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Plan Your Visit & Accessibility

Visiting Keswick Convention

Keswick Convention is located in Keswick, at the heart of the stunning Lake District. All Convention events are open to everyone and more details can be found on the 2023 Convention Programme pages.

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.

Enjoy Keswick

We’ve put together a site with local attractions and places for you to visit whilst in the area.

Visit the Enjoy Keswick Website to browse Food & Drink, Shopping, Outdoor Activities, Museums and more!


Accessibility at Convention

Keswick Ministries is committed to ensuring that Keswick Convention is accessible to all.

We are working with Count Everyone In and Kay Morgan-Gurr to improve accessibility across the event.

Click ‘Find Out More’ below to learn more about accessibility on site during the event.

Travelling to Keswick

Keswick is easily reached via junction 40 of the M6 (Penrith) and the A66 or via the A1 and the A66. 

he nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, you can then get a bus to Keswick from the station.

Exploring Keswick

There is so much to see in Keswick and in the surrounding area. Check out these resources to help you make the most of your visit and make sure your visit is sustainable.

Keswick Tourism Association has lots of information to help you make the most of visiting Keswick.

Where do I stay?

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

For availability visit www.keswick.org 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.

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.

Springs Camp is running again this year and we’ve changed into a self-catering camp – sorry, no more yummy meals cooked for you! So now there are two ‘pop-up’ Christian camps, both run by volunteers and provided just for the three weeks of Keswick Convention. Springs Camp has been running since 1930 and has been on the same site at Springs Farm since 1953. We’re a little further away from the Pencil Factory than Crosthwaite Camp but our main advantage this year is that we have spaces in all three weeks! The walk takes you through the town centre and past the cinema, lots of interesting shops and the market on a Thursday.   

We provide toilets, showers, hot & cold water, phone charging, refuse points and waste disposal. We have a marquee with picnic benches and you’re welcome to join others to eat there or use it as a communal space. We welcome tents, camper vans and caravans and all ages from 0-100. We love to welcome old and new friends. Find out about us at springscamp.org.uk or on Facebook.

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