Top site for watersports
Top site for walking
Keswick is a two-minute walk from this site with water-based activities on Derwentwater.
Please note: Due to major refurbishment works at this site during
winter 2015, we are currently unable to take advanced bookings for the 2016
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.
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
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
A farmers' market is held in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
No trailer tents allowed
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Battery charging facilities
convenient sites for all things going on in the area.
- Location: Town,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We have been coming to this site since 2003 we love it and the walking in the lakes. We understand that Walker Park is to be redeveloped over the winter, whilst we appreciate the need for hard standings and a new toilet block, we hope the magic of the site will stay the same. Tents are now allowed but please be aware there are no washing up facilities or hairdryers in the toilets for the ladies. Very clean toilets and showers and friendly wardens. Would recommend this site to anyone.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
This site is in a beautiful location but there are better campsites elsewhere in the Lake District. There are two toilet blocks next to each other and right by the entrance, however they seem to pitch all of the tents as far as possible away from these facilities. Don't try to park up to use the facilities on the way in or out as you will be shouted at! While I understand there are certain things that must be done to ensure the smooth running of the site there are better, less patronising ways to get things done and listening to the customer is a basic in customer service. We were there during bad weather (not unusual for the area) and the area for tents quickly became water logged. I would not return to this site.
The rugby club next to site is open to the public. Ok for a drink and food. A couple more mins..into the town. Lots of shops and bars . ect.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance
Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles
For more information take a look at Pricing explained.
Minimum booking periods do apply.