Derwentwater

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.80 to £14.80 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

Keswick is a two-minute walk from this site with water-based activities on Derwentwater.

Our lovely little Derwentwater Club campsite is nestled between Skiddaw and Derwentwater in the north of the Lake District and is enticingly close to the pretty market town of Keswick. In fact, pull on your walking boots and you’ll be in the centre in just minutes. It’s easy to see why Keswick is the major centre for tourism in the region with its many varied shops, restaurants and museums, not to mention the lure of water and the hills.

Our Derwentwater campsite has recently been full refurbished to the high standards you would expect from a Club site, whilst maintaining its peaceful ambience. The National Trust’s Crow Park and Hope Park are close to the campsite. The latter offers crazy golf and a putting course. Enjoy low level walking around Derwentwater’s shores or if you want more of a challenge Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Striding Edge and Blencathra are close by.p>

Head to the Keswick launch and hop on board a cruise boat for a 50 minute tour of the lake or jump off at one of the seven lakeshore jetties.

Back in Keswick the Cumberland Pencil Museum, the Keswick Brewing Company and the Theatre by the Lake are all worth visiting.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Worth Noting

This campsite only has hardstanding pitches.

WiFi

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

Eat Local

A farmers' market is held in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Facilities

Derwentwater 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

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • No dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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5

I booked this site because of it's location, and as we arrived, we were not disappointed.

This review is for Derwentwater

I booked this site because of it's location, and as we arrived, we were not disappointed. The site doesn't have 'lakeview' stands, but then it's not liable to flooding. It has got beautiful views of the hills and mountains all around. It's a few minutes walk into the town, and a few minutes to the lake and the launch boat. I loved waking up to the birds' dawn chorus. It's a very peaceful site. It's quite a small site but the facilities are superb. Everything is well looked after, spotless and easy to use. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Keswick is a lovely village with plenty to do. Highly recommend this site!

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

I couldn't fault the site, the staff or the surroundings. I would suggest one thing though.

This review is for Derwentwater

I couldn't fault the site, the staff or the surroundings. I would suggest one thing though. The toilets are set on economy flush, clearly for environmental reasons, however that saving is lost if multiple flushes are required, which they mostly are, may I suggest you save water by increasing the amount of water in the cistern.

  • 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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5

Some of the pitches are a little narrow and care has to be taken to avoid the grass.

This review is for Derwentwater

Some of the pitches are a little narrow and care has to be taken to avoid the grass. The railway bridges are still down so some of the walks are restricted .Nice walk to Braithwaite and Newlands valley unaffected .Walk up to Catlerigg also lovely and Walla Crag .When we were there the ferries weren't running due to jetty being underwater .Market day on Thursday , lots of lovely eateries and coffee shops.

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

Dave (review in October) mentioned the confusion about getting to this lovely site and the...

This review is for Derwentwater

Dave (review in October) mentioned the confusion about getting to this lovely site and the lack of adequate signage. Others may believe that Derwentwater implies that it's next to the lake .... but it isn't. However, the really friendly and helpful managers are apologetic about the confusion .... so hey ho. But, now that I know how to get there, without going down the wrong turns, etc, etc., we will definitely be back very soon as it is such a gem of a site. Members should really keep quiet about it to keep it for themselves ;). The friendly, tame, residential pheasant that followed me all the way back to my caravan, obviously wanting to be fed some treats, showed that at 62 I can 'still pull the birds' ;) lol

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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