/ Campsites in Keswick?
Planning on heading up to Keswick towards the end of May and hoping someone can recommend a good campsite. I'm just looking for somewhere with basic but clean facilities and quiet.
Can recommend Chapel Farm in Rothwaite. clean functional showers etc, flat ground and short walk/stumble to and from the pub
I tried to do a bit of research on Chapel Farm, it seems to have good reviews but couldn't find any website or contact details for booking there?
I love Lanefoot Farm - http://www.stayinthornthwaite.co.uk/
The guy who runs it (I think there's a woman too) is somewhat taciturn and a bit fussy about where you pitch but actually it makes sense to just go along with that and keep smiling for five mins because the pitching places is all about making sure everyone booked in gets to be somewhere sensible with some privacy. Toilets, showers, clean, quirky and cold.
Castlerigg Farm, se of Keswick, used to be a good compromise - out of town, but still within walking distance. Haven't been for years though, since we moved to the Lakes ;-)
There are two down that road - caravan site on the right, and the smaller more basic campsite on the left (which is the one I've used)
I agree with Lanefoot, I'lll be returning there this summer for definate. It's only a few miles from Keswick.
In fact, I think I might book up another weekend at the place!!
I guess if you get told where to pitch and they don't overbook? then you don't get that problem.
Second vote here for Castlerigg Farm: usually quiet, nice view to the W and you can walk straight out of the camp site and up on to the fells. I believe the pub at the bigger site site over the way is OK if you don't fancy the hike in to town.
That said, I've never stayed at Lanefoot so it's entirely possible that one might have its own advantages.
Has anyone got any experience with Braithwaite Bridges?
Fair point, though I have to say that I've never had a problem getting a decent pitch at Castlerigg Farm - even on Easter weekends. Maybe that's because most people do prefer to book, so they avoid Castlerigg for that very reason? I think the fact that they are fairly strict about keeping the noise down at night also deters groups of young folks heading out for an al fresco knees-up.
All that said, there's plenty of other sites in the area that will be happy to take your booking so I'm sure you'll be able to find what you need.
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