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.
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).
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
One of the best club sites we have stayed on. However, trees planted in the centre island area put half of the site into perpetual shade and the friendly site managers spend a lot of time moving units from the shaded area onto a lighter pitch as soon as one becomes available. The removal of just a few trees would make such a huge difference to the attractiveness of the site as a whole.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
The staff here work so hard keeping the site well maintained & though the facilities may not be as luxurious as on bigger sites they are always clean & well maintained.
When in the area it is well worth getting a ticket from reception for a trip on the lake. There are plenty of good places to eat & drink in Keswick & personally I would recommend the pack horse in for quality food & good selection of beers including 6 cask ales. If you fancy a treat keep a look out for sweet treats in Keswick which is an old fashioned sweet shop selling things I haven't seen since I was a child.
I would recommend this site to anyone that wants to be out exploring or just wants to sit in peace & quiet to relax.
- Location: Town,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The welcome to the site was great and all the Staff were very helpful indeed. The site is ideal for walking in the Lakes. The Bus terminus is close by for those who wish to travel further into the Lakes for their walks. It is only a short walk into the Town for anything you require. There is a nice cafe just opposite the site entrance (in the new block of flats) the food is good and the Sunday lunch well worth it. The access is a bit steep but you can access the Block from the main entrance to the flats. The site is in need of some TLC which we understand is on the cards hopefully sooner rather than later.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
The location definitely sells this site, however unless you showered early morning or late evening showers were cold !
I understand the site is due a refurbishment but as we stayed for 5 nights a hot shower after a day's walking isn't much to ask.
I think the problem could possibly be that people who camp down the road next to the site ,are maybe using the toilet blocks for free ? Hence lack of hot water. Would return (as I said the location is fab)but maybe a code for the doors of shower block / porter loo would help
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Lake
- Suitable For: 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.