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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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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Brilliant location for exploring Southern and West Lakes

Many years ago we stayed at this site and decided to return with our daughter and family who are now caravaners. Although it was full because it was half term there was still the air of tranquility and quietness. If you are happy with a pitch in woodland this is for you as most of the pitches are under trees. The site is well laid out with a number of areas separated by woodland. The site is a short distance from Coniston village. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes to walk there. At the village there are a number of cafes and the one by the Lake is worthwhile going to. It is busy but well managed and organised. The site is ideally situated for exploring the southern and western lakes. There are lovely walks suitable for all abilities. A trip on the steam gondola is well worth doing. Our two grandchildren (11 and 13) had a great time. On a particularly wet day they had a brilliant time on Go Ape in Grizedale Forest. One concern was the state the toilets were left in the morning (clearly done by caravanners and left for others including the wardens to clean). All in all we enjoyed our return to the site and would highly recommend it.

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Perfect location, excellent facilities, kept spotlessly clean by wardens who were a pleasure to meet. An ideal base for seeing the Lake District, the pitches were large and the gaps between even bigger. A 20-25 minute walk from the site, along the lake to Coniston village, Bluebird cafe by the pier we’ll worth a visit, and it’s pet friendly. Will definitely be returning.
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Having visited the Coniston area over many years, I wanted to go back, this time in my own “home” and found this perl. Of course a site with kids, can never be a totally quiet place, but it was great to see so many kids enjoying the parks facilities and having a great time. I enjoy walking, although not fit at the moment to tackle the “Old Man of Coniston” I found some lovely easy walks along the shores of Lake Coniston and a visit to the local museum was a great insight to the local life. The park it self is in a woodland in the Lake District, so leveller are needed, but that should not surprise anyone, so I was prepared. Great stay. Will be back!
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Autumn family holiday

We stayed here for a week this October. It's a big site that slopes down towards the lake. Note no pitches at the side of the lake. Upon arrival the Staff were very friendly and helpful of the surrounding area. The pitches vary in size and as you are in woodland the pitches are between the trees and rocky surfaces. We took our bikes and there is a great route to cycle or walk through the bottom of the site through a gate to the lake and into Coniston. The lake itself is beautiful with stunning scenery. We took our kayaks with us and you can throw your Kayak/ Canoe in from access from the site. Parking is not permitted at the side of the lake, but you can drop off and park the car at the bottom of the site. Coniston itself is a small village approx 30 to 40 minute walk with 5 great dog friendly pubs that do nice food. There is a pub called the Ship inn approx 20 mins walk away down an old bridal path. Take torches if venturing out in the evening. The steam Gondola is a must to see, it's fairly priced and the views from the lake are stunning. Dogs are permitted although in the open front or rear of the vessel. There is a cafe and boat hire place where you can hire out rowing boats, small motor boats and paddle boards. We took the kids over to Wild Cat Island ( peel Island ) which is the island featured in the kids film Swallows and Amazons. It's a great place to explore with the Kayaks. We had a great time and will definitely be going back again
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4th Time this year

I have had 4 short stays this year in a campervan and used the site as a base for mountain biking. I have to say the staff, site, location, facilities and cleanliness are spot on. I honestly don't know where some of the guests who stay here and knock it must stay normally, there must be some Mayfair Hotel campsite equivalents that I have not read about yet for around £20 a night so please advise if you are reading this and are one of them! As for the noisy leaf blowers (really), then I would rather that than trample leaves throughout my temporary accommodation for the length of my stay and am surprised the colour of the leaves don't upset some either. Personally I cannot wait to return and suggest those who don't approve, stick to their preferred sites as it gives me more chance of securing a booking at this fantastic site.
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