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

Please note that a 3 mile section of the A66 between Penrith and Threkeld will be closed between 8pm and 6am until the end of March – Diversion routes will be signposted accordingly.

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

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.

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

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Camping Pods or Dens

  • Public house within one mile

  • 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

  • Designated dog walk

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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3.3

Lovely site run in the manner of a concentration camp.

This review is for Keswick

Lovely site run in the manner of a concentration camp. Very expensive - they insisted we book 3 nights for a weekend in May (not the bank holiday) so it cost over a hundred pounds for our family of 4. More than double what we usually pay for a wekend away. This feels rather like a stealth tax on families and perhaps they don't want families to come - there were very few and this is a large site. They are very insistent on their rules and regulations. Come 12 noon there is always a long queue of caravans waiting to be let on the site (they don't allow them on until 1pm) which is rather dangerous if you are trying to get access to and from the site. As everyone had left the mainly hardstanding pitches by 11am it was difficult to understand why they didn't just let people come on site. At 9.30 pm on the Saturday evening we were sitting having a glass of wine and watching the kids play with some paper airplanes (no ball games allowed and no where for them to play them anyway) when the warden came up and grumpily told us to tell them to stop having fun so noisily. There was noone else around, everyone was either out for the evening or locked inside their caravans watching TV, we had had no complaints all the children were doing was laughing as they threw the airplanes to each other. The rules of the site stated that quiet time was from 11pm so we were not breaking these rules. The only reason that the warden could hear the children was that there were no other children around or any other people at all. This was a Saturday night at 9.30 pm and it wasn't even dark. We did send the children inside to watch a film but to me this is not what camping is about. It is about allowing the children to be outside having fun not inside on screens. Having said that the site is in a lovely area but they clearly know that they can do what they like because of that.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

Excellent site. Immaculate facilities. Good layout and well kept.

This review is for Keswick

Excellent site. Immaculate facilities. Good layout and well kept. In very easy reach of Keswick town centre, yet felt very rural and peaceful - the best of both worlds! The site has good provision for rainy days - you can borrow DVDs, books, jigsaws and games. Excellent base for exploring the area. Site is only a couple of miles from Cat Bells. The 10 mile walk around Derwentwater is worth doing. Would also recommend walking up to Castle Rigg (stone circle). Would highly recommend this site!

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

We stayed 4 nights for the first time. We are booking to go again in September.

This review is for Keswick

We stayed 4 nights for the first time. We are booking to go again in September. The site is probably the best site we have stayed at with the club. The site staff were excellent attentive and worked very hard to make everyone's stay a great one. Would recommend this site and the area to all types of campers.

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

We are members of both Clubs but we can honestly say that this site is The Best of the Lot!! ...

This review is for Keswick

We are members of both Clubs but we can honestly say that this site is The Best of the Lot!! So near to all the facilities that Keswick has to offer with fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding hills plus, of course, easy access to Lake Derwentwater. Fabulous!! However, whilst the site location is amazing, this site also benefits from a totally dedicated team of staff. The pitches and their surrounds are immaculate. They could be a bit bigger to allow cars to park alongside the unit but maybe that's not possible without a drastic reduction in the number of pitches. The site staff ensure you site your unit without damaging the grass verges and when divots appear next to a pitch after members leave, the staff repair the damage almost immediately. They tidy up the gravel and seem to be constantly 'on the go' to ensure pitches and the immaculate facilities are all well maintained. Last, but not least, they are so very friendly and helpful. Amazing! We can't get enough of this site - even though it's big, it doesn't feel that way. We just hope we can get booked in when we want in the future!!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,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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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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