Cc&c Keswick.

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    We have just had two nights there on the way home from Scotland.

    We roll up at Keswick CCC site, "can we have a pitch please mister". "We're full", in a very friendly way, "try The Oval". The oval is an overflow site 100 yards away. So again, "can we have a pitch". "Will a bsic field pitch do ?" "Yes of course". So she went on to apologise for lack of facilities, just two portakabin toilet blocks ( to be improved ). Showed us to a big flat, dry field and charged us £23 for two nights.

    It was a delight, almost totally silent, save for the sound of copulating rabbits. A short walk to town and a short walk to the lake. Keswick is a typical lakes town, 10,000 hiking shops, super markets and restaurants. And of course, The Pencil Museum.

    Nice neighbours. One guy, a Norman Wisdom lookalike, said he'd been a member for 44 years.

    So highly recommended but may be worth phoning first.
     
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    Thanks it's on our list to do this year, very friendly wardens from Jedburgh last October were moving there this season. (y)
     
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    We called in at Keswick on the off-chance 18 months ago and got the same reply, went to the Oval, loved it. The main Keswick site is very prone to flooding so any chance of heavy rain and they stop taking drop-ins whereas the Oval doesn't suffer the same and is a lovely site.
     
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    C&CC site at Keswick is in a fabulous spot definitely one of our favourites, we were once camped on there and the rain was so heavy the lake gradually came up to the vans you could feed the ducks swimming on the lake through the window of m/h, we got evacuated to a nearby school car park :)never put us off though love it (y)

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    Favourite of mine as well, stayed there last year for the Keswick Mountain Festival,
     
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    Just booked to go back on May 5th, Chris Barber is on in the theatre. Only 2 tickets left right now.
     
  7. Jeannette van den Oever

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    Keswick is on my future 'to do' list too. (y)
    Scrubbed 'The Lakes' at Easter for a 2-site trip in Scotland, but the C and CC site at Keswick looks like it has the best of both worlds for us -proximity to the water for our boat in decent weather, plus a lovely town to explore, if not.
     
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