Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £9.10 to £15.25* 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 camping site 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 campsite 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.

View our other campsites in the Lake District if you would like to explore what else we have to offer in the area.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available.

Worth Noting

Please do not arrive on site before 1pm due to restricted access to site. Only one car per pitch at all times. Canoes and windsurfers charged 50% of boat launching fees. Due to the possibility of site flooding all units must have a towing vehicle on site overnight and there may be restrictions on the availability of pitches and use of awnings. Poor TV reception. Site has discount vouchers for The Theatre by the Lake. Glamping pods available. We are unable to provide a motorhome stop off facility.

Eat Local

There is a farmers' market in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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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

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Battery charging facilities

  • 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

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Camping Pods or Dens

  • Public house within one mile

Reviews

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5

Another fantastic stay at this amazing site.

This review is for Keswick

Another fantastic stay at this amazing site. The wardens very friendly and helpful if you need them. We stayed here with our six dogs who totally adore the place. The walks and views are outstanding. The town is 5 minutes away as is the supermarkets and bus station. This site has everything you need. Already booked for two more holidays for next year. And such friendly people were there on the site. Thank you to all

  • Location: Town,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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1.7

We chose this campsite due to the excellent reviews, close proximity to the town, designated...

This review is for Keswick

We chose this campsite due to the excellent reviews, close proximity to the town, designated dog walk for our puppy and access to the lake. However, take the advertisement and description of this camp site with a pinch of salt. There is NO designated dog walk, which was one of the criteria when we booked and when we arrived the staff made it clear dogs were not allowed to mess on any of the grass, making life incredibly difficult. When we first arrived we were taken to the �only available pitches� which were �on the island� which was an area of secluded boggy grass already partly flooded from the rain. We were also informed we were not allowed to park near our tent, so again not ideal. We rejected this pitch and were told our only other option was right next to the children�s play area, so we were left with no choice but to have this pitch. This wasn�t too bad if you were happy to listen to incredibly noisy children until about 21:30 at night and there was no footpath to get this to the play area so children were just running across occupied pitches all day long. The 2 toilet blocks are located right by the entrance which was a long way from most pitches and always smelled - especially the men�s. Showers were poor, whereby they just trickled onto you. The campsite would benefit from modernisation in its facilities and the way it is run, and needs to review its description as it is misleading and false. I would not recommend camping here at this very expensive site again. Definitely NOT worth the money.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 1
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3.7

Disappointing welcome. Visited many times and site as beautiful as ever.

This review is for Keswick

Disappointing welcome. Visited many times and site as beautiful as ever. However, when we arrived at 12.23 we were told we couldn’t queue until 12.30 and had to take caravan back into busy Keswick and come back in 5 mins! We were the only vehicle on the very long drive and it may have been time for common sense. Not what we have come to expect from ‘the Friendly Club’. ,

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Whatever the weather you can guarantee a warm welcome from the staff, we come here several...

This review is for Keswick

Whatever the weather you can guarantee a warm welcome from the staff, we come here several tims every year and never been disappointed, always clean, lots hot water, the staff never stop working, they always pleasant and happy to help. We've booked lots holidays next year at this site, never get bored of coming here. For those who have a dog it's an amazing place and the pet shop is one of the best you will find, nice access for wheelchair users and the walk round the lake across the top road is very level. I doubt anyone will find a better run or friendly site than Keswick, it has to be the jewel in the crown.

  • 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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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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