Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crow Park Road
- 01768 772392
250 Pitches - Non Members welcome
"In the beautiful northern Lake District"
Walkers, ramblers and all those who enjoy the great outdoors will love our Keswick Club Site. On the shore of Derwentwater, the site is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of town. You may even spot a red squirrel or otter on the site.
FacilitiesUp to overview
- Disabled access
- Children's play area
- Electric hook-ups
- Sanitary block(s)
- Wireless internet
- Chemical disposal point
- Washing up facilities
AccommodationUp to overview
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Nearby attractionsUp to overview
Keswick has a number of attractions including some great cafes, restaurants and pubs, a Pencil Museum, telling the story of the local Borrowdale graphite, and Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater, which stages as variety of productions throughout the year. A regular ferry service also operates around the lake and discounted tickets are available from reception on the site.
The picturesque – and much photographed – Ashness Bridge on the outskirts of town, and there are a variety of walking opportunities, including the beautiful Borrowdale valley, Cat Bells and the imposing Skiddaw, which overlooks Keswick.
Nearby recreationUp to overview
- Boat launch
Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site ReviewsUp to overview
21 Feb 2006
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
The Camping and Caravanning Club(C&CC) is renowned for the provision of friendly camp sites, with the emphasis on peace and quiet. And the Keswick site is no different.
OK, so there aren't a whole host of on-site facilities such as bars, restaurants or games rooms, but in this case, less is definitely more. With everything you could possibly need within walking distance, few amenities is not a problem.
Access to the campsite is by means of a short lane which leads towards the lake. It is important to follow directions from the site's information leaflet or the member's handbook, as signposts through Keswick are not very clear. Alternatively, directions are also available on the Camping and Caravanning Club website.
Interestingly, the reception building has been constructed on top of an artificial mound, because the site's location between Derwentwater and the River Greeta is prone to flooding. This quirk reveals one of the more unusual site rules: that caravanners must have their tow vehicle on site at night so that in an emergency the outfit can be quickly evacuated.
More positively, the views from this campsite are stunning. It is surrounded by some of the Lake District's best-known hills, with Blencathra, Skiddaw and Catbells being the nearest.
The surrounding area is perfect for walking, cycling and water sports. In wet weather there is the Keswick Pencil Museum and the Museum of the Cars of the Stars within walking distance. Further afield there's the Rheged Centre near Penrith, and fans of the haulage company Eddie Stobart can visit the shop in Carlisle.
This site is best suited to couples wanting nothing more than peace and quiet, and is perfect for those keen to relax on the lakeside shore. However, families with children, and those seeking activity, can also take advantage of the fells that surround them.
21 Aug 2005
Practical Caravan Great Escapes recommended park August 2005
There are few sites which typify an area better than this Keswick site. Mountains form the skyline in all directions, and many pitches look directly over Derwent Water. It’s the perfect place to base yourself, both for the scenery and for the opportunities which lie on your doorstep.
The site is neat and tidy but is still kept as nature intended, which provides views that are near perfect. It is a site for those who are looking for peace and quiet and enjoy the great outdoors; if you want
a cabaret and live entertainment, then this is not the site for you.
All the pitches are level and reached by smooth paths. There are two main fields, both sheltered from the elements by woods and the town of Keswick. The site can be breezy if the wind is blowing in from the lake, though, and visitors should be aware of the flood risk. The low-lying location of some pitches, together with their proximity to the lake, can be a problem, but the managers will warn campers if there is even the slightest risk.
Keswick, and its selection of pubs, is nearby, and there is an excellent Booths supermarket just next door. There’s also a petrol station just half a mile up the road.
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