Lake District at Christmas

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  1. Cyclists

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    We fancy having out Christmas dinner overlooking the lakes.

    Any advice on sites to stay in the lakes at Christmas?

    John
     
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    Sounds lovely some advice will come along.
     
  3. walburga

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    DSC00537_1.jpg We'll be in Torver nr Coniston for Christmas. Fantastic views of The Old Man, and over the fells, and just a short walk to the lake.
    This is last year in our Hymer, now replaced by a Hobby...new pic will be required.
    Allen
     
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    We love teh Croft site at Hawkshead - sheltered location with great little village just across the road. Each pitche has drinking water and TV as well as EHU and grey water so if it is cold you dont have to trek far!
     
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    The quiet site is lovely but a bit pricey. Great views of ullswater, lovely walks and a small private pub on site with log burners and local entertainment.
     
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  6. Cyclists

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    this is not looking like such a good idea at the moment.
     
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    If the weather settles down I think the area will be so glad of the business and to get back to normal. If it was safe to drive I'd go.
     
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    Keswick has been very badly hit and will be struggling to function for quite a while.
     
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    anyone know if the Keswick C&CC site will be back in action for xmas yet as booked in from 27th.
    Does anyone know how long it took last time they were flooded.
    No info forthcoming yet from C&cc apart from if you cancel you lose deposit but if they cancel you don't.
     
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    Not sure how high the site is but just watching the news and it's not looking good for people there, JCB in town centre bulldozing mud and sewage from the road.
     
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    The clean up was really quick last time as they need to get things up and running ASAP. I wouldn't cancel yet if it was me. It is still such early days I'm not sure anyone will be able to help you yet. Watching the news now the water hasn't even subsided yet!
     
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    Why did you swop vans? Sorry off topic.
     
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    Ladguy your right they will leave it to the last minute to tell you. As they did to me a few weeks ago. money grabing buggers!!
     
  14. Cyclists

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    We're booked in on the Coniston Park Coppice caravan club site. From what I can make out it's not too bad there but the route to it through Newby bridge don't look too great.
     
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    Such a shame for the area, we were near Coniston for the first storm of the season which was pretty mild and the environment people were about as the lake was pretty high.
     
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    Well we're here ...Coniston Park Coppice caravan site.
     
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    Anywhere as long as you take your wellies and a dingy.
     
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    You did ask to stay in the lakes, you could well have your wish ::bigsmile:
     
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    @Cyclists , Thanks for sticking with us. I think the site is quite high above the water so there shouldn't be a problem.:)
    I don' t know which route you took to get there but in a worst case scenario, somewhere handy to move to if you have to is Lakeland Landrovers.
    They are on the A5084 near Torver at 54.329410, -3.097768 They are on the top of a hill!
    There is quite a bit of hard standing at the showroom and a car park across the road. They will probably be closed for Christmas
     
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    Yes drove past Lakeland Landrovers ...gorgeous drive in on some great roads. You sure got a lot of water around even for the lakes. Merry Christmas
     
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