Troutbeck Head Club Campsite

Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite 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 Campsite 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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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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A lovely open site with fell views but you need a car to get around

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite
Troutbeck Head CAMC A lovely open site with views of the surrounding hills. The serviced pitches don’t have any views as there is a big bank in front and behind them. Wardens were happy for us to pitch either way round so we were able to pitch nose in to make the most of the views. Pitched on no 56 ( big grassy area behind us. ) near the activity centre and with some of the best views. Some muffled shooting noises at the weekend but my dog slept outside without it disturbing him. There was a short time when the quad bikes were training some distance away before going off for a longer ride. Didn’t feel any of these noises were intrusive or unusual in the countryside. Nearest pub Troutbeck Inn is walking distance but along an A road with no pavement, so we did not get around to trying it. You can walk off the site from the end of the serviced pitches through the dog walk, on to wide tracks through forestry commission land but it’s a very long walk to get anywhere. So you really need a car here. Pub at Dockray - the Royal is a short ( 5 min)drive with Ullswater a little further on. We walked part of the old railway line ( very accessible as tarmac all the way) from Threlkeld to Keswick ( only half way and back due to knee injury!) We went twice to the brilliant dog friendly cafe at Threlkeld with excellent coffee and cakes and fell views. Another day we walked the other end of the railway path from Keswick. Keswick is lovely but busy and has a farmers market on Thursdays and Saturdays. Very dog friendly, so expect to encounter a lot of dogs! You can walk from Keswick along footpaths next to Derwent water. It’s worth a drive to Buttermere as it’s a beautiful lake and only 4 miles to walk around it. A couple of nice dog friendly cafes in Buttermere village for after your walk.

JillandLouis

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Reviewed on 27/05/2022 18:58

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Lovely site

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite
We stayed her for just over a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Easy booking in process by the friendly and cheerful staff. We chose our own pitch from those recommended by the staff for the best views. The facilities are immaculate; fresh and clean. There is a bit of a journey to Keswick for restocking food etc but we just tied it in to a day out. Booths in Keswick iis the nearest supermarket. A must do is to go and sit on the bank of Derwentwater with a picnic and see where they filmed Swallows and Amazons. All in all, quite an expensive site but well worth it.

Tandjo

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Reviewed on 26/05/2022 18:38

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Good site but not cheap

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite
we have just spent 8 nights on this site. Its the 2nd visit and its a lovely site but we wouldn't go back. Firstly it is now very expensive and second they have some wooden huts on there. We had a lot of people walking around and they didn't respect your space in the way you would expect. I think the club is making a mistake mixing different units like these huts and tents with caravans and motorhomes. Its not the same any more. The site was well looked after and the wardens were lovely. I am not a complainer and have camped for years before we had the caravan, its just my opinion

jill1359

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Reviewed on 15/05/2022 16:16

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Fabulous Location - but at a price.

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite
We returned from yet another stay at Troutbeck Head which is a well-kept site in a fabulous location, but this time we have rather a bitter feeling and that is due to exceptionally high costs. At over £40 per night for 2 adults , this is the most that we have ever paid at any club site and is more than many excellent commercial sites. Bearing in mind that a Lodge on the site can be booked for not much more, £40 per night to stay in your own accommodation seems disproportionate.

HarveySpringer

Reviewed on 03/05/2022 09:56

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what a lovely place to stay

Troutbeck Head Club Campsite
We stayed here over Easter 2022, the welcome upon arrival was great, small delay in checking in but it was quite busy, well laid out site, very clean and tidy especially the toilet/shower blocks, all staff were friendly and helpful, tv reception bad but it works with a booster cable, the bar in the farm next door is nice, plenty of activities in there too, nice relaxing walks from the site, we left feeling relaxed and rested and enjoyed our stay, we will be back at some point.

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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