Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.60 to £14.45 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites with good pubs nearby

    Top site for pubs

  • Campsites nearby to locations suitable for watersports

    Top site for watersports

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top site for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

If you’re planning to explore the northern Lakes, our Keswick Club campsite on the shores of Derwentwater is hard to beat as a base for your explorations. 

The site boasts a prime location in the north of the Lake District with stunning views extending over the lake to the hills beyond. Keswick is an organised campsite with good facilities – showers, toilets, washing up area, a laundry and a new backpacker room, particularly useful for those arriving on foot or by bike. Keswick town is within walking distance and ticks all the boxes for provisions, outdoor gear, eating and drinking.

Whether you’re a stroller, a rambler, a high-level walker or prefer to see the sights on two wheels, you can take your pick from numerous lake- and hillside tracks and trails easily accessible from Keswick campsite. Skiddaw is also easily reached from site. And, with Derwentwater so close at hand there’s no shortage of water-based activities to dip into. This stretch of water is popular for canoeing and kayaking. For a small fee you can launch directly from the Sites shoreline. 

Fishing can be enjoyed on the lake too. Try the eastern shore or hire a boat from one of the marinas and head to the centre of the lake to catch pike, bream and trout.  

For a less energetic way to enjoy the water and the views board one of the motor launches which operate around the lake and offer several drop off points.

At the southern end of Derwentwater is the beautiful valley of Borrowdale where you’ll find the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle and the medieval and much photographed pack horse bridge at Ashness.

Please note that the Play Area is temporarily out of action pending flood repairs.

Worth Noting

Due to the possibility of Site flooding all units must have a tow vehicle on site overnight. There may be restrictions on pitch availability and use of awnings. If you have more than one car or are visiting the site you may be asked to park off-site.

WiFi

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

Eat Local

There is a farmers' market in Keswick on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Facilities

Keswick 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

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

Third time visited in the last 2 years and love the place.

This review is for Keswick

Third time visited in the last 2 years and love the place. With Keswick on the 'doorstep', shops, stores, pubs, restaurants, and bus services are easily accessible via a short walk. The site facilities were always in clean conditions, and although a large site never had to wait for showers etc. One point to note, if camping with a tent, I would avoid the pitches just outside the children's play area to the west if forecast to be wet, it turns to a quagmire! We had to get our car pushed out of the mud alongside our tent (pitch 155), and inside the living area, it was like walking on a bog for 8 days! Brilliant on those pitches if its a dry spell, but not when wet. However, we shall defiantly be returning in the future.

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

Short walk into Keswick, we went during the mountain festival period and whilst busy it had a...

This review is for Keswick

Short walk into Keswick, we went during the mountain festival period and whilst busy it had a good vibe. Enjoyable stay at this campsite.

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

Due to the size and occupancy of the site, another shower block at the back end of the site...

This review is for Keswick

Due to the size and occupancy of the site, another shower block at the back end of the site would be a huge advantage. Pathways to the play area would be great. Hook ups for tents should be increased. Apart from these thoughts the site is superb and well run by a friendly team of wardens. Keswick is a beautiful town with a great range of shops and eating and drinking opportunities. There is a great bus service just a short walk from the site allowing you to travel all over the area.

  • 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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4

Lake district is fabulous.

This review is for Keswick

Lake district is fabulous.The town of Keswick is great,plenty of hostilities to wet the appetite.Some expensive restaurants but worth it.We will go back. Upset about staff being very intimidating,do not drive on the grass,and l was also told not to let my dog poo on the grass,even though l always pick it up.Many dogs off leads,and cars going round the wrong way.Nothing said to them.Maybe the staff need a refresher. Cannot wait till next trip.Will tell all my friends.

  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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