Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site

Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Troutbeck Head Club Site in Penrith is set in classically beautiful North Lakeland countryside, and is conveniently only 4 miles from the restaurants and shops of Ullswater. A fabulous getaway for nature lovers and walkers, the caravan park nestles in a picturesque valley alongside a babbling brook.

Situated below the Great Mell Fell and with spectacular views of Blencathra to the west, Troutbeck Head Club Site gives you access to some of the prettiest walks in the country. For superb views of the central mountains, a drive over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass is not to be missed. This will lead you to Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere, where you can sample the local restaurants and explore some of Wordsworth's favourite haunts. A lake cruise on Ullswater is a must, with the option of a scenic walk between Howtown and Glenridding (only 7 miles away). For the energetic, the Rookin House Farm Centre next door to the caravan site offers plenty of fun activities - quad bikes, archery, go-karting, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and much more.

The site provides easy access to numerous lakes, mountains, valleys & rivers, whilst pretty villages, country pubs and farm shops are plentiful, making Troutbeck the ideal destination for exploring and relaxing in the Cumbrian countryside.

Things to do on site ...

  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor

Prices

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Walking notes:

Maps and guides are on sale for walkers in the Lake District.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is the Co-Op and Booths in Keswick, 7 miles away. There is a Morrisons, Booths, Aldi, Sainsburys and Iceland in Penrith, 10 miles away.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Leave the M6 at junction 40 onto the A66 (signposted Keswick). In about 0.75 mile at the roundabout, continue on the A66 (signposted Keswick). In about 7 miles turn left onto A5091 (signposted Dockray, Ullswater). The site is on the right in about 1.25 miles.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CA11 0SS
GPS:
Lat 54.6161 / Lon -2.95618
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NY385251
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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Welcome break

Just returned from 6 nights stay enjoyed the serviced pitch worth the extra cost with covid 19 around Site as good as ever despite some heavy rain and winds The walk from the site to dockray is well worth a go lovely views and you go passed a good start off point for fell walks,the royal in dockray well worth a visit for food or just a glass of wine/beer . Staff doing a good job inthe current climate more than happy with procedures in place to deal with covid restrictions Happy to return Pete/Karen
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Great location and site layout

This was our first visit here and we enjoyed our 10 days. We were pleased to have booked a non-services pitch, as those seemed to have fewer views. Those near the bottom end of the park and those by the river did get vey wet or flooded, but them we did have much rain in early September. Out pitch was very level and well drained. Phone signal was not great but a walk towards the exit improved this. We would certainly return.
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Beautiful location but need transport for any visits

We stayed here in Aug/ Sep 2020 for 5 nights - one of the few sites in the Lake District with some spaces still available - probably because it is a bit isolated, and you need your car/ transport to visit any attractions (i.e. nothing within walking distance, except neighbouring activity centre). What we liked: a) beautiful location - you really feel the best of the Lake District all around you; b) good layout with generous sized pitches - site feels small & intimate (despite having over 100 pitches); c) close proximity by car to Keswick, Penrith and Ullswater; d) facilities kept very clean; e) enjoyed short evening walks around the site What we disliked: a) cannot walk to any activity directly from the site (apart from neighbouring activity centre) - have to use car to go to any village/ town/ pub etc. We tried walking cross country to the Troutbeck Inn which proved to be a disaster (no clear footpaths; boggy/ marshy ground etc.); b) a little overzealous with the Covid-19 restrictions in toilet blocks - only 2 male & 2 female toilets available in each block, despite being protected any way by enclosed toilet & shower cubicles - but I guess the Club does not want to take any risks (health & safety) We will definitely stay here again, but probably for fewer nights, because we prefer sites where we can leave the campervan parked up and walk directly to local walks, pubs, villages.
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A nice site but at the more expensive end of site fees

This site carried a 33% fee premium over sites we had stayed prior in the week, which was surprising. It is a very nice site with modern toilet blocks and good pitch layout. The area by the stream is a little more contained and when you venture into the main part, there is a sense of being on top of one another. Set in spectacular scenery, you will be at the mercy of the weather but if the sun shines then this is a fabulous place to be. It is isolated though with only the (occasionally noisy) Adventure Centre next door. You'll need to drive to access anything. As others have said the COVID restrictions around toilet block seemed a little more severe than necessary and there were the usual non-compliance issues with wristband management. Overall worth a return - perhaps only for a couple of nights though. Wardens were really really helpful and visible through the stay

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Lovely weekend

The check-in was the most professional I have ever experienced and the site is immaculate. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we will certainly visit again. Top marks!
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01768 483521

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.