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Visitor Reviews - Derwentwater Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Derwentwater Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Main Site And The Oval
Crow Park Road
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5EN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01768 772579

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Pitches: 17
Open: 26 Feb 2015 - 03 Jan 2016

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 21 Reviews
              9/10 from 21 Reviews

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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: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Neil684 11 reviews from this member

A site we have been visiting since the 1980s when the main attraction for us was access to the lake with canoes, dinghies and windsurfers. This attraction still holds as does the site's position on the edge of Keswick's town centre.

The site is large but well-run with good facilities although it is prone to flooding after heavy rain. Because of this all caravans must have a tow car with the unit (no lending parent's caravan to kids or friends unless they too have a tow car). If heavy rain/flooding is expected, the wardens also request a contact number if you leave the site so they can call you back - the lake can rise very quickly.

Despite this, it is a wonderful spot with plenty of walking and cycling from the site, good bus services from Keswick to the rest of the Lakes. Keswick itself has all necessary facilities including the famous 'Theatre by the Lake' with shows all through the year.

The views from the site south down Derwentwater and north to Skiddaw can be breathtaking.

The staff are usually helpful but seem to get stressed and a bit brusque at peak times.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Crossers 6 reviews from this member

Just stayed here over the last weekend of June as we were taking part in a cycling event. Excellent location to the town and the surrounding fells. Was raining quite heavy went we arrived and was met by the wardens whom were all in good spirit's and very helpful. Was shown to the overflow field which was like a mini lake district with the amount of puddle/ponds. The ducks were loving it.

Was a struggle to find some slightly higher ground for our tent which was only 2m x 2m. As other people have mentioned that the toilet blocks are dated and with crack tiles etc. They are very clean with plenty of shower and toilet cubicle's. The shower/toilet blocks are on the other side of the site from the overflow field and was a hike just to get too and from. Not ideal when you need to visit them in the middle of the night.

Only real gripe is the cost. 25 per night for two people in a tent smaller than my daughter's Wendy house without electric. But hey, I guess the location and views are worth half the cost.

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mandm1 3 reviews from this member

We stayed here in March 2013 when the site first opened for the season.

A lot of the pitches near the Lake were waterlogged and not ready for use so we were placed near the entrance to the site.

The toilet and washroom facilities were adequate although very dated and in need of modernising.

The main plus point of this site is its location to the centre of Keswick. It takes about 5 minutes to walk into the centre which has an abundance of shops, cafes and pubs.

There are some fantastic walks that you can do from the site, and the scenery is stunning.

We would stay here again as Keswick has something for everyone, albeit not in March when the site is just opening.

Date of Visit: January 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 331 reviews from this member

Arrived for a three night stay on New Year's Day.

The site is a minutes walk from Keswick, a great town with cracking places to eat and drink.

The surrounding area offers slime if the best walking opportunities in the lakes, and an array of other outdoor activities.

Facilities on site are spotless and the staff give a warm welcome.

A great little site, looking forward to another visit soon!

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Janine1947 33 reviews from this member

We stayed on the Oval in preference to the main site which is prone to flooding. The Oval is a small neat quiet site all hardstanding pitches with 10 amp electric and water points on each pitch.

The toilet/shower block is housed in a portakabin and has no privacy cubicles or disabled access. There are no washing up facilities. The laundry is located on an adjoining site. Awnings are not allowed.

The site is very close to Keswick centre which has two supermarkets, many shops and facilities, The bus staion is also a short walk away giving access to a wider area.

During our stay the adjoining Walker park site was closed however during the summer months campers on Walker park site also uses also use the Oval's limited toilet facilities.

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