Top site for watersports
Top site for walking
Keswick is a two-minute walk from this site with water-based activities on Derwentwater.
Please note: Due to major refurbishment works at this site during
winter 2015, we are currently unable to take advanced bookings for the 2016
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
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Battery charging facilities
1st time at a Camping & Caravan club, been a member of the Caravan club for 5 years. I should have joined this club 1st. We highly recommend Lakes Bar & Bistro on Station St.
Only one niggle with the campsite was the rain dripping from the trees on some of the pitches, it got a bit noisy. maybe a trim back might help.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Lots to do what ever your age .
Just go you'l love the place.
We do .
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town,Secluded,Lake
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
First time I have stayed at Derwentwater site owing to Keswick site nextdoor being fully booked.
I don't like complaining about sites but I do think the facilties are in need of a facelift for a club as big as the C.& C.C.they do need to do something about them. Although I have heard through talking to other campers that the site is going to get some improvements when the season finishes.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
The site is at the rear of the hard standing site but it allows for awnings etc The pitches are huge and the views from the site are breath taking. We walked into town most days and the nearby supermarket makes meal planning easy. The warden was friendly and seemed to remember everyone's names, most impressive. Our family were staying in the main Keswick site albeit it is bigger and more amenities, this site is ideal for a break and provides a real grass pitch experience. Some of the paths in were waterlogged after the torrential rain but the pitches were fine, not the same in the main Keswick site. We will be back.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
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.