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The Camping and Caravanning Club Campsite

Keswick Camping & Caravanning Club Site

England, Cumbria, Keswick

Tel:
+44 17687 72392
Open:
All year

Alan Rogers Review

Keswick Camping & Caravanning club site, on the shores of Derwentwater, is hard to beat as a base to explore the Lake District with stunning views extending over the lake to the hills beyond. Whether you are a stroller, a rambler, a high-level walker or prefer to see the sights by bike, you can take your pick from numerous lake and hillside tracks easily accessible from the site. Keswick town is within walking distance for provisions, outdoor gear, eating and drinking, plus has a farmers' market on Thursdays and Saturdays. With Derwentwater so close at hand there are plenty of water-based activities, including canoeing and kayaking. The site has 250 grass or hardstanding pitches, most with electric hook-up. The inclusion of a washing up area, a laundry and a new backpacker room is particularly useful for those arriving on foot or by bike. Glamping pods available to hire.

Non-members are very welcome and may join on site. Please speak to site staff for details and to check pitch availability before arrival.

Fishing can be enjoyed on the lake - hire a boat from one of the marinas to catch pike, bream and trout. Alternatively, enjoy the lake and its views aboard one of the motor launches which operate around the lake and offer several drop off points. At the southern end of Derwentwater is the beautiful valley of Borrowdale where you will find the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle and the medieval and much photographed pack horse bridge at Ashness.

Facilities

2 toilet blocks provide showers, toilets & WC’s. Facilities for guests who are disabled. Baby change area. Laundry. Back packer facilities. Dish washing area. Chemical toilet point. Gas sales. Motorhome service point. Play area. Ice pack freezing. Wi-Fi free. TV reception poor. Dogs allowed, must be on lead. Telephone. Supermarket nearby. Bus stop 0.5 mile. Earliest arrival 13.00. Farmers market Thursday & Saturday.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Beach
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Free

Location

From the M6 at Penrith leave at junction 40. Join A66 in the direction of Keswick. Turn left at the A591 roundabout to join A5271. Turn left at T-junction to continue on A5271. Cross river bridge into main street. At mini roundabout turn right. Continue ahead past bus station. Keep right to eventually turn right at Rugby Ground. Site is the on the left.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
54.61178 -3.147021
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N54 36 42 W3 8 49