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Borrowdale Caravan Club Site

Manesty, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UG

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

With the lovely fells soaring up and wild flowers in bloom everywhere, the Borrowdale Club Site is a delight to the eye. Located about 5 miles from Keswick and set in National Trust woodland, the caravan park offers numerous walking paths to explore the beautiful northern Lakes area. It doesn't have to be strenuous - forest trails, nature trails, guided walks and farm walks leave you spoilt for choice. There is a convenient bus service that runs from the site.

If the Lakes themselves are the main attraction on your holiday break, Borrowdale Club Site puts you within easy reach of Derwentwater, popular for its boats and vibrant marina, not to mention its range of pubs and restaurants. Bassenthwaite Water is also a short distance away from the caravan site and merits exploration for its Sailing Club. If more tranquil surroundings are what you're after, the charming waters of Buttermere and Crummock Water would be just the ticket, as here there is only the occasional passing rowing boat to disturb your lakeside reveries. The lovely local scenery also includes the dramatic hills of Castle Crag and Cats Bells. The hamlet of Grange, with a tea shop on the picturesque banks of the river is only a short walk away and local pubs & restaurants are within easy reach of the site.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block. 

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: gas
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The local area and Lake District offer fantastic walking opportunities in spectacular scenery. Please ask Site Staff for more information.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Booths (MH access) and Co-Op in Keswick 5 miles.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. Leave M6 at junction 40 onto the A66 (Keswick). On the outskirts of Keswick keep right onto the bypass (signposted Cockermouth A66). Within 1.5 miles at the roundabout turn left (signposted A5271 Keswick, Borrowdale B5289). At the T-junction turn left; and at mini roundabout turn right and follow signposts onto the B5289. In about 4.25 miles (about 0.5 mile past Borrowdale Hotel) turn right over the bridge (care required) into the road signposted Grange, Newlands (note width restriction warning sign). The site is on the right in 1 mile. Please note: when towing, do not approach or leave site along the west side of Derwentwater. Also, before turning right off the B5289 at Grange, check that bridge (takes all caravans) is clear. Care needed through Grange village, on double humpbridge and on final approach (narrow) and turning into site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CA12 5UG
GPS:
Lat 54.55765 / Lon -3.15906
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OS field ref:
NY251187
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Keswick, Seatoller, Honister and Buttermere
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Our home from home

Lovely to finally get back to our home from home. It is 2 years since we were here and we have missed it so much. The peace and quiet is second to none. The warden has done a grand job of making sure we are all Covid safe. We stayed for a week this time and didn't use the car at all. We love the site so much as we can take many walks from here and explore the beautiful scenery. We have been coming here for many many years and hope to enjoy it for many more.
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Motorhomer's heaven

This was the loveliest of finds - This was our first visit to this site because we had previously thought it might be too remote for us (we have a motorhome and prefer not to drive if we can help it) but as we wanted to do a bit of walking we thought a couple of days would be lovely - and it was. I cannot praise the warden's enough for their well thought out planning ahead - the convenience of having staples to buy from Reception was incredibly helpful and all good quality produce - local and delicious - from the bread to the sausages. A really first class welcome. The site itself is actually very well positioned for access to Keswick. We walked to Keswick and caught the bus back. The walk around Derwent water is flat and easy to do and the scenery was a real tonic for the soul. We got off the bus at the Lodore Falls hotel (you can also catch the bus from here to go into Keswick), which had seating outside and was serving meals and drinks. The food was lovely and the atmosphere pleasantly welcoming - everyone was just glad to be socializing again (even if we had to sit outside) - part of the outdoor seating was undercover with heating and that was very welcome as the early evening turned a little colder. It was consistently busy though and a much needed treat. This venue is walking distance back to the site and we were able to have a drink and walk along the path around the bottom of Derwent Water, back to the site gate and through the site to our Motorhome. And yes we saw red squirrels during our stay. I can strongly recommend this site if you have a motorhome. This site has now moved to the category of 'our best location in the Lakes' and we look forward to returning.

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A gem of a site embedded in Lake District

Drive into this site is around Lake Derwent and it’s as you would imagine the Lakes to be, beautiful mountains surrounding a lake and small pockets of civilisation. This site is in amongst the trees and woodland that sit at the end of the Lake. Facilities were closed due to the pandemic but having said that the wardens were available & reception had a shop advertising bread milk and bacon eggs sausage which seemed a great idea. We only had 1 night and we would have preferred to stay longer but the photos & memories of the scenery will last longer. Our pitch had EHU. Water was available near by, as was bins, chemical waste etc. Site clean and tidy. We even had 4G and TV signal which surprised me. Great area for walkers.
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Amazing site run by excellent wardens

Visited the site for 3 days on the 1st day of opening of lockdown. We were phoned by the warden prior to visit who organised a controlled re population of the site, this was done perfectly and got our stay off to a perfect start. The site is spotless the pitches perfectly scattered among the woods. The wild life within the site was fantastic we saw Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, deer, Great tit and best of all Red Squirrels. Plenty of walks from the site in all directions and buses 77A from site and more from the main road at Grange or the Ladore Hotel. The wardens were excellent, very friendly and helpful, they are proud of the site and it shows with their commitment to your stay.
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Lovely quiet site- no toilets or showers

The site is in a wonderful position with a gate from the site giving access to the footpath around the lake. The site shop sells useful items and cakes. Most of the pitches are in a forest setting and there is good access to the service facilities around the site.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01768 777275

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Governement guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidance.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.