Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site (REF : PAR)

Park Gate, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8LA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Imaginatively landscaped, Coniston Park Coppice Club Site in Coniston is set in 63 acres of beautiful National Trust woodland. With pitches grouped in open glades and easy access to the fun attractions of Coniston Water, the caravan park offers a scenic, peaceful base for an active holiday that will keep the whole family happy. The site accommodates its own mini adventure playground for children and additional activities within the area include cycling, rock climbing, guided pony treks around the fells and much more.

The close proximity of Coniston Park Coppice Club Site to Coniston Water is a great bonus, for a short walk of 400 yards brings you to the lakeside launching point where you can enjoy watching or try your hand at a range of water sports such as dinghy sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Coniston Pier, only 1.5 mile away, offers steamboat rides on the Coniston Gondola and boat hire. Several cafes and pubs serving good food are located in the village 1 mile away.

The caravan site is an excellently placed central point for exploring the whole National Park, with its dramatic combination of Lakeland and soaring fells. Needless to say, the walking is matchless and you have a good range of paths to keep you on the go. Birdwatchers will not be disappointed - expect to have your binoculars in constant use, especially in Grizedale Forest.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

You can walk to Coniston via the edge of the lake, and also enjoy walks from Coniston village into the hills. Climb The Old Man of Coniston from the village, with views out to Coniston Water and beyond. Leaflets detailing the wide choice of walking routes in the local area are available from the shop. Find out more.

Supermarket notes:

There are 3 small supermarkets in the village. Larger supermarkets are Booths in Ulverston (14 miles), Asda, Morrisons and Tesco in Barrow (25 miles) and Asda and Morrisons in Kendal (25 miles).

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Directions

Whenever possible approach from the South (Newby Bridge) on the A590. Follow signposts for the A590, Barrow. In 5 miles at Greenodd turn right onto the A5092 (signposted Workington). Within 2 miles fork right onto A5084. In about 6 miles in Torver turn right onto the A593. The site is on the right within 1.25 miles (100 yards past the brown and white tourism sign). Please note that the final approach from North or South is narrow in places. Arrivals after 20:00 please remain on reception area beyond office.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LA21 8LA
GPS:
Lat 54.35311 / Lon -3.08354
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SD297957
OS map ref:
96
Handbook map ref:
F10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Coniston and Ulverston
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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The must visit site

One of the best sites I have stayed on in over 40 years of caravanning. The way the the site is set out in small areas you could easily be on a large CL. The facilities are excellent, the staff could not be more helpful or knowledgable about local attractions. We walked for miles through beautiful woodlands and along the lakeside.
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FAB!

A beautiful site, pitches amongst trees and open spaces, tucked away in every nook and cranny. I would strongly advise to ride around the full extent of this site before deciding on your pitch. Nice little herb trough near the site office to enhance any of your home cooked meals. The facilities, as you would expect from a CS site, were all clean although I did think that one of the blocks I used was looking a little tired and could do with some updating. Most of the pitches are relatively flat, but there is very little grass, you will need some strong tent pegs for your awnings. You're given a key to access the toilets and showers as I believe they do have a problem with some people from the neighbouring campsite down at the lake shore trying to use the facilities. A very short walk from the site down to the lake, and some amazing views. We are in a motorhome and just using bicycles to get about. The ride into Coniston is easy and relatively flat, plenty of pubs and shops in Coniston. Small museum in the town with a section on Donald Campbell, we didn't venture in but we did go in the local church where there is a lovely etched glass memorial to him. We cycled round to the other side of the lake as far as Brantwood, this was a little more strenuous but stunning views again. The cycle ride to Torver was also good, mainly on cycle paths with the bonus of a delightful pub, The Church House Inn, at the end of the journey (small CL site also here at the pub). We hired an electric boat at Coniston Quay, two hours is long enough to get you to the far end and back in the time. Plenty of areas to launch your canoe, kayak, paddle board etc or if you just wish to sit, swim and take in the views and relax on the grassy banks shared with the sheep. This site is just perfect, sad to leave.
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Lovely Site

We have just returned from a couple of nights on this beautiful site. We didn't want to leave. The site is very clean & the pitches are well spaced out. The facilities are spotless. Plenty of places to walk & although it's the largest site we have stayed on it was so quiet. We look forward to returning in the near future. Thank you for an enjoyable stay. Di, Tony & Poppy Rose

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A busy weekend but still a peaceful site!

With the promise of some sunshine and warmth it was not surprising the site was extremely busy over this last weekend. However the Lakeland weather did still manage to dampen things somewhat! Given all that the site was really quite peaceful as usual and facilities kept up to standard. Only gripe is no lighting over the wash cubicles if you're an early riser! Easy walking either into Coniston or to Torver on the old railway line or you can add a little more interest by taking the path, again either way along the side of the lake. We decided to try the Wilson Arms at Torver on sunday and can say that the quality and quantity of food was very good. Limited menu but good, with some fine ale too! Then a gentle walk back to round of the day!

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Not for us

The location of this site does make it ideal for exploring the Coniston area and for us the distance of the walk was not a problem. As you would expect the lake does get very busy at weekends especially given how many people can pack into the adjacent Coniston Hall site. Yes the facilities are very well maintained and the whole site is well marshalled but it is just the size of it that would put us off returning. It did feel very claustrophobic although having said that it is very quite at night. Just not for us I'm afraid.
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