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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so dark, too many trees

we have just returned from 5 nights on this site. It is a big site, but doesnt feel that big as most of the vans are parked in small cul de sac type areas, which is good really. The toilet were spotless, no complaints there, but why do you need a key to access the toilet block, ridiculous if you ask me. However, the site was sodden, there had been alot of rain prior to our visit, but with there being so many over hanging trees, when the sun did come out, there was no way the land could dry out, there was also a spring by the front of our van, so, constant wet feet getting in and out of the car and the caravan and with a dog it was impossible to keep clean, and this was for the whole of the 5 nights we were there. Location was good, and a lovely walk was to be had a night down to the lake, into the village and back again along the track. We visited in September, but I am sure that in the summer months the site would be plagued with insects because of so many trees and shrubs. I dont think we will be staying on that site again for the reasons we have stated.
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Lovely location

We stayed here for only one night on our way back from Scotland to Devon. Welcomed by warm and friendly staff and as others have noted, this site is on a hill. Most of the pitches are under trees, and are shaded. We managed to find a level pitch with some sun, when it appeared. We had plenty of rain. The shower blocks are excellent with no push button showers, and the access is by key only! There are a lot of birds around and many were not shy, showing themselves well. Access to the lake is easy from the bottom of the site but it is through a campsite (presumably the reason for the key access to the toilets etc, to stop campers sneaking in!) Arriving to the site from the south is OK, but it is very tight in places if you are arriving from Windermere in a motorhome! Looking forward to the next visit.
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Disappointing visit

We stayed here recently and was blessed with the usual lakes variable weather. Coniston is a lovely village to visit. Dog friendly cafes. The shower block was lovely and clean and we did like the fact it was key entry only. However we were quite miffed at how close our neighbours parked to us. I really didn’t want to see what they were watching on their TV! It was mentioned to the wardens but they saw fit to ignore it despite on every site the 6 metre rule for our own safety, hence we cut our visit short.

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It's the little things!

This isn't a massive review as overall the site was great. Ideally located for walks alongside the lake or for a stroll into the hills. Coniston is a bit 'touristy' for our liking but that isn't anything to do with the site. As previous reviewers have said, the site isn't flat and unless you pitch near to a toilet block, it can be a bit of a hike if you've left it till the last minute, you may have to run! The toilet door bangs so if you are near that's going to be annoying. Also, you need a key to access the toilets - not sure of the reason really? We mentioned one of the night lights which illuminate the roadways being faulty and this wasn't ever fixed. This meant that the path to the toilet from our site during the night was extremely dark. Pizzas are amazing btw! Only other comment, at the bottom of the site is another camp site. The footpath to Coniston goes through this and over the bank holiday weekend it looked more like a festival site than anything else - quite intimidating with dogs and kids running everywhere, tents and vans parked all over the place, bbq's going off and music blaring from each pitch and rubbish strewn around - definitely not a club site!
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10 nights in August

We stayed at Coniston Coppice from 4-14th August. The approach from the South is fine, some narrow winding roads but not a problem as you can see oncoming traffic at most points where its narrow. We have been to Devon twice with the van and that is a white knuckle ride so this was easy. The site staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay, including helping us to find a B&B for my parents who had booked their B&B online and when they arrived they had no record of it and no space. Our warden was very helpful at helping to find them a place, giving me a list of local B&B’s. The site is the largest we have stayed on but felt like a small site, not once did we have to queue for the showers. The other thing we were super impressed with was the timings for the toilet cleans. BRAVO! To the common sense used on this site. CARAVAN CLUB PLEASE NOTE - Most people are offsite at 1.30-2.30 so clean all toilets at this time, not 10.30 in the mornings. If this site can do it, all of them can. Its a pet peeve of mine with the toilet cleans, Im on holiday and dont want to have to be up at daft o clock each morning before the showers close! One thing I dont think is made clear with this site is that its on a hill, from photos etc it looks a flat site - it really isnt. Now onto the rain, its the Lakes its to be expected but the hardstanding pitch we were on flooded and our awning floor was soaked. We spent the morning on one of the days fire fighting with the rain running in. We had tarps down then the awning matting then some cheap ikea rubber backed rugs down and it came thro the lot. It was horrendous at times & very disheartening no matter what we did - it came in, when we eventually left and moved the awning the drainage was ridiculous. Stay away from pitch 219. I suppose we could have moved but the hassle wasnt worth it to be honest and we had no car to tow with due to my hubby putting petrol in his car instead of diesel on the 2nd day - but thats another story. The pizza van is super, the fish and chips are wonderful from my plaice in coniston. The watersports centre is great but expensive, and no changing facilities (which is crazy). The walk to coniston is 3km (I ran it with Strava) and there are some lovely pubs there esp the Yew Tree. Its so beautiful in the Lakes and the scenery is absolutely stunning, we would return but not in the van. When it rains and you have a soaked awning and nowhere to dry anything (we left a towel in the drying room for 2 days and it was still damp) it makes you a little fed up.
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