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.

Please note: Due to major refurbishment works at this site during winter 2015, we are currently unable to take advanced bookings for the 2016 season.

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

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • 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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4

The rugby club next to site is open to the public. Ok for a drink and food. A couple more mins.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

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
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

We stayed on the Oval site for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

We stayed on the Oval site for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. John and Carol ( wardens ) were very friendly and made us very welcome. The site is ideally situated for the town of Keswick and exploring the nearby attractions. Only negative point was no awnings allowed.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2
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4.3

Wardens are constantly riding round on bikes watching everything you do.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

Wardens are constantly riding round on bikes watching everything you do. We lit our bbq and within 2 mins two wardens arrived 'telling' us to put it out when we'd finished. Understandably no-one sat out in the evening round a bbq. This is a very unfriendly site with very rude wardens. Would never visit again.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Arrived to very friendly reception and shown to our pitch following a member of staff on a...

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

Arrived to very friendly reception and shown to our pitch following a member of staff on a bicycle. Easy access and level site with stunning views down Derwentwater. Well equipped site with impeccably clean toilet block and washing up facilities. Could perhaps do with a few extra shower/toilet cubicles, but this was no real problem. Very efficiently run site and only a few minutes walk from the delightful market town of Keswick with it's Thursday and Saturday market. Many restaurants and bars to choose from and close to local bus station for connections to surrounding area. Highly recommend this little gem of a site.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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