Shoulthwaite Farm

Naddle, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TF

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

A good base for exploring the central and northern lakes.

Fell and woodland walks from the site.

The oldest family owned CL in the UK, established in 1955.

Open all year round, Club members are welcome at Shoulthwaite, a traditional working sheep farm. Situated on the A591, three miles south of the Cumbrian market town of Keswick on Derwentwater, within walking distance of Thirlemere and ideally located in the beautiful Central Lakeland Fells, with Skiddaw, Blencathra, the Dodds and Helvellyn all within sight and easy reach. Nestling under Goat Crag on the eastern side of Bleaberry Fell, forest and fell walks are also easily accessible from the site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: variable
  • Working farm

Prices

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1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CA12 4TF
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Lat 54.585321 / Lon -3.083989
OS field ref:
NY299208
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Keswick, Ambleside
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Disappointingly overcrowded

Newbies! We've just started motorhoming. This was our 8th site. We arrived at the allotted time only to have a 1hr wait whilst "our" pitch was vacated. So, No ease of arrival/welcome was definitely not good. 5 van site? Does 8 equal 5 ... then No. I have photos of the site with 8 vans on it plus occupants. One of these was sited in the barn/farm vehicle shed. We'd booked 5 days but left after 3 as the situation got no better. It was pretty cold when we were there. The 16amps may well be "spread" across the pitches as we could not cook & heat the van at the same time without overloading the supply so we used our gas. Yes .. brand new motorhome so we do know how many amps were pulling. That being said the farming family really are nice, albeit a tad naive pehaps. Access to lots of walks & bike rides is excellent right from the site & we so love this area. We've walked in this area for some 20 years before motorhoming ... this is not the first time we've seen the site with more than 5 vans on it. So, if you want that overcrowded, hemmed in feeling like a club site then this is the place for you. Such a pity.

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Cracking site

Very easy to find. Spacious with lovely views, peaceful and quiet. Loved the sound of the stream with waterfall running beside site. About 3 miles from Keswick with shops & pleasant gardens. Unfortunately the walking paths from the site are still closed & will be until October, at the earliest!

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Closed paths

As has been said before the site isn't where the Caravan Club map shows which makes a difference at the moment. United Utilities is putting in a new pipeline along the main road which has blocked off the footpaths from the site. There is a way to get to Naddle but it entails walking aling the road. If you want to walk the other way, to Thirlmere, thats blocked as well with no access to Thirlmere. The Naddle side should be open by Easter but as United Utilities is worse than useless with its information I've no idea about Thirlmere. Such a shame as it spoiled the visit. Also, if it's cold the tap freezes so you have to traipse up to the farmhouse for water. Why do sites open in winter but don't put a tap somewhere frost-proof. There are three barns, some with water, but no inside tap. My overall rating of the site hasn't been affected by the paths issues as these are temporary.
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Excellent site

We have just returned from a memorable week here. The site is quiet and plenty of space between the vans. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of peaceful walks from or near the site. We found the regular bus service from the end of the lane excellent. One way takes you into Keswick and terminates by a Booths supermarket, the other way gives access to Grasmere, Ambleside and even as far as Kendal and Lancaster. Saves a fortune on parking fees and much more relaxing than trying to find parking space!

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Don't set your satnav to the postcode for Shoulthwaite farm

Every good said about this CL is fully endorsed .. but do follow the instructions in the site details .. the postcode takes you to a point 0.75 miles north, in the hills, on roads that are barely single track ..

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