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Troutbeck Head Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Trout Beck Caravan Club Site
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA11 0SS
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 156
Open: 14/08 To 03/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 68 Reviews
                8/10 from 68 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   No Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf 5 miles   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports 5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Wullie 8 reviews from this member

What a lovely site very well laid out pitches excellent,

Two toilet blocks spotless as you would expect with cc site,

Staff lovely & helpful,

Games room with table tennis etc,

Dog walk outside site,

Well placed for walking/sight seeing.

Would recommend anytime.

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nikko136 45 reviews from this member

Good site with friendly helpful wardens. New excellent facilities and pitches. New means there were some teething problems with rainwater/waste water on a couple of pitches when we had extremely heavy rainfall, although these didn't affect our pitch.

The wardens were working hard to keep the site in tip-top condition.

Very peaceful with good views from the upper area. Good local walks and although there's no specific off-lead area the dogs there is a track where trusted dogs can be allowed some freedom (side areas with muddy ditches). We would be happy to recommend ths site.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Fimmy joster 4 reviews from this member

Great location, friendly staff, ample size pitches, great showerblock, very busy as can be expected for a Bank Holiday weekend,

Our weekend totally spoilt by inconsiderate dog owners letting their dogs bark and yap on at all hours, the woman on the next pitch to us thinking it was great to take pictures of her dog while it was wagging its tail and barking its head off,

We've visited this site many times over the years and found it to be very peaceful and relaxing! How this Club has changed, those days are gone, not slating dog owners because I would say half of them on the site were very considerate as for the warden, when I feedback to her, her response was 'we get a lot of dogs on here' not even an apology,

I've cancelled our membership, our relationship with this overpriced Club ------OVER

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Percy on tour 49 reviews from this member

Troutbeck is a handy CMC campsite if you wish to explore the Lake District or overnight on the way to Scotland (it is fifteen minutes off the M6 at Penrith).

The central amenities block is clean and modern, and there are water points handy for most parts of the site. Television reception can be a bit hit-and-miss (although booster sockets are present on ehu blocks if you have an extension cable).

A good nearby walk is the circuit of Gowbarrow Hill and Aira Force, which takes about three hours to complete, but affords excellent views of Ullswater and the waterfalls that feed it.

Both Keswick and Penrith boast shops, pubs and restaurants.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: NMack 11 reviews from this member

Enjoyed our week with the plus of some very warm weather. This site is set in beautiful surroundings and its layout means you don't feel the site is as big as it is. We were lucky enough to get a pitch by the stream and the caravan could be parked nose in to enable the view to be enjoyed.

Lovely and peaceful with the occasional noise from the neighbouring outdoor centre - quads, clay pigeon shooting, but doesn't go on all day. The site has a couple of play areas although only one was in use when we were there, along with a games room. Useful for those with children when the weather isn't so great.

Facilities were spotless and the site is well maintained. Good dog walk from the site where you can let the dogs off and another short one on site where they need to be on leads.

Sampled the Fish & Chip van on the Tuesday night (comes twice a week). Not a huge menu, but very tasty. Penrith has Morrisons and Sainsburys for your main shopping, plus fuel.

Overall a lovely site with the benefits of being close to some great towns and the amazing scenery of the north lakes. We will return.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mondeocort 35 reviews from this member

We stopped off here for 3 nights after a 7 night stay at a privately owned site in Scotland which we paid very little pppn with the same facilities. CC prices are no longer good value compared to some private sites but it was a convenient stop over to extend our holiday just a few more days.

On arrival, wardens were welcoming but I did feel overloaded by the directions around the site given to me without the lady drawing breathe and even the site map was compact and not easy to read. We pitched on a corner with the most picturesque view of Blencathra and of the activity centre next door to the site.

Dog walks from site lacking. We did find the forestry walks but non were circular so it was there and back. The only other walks would take us onto a busy road. Fish and chip van on site twice a week. We sampled on Tuesday night and found them to be very tasty. Typical CC site moan also about relentless grass cutting.

They come with a strimmer for the very edges, then a walk along mower for the edges and then a big ride on mower for the larger area cuts. As all pitches are surrounded by grass we had to endure nearly a full afternoon of mowing noise!

We won't visit again but can see this site being a good base for tourists to drive from and enjoy the Northern Lake District.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Zeagle64 5 reviews from this member

Blessed by the unusual Easter weather (sunshine), we stayed on a serviced pitch and were delighted by tranquil surroundings (even though the site was almost full).

Ideally situated for the northern Lakes without the large crowds normally associated Everywhere was kept tidy and the toilets were very clean.

The dog walk area is fantastic, just make sure your pooch will come back when called as there is access to the beck!

Our only gripe is no wifi, and be aware that O2 has no mobile signal.

Date of Visit: March 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dave Thorpe 14 reviews from this member

Arrived on the first day of opening at 1230 and already 12 units pitched up. As stated in previous posts the toilets are underfloor heated including the shower basin!

Absolutely superb site, with great, friendly staff and views to die for! Superb weather made it even better, although sub zero most nights for our 5 night stay.

Up early with my dog I watched Roe deer and buzzards in Matterdale Forest behind the site - good walking along logging tracks. Penrith has a Morrisons with fuel plus a new Sainsburys, Aldi, Iceland and a Go Outdoors.

Other outdoor specialist shops in Keswick, and Ambleside make for retail therapy. There is a barrier system in operation along with a one way system, on our next visit we might try the fully serviced pitches - those closest to the toilets still have the views but are closer to the forest tracks and some have a flagstone patio area from when statics covered this area, nowadays there is only one on site.

Yes there are no close amenities with the exception of pubs and a farm shop with fly fishing but if that's your bag then go elsewhere don't whinge about it - you have been informed if you read these reviews

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 505 reviews from this member


Situated a mile or so from the A66, it's an easily accessible site and well placed as a base for the North Lakes, Keswick and Ullswater. It's a bit isolated with little to do in the area, so it's best to have s car or bike to travel. Pub at Troutbeck is a mile away and does good grub.


The site is modern so the facilities are excellent. Pitches are huge and well spaced out.


20 per night approx.

Great site!

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stef and mandy 21 reviews from this member

This was our second stay on the site, and it is just about as good as it gets. Near to the M6, easy to find, and surrounded by drop dead gorgeous views. Everything is immaculate, and both Keswick and Penrith (each with a Superstore) are only a short drive away.

Ullswater is nearby, with Glenridding at one end (with eateries and a service station to fill up, and ample parking), and Pooley Bridge at the other (again with eateries and parking). There are public footpaths for stunning walks all around the Lake, and Aria Falls which is a stunning walk alongside waterfalls.

A mobile 'chippy' is on site Thursday, Friday and Saturday teatime; my Wife enjoyed her fish and chips, and although my chips and curry sauce was lovely, the chicken fillet seemed to have been boiled for too long and was tasteless, a bit pricey too. The service pitches are faultless, and the site coped well with torrential rain. You get a weak mobile signal, but TV reception was excellent.

The site doesn't have WiFi. We would not hesitate to go back.

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