Visiting Castlerigg Keswick
Visiting Castlerigg Keswick is just one of those locations that we go back to year after year. There are two campsites that we have visited. Castlerigg Hall and Castlerigg Farm camp site.
This year was the first time we stayed at Castlerigg Farm camp site having rang the site opposite to find they were fully booked – not unusual as they are always busy. We were not disappointed.
Castlerigg Hall has some fantastic facilities, the washrooms and showers are one of the best we have stayed at, but you do pay a premium. Pitches are well spaced, with all campervan pitches hard standing. We always opt for pitches at the top, but now they have finished the renovation of the lower toilet block, I would stay on the lower terraces as it’s teeming with wildlife.
Plus the grass areas when its fine weather are perfect for an evening Yoga session.
Back to Castlerigg farm – lovely campsite, toilets and showers not as plush as Castlerigg Hall, but neither is the price tag. Views from the pitches is another plus for this site, as most have views and being just that little bit higher up the hill (and possibly a little more windswept in high winds) has 360 degree views.
We missed out on a deal with the Caravanning and Camping Club who were holding a Rally there – Gutted – at half the price for a pitch it was quite a saving – however there is next year!!
Castlerigg to Keswick The Scenic route
Using the fantastic App from Ordance Survey we are able to map our route telling us where we have walked and how far…so this was the route from Castlerigg to Keswick.
Car Parking in Keswick
Like most campervan owners, you are always on the look out for larger parking areas so you dont have to pay for two tickets, or motorhome parking.
Keswick is a busy place, outside and in season. The football club and sports ground is a great place to park as they do not have lined spaces and for £3 (at the time of writing) is great. It’s an honesty box and to be fair its worth paying that for the privilege of getting a space that fits our camper. The rugby club also offers parking from time to time.
Dog friendly Keswick
There are very few places in Keswick that do not welcome dogs with open arms. The shops, pub and even restaurants allow you in, so there is no sitting out in the cold on a wet day under your umbrella with the pooch.
And I just loved this idea at George Fisher walking shop, where you can borrow a towel for your dog, so they dont get the merchandise wet whilst they owners do a bit of shopping.
Stopping for a bite to eat usually means a quick trip to the Bank Tavern – again always busy, nice food and good beer (well it keeps Daron occupied having left the camper at the campsite!)