Borrowdale Caravan Club Site
Manesty, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UGView on map
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.
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.
- CA12 5UG
- Lat 54.55765 / Lon -3.15906
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- 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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This was the loveliest of finds - This was our first visit to this site because we had previously thought it might be too remote for us (we have a motorhome and prefer not to drive if we can help it) but as we wanted to do a bit of walking we thought a couple of days would be lovely - and it was. I cannot praise the warden's enough for their well thought out planning ahead - the convenience of having staples to buy from Reception was incredibly helpful and all good quality produce - local and delicious - from the bread to the sausages. A really first class welcome. The site itself is actually very well positioned for access to Keswick. We walked to Keswick and caught the bus back. The walk around Derwent water is flat and easy to do and the scenery was a real tonic for the soul. We got off the bus at the Lodore Falls hotel (you can also catch the bus from here to go into Keswick), which had seating outside and was serving meals and drinks. The food was lovely and the atmosphere pleasantly welcoming - everyone was just glad to be socializing again (even if we had to sit outside) - part of the outdoor seating was undercover with heating and that was very welcome as the early evening turned a little colder. It was consistently busy though and a much needed treat. This venue is walking distance back to the site and we were able to have a drink and walk along the path around the bottom of Derwent Water, back to the site gate and through the site to our Motorhome. And yes we saw red squirrels during our stay. I can strongly recommend this site if you have a motorhome. This site has now moved to the category of 'our best location in the Lakes' and we look forward to returning.
Site contact details
- 01768 777275