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Castlerigg hall Campsite Review
|Below is a Campsite review submitted by JON3M of Castlerigg hall, If you find any glaring errors with our listing for Castlerigg hall please let us know. |
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Ranked #45 for Campsites in Cumbria
|Submitted By: JON3M|
|Number Of Pitches:||160|| |
|Attractions Nearby:||Derwentwater, stunning views of fells.|
|Opening Dates:||March/ October/|
|Cost per night (High Season):||15.95|
|Cost per night (Low Season):||13.50|
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| GPS Co-ordinates: 54.592555 / -3.112478|
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A reasonable sized site accommodating all types of camping - tents in a large separate field, gravel hardstandings for caravans & MH's & a static van area.
As the site is built on a hillside, there are fabulous views down to Derwent water and over onto Cat Bells & the Derwent Fells.
The pitches are built in terraced areas so almost all have good views, the higher pitches seem to be more open so have better lake views.
All pitches have hook-up & water, although a hose is needed for grey water; I didn't see any manhole type drains so all grey water has to go down the waste by the fresh water tap.
Within the reception is a well stocked shop, & also a cafe, which wasn't open as it was the site's first weekend and they weren't quite ready! (7-9 March). Gas is also stocked & sold through the shop.
A single shower block across from the reception building caters for all the site, with showers timeswitch activated but powerful with warm water aplenty. Could possibly do with more shelving in the cubicles rather than just hooks, but a shower curtain separates the drying area within the cubicle.
Additional washing cubicles, together with open sinks are also available. One slight downside is that, if you need a hairdryer, yo have to use the fitted ones at a a cost of 20p, I didn't need these so couldn't comment on how much time for your money you get. All in all very clean shower block.
Withing the shower block there is also a laundry facility, a t.v. lounge & a camp kitchen if required.
Additional toilet blocks are positioned around the site, & I would say no where is much further than a 3 minute walk from the main reception area.
One chemical disposal point is available & this was positioned well away from all pitches, with a hose for washing down and a galvanized steel waste area for cleanliness.
Out & About:
A pub attached to a hotel is open right next to the site, although only opened at 7pm on our visit. Food is also served, but not for the carnivores amongst you - the menu is wholly vegetarian. Cannot comment on either price or quality as we did not visit.
Castlerigg stone circle is a 30 minute walk away from the site, & can be taken in as part of a walk over to the river Greta and along the disused railway line to Keswick, returning to the site via a wooded walk.
The fells of Derwent are across the lake accessible by either a ferry or a longer walk, with Skiddaw and Dodd to the north of Keswick via a route known as The Allerdale ramble.
All in all a well positioned site, away from the centre of Keswick, but with excellent views & good facilities