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Old 09 August 2015, 17:44   #1
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Park Foot or Waterside Farm

Hi all, were thinking of going to Ullswater on August bank holiday weekend for our first sibbing session. Thinking Park Foot or Waterside Farm. Any advice on these venues and charges to get on the water.
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Old 09 August 2015, 17:54   #2
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Two things
1) have you got a launching license?( they are quite cheap)
2) I take my atlantic 75 to the lake district and both of those locations are suitable for it, so it should be fine for you!
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Old 09 August 2015, 18:07   #3
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Two things
1) have you got a launching license?( they are quite cheap)
2) I take my atlantic 75 to the lake district and both of those locations are suitable for it, so it should be fine for you!

No licence needed, its Ullswater.

2 very different sites, even though they are next to each other.

Parkfoot is more commercialised, it has a lot more facilities, including big shop, club house, takeaway etc. Access to the water is via Aikbeck field, which you may, or may not be staying in. The launch area is down a 100m track. Its a great place, but the costs soon add up (I think we got close to 100 a night last year ). Toilets and showers are good, apart from the overflow units used at Bank Hol.

Waterside is much more back to basics, its a series of big fields and a working farm. You actually stay on the field next to the water here, with lots of places to drop the boat in, but 2 'proper' if very shallow gradient slipways. Toilets are not as nice, facilities consist of a tiny shop and a burger van. Its cheaper, but not much. You cant get a boat of more than about 20ft through the normal entrance, you will get stuck (dont ask how I know ) but they will let you drive through the farmyard instead if you ask.

Both sites are great for sibs, either rural and basic or modern and comercial.

You need to book pretty sharpish, Parkfoot only has the overflow field left, but its actually the closest one to the lake .
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Park Foot or Waterside Farm

Ulswater is our favorite lake we tend to go round about November time we usually stay at the Quiet Site it's a little more expensive but it's a great site with a club bar
It's only a 15 minute drive to the public slipway down at Glenridding
Not many people on the water this time of year plus no body chasing your down if you go over the 10knot speed limit
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Thank you for the replies. We read a few reviews and some people commented on being crammed in, and noisy at night.
We have decided to stay at the caravan club site at Troutbeck and drive down to waterside farm, pay the tenner for the day/days we want to SIB
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Thank you for the replies. We read a few reviews and some people commented on being crammed in, and noisy at night.
We have decided to stay at the caravan club site at Troutbeck and drive down to waterside farm, pay the tenner for the day/days we want to SIB

If you are day launching, Park Foot is better. Its only 5 a day and there is a better area to lkeave the car with picnic tables.

It really isnt that noisy on either site (we go most August Bank Hols) just sometimes you get unlucky.

Walking the boat back to the campsite is a lot better and easier than driving it down there to launch each day.
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Sorted :-)
We've booked Park Foot on aikbeck field.
We've been told there is no charge for launching the SIB ( we already have insurance ) so I assume that's it.
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Any advice regarding parking at Glenridding and using the public slip ( 7M motorhome ) thinking height restrictions etc
We have read so many reviews regarding the noise and anti social stuff at Park foot on a bank holiday that we're giving it a wide berth.
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try Ulswater caravan and marine park on other side of lake nice site and good slip
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try Ulswater caravan and marine park on other side of lake nice site and good slip
Is it possible to launch from there site or is it a drive ?
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