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

  • 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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4.3

It would be so easy to make it 5 star but the only thing that prevents me is: both shower...

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It would be so easy to make it 5 star but the only thing that prevents me is: both shower blocks are at main reception and those pitches over a quarter mile away find it a bind. Comments by other members are always about the long midnight walk! Dont get me wrong I'm going back because the location is outstanding.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

Arrived and had no booking, they told me I could have pitch 45 for which I paid and gave my...

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Arrived and had no booking, they told me I could have pitch 45 for which I paid and gave my membership details for, it was an emergency pitch for two nights.Told me to come back at 12.30pm and that the site would be kept for me. Came back and was told I had to queue like everyone else ! When I explained that it was an emergency site and I was given the pitch 45 they told me I had to queue like everyone else, I'm not above queuing.... but why make a queue longer than you have to ? On asking this I was told my a member a staff that they could make my booking more awkward ?? It was never explained to me that we would have no no tv reception, hence we cancelled the second night and won't be visiting again. I think the staff need to be instructed on customer service, after all they are employees and don't own the site...........holiday from hell, especially when we wanted a tv signal to watch the England game, the site it's itself would have been fine with a signal ! And we did pay full price. Very disgruntled member !

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

I have visited this site over many years and always a favourite for obvious reasons!.

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I have visited this site over many years and always a favourite for obvious reasons!. Did write a negative review once many years ago and the faults were due to poor Managers. Not so with the Hills!!!.The site has improved continuously under their guidance. So if they wish to continue at Keswick it seems madness to move them on!.Shouldn't hard work and dedication have a reward?.I am sure many would agree.So go on Camping and Caravan Club stretch a rule and ask them to stay-You know it makes sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 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

Lovely site, Views amazing from everywhere. Lake access perfect. Close to town, shops, dining.

This review is for Keswick

Lovely site, Views amazing from everywhere. Lake access perfect. Close to town, shops, dining. Lots of activities - to suit all. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,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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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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