Borrowdale Caravan Club Site (REF : LMY)

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.

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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:
90
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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My favourite site in the lakes. Take a walk on the wild side.

Ive stayed on lots of sites in and around the Lake District and this is by far my favourite. This club site won't suite everyone but for my family it is perfect. The site has no facilities and for some people this is a no no but we have a good bathroom in our van and are happy to use it. The site is a little bit further away from towns and villages than a lot of others in the lakes but its only a 20 min drive to the town of Keswick. We prefer a walk down the lake shore and riding the ferry into the town which will take an hour from van to town centre but every second of the walk and ferry trip is fantastic. The ferries stop at the nearest jetty every 30mins or so. If you like the hustle and bustle of a busy site its not for you. This summer we stayed 7 nights and the peace was fantastic. We could only see 4 other pitches from our van and it felt more like wild camping with the added advantage of water and power. We have a 3 and a 5 year old and they could play outside the van with no cars to worry about. The shop on the site has enough to see you through any meal emergency's and the staff like most club sites are fantastic and great to chat to. Each evening we would walk down to the lake and have a swim or skim some stones and it felt like Derwent Water was our own personal lake. We hardly saw a soul and it was bliss. A walk over to the Lodore Fall Hotel for a late afternoon cocktail is also a great way to relax the body and mind after a day enjoying everything this part of the world has to offer.
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Good location

Unusually this club site has no shower block but you should know that when you book it. Good access to cats bells and lake walks to Keswick etc. Wardens can be a bit tetchy when on arrivals but good site overall

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Approach road very narrow but this is stated in the handbook, and directions to site on the website and app. When arriving you are able to choose your own pitch straight away and come back later to pay. The walk off site takes you directly down to Derwentwater - approx 200 yards of easy walk. You then have access to the many footpaths leading you around Derwentwater so going exploring is easy. Great for dogs due to the amount of walks. The tranquility of the site is amazing - can’t hear anything at night except the owls in the trees above the caravan. My only improvement would be some cleaning of the communal areas as the floors were quite slippy in all the rain. Wardens were friendly - always said hello, and were helpful.
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Just had a fantastic bank holiday here, the wardens were great and helpful and kept the site in tip top condition saying that it is in the middle of the woods. Direct access to the lake and a walk across to Lodore Falls Hotel. Plenty to do in the area with plenty of places to eat and drink. Keswick is only 4 miles away and has a weekly market. One word of advise, please take the last 5 miles from Keswick very careful as people drive to quick on the narrow windy roads (i had my OS towing mirror smashed off by a mad Citroen driver). This has not put us off and we will be back for a longer stay as there is so much to do. Bank holidays are very busy and you may struggle to get through Manesty as they all double park. This site is a credit to the network and has loads of individual pitches set within the trees. It is a walkers paradise but has plenty for everybody. It was a pity that the launch had to cancel 5 of the 7 stops due the height of the water in the Lake. We will be back.

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Amazing site

We had a truly wonderful stay here. Beautiful campsite with easy access to the lake and the lakeside path. Loads of beautiful walks and hills straight on the doorstep. Our children had a fabulous time playing safely, making friends and riding bikes and exploring the great outdoors. Lynne and Mike went above and beyond. In over a decade of caravanning I have never been blessed with such genuine, warm, welcoming and caring people looking after us on site. Thank you
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01768 777275