About

Crosthwaite campsite is in a wonderful location nestling against a backdrop of Lakeland peaks. It is a family and youth orientated campsite run by volunteers using farmers’ fields to accommodate campers and caravanners for the three weeks of the Keswick Convention.

Our aim is provide safe, economical camping and caravanning accommodation for those attending the Convention.
The fields are located a fifteen minute walk from the main children and youth site at Rawnsley and a further fifteen minutes walk through the town to the main convention site at Skiddaw Street.

The convention provides a transfer bus from the camp to both Rawnlsey and the Skiddaw Street sites.

The tea and coffee as we set up was so much appreciated and we loved the evening hot chocolate time, it was a highlight of every day. We also loved meeting and chatting with our neighbours and feel we have made new friends.

Most people camp, about 20% bring caravans and there are a few motor homes. There is limited access for motor homes, due to restrictions placed on the farmers by DEFRA.

You need to bring your own tent, caravan or motorhome, the camp operates on a self catering basis.

Portable toilets with basic washing facilities are provided on site and single sex communal shower facilities are available at designated times in the nearby school.

We really appreciate all you do to develop a sense of fellowship and community on the site – there is something very special about Crosthwaite!

There are no dishwashing or laundry facilities on site. No electrical hook-ups are provided. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Join us for a blend of fellowship, fun, mealtimes together or a barbecue. Enjoy a walk up a nearby fell or perhaps a coffee in one of the many coffee shops in and around Keswick.

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