Coniston
photo of Rigg Wood
Site 6: Rigg Wood
How to get here
The Rigg wood site is well signed. The woodland belongs to the Forestry Commission who have set aside picnic areas with tables and benches but no toilet. The woods offer long walks and the air is heavy with the sent of conifer and other shrubbery.

Parking
Welcome amenities, although no toilet here. Forest walks can be enjoyed by non diving family. They could also walk along the shoreline of the lake (photo a) and watch the ferries glide back and forth along this busy waterway while you are diving. (photo b)
If Yachts are everywhere, you will need an SMB for safety. The wardens monitoring the yachts are eagle eyed, so if you do not have an SMB you will be approached by them for sure - and these guys and women have teeth!

Brief
There are three "wood" sites along this lake, this being the last if coming from the north. Once again, the local dive clubs enjoy the Rigg Wood site.
Torches are obligatory if you are planning deeper than 15 to 20 metres. 30 metres is the deepest you rreach here.

The Dive
This site has a steep dropping lakebed but she only goes down to circa 32 metres.
There are also the usual perch past the 15 metre mark.


Hazards to Divers
None to report

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