Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.40 to £14.10 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.

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

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • 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

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

We have visited Keswick for almost twenty years and still keep going back.

This review is for Keswick

We have visited Keswick for almost twenty years and still keep going back. The site is ideally placed beside the lake with direct access to the water's edge and from almost anywhere on the site the views are incredible of the surrounding mountains and fells. The site facilities have recently been refurbished and are excellent, the majority of pitches are now hard standings but it is still possible to pitch on grass if desired. Keswick town itself is lovely and always has a holiday atmosphere with good shopping, pubs, sports facilities, parks and gardens, a lovely time warp cinema where coffee is always free while waiting for the film to begin. There is a theatre by the lake where we have seen some fantastic productions and the best bit is it is all only a ten minute walk from the site. As for walking there are many walks both high level and low level accessible from the site or by the lake launch service to various landing stages around the lake. For more distant walk locations there is a clockwise and counter clockwise bus service to and through some of the popular mountains and fells. Cycling is catered for with forest tracks and a disused railway from Keswick to an adjacent village and of course on the roads and cycle tracks. There are organised activities too such as walks and more adventurous activities. For less energetic times there are many houses and gardens to visit and some superbly scenic drives such as the Newland valley drive from Keswick to Buttermere where there is an easy level walk around Buttermere lake with a return over Honister pass back to Keswick. I feel I want to go back now!

  • 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

Great site, whether you want an active break (fantastic for walkers), a relaxing break, a...

This review is for Keswick

Great site, whether you want an active break (fantastic for walkers), a relaxing break, a sightseeing or a shopping spree break, this site meets all the requirements. A great base for all the above and a bonus for pet owners is that most of the shops and pubs allow dogs.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

This site is in an excellent location within easy walking distance to the town centre, and to...

This review is for Keswick

This site is in an excellent location within easy walking distance to the town centre, and to Derwent water. The toilet and shower facilities were very clean, with plenty of hot water. I found the staff very helpful and friendly, and wouldn't hesitate to book this site again.

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

This is a great site for walking and touring the Lakes.

This review is for Keswick

This is a great site for walking and touring the Lakes. The town of Keswick is on your doorstep with the Derwentwater launch, which act as a water bus only 10 mins walk away. The Supermarket and bus station are again very close and all the amenities of the town. Keswick even has it's own Theatre by the Lake hosting many well known West End productions. If you love the Lakes you will love this site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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