Plan your visit

Visiting Keswick

Come and join us at this year’s Keswick Convention located at the heart of the stunning Lake District. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to join our inspiring and uplifting three-week event.

All Convention events are open to everyone and more details can be found on the 2023 Convention page.

Whether you’ve been before or are attending for the first time, here are some essentials that will be of help when planning your visit.

Where do I stay?

Find and book your accommodation as soon as possible as places in the town fill up quickly.

For availability visit or phone 017687 75738 for a copy of the free Keswick Visitor Information & Accommodation Guide. This has listings of all accommodation plus a guide to local activities and attractions.


If camping or caravanning, there is the Crosthwaite Camp run by volunteers for the duration of the Convention weeks in addition to others you can find on the Visit Keswick website.

Crosthwaite Campsite

An all-age family and youth orientated ‘pop-up’ camp site located in farmers’ fields on the edge of Keswick. The site is provided for the 3 weeks of the convention only and is self-catering.

It can accommodate tents, caravans and some small camper vans.
Amenities include toilets, showers, water points, phone charging, refuse, recycling and waste disposal.

The Convention is held on the former Pencil Factory Site and the adjoining Rawnsley Site; both are just a short walk into town from the camp. A friendly campsite with many return campers. Bookings start in mid February.

What do I do when I arrive?

If you’re arriving on a Saturday the roads in and around Keswick will be busy, so please be patient! 

Get acquainted with the town. There are two supermarkets, bakeries, take-aways and plenty of places to eat. 

Register any 3-18 year olds straight away to avoid queues outside the venues.

When does it all start & finish?

  • The first meeting is the Evening Celebration at 7.30pm on the Saturday.
  • The Convention finishes after the Evening Celebration on the Friday of each week at 9pm.
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