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Old 22 July 2013, 19:03   #1
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Best places to take the sib in lake district

Hi all

I'm planning a family holiday in the lake district for the first two weeks in August and wondered where would be best to launch my sib?
I'm staying at various sites near coniston, ullswater and derwent water so would like to spend some time exploring these areas. I wondered if anyone can advise on good launch sites and what sort of registration is required to use these waters? Also, if there are any other lakes in the area I'm open to recommendations:-)

Thanks in advance...

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Old 23 July 2013, 02:01   #2
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Just got back from ulswater ,had a fantastic week stayed at ulswater caravan and marine park,good site and slip,no reg needed hope this helps

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Old 23 July 2013, 02:35   #3
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I usually park at Park Foot campsite at Pooley Bridge when we visit Ullswater, cheap parking and free, easy launching.
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Old 23 July 2013, 03:54   #4
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Coniston no registration, 5.00 launch fees, only launch at ferry landing area right next to car park handy little jetty, but not allowed to land with powered craft (exept where you launched from of course ) Coniston on the small side compared to Windermere etc. but ok to kill an hour or so, limited to 10mph
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As above +

Windermere, biggest lake with most to do (pubs, restaurants and landing stages) but requires rdgistration and number boards (all available from Ferry Nab Wardens office) and parking is stupidly expensive.

Derwentwater is nice, but very shallow, launching from Lake rd in Keswick.
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Old 23 July 2013, 06:03   #6
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You are also very close to Barrow, Ravenglass, St Bees and Whitehaven if you fancy exploring the coast. All have free slips or Whitehaven harbour has a very nice slip for 10 (includes access through the lock gates which is a bit of an interesting experience although you do need a vhf). The coastline is quite dramatic, particularly further north past St Bees, and the mackerel are biting at the moment.

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