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
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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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A good week

We spent 5 nights here last week, great site, nice layout if you like the more secluded style pitches. Handy for lake access and not too far to walk into the village or to one of the pubs signed at the entrance. A few noisy dogs nearby but not a big issue. Be aware of tree sap! Being a relatively new caravaner we maybe could have done with a pitch with less tree cover, although most of those were already taken. Seems that tree sap? is something that doesn't come off the roof and sides of a caravan. Nice brown streaks all over my van. NOT the sites fault, the site is first class. Perhaps sites with lots of tree cover could warn people about the perils of tree sap. If it hadn't rained overnight one night I don't think it would have been an issue as up til then what was falling off the trees just blew off the van and awning. All in all a great site, we'll run and in a great position
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Had a great time on our first visit here. The fish & chip/pizza van on site was a revelation. The best pizza we’ve had in a long time. We’ll come back specially for the food. The site was lovely too.
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Excellent facilities

First time on this site, but probably our last. The site is in a good location, mostly smallish areas with limited number of vans which disguises the extent of the site. The wardens were absolutely first class and a credit to the club and themselves, and the facilities were kept in excellent condition. The toilet block nearest to us closed for cleaning from 1.30pm - which is brilliant timing as most people that were leaving to go out for the day had done so, and those going home had gone as well - a far more sensible time to close than the normal mid-morning closures on other sites. Our preference is for more open, grassy sites, rather that the `car-park` style stones needed because of the tree covering, this is the reason why we would go elsewhere. The area is blessed with pubs serving excellent beer and good food, with a really good Indian restaurant/takeaway in Coniston, and loads of good walking to suit all levels.
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Lovely site

Arrived Thursday for the Easter break and staff very friendly and welcoming. Large site with hard standing and some pitches a little uneven but in woodland so beautiful and fairly quite. Several toilet blocks all very clean and well maintained and excellent facilities throughout the site. The site is approx mile and half from Coniston village but a lovely walk either through the bottom of the site through Coniston hall past the lake to the village or follow the old railway line near to reception. The village has shops, spar, co-op, pubs etc etc so plenty to go to if you need more than the on site shops provide. The WiFi is shocking however, we were there 4 days and only managed to get on for an hour once. A pizza/ fish and chip van is on site at weekends that is organised chaos and the service was shocking. Very expensive (person front had 2 pizzas, fish & chips, portion of chips was £33 !) .service was that bad several of us walked away. However in General great site, great location and would recommend.

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Amazing site! Well worth the visit!

We planned an early Easter holiday here, with both sons and both grandkidz. A long drive from Leafy Surrey, but well worth the trip! We had watched a video concerning the access road, not sure what route they chose but I found no difficulty at all, okay the roads are narrow in places, but well posted and easy enough to tow a caravan along if you look ahead and give way when you can! The site itself is well managed by helpful and polite staff, the layout is much more 'feral' than other CMC sites we have visited, but this serves to add to its charm! Having told reception at our late but not too late arrival, that small ones would be joining us later, it was recommended we use the red and white barrier to the bottom part of the site, where there were families with young kids. This was excellent advice, we pitched up on 172 and the grandkidz had made many friends within hours of arriving! Close to both play areas, it was very easy to keep tabs on them. A well stocked shop, and the Co-Operative store in nearby Coniston meant we were well supplied with food and drink, including the odd glass of wine! Facilities were beautifully clean and tidy, strangely they were locked and required a key to access, although 2 keys were supplied it was hard remembering to take one when performing caravan husbandry like water, waste water and chemical toilet, although opposite the block I often forgot key so couldn't use toilet whilst there? I could wash hands though, as both Laundry and Dishwashing rooms were unlocked. I love the fact that the laundry machines had a rinse and spin option, perfect after handwashing clothes in the sinks provided. The location is perfect for exploring Coniston Water, walks are easy and fun, especially along toward Coniston village. The fields contained other campers, and sheep, so doggins had to stay on her lead, perhaps the only negative was that there was nowhere we could let her off leash to run free. Overall, an amazing site, with plenty to do, good for families with youngsters! We had an amazing time, and would certainly return in a heartbeat!

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