Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.60 to £14.45 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 site for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

Please note that the play area is temporarily out of action pending flood repairs.

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. For a small fee you can launch directly from the Sites shoreline. 

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.

Please note that the Play Area is temporarily out of action pending flood repairs.

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.

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

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • 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

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

We visited this site about four years ago and found the facilities to be poor with dirt and...

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We visited this site about four years ago and found the facilities to be poor with dirt and mildew in the amenities block. Even worse, the staff were unhelpful and seemed to spend their time sitting around chatting. Returning in May 2016, we found a complete transformation. The facilities were much improved and kept spotlessly clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful, impressively coordinating the booking in of about a hundred units on the Friday of the Keswick Mountain Festival seamlessly.

  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.3

The site is excellent.The staff are adequate.The village is good.The pubs , restaurants great.

This review is for Keswick

The site is excellent.The staff are adequate.The village is good.The pubs , restaurants great.The views are stunning.Everybody must go.Disagree with policy on moving pitch.Therfore managers and assistants not experienced enough to deal with campers requirements.Well worth a trip and will go back.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Mountain festival was a well run event most enjoyable.

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Mountain festival was a well run event most enjoyable. Pick any pub in Keswick and you are sure of a good meal and value for money. The Saturday market is a must. A climb up catbell is so very rewarding views second to none.

  • 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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5

The staff are an exceptionally good team with good management by Simon & Suzan.

This review is for Keswick

The staff are an exceptionally good team with good management by Simon & Suzan. Toilet blocks were always kept sparklingly clean (5 times a day!) & always visibly busy on gardening & ground work even late into the evening! Well done. Hope you will all be there next time we come. I would recommend one improvement to the toilets:- as I had a knee problem, I would have appreciated a grab rail in at least one w.c. in each block, as the one disabled unit is insufficient for such a large site. Congratulations on reclaiming the site from the floods so quickly.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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