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Old 09 February 2015, 10:20   #1
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SIBBING at Conniston

Has anyone stayed at the Caravan Club site at Conniston Coppice?
I have a small SIB and lightweight aluminium hand trailer and wondered roughly how far it was from the pitches to the waters edge? Distance is a problem for me.
Thanks for any help or advice
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Old 09 February 2015, 12:42   #2
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we used to use park coppice caravan club site a lot when the kids and myself were windsurfing. Its a way from the lake but we used to be able to get a key from reception to open the gate giving vehicle access to the big camping site which is right onto the lake shore. Could drive thru and set up/launch down there right by the water. Don't know if that facility is still available. Otherwise try Coniston Old Hall which is the big camping site. Or travel round to Monk Point at the top of the Lake where there is a car park very near the water's edge. Unaware of the restrictions for power craft as we only used it for sailing the boards. There is a yacht club up the NW corner, maybe Coniston sailing club, who were friendly enough back in the day.
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Old 09 February 2015, 13:15   #3
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They use the launch/slipway at Coniston Hall site (only tents and campervans/motorhomes). Depending on where you are sited at Park Coppice you could have a long walk. We where up the top end, used cars to take boat and gear down. Unaware the gate at the end of the site has a coded padlock on so had to go back and get code.
You cannot leave your car on the Coniston Hall site, so you have to drive back up and park by the gate.

If you intend to walk down with all the gear + engine on the boat its not to bad going (all down hill). Be prepared for several stops on the way back.

We stopped there about 2008 or 9. May well have a different set up now,,,, ring site reception to see if the score has changed.
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Old 09 February 2015, 14:45   #4
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not to bad going (all down hill).
and uphill on the way back
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