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.

A small shop is now available in reception selling essential items.

Did you know that you can book a glamping holiday on this site? Find out more on our sister website Experience Freedom.

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

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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

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Keswick Adventures - 10% discount
Offer image for: Arragons Cycle Hire - £5.00 discount
Offer image for: Go Ape - Whinlatter - 10% discount
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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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Autumnal stay

Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site
This has been our third October stay at Troutbeck and we always enjoy it. Facilities are spacious and spotless, wardens very welcoming and helpful. This is Cumbria so expect rain and come prepared. Depending on your pitch, there are some glorious views to be had. There is some noise from the activity centre next door, the worst being the go-karts- this hasn't troubled us too much, perhaps because we are always there off season and out of school holidays. Keswick nearby has plenty on offer, places to eat [ dog friendly ] - can thoroughly recommend the Square Orange for pizza and tapas, plus Booths supermarket is excellent. We are walkers and the choice is endless. My only slight niggle is the introduction of the pods, open to non-members. I hope this isn't going to be a growing phenomenon as I think it detracts from the charm of a site - but this is just my personal opinion.

doompie

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Reviewed on 13/10/2021 17:21

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Our first stay in two years but still great.

Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site
We haven't stayed here with a caravan since before lockdown but it's always been one of our most visited sites. We received one of the friendliest welcomes by Stuart and soon pitched on the service pitches which were very busy. The site continues to be well maintained and the relatively recent refurbished facilities still looked new. A special thank you another warden Rebecca for being very helpful with one point (All the other wardens were equally cheerful but sorry I didn't get all your names). There are a few different things from last time, the information room has details about cycling routes from the site, there is now a walking route from the site through Matterdale forest to Dockray, and the games rooms has been closed off from the information room so that information is available at all times. From speaking to neighbours the Troutbeck Head Inn (at the turn off from the A66) does excellent meals while we can personally vouch for the Mill at Musgrisedale. There is fish and chips on a Monday night too.

Cornersteady

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Reviewed on 12/10/2021 19:16

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late arrival/first class welcome

Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site
We arrived approx 19:45 after being held up in a road traffic accident on M8 and roadworks on A74 The wardens could not have been more helpful and once they knew our travelling companions were first time motor homers they took even more time with them Once we got settled in/hooked up the wardens again took the time to come round to ensure Bobby and Maureen had got water/electricity and where happy with the pitch Toilet/shower block is first class and was kept immaculate during our stay We toured Ullswater/Windemere/Thirlmere/Keswick and Penrith during our 3 day stop On departure the 4 wardens again took the time to ask how Bobby and Maureen had got on Probably the cheeriest and most helpful 4 wardens on any site we have visited

gwandtw

Reviewed on 07/10/2021 12:35

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An Excellent Stay

Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site
This was our first stay at this site, having stayed at other CC sites in the region. We both found the wardens to be friendly and very approachable if we had needed to. We were both very impressed with the cleanliness of the site, it all seemed to be excellent. Have stayed on very many CC sites and found this one to be one of the best, well done wardens.

Baileyperson

Reviewed on 05/10/2021 18:07

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Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site
As expected with club sites very well run and managed. Of special note the toilet blocks were immaculately maintained. The negative, and this is as compared to other CAMC sites is that you really need your car to get anywhere. There is only one walk and that is the path to Dockray and then onward to Aira Force. There are no other decent routes to leave your car behind. The second, and again its only cruelly because its Lake District standards its not the prettiest of sites in a ex quarry/ new forestry planation. Finally the pub at Dockray has no staff so avoid if you want choice and service when dining out. The nearby farm shop a mile or two down the A66 is tragic. You are greeted by a aggressive guard dog as you enter, they too have no chef and the choice of locally sourced farm food ,bearing in mind your in cumbria is dire. That said I would return here as such a well managed site and decent overall location , very peaceful once the next door activity centre has closed for the day.

Arlreet

Reviewed on 02/10/2021 10:32

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01768 483521

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Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.