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Old 07 February 2015, 06:03   #11
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It's a bloody shame it's gone the way it has. Back in the day (1980's) a small group of us all had little 14ft speedboats and went most weekends to Ullswater for a days waterskiing/picnics for the price of the fuel. Then the speed limit forced us up to Windermere for a fee to ski in restricted zones & then speed limited that too.

There's nowhere now so we're limited to north of the border and the sea!!
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Old 07 February 2015, 06:50   #12
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It's a bloody shame it's gone the way it has. Back in the day (1980's) a small group of us all had little 14ft speedboats and went most weekends to Ullswater for a days waterskiing/picnics for the price of the fuel. Then the speed limit forced us up to Windermere for a fee to ski in restricted zones & then speed limited that too.

There's nowhere now so we're limited to north of the border and the sea!!
+1 learned to waterski on ullswater about 2 seasons before they put the limit on tried windermere but found it too restrictive most of the time so we used to head to loch lomond in summer & do bed & breakfast at windermere in winter
Lived in Durham at the time & always thought it was worth the extra 120 miles to loch lomond to get away from the red tape & constant pressure on the pocket during the summer in Windermere

The limit on ullswater was the thin end of the wedge & unfortunately I can see loch lomond heading the same way now it has national park status .
Prefer loch tay to loch lomond now
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Old 07 February 2015, 07:50   #13
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I am going to see if any motorhome campsites near waters edge around Loch Tay. Would be ideal for me in my small inflatable
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Old 07 February 2015, 10:12   #14
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I am going to see if any motorhome campsites near waters edge around Loch Tay. Would be ideal for me in my small inflatable
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Loch tay Highland lodges have motorhome spaces I think & direct water access from the site
The site at Kenmore used to be the best but they only have static caravans now.Im pretty sure there's no motorhome spaces but might be worth asking
Good thing is once your on the water there's no one to bother you & no fees or red tape
There is also a site on the side of lock Earn with direct access although I've never stayed there might be worth looking at
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Old 09 February 2015, 08:06   #15
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Thanks everyone.
Confirms my suspicions of having to go to Scotland for a blast around!
I'll head off up to Ullswater some time in March to finish running it in then head to Oban at some point in the summer

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Confirms my suspicions of having to go to Scotland for a blast around!
Of course this is a bonus not a disadvantage!
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Oh absolutely!
I used to live in Oban when I was 3 and had my 4th birthday there. My birthday cake was made into the shape of the waverley!
Haven't been back since so really looking forward to this summer and going back to explore!
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Oh absolutely!
I used to live in Oban when I was 3 and had my 4th birthday there. My birthday cake was made into the shape of the waverley!
Haven't been back since so really looking forward to this summer and going back to explore!
Fancy returning in June for the sib gathering?
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I was really hoping to come along with you all but I'm away on a sun sail holiday the weekend you're going
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I used to take the caravan and boat to ' Hill of oakes ' site on Windermere which has it's own slipway, great little site.

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