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Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

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Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

From: £350.00

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings

Wild Swimming Holidays in the Lake District don’t get any better than this. A swim adventure of lake, tarn & river swimming in the heart of the Lake District National Park with a great choice of comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Windermere and surrounded by stunning Lakeland views. Join us as we swim the iconic north basin of Windermere, the Rothay River and the beautiful tarns and Lakes that have inspired famous poets and artists.

Dates: Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017  (Fully Booked)

Cost includes: All meals and accommodation, qualified guides & safety, minibus, T-Shirt, swim cap.
Basic price is based on 2 sharing twin room. Single room and luxury lodge upgrade is available, as well as options for non-swimming friends & family. Please see ‘accommodation’ tab for more information.

Swim Ability & Fitness: For confident swimmers who can comfortably swim at least two miles in open water. Moderate fitness.

Trip Duration: 2.5 days

Choose the date from the calendar to book – Please note that if you are just paying the deposit for this swim, the full cost of the swim shows in the cart at first, until you proceed to checkout when it will just charge you £100

Trip Description

Some of the best swims in Britain feature in our Windermere Wild Swimming Adventure holiday. We stay in a Georgian Mansion, with some of the best swimming in the country accessible from the lawn… this is our idea of heaven!
Join us as we swim iconic north basin of Windermere, the River Rothay and the beautiful tarns and Lakes that have inspired famous poets and artists. With our exclusive access to the Brathay Hall shoreline, we invite you to swim as much or as little as you like, making the most of a great choice of accommodation, surrounded by stunning Lakeland views.

If you feel like kicking back and taking a break from the swimming, there are hot drinks on tap at Brathay Hall, along with comfy sofas and stunning views. Nearby are the villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead & Grasmere.

Swim Ability & Fitness: Suitable for confident swimmers who can comfortably swim at least two miles in open water. Moderate fitness level required as each day involves open water swimming up to 5km including a few hours of hill walking over typical Lake District terrain to get to our swims in the area. A full itinerary will be sent to you upon booking.



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What’s Included:

  • Qualified & experienced swimming guides and mountain leaders will accompany you on our swims and the walks that  link them.
  • A bright Swim the Lakes swim cap so that we can see you in those lakes & tarns.
  • Comfortable accommodation on the shores of Windermere
  • All meals including: 2 course dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday and hearty breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tea & coffee are available free throughout the day from the lounge.
  • Parking at the accommodation is free.


Customer Testimonials: 

This was without doubt the best swim I’ve done this year! Thank you Andrea and Pete for an amazing adventure. Jane.

An excellent weekend with a really well though out sequence of swims, and such encouraging support. The accommodation was lovely and (very important) the company was fabulous. Thanks everyone! Linda & Justin x

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Day one and our wild swim adventure begins in the afternoon with informal introductions, swim briefing, a quick change and a swim in Lake Windermere from Brathay Bay, which is just at the edge of our gardens.
Following a hot shower its a fabulous 2 course dinner and there’s a the bar for your night cap.

Each day will be arranged according to the weather and group aspirations, but we guarantee that it will be a lot of fun and packed with swimming opportunities, with just the right amount of challenge for you.

Our second day makes the most of Windermere on our doorstep, swimming a point to point linking the small bays and islands of its North basin, plus some afternoon river swimming.

Our last day includes the best of Lake District tarn & Lake swimming in the Vale of Rydal. The tarns are linked by classic walking routes that will warm you up for the bracing experience of mountain swimming. Swimming distances range from quick dips to 2km of swimming with up to 3 hours of moderate hiking.

If you feel like kicking back and taking a break from the swimming, there are hot drinks on tap at Brathay Hall, along with comfy sofas and stunning views. Nearby are the villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead & Grasmere.


Accommodation in a stunning Georgian Mansion with full board, this is an inclusive break, so once you have arrived you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are all provided. Breakfast & dine in style at Brathay Hall with packed lunches on our adventures.

Brathay Hall a beautiful Georgian mansion set in 360 acres of mature woodland and pasture at the head of Lake Windermere. The peace and tranquillity to be found on the Brathay estate has been enjoyed by visitors since the times of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable. It is a most enviable location for a swimming holiday!

Choose from the following accommodation:

1. Brathay Hall rooms. Light and well appointed en-suite rooms £350. p/p This price is based on two people sharing a twin room.

2. Brathay Hall rooms with single supplement if you prefer your own space (this may be a single room or one person twin, within the hall or in the grounds). £390 p/p

3. Luxury Lodge rooms. A little bit of Lake District luxury; en-suite bright & spacious chalet rooms on the Brathay estate offer a real holiday experience that you won’t forget, large windows to capture the views and they even come with their own wetsuit drying cabinet! £390. p/p, Min 2 persons required. Available as a double or twin.

Brathay Hall

Wetsuits: Swims are in wetsuits for this trip, please mention at the time of booking if you’d like to hire one.
If you’d like to swim without a wetsuit please contact us to discuss your relevant swimming experience, thanks.

Group Size: min – max: 8 – 15

Deposit: If you are paying a deposit please remember your outstanding balance must be with us 10 weeks before your trip start date. As we do not send reminders we advised you to put this date in your calendar now. Balances can be paid by ringing us with your card details. See terms & Conditions for more info.

Confirmation Email: We will send an automated confirmation email after booking, please check your ‘spam folder’ etc.

Trip Caution: Open water swimming by its very nature involves a natural outdoor environment. Although unlikely, but there is always a possibility that we may need to make changes to the trip / itinerary due to for example weather conditions, water conditions or other issues that may affect safe operation or organisation.
Please read our Swim Trip FAQ’s to ensure you are well prepared and get the most from your swimming adventure.

All participants must be 16 years or over, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Swim Trips FAQ’s
For more information such as kit suggestions, fitness levels please read our Swim Trips FAQ’S here.

Happy Swimming

Pete & Andrea

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