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Visitor Reviews - Derwentwater Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Derwentwater Camping And Caravanning Club Site
The Oval And Walker Park
Crow Park Road
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5EN   See Map
Tel: 01768 772579
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Pitches: 55
Open: 24 Feb - 02 Jan

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 35 Reviews
                8/10 from 35 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis On Site 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  35 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John4703 12 reviews from this member

We loved our week at this site. The two members of staff who welcomed us were really helpful and friendly. We were given a choice from the three empty pitches and we chose one.

The hard-standing pitch was perfectly level across the pitch which makes setting up so easy.

The roads were all good tarmac which made it easy to walk to the toilet block, this was kept really clean. The site was nearly full and in November it was damp outside but the toilets and showers were always spotless so the staff must have cleaned them several times during the day.

The site is a few minutes walk from Keswick which is a nice wee town with loads of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants etc.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Pavlovscat 4 reviews from this member

Stayed for a few days to walk and mountain bike which you can do straight from the site. Immaculately clean and tidy. Minutes away from shops, pubs etc. But still quiet. Handily placed fro lake launches. Will return.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Zeagle64 5 reviews from this member

The newly devolped Derwentwater club site (the old oval and walker park site no longer exist as the land as been re-developed into the new all hard standing site).

Arrived Friday 15th July 2016 to a very warm welcome from the friendly wardens ( even though the Heavens had just opened). The new site looks quite impressive although it's not quite finished; the amenities block is in position but not roofed or serviced yet, so temporary Portaloos are in place and pot wash is a Portacabin. Also some fencing is to be completed and the hedge planting obviously has not had time to establish yet. All pitches are hard standing with 16A electric but no service water point anymore, so Aquarolls required. Also there is no wifi on this site. There are also nine fixed tents on the old oval section. There are no children's facilities on the site, so families maybe better suited to the main Keswick site. I know it's early days for Derwentwater but I think the club could have maximised the re-development opportunity and made all the pitches fully serviced and slightly larger. The wardens told us they are hoping the amenities block to be complete for early August.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kiradoggie 3 reviews from this member

The site is well kept, toilet blocks very nice and clean (showers with push button operation-hate them!). Toilet blocks both within 100 yards of each other which I found strange considering size of site. The one thing that caused annoyance was the size of pitches which were just 6 meters wide. We were warned by the warden that the our awning must not overlap the pitch! As we have a motorhome 2.50 meters wide plus of awning 4 meters wide we were unable to use the awning despite having reserved an awning pitch. So beware. The lack of awnings being used was proof that this was a serious issue for caravan and Motorhome users. There was also restrictions on wind breaks and pup tents this was due to too many pitches crammed in making the 6 meter safety distance between units an issue.

The site is in easy walking distance to the lovely town of Keswick with an excellent bus service.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lazyleyden 8 reviews from this member

This is the poor relative of the next door Keswick site, with portacabin blocks for showers and toilets. Sounds worse than it is though, very clean, quite spacious showers and very hot water, , note no washing up facilities but welcome to take hot water back to van. But its in a great location, minutes from ferries and bus station and town centre. There are a couple of dodgy pitches right next to the toilets but some might find this a positive. I stayed without electrics on grass area with no problems, . And the staff are very friendly and helpful. Walks for all age groups from site as surrounded by NT land, and delightful off road family bike trail to threckeld. Very scenic bus routes too

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kawasakiversys 12 reviews from this member

Thought I had reviewed this amazing site, but cant find a record of it so done it again.

We have been many times since and before this date and I have to say it is the most beautiful site because of the views.

You cannot buy them and they are all around you.

Great for kids as there is a playground on site, but because this is such a big site, its also great for couples/singles without kids.

Rugby club next door that holds an annual beer festival in summer. Whats not to like.

Site access is excellent with all the usual efficiency of a caravan and camping club site.

Easy to find pitches, and we were asked if we wanted the wardens to back up our caravan, we didn't but its a lovely offer, and I imagine if we were new to towing we would of taken them up on it.

Hardstanding and grass for the awning.

Toilets and showers all updated, I think there is a utility area with washing machines but never looked/used them.

Loads of well behaved dogs, amazing walks within 5 minutes. Dog walking area, loads of doggie bins.

Booths supermarket very close by 3 minutes walk, can be expensive but have some lovely food inside.

Keswick has a market that sells fresh produce and also plenty of other shops within a really short distance.

The best bit is you can leave your car and not touch it again till its time to go home.

The site sometimes closes due to flooding, but hey, its the Lakes.

If you go to just one site this year, try and make it here.

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