Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a beautiful caravan park found on the north banks of Derwent Water. We are open from early February to late November, and welcome motorhomes, touring campervans, and tents onto our site.
We are a family friendly park equipped with a children’s play area, ideal for when you’ve been exploring the Lake District National Park or enjoying activities on Derwent Water but your children still aren’t out of energy. Our pitches are conveniently set up with electric hook-ups for your use, while you will also find facilities for washing up, laundry, and waste disposal on-site. Wi-Fi internet is provided for guests use during their stay, allowing you plan your activities around the Lake District National Park or find somewhere further away that you would like to explore.
The main attraction of our park is the lakeside location, giving you easy access to a personal boat launch onto Derwent Water, as well as other activities that take place around the lake including windsurfing and sailing. Taking the ferryboat across Derwent Water is an experience to remember, although you’ll need to decide whether you want to take a return trip or are going to enjoy a lakeside walk to return to the site. There are many routes and trails you can take should you decide the latter, some gentle and easy while others are more challenging.
Alternatively, if you decide to check out the routes around Derwent Water as well as throughout the rest of the Lake District, you can do so on foot but also on your bicycle if you wish to bring yours along or hire one from around the lake, while horse riding is also available for those sticking to the gentler routes.
In addition to the famous walking routes in the area, climbing the famous peaks of the Lake District is always a popular pursuit, with Scafell Pike and Helvellyn especially popular for the stunning views they give at the summit.
You’ll find the town of Keswick just a short distance from our site, which is equipped with everything you need to eat, drink, and stock up on holiday essentials. If you forgot to pack your waterproofs for walking the fells or trying out gorge walking, there is even an outdoor clothing store where you can buy what you need to stay warm and dry.
Explore the best of the Lake District with a stay at our charming Cumbria holiday park and be at one with the amazing outdoors.
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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.
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Wirral 20 May 2013
The pro's were the site had good facilities, was very clean and was in a good location.
The cons... where to begin. Upon arrival the staff were actively unfriendly and haughty.
The booking was made for 6 people in 2 tents. 2 of us had brought both tents and intended to pay the full balance and put them both up. This however was not allowed.
We were told tents couldn't be closer than 6 metres apart for fire regs, however there was an entire section by the lake where tents were very close together.
The actual pitches that we were allocated we're part flooded. By the second night they were completely flooded.
We were told the site was fully booked for the weekend, however the reality was there were many pitches and areas completely vacant the entire time.
We had wanted to leave the cars on the pitches on the leaving day while we went to look at the mountain festival, returning BEFORE the allocated time to leave the site. We were once again told this wasn't allowed (even though we'd still paid for the pitches up until the leaving time)
In summary the site was decent but the experience was ruined by jobsworth staff who made us feel unwelcome. Who on occasional lied and generally made out like you being there was a massive inconvenience.