Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £9.40 to £15.70* 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

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • 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

  • Parent and baby room

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Camping Pods or Dens

  • Public house within one mile

Reviews

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3.7

I've been a member for over 15 years now and could never get a pitch here as its so busy.

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I've been a member for over 15 years now and could never get a pitch here as its so busy.Anyway,l managed to book and get a pitch overlooking the lake.What a great stay it was.Very peaceful,quiet and relaxing.I went out most days into the town of Keswick to the local pubs,and tried a meal in a different one every day.I cannot point one out as my best as they are all as good.The site has to be one of the best.Great showers,toilets,etc,Maybe the club should monitor their staff more,as the staff here are very rude.l inadvertently went the wrong way and was scalded like a naughty school boy.lt was quite apparent from other customers as well that the staff at Keswick need more customer service skills.The general opinion being that we were a hindrance.Otherwise,what can you say.BRILLIANT AREA.Can't wait to go back.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 5
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3.7

This site is the best.

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This site is the best.Very cold at the moment in the Lakes but the hosts of Keswick village keep you warm.Not so the new manager though.He is very grumpy,probably the most unfriendly manager we have come across.The site though is excellent.The area is stunning,and the real ale pubs are a must.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Booked 3 nights here in January. Easy to find and only a 5 minute walk into Keswick.

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Booked 3 nights here in January. Easy to find and only a 5 minute walk into Keswick. After checking in and returning to my vehicle found it wouldn't start. Before I knew it and without asking the two wardens had the caravan unhitched, then proceeded to tow our twin axle caravan and place it on our pitch. They then towed the vehicle onto the site. After 36 hours the vehicle was repaired by the RAC after they sourced a replacement part. The site itself was wonderful and the staff fantastic especially Nigel who helped us. Thanks to them all.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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2.3

Staff started ranting and raving whilst I was emptying Elston point The area was being...

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Staff started ranting and raving whilst I was emptying Elston point The area was being cleaned apparently there was no signage that I could see from were I entered the toilet block the two staff who were both shouting like excited school boys The lady was particularly rude and aggressive and would not listen to a word I said Another camper was also abused in the same way We cut short our stay by one day and will not return to such a poorly staffed site with shocking attitudes

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3

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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