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Transport wiki for Coniston Vacation Trip 2019

This wiki page is intended to help coordinate lift sharing to and from the club's Winter Vacation Trip to the Barrow Ski and Mountaineering club cottage in the Lake District from Thursday 3rd January until Monday 7th. This page is editable by anyone with an account on the club website — please go here to register if you don't have already have one. That said, please sign up to the trip (by filling out the webform or emailing the President) before adding your name here!

Hut location

See a map here. The bunkhouse is next to the YH in the Coppermines Valley.

Getting to the hut using public transport

  • Fast trains link Lancaster with London, Manchester, Preston and Scotland, slower trains also head East towards Leeds etc..
  • From Lancaster, you can get a train towards Barrow, get off at Ulverston.
  • Stagecoach run a decent service from Ulverston up to Coniston, and you'll then need to walk the last bit up the hill to the bunkhouse.
  • For exact journey times, try using the Traveline website's journey planner.

Transport arrangements

People offering lifts:

Chris Kassam

  • Arrive at bunkhouse Thurs 3rd Jan (time TBC), depart Sun 6th Jan (afternoon)
  • Car from Cambridge & back

Cambridge to Coniston, 3rd Jan
1. Philine Hoehn
2. Sean Irving
3. Aristotle Lau

Coniston to Cambridge, 6th Jan
1. Regina Sippel
2. Philine Hoehn
3. Aristotle Lau

Sarah Mitchell

  • Arrive at bunkhouse Thurs 3rd Jan (early evening), depart Mon 7th Jan (probably not too late but I'm flexible if anyone wants to stay longer)
  • Car from Darlington & back
  • I'm happy to pick people up from a train station or have a bit of a detour if your house is relatively on the way

Darlington to Coniston, 3rd Jan

  1. Seb Parr Would you mind making a detour to Ulverston train station please if you're coming into the Lakes from the South? Sarah Mitch - yeah that's fine! Maybe organise with Sarah Martin and Cameron to make sure you all book trains that work together? :)
  2. Cameron Ramsay
  3. .
    . (SKM - no longer need a lift!)

Coniston to Darlington, 7th Jan

  1. Seb Parr
  2. Cameron Ramsay
  3. Freya Tonnesen- could you drop me off in Ulverston with Seb please? :)

Andrew Whyte

  • Arrive at bunkhouse late afternoon/early evening on Thurs 3rd Jan, depart Mon 7th Jan, most likely late morning/early afternoon
  • Car from Edinburgh to Coniston then Coniston to Cambridge
  • Happy to pick anyone up with slight detour approaching the Lakes from the north

Edinburgh to Coniston, 3rd Jan

Coniston to Cambridge, 7th Jan

Jodie Wainwright

  • Arrive late afternoon/early evening on 3rd depart after lunch on 5th
  • Car from Cambridge and back (via Manchester on return)
  • Happy to do detours to pick up/drop off

Cambridge to Coniston, 3rd Jan

  1. Matt Lavis

Coniston to Cambridge via Manchester, 5th Jan

  1. Matt Lavis (drop off in Manchester)
  2. Sean Irving

Example Driver

  • All 4 nights
  • Car from Cambridge and back


  1. Passenger 1
  2. Passenger 2

People using public transport:

People looking for lifts:

  • Example: Ben the Bear, to/from Cambridge 4-8th