Derwentwater

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.80 to £14.80 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 recently been full refurbished to the high standards you would expect from a Club site, whilst maintaining its peaceful ambience. 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.p>

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.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Worth Noting

This campsite only has hardstanding pitches.

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 has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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5

Easy walking distance to town centre, bus station and walks especially with dogs.

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Easy walking distance to town centre, bus station and walks especially with dogs.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

A beautiful appointed Camp Site in a secluded area but only a short walk takes you to the bus...

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A beautiful appointed Camp Site in a secluded area but only a short walk takes you to the bus station, supermarket and Keswick town centre. A short walk in the other direction is alongside the lake with spectacular views and to the "Theatre by the Lake". A little further on rowing boats may be hired or boat cruises around the lake may be taken. The site is an excellent base for serious and casual hill walkers alike. I would like to record our thanks to the wardens John and Carol Ibbetson and assistant wardens Paul and Janet Webster. It is because of people of their calibre that make the Camping and Caravann Club such a successful organisation. We have already booked a week At �Derwent Water� for May 2018.

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

My father was taken ill during his 2 week stay and had to taken to hospital in the middle of...

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My father was taken ill during his 2 week stay and had to taken to hospital in the middle of the night by ambulance. The whole team were nothing short of fantastic in helping us through a difficult situation, including taking care of his motorhome until we could collect it. Top marks to you all..thank you!

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

A very enjoyable stay - even the weather was perfect though the nights were chilly in early...

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A very enjoyable stay - even the weather was perfect though the nights were chilly in early May. The site is clean and well organised with no queuing for showers etc although the site was full. The staff are friendly and helpful. The site doesn't have a shop but there's a supermarket a short walk away and more shops in Keswick plus the Farmers/Craft Market Thursday and Saturday. In the new building opposite the site entrance there is a new bistro where I enjoyed my lunch and also a hot stone massage at a salon in same building, sports and remedial massage etc also available. The Theatre by the Lake was fully booked when I was there so best to plan in advance. The cinema is worth a visit over 100 years old family run with free tea and coffee and a friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of walks from the site from a stroll (level) through the park to the boats, a round the lake walk or plenty of fells to climb. Plenty of cafes and restaurants in Keswick and lots of outdoor clothing and footwear shops also shops selling handmade products. All in all an excellent site in an excellent location.

  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,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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