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"Enjoy great views and easy access to Keswick and Derwentwater from this site."
Our Club Site at Troutbeck near Keswick has everything that is good about the Lake District. A superb location in unbeatable walking country with fantastic views – it even has resident red squirrels. In this Eden district, there are 70 main tourist attractions.Self Catering accommodation available – read more Local attractions to Troutbeck -read moreTroutbeck currently holds an AA 5 Pennant Award and a 5 star Visit Britain Award. Plus Gold Award - Loo of the Year 2012.
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Never done a review of a site before, but this one is a wonderful gem, the site managers are the most helpful friendly people you could wish to meet, the setting is stunning. - Lynne
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Troutbeck Camping and Caravanning Club SiteHutton Moor EndTroutbeckPenrithCumbriaCA11 0SX
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Fraser Smith, Suzanne Smith
We are fairly new to towing a caravan, although we are in our early seventies, so not experienced to find out were the leak was that soaked our carpet overnight. Thanks to Warden Ian who found out the pressure switch diaphragm had split. After this we had a good time, although the weather could have been better. We had the choice of pitches, and great views of the fells. The local pub has great food and a good pint.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This site fully merits all the praise heaped on it in previous reviews. There is little to find fault with. The only minor problem we had was the trek from the bottom field to the top of the site to empty the loo cassette. A lovely week in some of the foulest weather of the year, so bad we did not even try to put the awning up.
We will certainly visit again if in the Lake District.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Site was very clean and tidy. Nice quite location on a slight slope. There is a little shop which stocked minimal basic items but supermarket only 10 mins drive away if you reqired more.The shower,toilets and washing facilities were excellent, so much to say too good for a caravan site but not complaining. Staff were always available to help even if office/shop was closed. Would visit again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
We had a lovely time for 2 weeks in the Self Catering 6 berth Caravan. Its a beautiful van with central heating. That was a good thing as the area was covered in snow when we came up from Cornwall for our Easter holidays. This our 5th visit to Troutbeck. We visited first with a tent as a couple. We now bring our 2 small children and other family members. We will book again for next year. We will need the Static caravan and our own tourer as each time we come more family want to join us.The site and the owners and staff are all Fab.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent site, with great toilet and washing up facilities which are always spotlessly clean and very helpful and friendly staff. We have visited a number of times and will visit again. I would like to highlight Ian in particular who has assisted us when we have had electrical problems, and resolved problems in the caravan and in the car.
Safe play area for children and family /disabled shower room. Great dying facilities for wet clothes. Stunning panoramic views with the fells surrounding site. Site has a lovely beck in lower field with plenty of hard standing and electrics. Two dog walks one,which follows the beck and one which cuts through farm land.
Lots of access for dog walking and great for canoeing as Ullswater and Derwent Water are a short car journey away.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a fantastic site, would and will recommend the site to anyone and everyone, we have just spent 8 days here ( we were going to stay for 7 but decided to stay the Saturday night aswell.
The site is within easy drive form all areas in the northern lakes and around half way between Keswick and Penrith (M6) .
The showers are great and always red hot,
The toilet block and washing areas are spotless,
The site it's self is also spotless and well groomed.
We have had a really relaxing weeks break here
DATE STAYED: September 2012
Lovely clean, welcoming and helpful site. Not far from Keswick one way and M6 the other. Ideal for exploring the Lake District. Stayed on bottom part of site with lovely stream alongside, floods elsewhere in the Lake District but this stream not a problem.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Looking forward to visiting this site for a while and was definately worth the wait. The staff where very friendly unlike some other sites we have visited, it really does make a big difference! We where at the bottom part of the site and it was very quiet and peaceful - which was just what we needed, there as also a lovely stream running at the back of the site, nice relaxing to hear. The facilities are well looked after and clean and the cleaning of them is at very reasonable times. The shop seems to have anything you may require for a stay.The site is not far from Keswick and some nice pubs and great walking too. Definately will be going back again. Thankyou
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Great friendly, clean, tidy and well run site. Great location for Kewsick, Penrith and the rest of the Lake District. We look forward to returning next year.
A friendly welcoming site. This was our second visit and we were not dissapointed. Bus service is excellent, we went into Keswick for the day and it was simple. Have already booked again for next month.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Very very clean and well run site. I would say if your caravaning go for it as its set up more for caravaning than camping. Camping part is the furthest away from the loos.
The washing block was good and the showers the best I have used on a site.
It was sad that the site was waterlogged so we came home a day early hay we were in the lakes what do you expect.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
1st time here stayed for two nights ,very peaceful site easy to find excellent views from all pitches ,toilet & shower facilities with plenty of hot water and very very clean,very friendly people and helpful staff,will definateley be going again thumbs up in all categories.....
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
stayed for a long weekend ,had a really good time.me and the wife cant wait to come back next year.it is also very dog friendly.was made very welcome and a very clean site.
SUITABLE FOR: Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Great site wonderful staff Ian and Amanda wer first class highly recommend.would return Aegean next year
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
We only stayed one night and had terrible weather, but the scenery was spectacular all the same. The facilities could not have been cleaner, and everything was in close proximity to where we were pitched. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, and we would definitely recommend Troutbeck for people touring the Lake District.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break
I have to start off by saying in 10 years of caravaning this site has the best wardens I have met they were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble the site itself was clean and peaceful with a great dog walk at the bottom of the site. A credit to the caravan and camping club we will be back
The site was clean and friendly and a warm welcome from Amanda and Ian. Very good for dog walks. Beautiful scenery even on rainy days!
Lovely site - Amanda gave us a warm welcome and told us all we needed to know. We were with two other couples all with children and they managed to pitch all our tents together. Never been to lakes before and this site was a great base to explore from. Toilets, showers, washing up areas extremely clean! Would definitely return. Would just request a loo down on camping field though!
this has got to be one of the best sites i've ever stayed on. the staff are very friendly .the showers toilets facilities are to a very high standard.
the site itself is stunning and so peaceful. i will most definatly be coming again with friends.
Had a lovely break at this wonderful site. Very friendly staff, stunning mountain views, excellent showers. Shower block and grounds immaculate. Great central location for exploring the Lake District with the kids and the dog. Lovely food (and beer!) at the Mill Inn. Will stay longer next time.
After just getting back from troutbeck campsite after a weeks holiday i had to leave a review as the staff were fantastic, friendly, welcoming really helpful nothing was too much trouble! i had read that a "dog said" the dog walk was not big enough, i have two labradors which needs lots of excerise there was 2 big fields for the dog walking with access through other fields to make your walk as long and as far as you wanted, i also made full use the surrounding areas, fields, walks, lakes and country side that this stunning part of the world has to offer. the site was fantastic shower block one of the best weve experienced would reccomend this site to anyone without a doubt and will definatley visit again thank you for a lovely, warm, friendly, pleasent stay.
We had a wonderful weeks stay here, very friendly welcome and we had a lot of help and advice on trying to get our tv ariel to work! Situated in a beautiful spot, very easy to get to, just minutes off of the A66. The showers were the best I've had on a campsite, very clean too. What was great also the washing up area was inside. Fantastic walks through the adjacent fields, ideal if you have a dog like us, but I would recommend you have wellies for this walk as a bit boggy in areas! This is perfect stop over also if you are heading further up north as it's not too far off of the Penrith jct of the m6. We would defiantly use this fab site again. Thanks for giving us a great stay!
Without doubt one of the best sites we.ve
stayed on. The views on site are beautiful.
The Shower/toilet was kept immaculately clean & was checked regularly by staff both day & evening. There is a small shop on site which is kept well stocked with essentials. We found the staff to be very pleasant and
always willing to help .The nearest town is Keswick,just a short drive away, where there are a good selection of shops, a public swimming pool and a great playground for children. We thorooghly enjoyed our stay there and will be returning soon.
Without doubt a lovely site with an excellent shower & toilet block ,all kept spotlessly clean. There is a shop on site which is always very well stocked with essentials and the staff were always very helpful & friendly. The views on site are spectactular and the lovely town of Keswick is only 4 miles away.
There wasn't any close bye walks for pets. The Showers were cold if not used early on, the shower heads need replaced as they just flop about & you have to get washed with one hand & hold the shower head with the other, they sell Mayonaise that is 2 months out of date. But offer it at half price.Wi-FI was terrible & they charge Â£3 for 4 hours use which doesn't work well at all. The Farm next door was ploughing the fields at 8:30 Pm & cleaning the barn gutters at the same time right next to our pitch. On Sunday's they close the shower / cleaning block @ 10:30 Am ,But apart from that was a nice site :-) .
DATE STAYED: August 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families
We arrived to a lovely welcome at Troutbeck. We had come from another site and thought we'd have to find a supermarket to get supplies - however we managed to get what we needed in the site shop - what a bonus!
The toilet/shower block was spotless every time we went in although we didn't use the showers. The site was well maintained, grass cut etc - despite the wet weather.
They have a great dog walk area - a large field and dog bin and this was much appreciated.
We had a very peaceful stay, did some local walking and felt very relaxed after 4 days here.
Well done to all staff!
Site was great only fault was the toilet/shower block being by the static caravans they need a toilet/shower block down the bottom by the tents as the most people who use them are campers
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
The Troutbeck site for position and views is probably unsurpassable. However having said that I would to say Throughout my life I try where and whenever possible in the event of having nothing positive to add to say nothing except on this occassion to confirm that I will not be visiting the Troutbeck site again.
We visited this site in May, on our travels to Scotland & the outer Hebrides. We enjoyed our stay at Troutbeck so much that we decided to come back on our return journey.
A lovely friendly welcome from Amanda & Ian on our arrival, who are very efficient & helpful, & the site facilities are excellent. On the down-side the stream that our dog so enjoyed in May is now a bit too turbulent but that's English summer for you!
Definately recommend this site to all groups
DATE STAYED: July 2008
Excellent site would return
DATE STAYED: June 2008
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
Very helpful & informative welcome. Amanda & Ian were very friendly with wonderful sense of humour. They're a real asset to C&CC!
This was a brilliant camp site for us and the dog enjoyed the paddles in the stream.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
A very friendly site, the wardens are excellent and very helpful, 1st class toilets/showers kept clean and tidy.the shop on site is small but well stocked
we are looking forward to returning here very soon.
If you want a relaxing break come here, its also very dog friendly
Spent three nights on this site in a caravan. Not the first time and definatley not the last. Very well kept site very clean toilet/shower block (with a great variety of music playing). nice and quite and staff friendly and helpful. Beautiful views and close to Keswick town centre. Great for camping or caravaning. Will defiantly be back.
Just stayed at Troutbeck for the weekend never been before our friends told us about the site. We will be going back the wardens very informative,friendly and helpfull showed us to our pitch. The toilets and showers spotless musice piped through and the power showers great make ours at home seem like a dribble. Fantastic views we walked to the White Horse for our tea plenty on your plate and very nice lots of nice walks in the area the service pitches as mentioned by someone before have the best views what a lovely break we had towing was very easy.
This was our first time away and we found the staff to be very helpful
facilities were spotless and the setting is beautiful. have allready booked to return in september.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Excellent site. Friendly helpful staff. Good dog walks adjacent. Lots of good pubs nearby.
As others have remarked, for campers it's a long walk to the toilet/shower block - for caravanners it's a lot closer.
real good site although we were the only tent there athat weekend
will be returning
DATE STAYED: March 2012
Troutbeck was the first site we stayed at in our week tour of the lake district. It set the bar very high and could not fault it.
DATE STAYED: October 2011
Our fist stay in a Motorhome, the welcome was great, very helpful. Site is very well kept and facilities were good and clean. could maybe do with a third shower but otherwise spot on.
Toilet cleaning guy was a bit grumpy when I wanted to wash my hands when the toilets were closed, signs told me that so fair enough but he was pretty rude... must have been having a bad day.
otherwise everything was good.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
This is our 2nd visit this year and we will definitely be booking again - the site is wonderfully kept and the facilities are so clean. I feel I have to comment about the showers - they are amazing and my 14 year old son even had one every day!!! Thanks to all the Team at Troutbeck who are very welcoming and helpful.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This was stop 6 out of our 7 site stop Road trip. We had driven from Scotland so we had a 2 night stop here. A small but wonderful site. Just what we needed a peaceful place and time to relax.
The site staff was very welcoming and very friendly and noy to say very helpful, We were waiting for a special post delivery and the staff kindly took it in and delivered it to us. The site was very clean and the shower block was the best out of all the 7 stops.
Just one point- the play area was a bit muddy.
Thank you and we will return.
A very good site which has excellent, but limited facilities. Her Indoors commented about the lack of showers in the Ladies.
One drawback - I am disabled and male!
I got some funny looks when I went to the disabled toilet as it is sited just inside the doorway of the Ladies.
Pity it had not got a second entrance for the disabled. (the entrance to the Gents is not disabled friendly as it has a step!)
The site is shown with Site WiFi on the site page - but the Site WiFi page shows no Wi-Fi of any type!
I am a regular WiFi user and have taken out a year's ticket with the Club's own Site Wi-Fi at a rate of Â£42 as best value for my holidays.
The site does not have Site Wi-Fi but runs another system which costs Â£1 per hour. (Site Wifi's most expensive option is Â£2 for a day)
Why is this?
One of the best sites, if not The best! Staff were really helpful, loos and showers very good and clean. Plenty of room on site without feeling packed in like sardines. Views stunning and location for walking and shops excellent. One minor moan and this is why I didn't give the facilities 5 star, lack of toilets in the lower, camping area. It's the campers that need the loos more than the static caravans but the campers had the furthest to walk. Even just two loos in the lower half for night time use would have been fine. I thought it was a lot to expect people to walk through the entire site crunching on the gravel path to use the loo at 3:00am in the morning. Other than this the site is perfect!
DATE STAYED: July 2011
Never done a reveiw of a site before, but this one is a wonderful gem, the site managers are the most helpful friendly people you could wish to meet, the setting is stunning, full marks for a motorhome fill up and emptying point just as you reach the site, one can book in, and the other can be filling up, so many sites you have to drive halfway round to fill up, and sometimes you have to fill up drive out of the site, turn and come in again to get to your pitch, the showers are fantastic, very clean,water pressure in the showers are the best I have showered in, and you can set the temperture to what you like, not what someone else thinks you should shower in.
Another little point, the chair when you are booking in is a lovely touch, for someone of the slightly older generation, and also someone with a bad back.
This must be one of the best sites on the network, will be visiting again.
Thank you keep up the good work
excellent site wardens very helpful and friendly,very clean facilities, our dog loved his stay have already booked for our next visit
Nice site just off the A66 about 3 miles from Keswick. Good clean facilities and a shop which stocks the essentials. At the time we stayed the weather was very wet and the site was quite muddy (but that's not something the warden's can do anything about). Good walking at Threlkeld - which is just over the A66. The Horse n Farrier pub at Threlkeld serves fantastic food at a not too unreasonable price. We will definately return because this site is idea for access to Keswick and the surrounding lakes.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
I have been a member for a couple of years now in my own right (I camped with parents as a child) and this is this first time I have written a review. I felt the need to as this is the second year running we have stayed at this site. The site is fantastic, with amazing views, the staff are really helpful and friendly. The facilities are out of this world. I tell you after a climb up scafell the shower was so welcoming, It eased away the aches and pains!. The music was an added bonus. All in all a good week was had by all, me, my other half and my dog. Oh and we will be back, there is no doubt about that!
DATE STAYED: June 2011
I have been a member for 14 years and this is the first time I have felt that I really must review a site and express my appreciation. Troutbeck is one of the very best sites, if not the best you could wiish to visit.
This was not my first time there, I return annually. The location is brilliant for reaching the North, North Western, Central, Eastern, Far Eastern and some of the Southern Fells. Troutbeck provided my base for walking many of the Wainwrights. The fantastic â€˜powerâ€™ showers are absolutely perfect after a day on the hills (with musical accompaniment too â€“ I will have to get that set up at home!).
The facilities are good and the team running the site maintain an exceptional level of cleanliness. The people there are very friendly and helpful. Shopping in Keswick is a short drive away and the area offers many alternative activities for those of us finding that every day on the hills is getting hard work.
Downsides, the A66 provides a background rumble, and there is a slope (well it is the Lakes), maybe a selection of classics to shower by some days? All of these are amply compensated for by the views and facilities.
5 Stars all round, but only because this system wonâ€™t award 6.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
Beautiful site, with the best on site facilities I have ever been in! Short 2 minute walk from tent field to facilities. Exceptionally clean, with endless hot water and no queues - more like a hotel bathroom than a campsite. Very child friendly and safe for small ones to play - in fact I don't think we saw much of ours as on their bikes, play area, feeding the local chickens or playing by the stream as soon as breakfast was over. Well stocked shop and the friendliest of staff. Fabulous views and quiet countryside, all this only 15/20 minutes drive from Keswick. Definitely recommended; 5 stars all round!! Going back soon with the tent.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
Stayed here for 4 glorious nights in April 2011. The site itself is fantastic, in a beautiful location overshadowed by the daunting Blencathra. Facilities were first class, fully enclosed toilets are a blessing. Showers were great too, I'd agree with other reviews I've read which liken them to hotel showers. Everyone on site was respectful of the surroundings and the obvious hard work the owners must undertake to make this site a credit to the C&C name. Perfection in a campsite is rare and if I was to raise any criticism it would be the A66 road, audible from the site, which very slightly detracts from the otherwise outstanding location. Will revisit one day and conquer Blencathra. Oh, and Scaffel Pike if the SATNAV takes us to the correct Seathwaite next time!!!!
Our first visit to a club site and really impressed. Lovely location and site very clean and tidy with excellent facilities including great showers! Very well placed for getting around. Had a lovely stay and would certainly return
Best Club site we have visited.
DATE STAYED: March 2011
4 day break over easter. Good reception from Wardens, placed us in the bottom field as we had our 2 kids with us. Lovely spot right next to the stream although it did get a little smelly at times due to the water being so low with lack of rain. showerblock is fantastic but only 2 showers in the Gents and 1 in the ladies does mean you will be queueing. As said before the kids playpark could do with an addition or two.
All in all a lovely spot really close to Ullswater and a quick drive into keswick.
We stayed for 4 nights and it was perfect! I really liked the fact that I was greeted by name as soon as I arrived which shows attention to detail. The facilities were first class although situated near the statics who may not need them as much as us without on board facilities!! A lovely peaceful campsite and we appreciated the daily updated weather reports so we could plan our walks. We would definitely return!!
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
As experienced campers but first time caravaners we requested, on booking an "easy pitch", which thankfully was reserved for us on our arrival. The site itself is set in stunning country side with views to die for. The toilets/showers are by far, the best and cleanest we have encountered anywhere.The only little moan would be the very modest play area, the most important part of a holiday for a 4 year old. However we'll be returning later in the year.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
Wonderfully accomodating wardens, who managed to get us a pitch close to where my Mum was in her motorhome. Lovely welcome, in fact the welcome pack was one of the most informative ones I have ever seen. Next time we will take full advantage of the pick up and drop off arrangement with the local pub!!
The facilities are amazing, the showers were better than we have at home and are kept scrupilously clean. The washing up facilities are the best I have ever used and the piped music does make you linger over the drying.
The pitch was a decent size and fairly level. We needed to use some rock pegs, for those rocky patches, but on the whole regular pegs were used.
The views are beautiful and we were treated to a spectacular sunset on the 2nd night, nice way to finish off the weekend.
We are very familiar with this area and there is plenty to explore. Keswick is a delight.
DATE STAYED: May 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
I hope you change the dates for opening as you are not opening untill December 2011 and closing January 2012 this will make our stay very short and looking forward to a long stay. R & C
Brillant, arrived late afternoon, two very helpful ladies from the north east helped me put my tent up. Their partners then came over to ensure that the tent was ok. I was invited with my dog to attend a barbeque in the evening. The lads did the cooking, the standard of which was very high. The meat had been bought at a butchers in Keswick.
After a few beers and a bottle of High Park malt whisky, I took my telescope out and we started to do some sky watching. The skies were darker than many other places. It was a great pleasure to meet such nice people and I believe we really enjoyed it.
The site itself is excellent, with a warm welcome by the reception staff, had a good conversation them on the locale, mountains, lakes, funny camping stories and on activities that would be appropriate for the dog. We went to the seaside at St. Bees Head and the dog loved the sea.
This is an excellent site for campers travelling to or from Scotland and who want to break the trip for a few days rest. There is so much to do in the area.
I've never felt the need to review a C&CC site before since they are all very good and you'd be hard pressed to find a bad one. However, this site, Troutbeck, definitely deserves a mention. It is the only site I have been on that gets a definitive 10 out of 10 for every aspect.
The staff are excellent, the views stunning, the pitches 1st class, the facilities the best I've used and the cleanliness and neatness of the entire site cannot be faulted.
Congratulations to the entire team for making this site the way it is. Keep it up.
DATE STAYED: September 2010
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