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

Small friendly site, the entrance is just beyond Booths follow a road off to the right.

This review is for Derwentwater

Small friendly site, the entrance is just beyond Booths follow a road off to the right. This campsite is the last along the road (past the Derwent Water static park) meaning walks to the lake are close and to the theatre on the lake. A weekly ticket on the boat allowed us to complete lots of local walks based around the lake including Catbells, Surprise View, Lodore Falls & Low Manesty Woods. We also walked to Latrigg with lovely views over Keswick. We could have spent longer doing so many more walks. From the site Keswick is so easily accessible for places to eat or shop including Booths which is 5 minutes away. For those not wanting to get into their car for the entire stay this is the place for you as also a wide range of bus services are available and 5 mins walk to a taxi rank. Great value meals are available in the Dog & Gun if you can find a table and the George. The pubs are very busy with lots of atmosphere. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in most places. Keswick is great for shopping for outdoor clothes and so much more. I particularly liked The Soap Company's Fell Walker Lotion to ease tired feed. It was an absolute bonus to find the business employs disabled and disadvantaged people as a step to mainstream employment. Too many lovely businesses to sample each in the time we had. If you have young children Hope Park which is a short walk through adjacent woods has crazy golf, pitch and put and radio controlled boats. You can also book electric controlled cars that look a bit like the Sinclair for those who remember it. Near Booths and the bus station is one location for renting bikes including electric. We didn't get as far as exploring the Pencil museum. 6 days was not enough to explore all the Keswick offers so we hope to be back .

  • Location: Town,Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

A great week. The site has improved from what was there previously.

This review is for Derwentwater

A great week. The site has improved from what was there previously. The only real criticism is the hard standing pitches aren't wide enough to prevent cars from parking on the grass and churning it up. Toilet block was great and barrier system a big improvement.

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

Had a great 8 night stay with exceptionally good weather.

This review is for Derwentwater

Had a great 8 night stay with exceptionally good weather. The site is very convenient for the Theater by the Lake and Keswick town centre, even nearer than The Keswick site. We agree with all the good comments made previously but what made the site stand out was the efficient, conscientious, hard working and friendly site managers. They gave the site a fantastic peaceful, relaxed atmosphere throughout the site. We are about book another week in October. Hope all these good reviews do not mean it is fully booked.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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