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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Peaceful site in the heart of Borrowdale

A beautiful site in the heart of Borrowdale. Good sized pitches in shady woodland. The site is well maintained and the staff are friendly and helpful. Good access to Derwent Water and Catbells. Excellent walking all around. Reasonable bus service from the gate. Launch jetty about 15 mins walk from the site. A good base for walking in Borrowdale.
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Beautiful and Tranquil site

A fabulous site with good size pitches in a beautiful setting. An excellent motorhome point and two further facility areas conveniently located. It is a wooded site and felt tranquil and peaceful. Very well looked after with a natural feel to it. So many great walks directly from the site and access to the lake and the steamers. We walked around the lake, spending time in Keswick, it is an easy (long) walk albeit uneven in places. An early morning walk by the lake was incredible especially with the sun shining! Highly recommend this site for nature lovers.
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A little bit of Heaven

What a beautiful site. The scenery is stunning & the site is so clean & peaceful. There are plenty of beautiful walks to go on. It really is a little bit of Heaven. We will book to stay here again soon. Thank you for a lovely stay. Di Tony & Poppy Rose

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Fantastic location

Its clear before booking that there are no toilets/showers here and its clear from other reviews that access can be testing (though we had no issues either coming on or going home) but this site is in a fantastic location if you want to find peace and quiet and have direct access to both the shores of Derwentwater and to the hills surrounding the lake. The B road from Keswick down the side of Derwentwater is windy and narrow in places but generally wide enough for two directions so long as you take it steady (the worst thing is the uneven/bouncy surface). We followed a coach so that helped to make it an easier run. Turning right over the single width double hump back bridge looks worse than it is and the final half mile or so is very narrow in places but again there are plenty of places to pass oncoming cars (even bigger vehicles) if indeed you actually meet any. The site entrance does need some care as its a double right bend so take it slow and wide but again its not that bad. Pitches are amongst a mix of very tall fir and birch trees and therefore, as others have said, there is only dappled sunlight (but when its hot as it was last week this can be an advantage). Our pitch (7) was spacious and very close to water/waste so no complaints there (I've seen comments on the pitches being tight/small but didn't see anything obviously like that). The reason you would go here is to get away from it all. To have a path that leads out directly to Derwentwater and therefore access onto the circular well made path around the lake is great - especially for our 3 small dogs. There is also a path from the side of the site (in the bottom corner) which doesn't get much of a mention but this is another excellent walk through Manesty Woods (and later links up with the Derwentwater Path). There are no shops etc (you need to go to Keswick for that) but you could walk to tea rooms/cafes in most directions. We used the boat to return from one walk - saving us about 30-40 mins of the walk for £2.45 each (dogs free) and you can get a hop on hop off day ticket for £11. There is a bus too so no need to use your car here. If you want to get away from it all and if you have dogs or love walking then this is the site you want to go to. One small reservation - Im not sure It would be quite so appealing in the Lake District rain....
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You Pays your Money and Takes your Choice

I'll not repeat everything that Priddy mentioned in his/her review, (about 3 reviews previous) as they got everything they said spot on. Additional comments are that some pitches are tight whilst others can be large, not all pitches are level, and some can be devoid of an overhanging tree. I know because we stayed on one. I didn't expect to as I had read the description of the site, unlike some reviewers who seem to have booked the wrong site completely. Read the descriptions people and previous reviews!! Plus I have stayed before so I also knew that the nearer one gets to the site the narrower the roads appear to get. Please take care entering the site. Not uncommon for people to either damage their outfit or the entrance gate. Just take it easy. The motorhome service point is the best I've come across on a club site and Mr & Mrs Fussey, the wardens, were also the best in 29 years of membership. The true beauty of the site is the location if your hobbies are exploring the wonderful wilderness on your doorstep. One of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm prepared to accept the trees, the rain, the access, the lack of shops, the lack of facilities as it's situated exactly where I wanted to be. Enjoyed it? You bet.
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