Castlerigg Hall Campsite Keswick – Review

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Castlerigg campsite

The Lowdown

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4TE
Castlerigg Hall Campsite Website

  • Touring & motorhomes
  • Holiday hire
  • Camping pods
  • Camping
  • £9.20 per person (high season)
  • £3.40 per car
  • No advanced bookings taken for camping
  • No open fires allowed
  • BBQs to be raised off the ground

Our Visit

Saturday 31st May – Sunday 1st June 2014

What We Loved

The location was superb and very close to the atmospheric, ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle and only a couple of minutes drive from Keswick town centre. This was only a short trip, and strictly for rest and relaxation purposes so we didn’t sample any of the activities available in the area, apart from bumbling around the stone circle and strolling through Keswick market, that is.

As well as a superb location, the on site facilities were great and everywhere was absolutely spotless. When it comes to campsite showers, i’m a nightmare and just don’t do shared facilities, but this is the first campsite where I actually would – so that says a lot! The pot wash area was great, as was the campers kitchen, where kettles and toasters are provided, which I thought was a lovely and thoughtful touch.

The main camping field does slope, but there are flat areas, mainly around the outside. We arrived at around 10.30 am on Saturday morning, and had no problem finding a flat pitch. We took a look at the second overflow camping field, which also sloped, but had clearer views over Derwentwater. The little wooden camping pods are located at the bottom of this field (pictures further down this page).

Friendly fellow campers, helpful and chirpy staff. Perfect!

The campers shop was again, lovely. It was very well stocked and I was pleased to see lots of local produce for sale, and the prices were good too (2 large chicken breasts, ideal for the BBQ for under £3.50 and 80p for a can of drink). We decided that next time we visit we won’t even bother taking our fridge box, we’ll simply buy what we need as we need it, from the on site shop. As well as food and drink, they also stocked lots of handy supplies like toothpaste and toothbrushes and they had a great selection of quirky and crafty souvenirs and knick-knacks too.

There were lots of rubbish and recycling points dotted around the site, and we loved the wildlife information boards also dotted around. There were rabbits and birds everywhere and a huge variety of trees all over the site. There is a large recreation field in the middle of the site which is ideal for little ones to run around on, however dogs were not allowed onto this area, and in the camping field, a sign requested that dogs remained on leads at all times.

The site was quiet in the evening, and despite there being quite a lot of families with young children and dogs, the site was also pleasantly quiet early in the morning too.

We spoke to at least half a dozen different campers, who all wandered over to comment on our tent. Everyone was friendly and there was a very relaxed vibe, with equally friendly and chirpy staff.

Will We Be Back?

Excellent value for money, superb facilities and a location that is hard to beat – we will definitely be returning.

Any Downers?

Not really! We’d love to go back with friends, but groups are not welcome, this definitely does help to keep the site quiet in the evening though.

Castlerigg Hall Campsite Camping

Castlerigg Hall Campsite View

Castlerigg Hall Campsite Rabbits

Recycling Points

Hard Standing At Castlerigg

enjoy the view


Camp Site

Castlerigg Hall Camping Pods

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