Coniston – June 2021

Great to be back at what has become one of our favourite camp sites and venues in the Lakes.

Weather pretty decent and we (10 No.) set of Saturday morning for a shortish paddle in a variety of crafts such as SUP’s, Canoes and Kayaks across the lake to the Hidden Harbour beneath Brantwood House of John Ruskin fame. With the water level being pretty low Conor T entertained us by having an impromptu mud bath whilst exploring the exposed harbour bed and we then crossed back over to Coniston and the Bluebird Café where we all enjoyed a drink and a snack (strawberry milk shakes amazing) before heading back along the shore to the campsite beach.

After a relaxing lunch we then loaded up and headed of for the longer paddle to Peel Island and back. Always a rewarding paddle with the anticipation of tombstoning, swimming and exploring the island when we get there. A kids favourite with a few adults getting more pleasure than might be appropriate as well.

Pleasantly weary we then adjourned to the Wilsons Arms in Torver for a well-deserved tea and a few drinks before returning to site for our signature fire pit, marshmallow roasting, s’more making and bit of banter to end the day.

Weather was so good on Sunday that some of the group stayed on for another paddle down past Coniston and back whilst others broke camp and headed home to mow the lawn.

Another great weekend.