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Has anyone been to parkfoot site Ullswater?. It would be in August but some reviews say very rowdy and some very good. Depends what you want I suppose. We want a close to lake site , very dog friendly but not to packed in like sardines suitable for 2 adults and 1 autistic teen hence not to overcrowded. Difficult I know but thought I'd ask anyway. Also loch Lomond ?. Tia.

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Not been to parkfoot site.
However been to park cliff, a few years ago. (that was a great site). Five mins drive from bowness on windamere.

Stopped at Loch lomand also a few years back, campsite just outside Drymen. Also great site. However we went in midge season.....NEVER again. wife was ok, i looked like i had measles. We found out it was something to do with wife wearing skin cream, acts as a repellent. Skin so soft.

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Loch Lomond: If you want to sit by water, you have the 2 C&CC sites - Luss on the road-noisy west shore and Millarochy Bay on the quiet east shore, near to the Forestry one at Cashel. The east shore is better for the dog as you can walk part of the West Highland Way. Despite its name, Lomond Shores at Balloch is not even in sight of the water.
They’re probably all noisier at weekends, as they’re in easy reach of Glasgow. Have a look at the reviews, we’ve not been to them for a while & much depends on the Managers. The west shore is very much easier to get to- the east shore road needs a bit more attention. But it’s certainly the more scenic side.

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Thankyou I will have a look, forgot to say we will be towing a 23ft tourer so need to consider best options road wise too.

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Don't know Parkfoot site at Ullswater, but have you considered CAMC Coniston Park Coppice site virtually on western shore of Coniston (it's on wooded hillside leading down to lake shore), just south of Coniston village?

It is quite a large site, but because of it's layout of small groups of pitches on staggered terraces down the hillside it doesn't look or feel like a huge site from your pitch. It's built into a NT wood, so lots of trees and shrubs to dampen noise from other campers (never noticed much noise when I've been there other than kids in play ground towards bottom of site). Private site road/footpath down to lake shore and the Cumbria Way footpath. Off road footpath (around a mile or so) brings you into Coniston village. Lots of pitches have a little wooded area literally behind pitch which is great for those early morning/late night dog 'walks', my dog loves it.

I tow a 22'3" x 7'3" van to site from the south without any trouble (no single track roads if you take the right route). If you were coming from north of Coniston, HIGHLY recommend you come down only on larger major roads (M6 or A591 past Kendal) and then approach site from south. Ambleside/Clappersgate and the A593 south to Coniston is no place to be towing a big (or even a small!) caravan. Not sure you would even get a big van over Clappersgate hump back bridge without grounding it, then road is narrow and windy! Route from south is so much easier.

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Thanks that sounds good, we would be travelling from South Gloucestershire.

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Quote: Originally posted by oraelkhan1 on 02/6/2020
Thankyou I will have a look, forgot to say we will be towing a 23ft tourer so need to consider best options road wise too.



Ooh. I don’t tow but even driving just a car, there’s an “interesting” bit of road just beyond Balmaha on the east side of Loch Lomond - a 90 degree bend into an extremely steep hill on a narrow road. But I think I’ve seen caravans at Cashel & Millarochy, and the reviews may help; must be do-able.

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Lusts on Loch Lomond is no longer a C&CC site.

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Lusts - do you know something we don't?

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Parkfoot is very lively!!! In August unfortunately it will be crammed with customers that do not stick to rules. Just google trip advisor and look at the low star reviews these will paint the picture for you. I would look for somewhere quieter. There are lots of lovely sites in the Lakes but fear they will be rammed this year as will the main tourist spots in the Lakes. Not trying to put you off but being a parent of a youngster that suffered from anxiety I know that crowded places can be difficult. Good luck with your search. Sue

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Mrs Bonce. Stayed there last year. Taking to the manager's, who said the Luss Estate has taken it back, and are redeveloping it into Luxury Camping Chalet type things. They may retain a small campsite though.

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Thanks for all replies. I tried to book Coniston but they couldn't accommodate us with awning , which we really need . It doesn't need to be a cc site although we are members.

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We use Cove Park Watermillock near Ullswater. It is not lakeside but does have lake views. Lovely wardens and peaceful. Facilities are a little outdated but always clean. You cant walk to the local village though need to use your car most of the time. No shop on site either only a small play park and a dog exercise field right next to the site but far enough away to be seperate if dogs are an issue. It really depends on what ticks boxes for you. Sue

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Thanks for the news of Luss site, didn't look any different last time I passed just before lockdown but it was due to open in April. The UKCS details are correct, including the new website. No mention on it as yet of major changes. Luss Estates also owns Inverbeg Caravan Park further north up the west shore, which is largely statics.

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Please remember that Scotland is taking a more cautious approach to easing lockdown, and only essential travel is permitted and staying overnight is still not allowed, so caravans and campers are discouraged. There were mobs of people at Loch Lomond last weekend, and the police were "advising" people of the law, and frustrated powers that be were threatening to take action. It's confusing when news is given for the UK, when in fact it only applies to England. Hopefully restrictions will be lifted somewhat by the time you want to travel, but it would be a good idea to get the latest update from Scotgov website. https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

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Thankyou, my Dad lives in Scotland so I am kept updated and of course wouldn't dream of going up unless things change.


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