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.

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:
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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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First time visitor - Amazing :)

We have been club members for many years and are regular visitors to the Lake District. Our usual site is at Coniston although we had always intended to come to Keswick at some point. Arrival is a little tricky as there is a narrow road from Keswick (Buses and lorries are a struggle) and then a turn taking you over a narrow humped back bridge - Slow and steady sees you well, but perhaps not ideal for those less confident in towing. The entrance to sight involves a very tight right hand turn, just take this nice and wide. Reception was excellent and the warden was super helpful and so very friendly. The site is set amongst trees so there are no views as such, but it is s lovely site and very pretty in its own right. Pitches are not the biggest but more than enough for our unit and awning. No WIFI to the pitch but i had a very strong 4G signal (O2) which was fine. We are hill walkers so the location is absolutely fantastic for Cat Bells and the nearby wainwrights. Lack of toilet/shower isn't an issue for us as we have a new caravan with all onboard. The waste disposal area was clean and not far away at all. The shop on site stocked all of the essentials, but come prepared as nearest proper show is a 7 mile drive through narrow roads. A lap of the lake is about 10 miles and is lovely, as well as a coupe of pubs along the way to break up the journey. I am already booked back for the May Bank Holiday!
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Peaceful camping in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley

I might be biased, as I grew up in Borrowdale, and passed by this site many a time. But it is truly lovely and in keeping with its natural situation. Electricity was reliable, pitches large, staff very friendly and informative, and it was a quiet haven in the middle of the craziness that characterizes the Easter weekend in this part of the world. No need for a sanitation block when you have your own washroom. Climb Catbells from the gate. Oh, and on a sunny day a trip can be taken across the lake from Brandelhow landings just yards away. £11 for a round trip which takes an hour (or jump on/jump off) and places you in the middle of breathtaking scenery. It's still Caravan Club standards but it's been done so nicely.

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Lovely location, peaceful setting.

Great location for peace and quiet as long s you don't mind neither shower nor toilet facilities. Spacious pitches with a choice of either lakeside or a woodland. 5 mile walk to Keswick. Decent bus service or you can use the ferry but its not cheap. You can cross to the other side of the lake to the 3 hotels using the duckboards but you would want to be back before dark. Great place for walking with lovely pubs and eateries in keswick itself.
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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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Telephone:
01768 777275

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.