.

The delegation was headed by the Club's director general Nick Lomas, and the aim was to see how one of the organisation's commercial counterparts was adapting to an evolving market.

Skelwith Fold director Henry Wild, who led the tour of the 130-acre grounds, said there was ample evidence this year that the demand for holidays in the UK was continuing to rise.