Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

Keswick is a two-minute walk from this site with water-based activities on Derwentwater.

Our lovely little Derwentwater Club campsite is nestled between Skiddaw and Derwentwater in the north of the Lake District and is enticingly close to the pretty market town of Keswick. In fact, pull on your walking boots and you’ll be in the centre in just minutes. It’s easy to see why Keswick is the major centre for tourism in the region with its many varied shops, restaurants and museums, not to mention the lure of water and the hills.

Our Derwentwater campsite has two distinct areas of touring pitches – The Oval and Walker Park. Both are popular for their simplicity and peaceful ambience. Facilities although basic are clean and adequate. But the location is the real appeal. The National Trust’s Crow Park and Hope Park are close to the campsite. The latter offers crazy golf and a putting course. Enjoy low level walking around Derwentwater’s shores or if you want more of a challenge Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Striding Edge and Blencathra are close by.

Head to the Keswick launch and hop on board a cruise boat for a 50 minute tour of the lake or jump off at one of the seven lakeshore jetties.

Back in Keswick the Cumberland Pencil Museum, the Keswick Brewing Company and the Theatre by the Lake are all worth visiting.

Worth Noting

Sorry, no awnings or wind breaks permitted on The Oval. Minimum booking for Club Service pitches from 20 July to 1 September and English Bank Holiday is five nights (except standard pitches), all other times three nights. Please note there are no dishwash

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

A farmers' market is held in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Facilities

Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • No trailer tents allowed

    No trailer tents allowed

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Payphone

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

Reviews

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4.7

The Street Theatre in Keswick was certainly worth attending.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

The Street Theatre in Keswick was certainly worth attending. The cycle path along the old railway is suitable for any level of cyclist. The walk up Skidaw was exhilarating and challenging. It is a stunning area and we will be returning.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

if you like camping on flat, spacious grass pitches, with easy access to a welcoming and...

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if you like camping on flat, spacious grass pitches, with easy access to a welcoming and vibrant town, and Derwentwater literally minutes walk away, coupled with courteous and helpful attention from the staff, then it doesn't get any better than this - paradise! no more needs to be said.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

I should not be leaving this review seeing as I do not want any competition for booking when I...

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I should not be leaving this review seeing as I do not want any competition for booking when I next visit this site. Can't fault this site at all. Location, site, staff all excellent.

  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Five minutes walk from the bustling town centre of Keswick and you are in an oasis of peace...

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

Five minutes walk from the bustling town centre of Keswick and you are in an oasis of peace and calm, Walker Park with no hookup is the place to recharge and get back to nature without roughing it! The staff couldn't be more helpful if they tried - nothing was too much trouble and it made our stay feel like we were wanted there and not just another tourer passing through. We could have spent the whole week there and not used the car at all as there is so much to do and see within walking distance of the site. The lake, the cruises, the walks - to numerous to list, the shops, just brilliant all. Probably not the best site for active children as there are no play facilities but ideal to teach them the quieter things in life! The wild life did cause our dogs a little distress as all they wanted to do was to play with the rabbits and ducks who were very bold indeed! Even the robin took a trip into our neighbour's van! The showers and loos very clean and lovely after a long walk nothing to fault on that score. Simply just the best site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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