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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5

Keswick has everything you could want. Cant say any more site, town and area all brilliant.

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Keswick has everything you could want. Cant say any more site, town and area all brilliant. Some people were moaning about the waiting to book into the site. Not us. We have been many times in the past.. This site is always busy. So whatever time the arrival is set at, you could have units in the lane. The Site staff worked hard and well organised. We were soon in. To all the site team THANK YOU. We also had really nice people either side of us. All in all we had an EXCELLENT 10 STAR HOLIDAY.

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

My only complaint or comment relates to the hard standing pitches.

This review is for Keswick

My only complaint or comment relates to the hard standing pitches. I found that using toughened screw in pins with a hammer drill failed on 9 out of 10 attempts. The 50mm of gravel on hardcore proved to be just to much making the securing of an awning very difficult indeed. I spoke to several other members who had awnings and found the same problem. Not something that added to the enjoyment of the visit.

  • 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

Just returned from 3nts stay at this fabulous site.

This review is for Keswick

Just returned from 3nts stay at this fabulous site. From arrival as you approach the barrier, the site could be in the Swiss Alps with the chalet style office with mountain like view in the background. The site, although busy, is well laid out with direct access to the lake and fabulous views of the rolling hills. Facilities were spotless and the wardens/staff were all friendly and helpful. We had some confusion of plugging into another pitch's electric point - strange in that it was next to our pitch and we then had to use two cables to connect to the right bollard - meaning our lead trailing across two pitches. But we managed and our neighbour thought it strange too. The site is within easy walking distance to the town centre where there's plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops. There's also a Booths supermarket next to the bus station which you pass enroute into town. Our pitch was level and offered decent views. The site was quiet from 11pm onwards with the only noise from a sole caravan's tv. There's a children's play area in the centre of the site and there's two toilet blocks plus the offices doubles up as a small shop. Definitely worth revisiting.

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

Just spent a wonderful 4 nights at Keswick and wish we could stayed longer.

This review is for Keswick

Just spent a wonderful 4 nights at Keswick and wish we could stayed longer. This is one of the very best sites we have stayed at the staff cannot do enough to help you and never stop working the site is a credit to their hard work, the staff are so friendly and welcoming and have great banter going with campers. Excellent disabled facilities, lovely level pitches, good access into the town which is so close by as is a big supermarket, this has to be the most dog friendly town in England. Can't wait to go back more times this year and have even booked next year. A wonderful job has been done by everyone to get this site back to its high standards after the winter floods.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • 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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