Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site (REF : TRO)

Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Troutbeck Head has re-opened following some extensive site improvements. Read about the changes in our Troutbeck Head refurb news article.

Troutbeck Head Club Site in Penrith is set in classically beautiful North Lakeland countryside, and is conveniently only 4 miles from the restaurants and shops of Ullswater. A fabulous getaway for nature lovers and walkers, the caravan park nestles in a picturesque valley alongside a babbling brook.

Situated below the Great Mell Fell and with spectacular views of Blencathra to the west, Troutbeck Head Club Site gives you access to some of the prettiest walks in the country. For superb views of the central mountains, a drive over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass is not to be missed. This will lead you to Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere, where you can sample the local restaurants and explore some of Wordsworth's favourite haunts. A lake cruise on Ullswater is a must, with the option of a scenic walk between Howtown and Glenridding (only 7 miles away). For the energetic, the Rookin House Farm Centre next door to the caravan site offers plenty of fun activities - quad bikes, archery, go-karting, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and much more.

The site provides easy access to numerous lakes, mountains, valleys & rivers, whilst pretty villages, country pubs and farm shops are plentiful, making Troutbeck the ideal destination for exploring and relaxing in the Cumbrian countryside.

Things to do on site ...

  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor

Prices

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Walking notes:
Maps and guides are on sale for walkers in the Lake District.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is the Co-Op and Booths in Keswick, 7 miles away. There is a Morrisons, Booths, Aldi, Sainsburys and Iceland in Penrith, 10 miles away.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Leave the M6 at junction 40 onto the A66 (signposted Keswick). In about 0.75 mile at the roundabout, continue on the A66 (signposted Keswick). In about 7 miles turn left onto A5091 (signposted Dockray, Ullswater). The site is on the right in about 1.25 miles.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CA11 0SS
GPS:
Lat 54.6161 / Lon -2.95618
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NY385251
OS map ref:
90
Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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Beautiful views from this site

Recommended. A great site with brand new shower blocks, a large activity room and a dog walk which leads to walks through the woods of Matterdale. Beautiful views of Blencathra and Skiddaw from some of the pitches. The site is lovely, flat and well laid out. The wardens work hard and keep the site nice. You can get out and about in the car to many places in the Lakes. We went over Christmas and New Year which cost £33 per night which is expensive.
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Recently refurbished site and a great job they have done. Facilities, as you would expect, are first class. Shower blocks are really warm with plenty of hot water. Great 4G signal and TV signal was vary good. We stayed on a fully serviced pitch which gave easy access to the dog walk (not that we have a dog) and a large forest walk with onward access to further footpaths. I can imagine that the activity centre next door can get a little noisy by day but it was very quiet during our stay. The wardens are very helpful with a good sense of humour! Our caravan is over 8mtrs long and was easily accommodated, the access road is first class with easy access from the A66. This is an excellent site which we highly recommend.
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Overpriced

Site is divided into two. Service pitch area is above the main site and best for access to the forest road dog walk, but away from the toilet blocks. Two people on a service pitch in 2019 can be as high as £56.20 for one night. If you are on the lower site you will be in earshot of the adjacent adventure centre. On the Saturday when I was there engine noise from fast moving quads; on the Sunday gunfire for two hours. No wi-fi, no 4G and even the normal mobile signal is poor at night. Freeview HD unavailable. Only 21 channels and some unusable due to signal crashing.

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WOW

Wow, our first visit back to Troutbeck Head since the refurbishment! What a fantastic job, Facilities were as expected, finished to a high standard,cosy and warm and immaculately clean. The hardstandings have also been refurbished and look great. The wardens were lovely, friendly and helpful even though they were busy putting up Seasonal decorations in readiness for Christmas and New Year. So many more Serviced pitches now and lovely dog walks easily accessed directly from the site without the need to go on to the road . We were just amazed that when we arrived there was no one else there ..... so come on peeps get booking you will not be disappointed 😁.

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Not the best if you have dogs.

We spent the weekend here to investigate Ullswater and the surrounding area. The site has been referred, which means lovely showers, etc. The layout is open, this could have been I proved with hedges to give privacy. . For us and are dogs this was not what we enjoy, because you are extremely limited for walking unless you are happy walking along a road to get to Ullswater. Once at Ullswater, great, however you do need to drive there as there are no walkable routes. The site however is adjacent to the hook in house farm, which has lots of activities for families and friends but this come at a cost.
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Telephone:
01768 483521

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The maximum outfit length at this site is 8.99 metres. Please call the site directly on 01768 483521 if your outfit exceeds this length, as we may be able to accommodate you.