Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites with good pubs nearby

    Top site for pubs

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top sites for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

A beautiful location, Keswick campsite is great for active campers.

If you’re planning to explore the northern Lakes, our Keswick Club campsite on the shores of Derwentwater is hard to beat as a base for your explorations. The site boasts a prime location in the north of the Lake District with stunning views extending over the lake to the hills beyond.

Keswick is an organised campsite with good facilities – showers, toilets, washing up area, a laundry and a new backpacker room, particularly useful for those arriving on foot or by bike. Keswick town is within walking distance and ticks all the boxes for provisions, outdoor gear, eating and drinking.

Whether you’re a stroller, a rambler, a high-level walker or prefer to see the sights on two wheels, you can take your pick from numerous lake- and hillside tracks and trails easily accessible from Keswick campsite. Skiddaw is also easily reached from site. And, with Derwentwater so close at hand there’s no shortage of water-based activities to dip into. This stretch of water is popular for canoeing and kayaking.

Fishing can be enjoyed on the lake too. Try the eastern shore or hire a boat from one of the marinas and head to the centre of the lake to catch pike, bream and trout.  

For a less energetic way to enjoy the water and the views board one of the motor launches which operate around the lake and offer several drop off points.

At the southern end of Derwentwater is the beautiful valley of Borrowdale where you’ll find the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle and the medieval and much photographed pack horse bridge at Ashness.

Worth Noting

Due to the possibility of Site flooding all units must have a tow vehicle on site overnight. There may be restrictions on pitch availability and use of awnings. If you have more than one car or are visiting the site you may be asked to park off-site.

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

There is a farmers' market in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Facilities

Keswick has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4

Arrived at the site early in the week and it was nice and quiet though come friday lots of...

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Arrived at the site early in the week and it was nice and quiet though come friday lots of people arrived late at the site and the wardens were noisily directing them onto their pitch at 10.30am - not great with our 9 month old who woke up numerous times due to this, for 2 days of our stay both of the family bathrooms were closed off for refurbishments and we had to shower and change our baby in the disabled toilets shower area which was not ideal :(, bar these issues a lovely site and well sited for watersports on the lake and walking in the surrounding area

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Usually stay in our motorhome but decided to spend the night in a small tent.

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Usually stay in our motorhome but decided to spend the night in a small tent. Wardens great, they made the effort to find us a spot right by the lake shore and did their best to give us a car space as near as they could to the tent. Booked last minute and they could not have been more helpful especially as the site was so busy Nice to see the toilet block finally upgraded. The only very slight downside was our head torch must have accidentally shone momentarily at a tent and we were told to 'switch your f....... Torch off' . It must be very hard for wardens at times to have to deal with such abusive and rude people and considering the weather was stunning And it was only 9 pm I wonder what this person would be like if it was raining !

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2.7

Have been coming to this site for more than 15 years, good to see that facilities and...

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Have been coming to this site for more than 15 years, good to see that facilities and infrastructure gradually improving. However on this occasion were informed by that the new facilities block (toilets/showers/laundry etc) would be closed for 'essential maintenance' for 3 days (we were not informed of this when booking in). Turned out that this was for the block to be repainted as part of the refurb' snagging. To do this when site is near to full, is surprising to say the least and resulted in long queues for showers (30 mins plus for ladies) and toilets in the old, 'tired' block. Surely this should have been programmed for a time when the site is quieter? On a different note, the rabbit population has exploded in recent months and is now out of hand, they are everywhere, there are rabbit scrapes all over the site, in both grass areas and hardstandings. These are a potential hazard at night, especially on a site that is poorly illuminated.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 2
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3.3

This was our first visit to a camping and caravan club site so we asked for a pitch out of the...

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This was our first visit to a camping and caravan club site so we asked for a pitch out of the way with few people to pass us by. We were shown to our pitch which was at the entrance to the camping field filled with mostly tents. Soon after we had pitched it became clear that every man and his dog came walking passed (on gravel road) and using the field as a toilet. As we were out most of the day we decided to stay we're we where, the last straw was when a camper van pitched opposite us with a dog from hell. Every time a dog walked passed (which was often) it went ballistic including trying to bite its owners! The new toilet block is very good and the location of the campsite is superb.

  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Boat launching - Daily 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£4.55
Boat launching - Weekly 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£21
Canoeing / Windsurfing Daily 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£2.30
Canoeing / Windsurfing Weekly 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£10.50

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