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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

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

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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LOVED this site

I stopped at several places on my road trip, and this one was my favourite place to park my caravan for sure. I’m a private person so I loved the way there were trees and logs laid out to mark out your pitch making it private! And all the pitches were so big and spacious! Ofcourse it doesn’t have a toilet and shower block but it didn’t bother me. And the way you can walk through a gate and walk out into the wonderland of the lake is lovely. Wardens very friendly on arrival! It’s a really difficult drive to the site even if you take the right way, and don’t do what I did and take the wrong road to it. It left me on the edge of my seat! But very worth it once you get there. Only massive downside to this site is how it’s closed so much of the year. A real shame, if love it if the club could make it an all year round one. Only other downside was even in November the nearby lake was covered in blue green algae so my doggy couldn’t swim but hardly the sites fault. Will definitely be coming back.
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Doesn’t get better than this!

I have visited Borrowdale site many times and absolutely love it. Having read the previous review it appears we don’t all appreciate the same things. The approach to the site can be a tad interesting but not too difficult. Once on site the wardens are wonderfully helpful and friendly. The views outside the site are amazing and being able to walk through the gate out to the Lake is wonderful. Walks abound from the site and there are ones to suit all levels of fitness. We have been fortunate to sit in our caravan and watch deer, hare, red squirrel, woodpecker and lots of other birds. In the evening listening to the screech of Owls on their nightly hunt. No there are no toilet blocks, the pitches are pretty shady and the WiFi non existent on the pitches but non of that matters a jot compared to the peace and quiet, outstanding scenery and walks and the wildlife. We can’t wait for our next visit!
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A glorified CL

I have absolutely nothing detrimental to say about the Wardens. They were very welcoming and helpful. The site however was poor. Although very quiet and peaceful the general facilities were very poor. It is a big site with many pitches but there were only 2 drinking water and water waste areas. I rely on my internal motorhome tank and I had to unplug everything and then drive to the water point to fill up each time. I don't have space for an aqua roll. The pitches are of a good size but are overshadowed by the huge number of trees that blocked the few glimpses of the sun that we did have in the week and also blocked any views. It was wet and took along time to dry out due to the darkness and overshadowing. There were none of the facilities that you generally expece on a 'Club Site'. No Toilets or showers as a minimum. This really is just a very large CL, of which I have stayed on many with much better facilities than Borrowdale.
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It’s as god as it gets

This is our third stay at borrowdale. The peace and tranquility along with the most beautiful woodland walks alongside Derwentwater are spectacular. We have been so lucky to have had encounters with both red squirrels and roe deer’s. This site is for people who want explore the area by walking Cat bells is a great circular walk from the site as is the walk around Derwentwater. Lots of stops for refreshments along the way. If you are ok with no toilets and shower block, but love walking and nature this is a site you have to visit. The management team are so helpful and knowledgeable, they are a great team.
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peace, quiet and nature

We stopped here in our campervan to break our journey up to Scotland, we liked it so much we stopped for 2 nights on the way home. It is nestled in woodlands very close to the shores of Derwent water and if you like walking there are various routes you can take from here, or just have a gentle amble along the shore to Portinscale and the café there or the other direction to the Lodore Hotel. The reception sell discounted tickets on the Derwent water launch for that lovely sale round the Lake. The site does not have toilets or showers but as a self-contained unit that was not a problem for us. Every section has its own toilet waste disposal, grey water and fresh water points and these are kept immaculate. The whole site has that back to nature feel and is very peaceful, you are encouraged to feed the birds and some caravans had their own feeders which was lovely to see. The road to it could be tricky for a car and caravan in busy times but we had no problems. There were some big motorhomes and varying sized caravans there so obviously no too much of a problem. The wardens were lovely so friendly and knowledgeable. We have worked out we can do long weekends here from Suffolk so we will be back as we love the Lakes and this area.

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Telephone:
01768 777275

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Site information

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

Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.