Top site for watersports
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).
This campsite only has hardstanding pitches.
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.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Club Site Wi-fi
Ready Camp tents on site
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
I couldn't fault the site, the staff or the surroundings. I would suggest one thing though. The toilets are set on economy flush, clearly for environmental reasons, however that saving is lost if multiple flushes are required, which they mostly are, may I suggest you save water by increasing the amount of water in the cistern.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Some of the pitches are a little narrow and care has to be taken to avoid the grass.
The railway bridges are still down so some of the walks are restricted .Nice walk to Braithwaite and Newlands valley unaffected .Walk up to Catlerigg also lovely and Walla Crag .When we were there the ferries weren't running due to jetty being underwater .Market day on Thursday , lots of lovely eateries and coffee shops.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples
Dave (review in October) mentioned the confusion about getting to this lovely site and the lack of adequate signage. Others may believe that Derwentwater implies that it's next to the lake .... but it isn't. However, the really friendly and helpful managers are apologetic about the confusion .... so hey ho.
But, now that I know how to get there, without going down the wrong turns, etc, etc., we will definitely be back very soon as it is such a gem of a site. Members should really keep quiet about it to keep it for themselves ;).
The friendly, tame, residential pheasant that followed me all the way back to my caravan, obviously wanting to be fed some treats, showed that at 62 I can 'still pull the birds' ;) lol
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Fully agree with other reviews - very clean shower/toilet block, easy access in & out of the site and very close to the centre of Keswick. Booths supermarket 5 min walk up the road for supplies. 10 min walk across the park gets you to the ferry piers for transport across the lake for walking in the hills around the Newlands valley. Will come to this site again.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance
Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles
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