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

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.

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

  • 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

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • 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 love this site.

This review is for Keswick

We love this site. My only hesitation in recommending it is that we don't want it to be too full to take us next time we have chance to go there. The site is right on the lake with stunning views all around. It is in Keswick which is a lovely town geared up for walkers and tourists so there are things to do come rain or shine. The site is excellently maintained by friendly helpful staff who go over and above in keeping the place not only clean but beautiful with flowers even in October! There are plenty of really great walks from the site it's self. What can I tell you, we love it!

  • 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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3

One of the best sites we have been to in the UK.

This review is for Keswick

One of the best sites we have been to in the UK.We come from a large city,the contrast is amazing.Nice pleasant walks down to the local park with our dogs,ending up at the far end of the village where there is also restaurants and bars.Plenty also in the main square but busy.The campsite itself is ok,but winter creeping in the site looks untidy and unkempt.Once you get passed reception you can relax as the managers are quite abrasive in their manner,and seem self absorbed.To back this up the managers have no interaction with the campers outside the reception.We will tell all our friends to come here,as it is great.The 2/5 for facilities is because one block is closed.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 2
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4

The camp site is very good, with good washing facilties and they are kept to a very good...

This review is for Keswick

The camp site is very good, with good washing facilties and they are kept to a very good standard, the view over the lake is very tranquil and relaxing with hills and mountains in the back ground, there's lots to do in and around Keswick, walking or cycling and a very good bus service to explore the rest of the lake's, the pubs and restaurants in Keswick are very good but very busy some are good value some are a bit expensive, over all enjoyed a brief 4 night stay.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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3

Myself and my wife have been members of the club for nearly 20 years and we always come to...

This review is for Keswick

Myself and my wife have been members of the club for nearly 20 years and we always come to Keswick as Derwentwater does not have the splendid views,but is also a good site.We tend to do a lot of walking , especially up Catbells.Photos are a must.Portinscale is worth a trip as well.The campsite is lovely but if the site opens all year round,both toilets/shower blocks should be open.A queue can develop in the morning.The site should also have CDPs at the far end of the site,it is quite a walk to empty the toilet.If you take your toilet in your car,parking outside the toilet block you will be reprimanded by the wardens.Many dogs off leads,but these customers are not reprimanded.A lack of inconsistency comes to mind.The water points are not very clean,a strong pungent odour coming from the drains.All in all,we love it here but standards have dropped over the last few years.

  • Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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