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Great Wood NT car park

Offsite parking - no services

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Keswick, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, CA12

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Open from Jan to Dec

Leaving the car park you follow a narrow twisty one way track through the woods for about quarter mile. This could be a problem for big band.
Parking All day £6.20
Free for NT members

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Review by: SimonMorley
Visit date: Nov 2020
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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9.5
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Nice spot to stop for a spot of lunch. Free for NT members.
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Review by: izzy
Visit date: Aug 2019
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Lovely quite spot. We pulled in late afternoon (twice) and asked others leaving the CP for their ticket, which saw us through to midnight. Had 3 nights here in total in August 2019. On the last morning a warden informed us 'no overnight parking' ....OK, but a bit late. Anything longer than 8m may struggle.
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Review by: marshallman
Visit date: Feb 2019
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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Lovely car park but on the pay machine it states “ no overnight sleeping in vehicles” in small letters but enough for us to move on.
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Review by: ptayls
Visit date: Sep 2018
Unit type: Campervan
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6.5
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Secluded spot, well sign posted. We arrived late (00.20hrs) so paid £7.50 which gave us a full 24hrs to park but we think the clock resets at midnight so you only get until midnight on the day you arrive. Its free for national trust members however. No signs saying no overnight parking either, very frendly ranger who gave us some local information. 5 minute walk from lake derwent. 1 mile from keswick which has a range of outdoor shops, cafes and the like. We didnt use the transport links but there were plenty of buses passing theough. Recommend!
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Review by: pollyw
Visit date: Dec 2016
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Very quiet and secluded location. Quite isolated. Someone in another MH told us the National Trust representative will occasionally knock on your door early morning and ask for a contribution to the National Trust if you do not display your membership sticker. No facilities or view other than woodland but beautiful walks across the road around Derwent Water.
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Review by: admin
Visit date: Apr 2014
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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6.5
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Fantastic location just off Derwent water in the Great Wood National Trust car park.
Busy during the day with walkers etc, but after 6pm everyone goes and we had the place to ourselves.
Nice and quiet and felt safe, police came patrolling every night but just drove round the car park and left.
We joined the National Trust and got parking fee refunded (also got 25% discount of the fee for being camping and caravan club members) as this entitles you to park for free in any of the NT car parks in the lakes. The NT warden said officially you are not allowed to overnight but they turn a blind eye to NT members.
We had a great walk around Derwent Water - about 10 miles and another walk up Cat Bells (13 miles) on Easter Sunday.
Easy 1 1/2 mile walk into Keswick or there is a bus stop 100 yards down the road with half hourly service up and down the lake.
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