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Old 24 June 2009, 18:39   #1
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Hi,we are going to the lakes for our summer holidays and are staying at Keswick, i have looked on Boatlaunch for sites to launch our SIB info on there looks good just wondered if anyone on here has launched on other lakes nearby?
We went to coniston in may and had a fab time,just this time want to go further afield,any recommenations folks?

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there is a camping and caravan site by the lake in keswick can't remember its name but if you look on the camping and caravan website you will find it. That is right by the lake and you can launch boats from it, think they charge each time not sure. The site is ok, i went in april last year and because it was freezing it was just mainly caravans, but this time of year there should be a good mix. The facilities were fine and 2 minute walk into keswick town centre.
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Old 25 June 2009, 08:39   #3
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Hi,we are going to the lakes for our summer holidays and are staying at Keswick, i have looked on Boatlaunch for sites to launch our SIB info on there looks good just wondered if anyone on here has launched on other lakes nearby?
We went to coniston in may and had a fab time,just this time want to go further afield,any recommenations folks?

Cheers Pete
Going back a few years now, but we stayed at a campsite on the shore of Ullswater, and it was beautiful. The site we were at is on the eastern shore, just south of Pooley Bridge; we could launch inflatables directly from the campsite, and it's a nice big lake to explore. No idea whether you can launch from there as a non-resident, but the lake itself is well worth the visit.

I believe there is a 10mph speed limit.

HtH, have a nice time

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Old 25 June 2009, 13:24   #4
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Another vote for Ullswater here

There is a good slip here:

http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....redfilterid=10

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Old 25 June 2009, 14:51   #5
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HI,

I WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE LAKES AND LIVED IN WINDERMERE FOR 25YRS, MOST LAKES ARE GREAT FUN WITH A SIB AND HAVE GOOD LAUNCHING FACILITIES. CONISTON IS MY FAVORITE WITH A SIB AS THERE IS A NICE CAFE AT THE SLIP CALLED 'BLUEBIRD' AS PREVIOUSLY COMMENTED ULLSWATER IS NICE HOWEVER THAT SAID WINDERMER HAS MORE TO DO, USE YOUR SIB TO TRUNDDLE DOWN THE LAKE TO SOME OF THE LOVELY LAKESIDE HOTELS ALL HAVE JETTIES AND SERVE GOOD FOOD AND BEER OR VIEW BOWNESS FROM THE WATER, PICNIC ON AN ISLAND ETC. I STILL REGULARY WATERSKI ON WINDERMERE LAST WEEKEND WAS THE LAST TIME AND PROVIDING YOU GET THE WEATHER IT IS STUNNING.

PM me if you would like some info on windermere or its watering holes
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do you still have to regester the boat as you did years ago and have to put those big stupid stickers with the numbers on the sides of the hull,or has it changed now
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do you still have to regester the boat as you did years ago and have to put those big stupid stickers with the numbers on the sides of the hull,or has it changed now
No, I think that is still the case for Windermere.

You have to pay for:

Boat registration: 10 (with two forms of ID)
Set of numbers: 5
Launch powered craft up to 11 metres length: 10.00
Park car and trailer up to 24 Hours - 7.00

When we enquired at Ferry Nab, the staff just weren't interested at all, so we didn't bother with Windermere.

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NO LONGER !!! On Windermere - Providing you are displaying 6 inch high SSR numbers (white on a black background) there is NO need to register any more , this is absolutly fact

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Forgot to say most people have them on a piece of black plastic cable tied to the side. Mine have SSR number on one side and Loch Lomond Numbers on the other and I just display whats needed
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Many thanks for info,we did do ullswater last year for a weekend,launched at park foot that cost a fiver for the day.
The info on windermere is just what we are after,the registration part did put us off,but now knowing whats involved re SSR i will look down that route,found the web link to the application and will persue.

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/ukr-hom...smallships.htm

Here is a quick 30 second vid to our conistion trip.


Thanks again for the advice folks.
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