Top site for watersports
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 two distinct areas of touring pitches – The Oval and Walker Park. Both are popular for their simplicity and peaceful ambience. Facilities although basic are clean and adequate. But the location is the real appeal. 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.
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.
Sorry, no awnings or wind breaks permitted on The Oval. Minimum booking for Club Service pitches from 20 July to 1 September and English Bank Holiday is five nights (except standard pitches), all other times three nights. Please note there are no dishwash
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
A farmers' market is held in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Derwentwater Oval / Walker Park
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
No trailer tents allowed
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges
Battery charging facilities
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Club Site Wi-fi
Our first visit to Walker Park was a very happy accident. The Keswick site was full. Walker Park will be our first choice when visiting Keswick from now on. A very peaceful site, very well run. The site "A" team very friendly and felt very welcome on arrival. Keswick is a fantastic town in a wonderful location. We had a brilliant weeks holiday. This site, the area and all other ingredients came together for us. We really had the holiday blues on the Monday we returned to work. What more can we say. We had our version of a 5 star holiday. I'm sure if the site managers could have a word upstairs to make the sun shine they would. Top marks all round. Kimbo n Lisa Parker
- Location: Town,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
2 minutes walk from Keswick.....yet tucked away, making it feel secluded. Very relaxing and peaceful. Toilet facilities are in a portacabin.....but no different to facilities found on other sites. They were always immaculate and clean. A great place to use as a base to explore Keswick and the wider Lake District. We will definitely be back.....and wished we could have stayed longer. Children are welcome.....and ours (aged 11, 12 and 15) loved cycling into Keswick to get provisions! A wonderful site with great, friendly, helpful staff. Thank you so much.
- Location: Town,Country,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We were lucky enough to stay 12 nights on this little site earlier this month for the Keswick Convention. The situation is brilliant, you don't need your car as lots of walks from site and boat trips on the lake. The wardens were fantastic, (Mike and Christine and deputy Graham) helpful, friendly and fun. Felt sorry for them on more than one occasion as they sorted out issues from grumpy fellow campers, usually relating to the facilities. Showers and toilets are not adequate for the amount of people wanting to use them! They are portacabin style and kept spotlessly clean so any problems would be solved with additional facilities easing the demand, particularly in the mornings. Hopefully we will be back next year .. This site alone is worth joining the Caravan Club for.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country,Lake
- Suitable For: Older couples
Although basic (portaloos) the facilitates are immaculate and clean (both the showers and the toilets). The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
The site itself is fantastic- less than 5 minute walk from the town centre and peaceful with wild rabbits and ducks about the site.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 500m from site entrance
Nearest train station: Penrith - 17 miles
For more information take a look at Pricing explained.
Minimum booking periods do apply.