TV focus on bumper year for Cumbria parks

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Television cameras zoomed in on a Lake District holiday park this week after figures were released showing a sharp rise in caravan and camping visito Cumbria in 2017.

ITV’s Look North visited Skelwith Fold caravan park in Ambleside following the results of a survey by Cumbria Tourism of how well businesses had fared this year.

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Brexit also played a part, it suggested, with the weak pound drawing more visito stay in this country.

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At Skelwith Fold, which has nearly 500 holiday home and touring pitches, business owner Henry Wild said that another reason was the high quality experience which parks provided:

“We have a good product which encourages people told the programme, screened throughout northern England.

“Although I’m always reluctant to base future predictions on just one single year, I think there is every indication that future prospects are extremely positive.

“The task now for Cumbria is tors who truly appreciate what the Lake District offers, and not least its natural beauty.

“We also need to very strong branding promotions from other parts of the UK, especially Wales and Scotland.

“Our job is tourism star,” added Henry.

Skelwith Fold was crowned as Lakeland’s top holiday park in the Cumbria Tourism Awards earlier this year, and has been praised for its environmental care.

Other businesses interviewed for the programme echoed Henry’s cautious confidence that tory.

Look North also spoke with Gill Haigh who recently to a buoyant 2018 season.

Tourism, she said, was a crucial component of Cumbria’s economy, and sustained many jobs as well as smaller family-run businesses in the county.

Earlier this year, Ms Haigh paid a fact-finding visit to Skelwith Fold where she also met with other park owners attending a meeting of the Cumbria branch of BH&HPA.