|Site 2: Machell's Coppice|
How to get here
This is the first of the main parking areas along the western side of Coniston. The woodland belongs to the Forestry Commission who have set aside picnic areas with tables, benches and toilets. The woods offer long walks and the air is heavy with the sent of conifer and other shrubbery.
This parking area also has a second area further along, some 100 metres so check both out before deciding.
Your entry point as with almost all the other sites along the eastern side, involves a short 25/30 metre walk across the road to the shoreline and an easy entry suitable for the disabled diver too.
The start of this dive is over stone and rock. You may find the odd interesting bottle but you are much more likely to bring out a nice piece of drift wood for the garden.
As you head out, the lakebed offer quite a steep descent with some Perch at 15 - 25 metres. Deep diving to 40 metres can be found if you travel heading straight out down the slope. You may find the odd rock face to check along the way.
Hazards to Divers
None to report