Derwentwater

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.90 to £13.30 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

  • 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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3.7

Facilities rating will undoubtedly improved when complete.

This review is for Derwentwater

Facilities rating will undoubtedly improved when complete.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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4.3

Each pitch was on level hardstanding with grass beside it, and electric hook up.

This review is for Derwentwater

Each pitch was on level hardstanding with grass beside it, and electric hook up. The roads were tarmac and the site was very well looked after. I was a bit concerned when I received an e-mail saying that the advertised new toilet block was not yet completed. However the Portaloo / toilet/shower and dishwashing were better than in most sites I have visited. They were kept clean and tidy and 3 showers / 3 toilets for the ladies there were very few queues. The new amenities block is well under construction and looks ideal I understand it also has laundry facilities. The other aspect that was missing was wifi. I was told that it wasn't yet installed but sometimes it was possible to pick up a signal from the neighbouring holiday park. I couldn't and the mobile signal was poor. A good fast broadband would greatly enhance the overall experience, as there is nothing that the site can do about the mobile signal. Parking in Keswick is at a premium but the site was in easy walking distance of the town. I will certainly be back.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.7

Arrived Friday 15th July 2016 to a very warm welcome from the friendly wardens ( even though...

This review is for Derwentwater

Arrived Friday 15th July 2016 to a very warm welcome from the friendly wardens ( even though the Heavens had just opened). The new site looks quite impressive although it's not quite finished; the amenities block is in position but not roofed or serviced yet, so temporary Portaloos are in place and pot wash is a Portacabin. Also some fencing is to be completed and the hedge planting obviously has not had time to establish yet. All pitches are hard standing with 16A electric but no service water point anymore, so Aquarolls required. There are also nine fixed tents on the old oval section. There are no children's facilities on the site, so families maybe better suited to the main Keswick site. I know it's early days for Derwentwater but I think the club could have maximised the re-development opportunity and made all the pitches fully serviced and slightly larger.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

easy to get to large enough for most and just the right size if you prefer a bit of piece and...

This review is for Derwentwater

easy to get to large enough for most and just the right size if you prefer a bit of piece and quiet. a short walk from the town 5 minutes tops, and bang in the middle of the lake district. wonderful just wonderful.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles

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