Campsites near Keswick

From Skiddaw’s impressive peak to the balmy banks of Derwentwater, there’s much for campers to explore around this tourist hub.

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Kestrel Lodge Camping

10 units · Tents4 acres · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
A family-friendly Lake District campsite, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells
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Ewe Love Camping Pods

3 units · Glamping120 acres · Penrith, Cumbria, North West England
Modern Lake District glamping pods among the trees, with exceptional views of Blencathra
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Howbeck Lodge

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Hesket Newmarket, England
A dog-friendly farm campsite on the northern edge of the Lake District
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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

17 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Harebeck Holidays

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Wasdale, England
Nestled between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea coast this site is situated on a working dairy and sheep farm. Farm tours can be arranged on arrival. A play hut with outdoor games, drying room with communal fridge and freezer (some units have their own small fridge). Natural hedges surround the site. Four fruit trees near the shower block Half a mile to Gosforth village with Shop, Bakery, Cafe, 4 Pubs providing food and an Italian restaurant. Gosforth and Seascale villages have play parks. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Wasdale, Scafell Pike and Sandy Beaches with Cafes selling local ice cream are nearby with most Lake District attractions within an hours drive and Edinburgh a three hour drive away. There are 5 campervan/motorhome pitches, a pod, a modern take on a shepherds hut with underfloor heating, a heated pod and two gypsy caravans with electricity to book. All pitches are on gravel positioned to enjoy views over farmland to Scafell Pike and other fells, they are surrounded by grassy areas with seating and a picnic table. A wooden play hut has outdoor games and toys inside. Awnings can be added on the 3 larger pitches. Tents can be pitched next to units for an extra £10 per night. Barbeques are allowed on gravel with our Gypsy Caravans having a campfire area. There is a communal fridge and freezer, outdoor drying space. Farm tours can be arranged. Wildlife and farm animals can be seen in the surrounding fields. Fresh vegetables and barbeque packs can be ordered with 24 to 48 hours notice. Grocery deliveries accepted from supermarkets. There is also a holiday cottage on the farm sleeping 6 over two rooms. Situated midway between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea Coast makes this site ideal for lower or higher level walks. Sandy beaches at Seascale and St Bees have cafes selling locally made ice cream alongside play areas to keep children happy. Scafell England's highest mountain is close by as are a number of Wainwrights. Nearby is Muncaster Castle and Gardens with its Hawk and Owl Centre, also Ravenglass (a Roman port with remains of a bath house),  you can ride up the Eskdale Valley on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Laal Ratty). Perhaps take a stroll to Stanley Ghyll waterfall. They have a cafe at both terminuses with a museum in Ravenglass where nearby you can sample Ravenglass Ice Cream. Wasdale and Ennerdale are close by both valleys having cafes and pubs.
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Overwater Woodlands

6 units · Tents1 acre · Wigton, England
Overwater Woodlands is a hidden gem situated in the Northern Lake District National Park. It is a ultra-small scale camp (only 5 pitches) with a focus on sustainability. The camp itself is located in densely forested woodland with incredible views of Skiddaw and neighbouring fells. The camp is new for 2023 as we (Lois & Nick) have recently returned from travelling to the place where we feel most at home. We want to make your stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible so will be around to help with anything from eating/drinking recommendations, tips on walking/cycling routes as well as insider knowledge on where to pick the best local wild raspberries! We have owned this land for 20years so know the area extremely well! We are both big believers in the 'analogue world' (and non-believers in the digital world) so we want to warn you that we do NOT have WiFi at the camp. Come and stay with us if you want to disconnect from the digital stresses of 21st Century life. If we ever need to get online we either pop down to the Sun Inn in Bassenthwaite village (which is our lovely local pub) or head up to the equally fantastic Mae's Team Room in Uldale. You may also find that to get a phone signal you will have to walk 100 meters up the road. You will truly be at one with nature at Overwater Woodlands; we regularly see red squirrels, deer and all manner of birds. Given the remote location of the camp we get the most amazing dark skies that are truly incredible for star-gazing on clear nights. We are both experienced chefs (Nick has worked in professional kitchens) and we would love to share food with our guests. If you would like freshly made breakfast (bacon/sausage/egg/veg) sandwiches in the morning just let us know. The same goes for dinner in the evening or a picnic for your walk. We know the local farmers so you will be eating the very best local produce that tastes out of this world. Our dream is to cook for the entire camp to make this a sociable event around the fire-pit but we also understand that people will want their own space so we will be more than happy to provide a more private service too! We happily cater for vegans/vegetarians and people with gluten intolerances. We have everything you will need at camp in terms of facilities. There is a compost toilet, washing-up facilities and a hot shower on site. This is the closest you will be able to get to Wild Camping whilst still having a hot shower on your doorstep!
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Cherry Trees Farm

2 units · Glamping4 acres · Wigton, England
Cherry Trees Farm Campsite is located in the northern part of the Lake District National Park. It offers wooden camping pods with stunning views of the Solway coast and the North Lakeland fells. It's a great place to stay if you want to explore the peaceful and beautiful county of Cumbria on foot or by bike. Despite its remote feel, the campsite is only a 15-minute drive from the M6 and there are nearby villages with pubs and stores. The wooden pods are located on the edge of a meadow and can accommodate two people. They come fully equipped with bedding, towels, kitchenware, and cooking utensils. Each pod has its own shower and compostable toilet, as well as a kitchen area with a gas stove and a sink with hot and cold water. And the best part is, each pod includes the use of a private hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring the fells.
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The Old Chapel Campsite

30 units · Tents1 acre · Grizedale, England
Nearly wild camping in the North Pennines
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Inside Out Yurts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
Rustic yurt glamping with a riverside setting, fell views and an enviable Lake District location
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Otter Moss Accommodation

4 units · Glamping12 acres · Brampton, England
Otter Moss Accommodation offers a variety of upscale camping options suitable for couples, families, and groups. Nestled within a picturesque 12-acre former farm, the majority of the site surrounds a spacious meadow. Additionally, the site boasts a charming small lake featuring three islands and a rowing boat for leisurely water activities. Situated at the northern edge of the stunning Eden Valley, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Cumbrian Fells, with visibility extending to the Solway Firth and the Lake District on clear days. The Lake District is a convenient 40-minute drive away, while various sections of Hadrian's Wall are even closer, reachable within a 15-minute drive. Carlisle and the M6 motorway to Scotland are both just 20 minutes away, with the picturesque market town of Brampton also within a 15-minute drive and offering its own attractions. Local pubs are plentiful in the area, with a diverse selection available within a five-mile radius. Accommodation units at Otter Moss come equipped with heating, kitchen utensils, and stoves, ensuring guests' comfort and convenience. Each unit also includes firepits or barbecues, as well as bedding and towels for a hassle-free stay.
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Campsites near Keswick guide

Overview

Camping in Keswick puts you at the heart of the Lake District National Park. As the region’s major tourist town, it is a convenient launch point for exploration, with several major peaks, lakes, and trails all within easy reach. Walkers, climbers, and paragliders can get their kicks in the fells that surround the town—Blencathra, Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike—while water babies can spend a day on nearby Derwentwater or head just a little further to the Cumbrian coast. Glamping is an increasingly popular way to soak up Allerdale’s outdoor atmosphere, though traditional campsites and holiday parks are still a mainstay of the region. Keswick's fantastic location has made it a hub for outdoorsy types with many classic camping sites where you can pitch up in the shadow of the peaks and on the shores of the water.

Where to go

Keswick and Allerdale

There’s no need to travel far outside of Keswick in search of quality camping spots. Holiday parks, farm sites, and lakeside lodges can be found around Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, providing easy access to Allerdale’s other outdoor attractions, such as the Skiddaw peak and Crummockwater. The Allerdale Ramble passes through many of these, guiding ramblers and riders from Keswick all the way to the West Cumbrian coast.

Copeland and the Eskdale Valley

Another must-see region in the Lake District, Copeland is home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, which poses a fair challenge to keen hikers. The Coast to Coast Walk is another popular rambling route, connecting the Saint Bees Head Heritage Coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on England’s east coast. Campsites can be found throughout the Eskdale Valley, allowing weary travellers to soak up the sights after a hard day’s hiking.

South Lakeland and the Furness Peninsula

Home to England’s largest lake, Windermere, as well as the Morecambe Bay coast and Beatrix Potter’s former home, this region is a destination for families, with kid-friendly campsites and accessible walking routes providing plenty to keep little ones entertained. The Arnside & Silverdale AONB is another family favourite in the area, thanks to its abundant wildlife and regular events.

Eden Valley and Beyond

With the Lake District to the west, North Pennines AONB to the east, and Yorkshire Dales to the south, the Eden Valley is a convenient gateway to many of England’s protected landscapes. From discovering enormous waterfalls such as Cautley Spout and High Force to following long-distance trails deep into the heart of England, this region offers something for every Hipcamper, while caravan parks, farm sites, and glamping grounds provide plenty of overnight options.

When to go

The Lake District is among the wettest regions in England, with showers common even in summer. Crowds typically descend during the warmer months of July and August to enjoy the region’s regattas and festivals. Adventurers after a quieter time should aim for autumn or winter, keeping in mind that fell walking can have its own challenges in the colder weather.

Know before you go

  • The closest train station is in Penrith, which has a direct connection to London Euston.
  • Public transport is fairly reliable in the area, though it can be more convenient to have your own vehicle.
  • Several local agencies offer hiking tours for visitors with mobility restrictions. Check the official Keswick website for more information.
  • Not all campsites accept walk-ins, so it’s worth booking in advance.
  • Keswick has several outdoor supply shops in its town centre.
  • If you prefer two wheels to two feet, there are excellent purpose-built mountain biking trails at nearby Whinlatter Forest.

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