Castlerigg Hall Camping Park
England, Cumbria, Keswick
- +44 17687 74499
- 12 March - 7 November.
Alan Rogers Review
Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park is a well laid out park that was started in the late 1950s by the Jackson family, who over the years have developed and improved the site whilst maintaining its character. Good use has been made of the traditional stone buildings to house the reception and shop, whilst another building houses a modern amenity block along with a really excellent campers’ kitchen. Gently sloping with some shelter, the 120 pitches have fine views across Keswick, Derwentwater and the western Fells. Each terrace has a maximum of eight pitches with 10/16A electricity and almost all with water and drainage. The 65 hardstanding pitches, 52 of which are fully serviced, overlook the lake.
Places to visit include Keswick (about 20 minutes walk), Derwentwater, Ullswater, Penrith, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, Rhegad (the village in the hill) and, quite close to the site, Castlerigg stone circle which is believed to be some 4,000 years old, and of course as much walking as you might want. The Jacksons are committed to conservation.
The main toilet block is beautifully fitted out, fully tiled and heated, with showers, vanity style washbasins (2 in cabins) and hair care areas. Unit for disabled visitors (key). Baby area. Two other toilet blocks are older in style but newly decorated and clean. Fully equipped laundry and dishwashing area. Sitting room and campers’ kitchen with microwave, toasters, kettle and hot plates. Restaurant with locally sourced food. Reception houses tourist information and a well stocked shop (with gas). WiFi (free). Arts and crafts gallery.
From Penrith take A66 towards Keswick and Cockermouth. Leave at first sign for Keswick (A591) and follow to junction (A5271). Turn left on A591 signed Windermere and after 1 mile, take small road on right signed Castlerigg and Rakefoot. Park entrance is on right after 400 yds.
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
|N54 35 35||W3 6 45|
- Cycle trail access within 2 km of site
- Drying room for wet clothes / boots
- Mountain bike track within 2 km of site
- Waymarked footpath direct access from site
- Waymarked footpath within 1 km of site
- Walking notes or maps available
- Dogs welcome (subject to conditions)
- Sanitary facilities for dogs (e.g. waste bags, bins)
- Area suitable for dog walking on site
- Vet nearby (able to help with UK pet passports)
- Number restrictions (max. 1 or 2 dogs per pitch)
- Dog showers