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Borrowdale Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Manesty
Keswick
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA12 5UG
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 59
Open: 16/03 To 05/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 34 Reviews
                9/10 from 34 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   No 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 
Facilities
 No Toilets   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   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   Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports 5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  34 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: March 2019 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Paulmold 44 reviews from this member

Quiet, peaceful. Lots of birds, no red squirrels to be seen. This is a no-toilet block site so own sanitation required. Site about 5 miles from Keswick.
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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 490 reviews from this member

We used the site as a base for Keswick Mountain Festival and it was ideal.

Large, well-spaced pitches, all with EHU. No shower block on site.

Great location for Derwentwater! Excellent walks from the site.

Excellent site!

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Photolady 7 reviews from this member

This site is beautifully situated on the edge of Derwentwater in the trees at the south west end of the lake. There are no facilities apart from electric hook up. The staff were friendly and helpful. Many of the pitches are nestled in amongst the trees giving a high degree of privacy. The pitches are handstanding. The only disadvantage is that the trees are mainly conifer and very tall so sun getting through is limited. Otherwise a perfect base for exploring the area.

Date of Visit: March 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 490 reviews from this member

Another excellent stay at this site.

Peaceful location and ideally placed for the fells of Borrowdale.

Well placed for Derwentwater and a short drive into Keswick or over to Buttermere.

Will no doubt be returning soon!

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: PilgrimPhil 77 reviews from this member

We stayed at Borrowdale for 5 nights in early September 2016 as the base for the final part of our own 2016 National Three Peaks Challenge i. E. The ascent of Scafell Pike.

As others have said, the site has no facilities [i. E. No toilets or showers] but all the hardstandings have an electric & TV point close by. The site is fairly spread out and all pitches are within the forested area so, at times, it can feel a bit dark & oppressive. We did get a mobile signal [Tesco] which supported our MiFi system, so contact with the outside world was available [some may not relish that though!]. The motorhome service point is probably the best that we have come across in recent years, although the need to lift the waste water covers is a pain – open gratings would be so much better.

There is good access to the shores of the perimeter paths around Derewentwater as well as walks to Cat Bells & Castle Crag directly from the site. The village of Grange is a short distance away and had two café’s & a hotel.

We did manage the Scafell Pike ascent and we were collected from site to start from Seathwaite rather than take the motorhome down the narrow lane to the start point. A tiring walk but we found the Langstrath Country Inn in Stonethwaite for much needed refreshment!

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 490 reviews from this member

We spent both May bank holidays at Borrowdale. As always, good welcome, site well maintained and a great base for the area.

There are great walks of various levels of challenge and a couple of good places to eat and drink within 15 minutes walk.

Excellent site!

Date of Visit: November 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 490 reviews from this member

Another visit to this site - and it never disappoints!

Stunning location, great walking abd excellent food and drink at nearby hotels. Easy access to upper Derwent and Derwentwater for a canoe paddle. ,

Lots of wildlife, including deer, roam around near the sire.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Binka 11 reviews from this member

Lovely peaceful site in the woods. Reminds me of a smaller version of Park Coppice at Coniston as it's so wooded which I know some people don't like. I don't mind it, plenty of birds to see and even a red squirrel! No views of Derwent water from any of the pitches, not even the 'lakeside' ones due to the trees.

The pitches up 'the avenue' seemed a bit better spaced out than the pitches nearer the lake. No facilities apart from ehu and tv booster points. Water supplies dotted around as well as waste emptying points. No phone reception or wifi. No play park for kids which for me is a bonus! I'm sure kids would have fun playing in the woods though.

Warden was friendly and helpful. Sounds like there's a fairly frequent bus service from outside the gate but I didn't use it. Plenty of walks to do from the caravan site.

About a 15 min drive to Keswick for shops. The site does have a small shop which sells bread, milk, loo roll, sausages, crisps, that sort of thing.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 490 reviews from this member

This is a favourite site for us - you can take the canoes and carry them the short walk to the lake. Fantastic base for the fells - Cat Bells and Castle Crag are easy Wainwrights from the site but there is access to much more challenging days in the high fells! Brilliant site.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rodeoflip 2 reviews from this member

Great location if you like walking. Very close to the trail around Derwent Water, perfect for walking around or boating up the lake. Lack of toilets only a minor problem, and staff were really friendly. Access is a bit tricky -it's not just the section with the hump-back bridge, it's the whole road down the lakeside. When towing, there's loads of places where your van wheels are out on or over the white line, I wouldn't want to meet another van coming the other way.

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