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

  • 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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5

A week run site in a lovely location stunning views from our pitch.

This review is for Keswick

A week run site in a lovely location stunning views from our pitch. We were made very welcome by the friendly wardens who wet out of their way to help . Great site for walking shopping or just chilling. Hope to return soon for longer.Keswick is a lovely town and probably the osg dog friendly place in the lakes .

  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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3.3

Lovely site, ideal location for walking into Keswick.

This review is for Keswick

Lovely site, ideal location for walking into Keswick. People arriving should NEVER arrive before 12.30, when you will be allowed to queue to enter no sooner than 1.00p.m. You will be sent away if you arrive too early. Make sure you have a membership card ready if you are a member. Very good toilet blocks. site is ideally located for many activities.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

First visit to Keswick camp site and it was a very enjoyable experience.

This review is for Keswick

First visit to Keswick camp site and it was a very enjoyable experience.We were greeted by a very pleasant and helpful warden who took us to our pitch.As this was our first visit he explained about the site facilities and the surrounding area.This is an excellent site in a great position only a few minutes walk into town centre, and many different walks around the lake.All the staff were very friendly which made it an excellent stay.Now one of our favourite sites and we will definitely return for another stay in the new year

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,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 visited mid September and the site was very busy.

This review is for Keswick

We visited mid September and the site was very busy. We were given a pitch (140 something) which was at the very far end of the site but, after consulting the warden, was able to move, the following day, onto number 39 after a unit moved on. This was much more convenient for us to be nearer to the shower block and shorter walk into town. It was just a short walk into town where there was a large supermarket, bus station and lots of interesting small independent shops. There is a market twice a week, all down the main street, selling local produce. (Yummy) Buses ran very regularly to many of the surrounding areas. We did go into Penrith one day and was very disappointed - looked really run down (or may be it was closed!!!) The only thing in its favor was a M & S food hall. I would certainly recommend this site, but book early as it is busy all year. When we left we agreed that it would have been quite easy to stay another week.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • 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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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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