Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite

Park Gate, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8LA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Imaginatively landscaped, the campsite is set within 63 acres of beautiful National Trust woodland. With pitches grouped in open glades and easy access to the fun attractions of Coniston Water, the site offers a scenic, peaceful base for an active holiday that will keep the whole family happy, including its own mini adventure playground for children. 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 Campsite 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.

Did you know that you can book a glamping holiday on this site? Find out more on our sister website Experience Freedom.

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: poor
  • 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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Offers available to Club members

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Offer image for: Go Ape - Grizedale - 10% discount
Offer image for: Mountain Goat Tours - 10% discount
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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
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Lovely place but strange set up

Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite
We have just visited the site for 5 days leaving today Fri 5th August. On arrival I wasn't in love with the site. It seems a little strange. We drove around and found a pitch ( the site is a fairly big site) on reflection the pitch maybe was the issue... not level and far too much gravel. There are lots of pitch areas and some singles at the side of the road - we chose a little group section. The areas around the pitches seem a little unkempt but I know this is for the wildlife - it just seems a little messy. There is however plenty of wildlife. The site is close to Coniston water which is lovely. The walk to Coniston is easy and the walk along the shore the opposite way is lovely. So after feeling I didn't like the site I ended up thinking it was ideal. Lovely area, nice staff and probably the best/cleanest toilet blocks I've visited. Give it a go - let the area take you over and you'll love it too.

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Caravanner from South Yorkshire

Reviewed on 05/08/2022 17:45

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Peaceful site in woodland, a bit of a hilly walk to and from the lakeside

Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite
Coniston Park Coppice is a lovely site with good facilities. It is a great location for visiting southern lakes attractions, mountain biking, and lake activities. It is a bit of a distance from the lake for carrying paddleboards and kayaks or canoes, downhill to the lake and a long walk uphill back. It’s about a 30 minute walk in to Coniston village, but this is mainly on footpaths through farm land, where sheep and cattle roam freely. The site is on a slope, in woodland, the pitches are mainly gravel, and some are quite small. The staff are nice and welcoming, the facilities are lovely and clean. At the time we were there, the dog/bike wash hose was snapped so was not useable. This was our third stay in a little over a year, and although the weather wasn’t the best, we enjoyed our stay This is a lovely site for a peaceful break away from the crowds

Owlet90

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Reviewed on 03/08/2022 17:25

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An excellent base to hike or bike

Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite
Stayed for the third time July 2022. It can be tricky to find a pitch and it will vary depending on the time you arrive. This site allows arrivals at 10am, most are 1pm. Quite a few leaving that day may not have gone at 10! The site is a bit of a warren of roads and pitches but that is it's charm. It rains, a lot, it's the Lake District so expect some! We moved to a more open pitch as the rain dropping off the trees can last quite a while. Had a lovely private corner with plenty of room, nearest unit was well away from us. The approach road in is narrow in places despite being an A road. Use caution, we came head to head with a 50 ton excavator being moved so full test of reversing skills! Careful leaving, the A 5084 is the way out passing the lake shore. It splits at Torver with the A593 to Millom which is best avoided as steep and narrow. The sign was covered in tree so care required here. The site by the lake was rammed with tents and does not gain the kindest reviews for reasons you may see. That said it's an easy 45 min amble along to the village with no hills to climb. We came to mountain bike and the route from Coniston village to Grizedale Forest is an uber steep rocky bridleway. It can be avoided by climbing the B5285 to Hawkshead instead and going into the forest via a small car park on the right. Very steep either way but easy on the way back! Or take the bikes to the visitor centre if you have a car. Previous visits have been to hike across Coniston Old Man to Torver and back via the lake shore. Location wise for outdoor pursuits this is fantastic.

TonyBack

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Reviewed on 02/08/2022 16:11

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Lovely place

Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite
Really lovely site close to lakes. A little far away from the village though. Facilities were excellent. Only annoying thing was finding a pitch. Had to drive round in heavy rain looking and was hard to spot. Allocated pitches would be much better.

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Reviewed on 27/07/2022 15:51

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It’s like marmite you either live it or hate it

Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite
We arrived at a very busy caravan site on a Saturday afternoon for a 4 night stay. Maybe this was our first mistake. After driving round the pitch areas it was obvious to us that we were not going to be happy here. It was difficult to see where the pitches were as we could only find tiny ‘lay-by’ areas which were difficult to get into and close to the neighbours. We expected the trees etc but not the small pitches. With a heavy heart we decided not to stay and went to see the wardens who were fantastic. They understood what we were saying and recognised that their site was unique and not for everyone. This is a popular site as it is on the lake but as the wardens said it’s a bit of a marmite site you either love it or hate it.

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Reviewed on 20/07/2022 07:23

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Telephone:
01539 441555

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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