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:
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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Tranquility

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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Peaceful walkers paradise

Had a lovely 2 night stay here last week, even though the weather was awful we still managed to get some walking done. Plan ahead for food but we are used to doing that. Loved watching the tree creepers from my window. Just loved this site and we will be back.

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Lovely

We stayed at Borrowdale for 4 nights towards the end of July. What a lovely site! It's in a fantastic location very close to the Lake Shore, the Derwent Water Circular Path and straight out of the site for the walk up Cat Bells. As previously mentioned the approach road is narrow and although we had no problem on the day we arrived we did encounter some issues on the Monday morning when we left, there was in issue with a bin wagon who refused to reverse, however when he did eventually move to let us past a rather over eager fish delivery driver behind him proceeded to ignore the fact we were trying to get through and got so stuck that we ended up having to unhitch and physically drag the caravan clear! Whilst this was quite stressful it wouldn't put us off returning as there is so much more to see in the area than we had time for.
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Peaceful woodland site

Love this site, very peaceful and in a fantastic location for walking the area. Shaded by trees and an abundance of wildlife ( worth getting up at dawn for)
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01768 777275