Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site (REF : TRO)

Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Troutbeck Head has re-opened following some extensive site improvements. Read about the changes in our Troutbeck Head refurb news article.

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.

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.

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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:
90
Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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great site

stayed here for 1 night returning from Scotland, it was my first visit since the refurb, the site is as good as ever. Some of the pitches had been taken out of action due to the weather forecast and the chance of them waterlogging but still plenty of choice of pitch available. spotlessly tidy site in a good location only a short drive from Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater with good walking from the site.
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OK but expensive

We visited in early August. The site's new sanitary blocks are very smart as they have been refurbished. It has expanded with more pitches since we last visited several years ago. It's standard caravan club. Large pebbled pitches , not much privacy to the pitches. TV hook up is useful. Bring your long coax aerial cable. This site is expensive though for what you get. It sits in isolation on a marshy moor. 15 to 20 mins drive from any area or town of interest. There is very poor phone signal for the 3 network and no WiFi. For some this might be attractive but for us was a nuisance as we needed to keep contact with home as a relative was ill. We had a lot of rain which alarmingly began to swamp our pitch and awning along with many others. The wardens must know this happens on certain pitches and were not warned of this tendency on arrival even though heavy rain was expected . Unfortunately we were also unwittingly pitched close to the site's septic tanks. These were emptied at lunchtime one day on our stay . The stench was unbelievable and we were trapped in the van for 30 minutes on a hot day unable to eat our food as the stench infiltrated the van and made us retch. For the price I don't think it is worth it, and it is no wonder it is rarely full in high season.

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Excellent site in The Lakes

We stayed on a serviced pitch at this excellent site and thoroughly recommend it for its location, friendliness, cleanliness and generous pitch size. The wardens were friendly and helpful and kept the whole place in a great condition.

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Beware the Midges

Well kept site. Having serviced pitches has made a difference to this site. Facilities excellent but overall quite a pricey site. We stayed 3 nights at the end of our 3 week holiday on route home, but midges at night tend to keep you in your van.

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Lovely site - BUT come prepared to battle the Wee Black Beasties(!)

Very well maintained, tidy & peaceful site. Lovely views of Blencathra (Saddleback). Of particular note are the excellent, newly-refitted (2018 Season) modern showers and toilet blocks - HOWEVER it does have a significant issue with mosquitos, horseflies and (especially) tiny black biting midges (the type that are tiny enough, it seems, to pass through flyscreens...arrrgh). The answer, as we found, after being badly bitten for the first few nights - was to acquire a 'Jungle Formula' brand plug-in electric vaporizer (£8 on Amazon - the type that has a 2-pin Euro style fitment, so also grab a UK plug adaptor for another £2 odd) - and to leave it gently fuming away in the van (completely odourless) - the liquid reservoir claims to last for 45 days. (Happily) the first morning, after deployment - there were around 50 of the wee beasties in various stages of rigor mortis on the windowsill. Also be aware that the on-site grocery shop is (for some reason) cash only. Equidistant for both Keswick and Penrith - at an easy 15 mins drive to each, the latter with several large Supermarkets (Sainsburys, Morrisons, Aldi, etc.) ** Bonus Marks to the kindly Warden Team for their forbearance with my frequent recourse to Amazon Deliveries (mostly for insect killing remedies - see above!) **
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