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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4.7

Excellent campsite, very peaceful and tranquil yet within easy walking distance from both the...

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

Excellent campsite, very peaceful and tranquil yet within easy walking distance from both the town and lake. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Portacabin style toilets but ample and very clean. Plenty of hot water available for washing up. Site due for revamp and improvements later this year. A new toilet block will be an excellent improvement but it will be a shame if they loose all the lovely grass and greeneries.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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2.3

convenient sites for all things going on in the area.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

convenient sites for all things going on in the area.

  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

We have been coming to this site since 2003 we love it and the walking in the lakes.

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

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
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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2.7

This site is in a beautiful location but there are better campsites elsewhere in the Lake...

This review is for Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park

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.

  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 1

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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