Originally Posted by jshbrdall
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 .