Keswick

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 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 sites for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

A beautiful location, Keswick campsite is great for active campers.

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.

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.

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. Prices.

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

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Boating

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • 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

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

Been visiting this Lakeside site for years, the site is now receiving the investment it was...

This review is for Keswick

Been visiting this Lakeside site for years, the site is now receiving the investment it was due. Within easy walking distance to lovely Keswick which is a lovely dog friendly town with a traditional market on Saturdays and Thursdays. Ample walks from the site or bus further afield from stance about 250yds away at Booths supermarket. Booking is necessary for the site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We have been coming to this site for over 30 years off and on.

This review is for Keswick

We have been coming to this site for over 30 years off and on. It has a magical attraction being beautifully situated on the edge of Derwentwater and within 500m of Keswick itself. There is a fine supermarket nearby, a repertory theatre, a cinema plus lots of lovely places to eat and drink all within easy walking distance. The site has recently modernised one of the shower blocks, and will shortly start to modernise the second. On the negative side, the older hardstandings are in need of some attention as the stone chippings are wearing thin and tend to flood. Overall, a lovely spot for a holiday especially if you have active interests like hill-walking, cycling, canoeing etc. Even if you are feeling like "taking it easy" there is still plenty to do with some excellent shopping, sightseeing and culture. Highly recommended.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We are repeat visitors - the site is that good and the location unbeatable.

This review is for Keswick

We are repeat visitors - the site is that good and the location unbeatable. That the site is virtually full all the time says it all. When the "bottom" toilet block is redeveloped there will be less pressure on the "top" block. One negative point worth mentioning is the way the hardcore has been laid on the hardstanding pitches. The gravel is so deep and loose that securing awning pegs is a nightmare. I dug out about six inches of gravel and still didn't get good purchase. We had high winds one night and the pegs on the hardstanding just pulled straight out! Thankfully the storm straps were pegged into the grassy area. Worth bearing in mind if strong winds are forecast. The club might review how hardstandings are constructed as the loose gravel we were on was much too deep. We will still be coming back though!

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

We came from Co.

This review is for Keswick

We came from Co. Durham to use this site as we knew where it was and where it is situated so it was a no brainer. Being on the edge of a small town with all the facilities ( restaurants, cinema, theatre, shops, supermarkets and lovely pubs) also this site is on the edge of the lake with scenery to die for what more do you want?.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.50 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Penrith – 17 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Boat launching - Daily 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£4.55
Boat launching - Weekly 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£21
Canoeing / Windsurfing Daily 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£2.30
Canoeing / Windsurfing Weekly 20 Feb 2014 - 04 Jan 2015£10.50

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