Wild Swim Weekend Reviews 2014

Some of the reviews and kind words sent to us from swimmers who joined us on our guided wild swimming weekends in Buttermere and Windermere this year:


Big thanks, to you and Pete, for a hugely challenging but brilliant weekend.  I did not imagine I would get to finish that last mile, let alone manage to do it without resorting to back stroke! It was thanks to all your support and encouragement that the breathless panic in the choppy waves of that first night ended in a euphoric front crawl finish with Sue.  What a great ending, and the lovely walk back to the YHA was a delight.
I was back in my swimming pool on Monday morning, missing the deep waters… Thanks again for a very special experience.

Best wishes, Louise


Many thanks for a great weekend swimming and gentle walking… this was a good introduction to open water swimming. I felt I had individual lessons on geography, politics, wild life, social & family life and much more. You have a good team so I am sure you will go from strength to strength.

As the oldest I was apprehensive meeting the younger swimmers but that did not last long.

Please pass my thanks on to all and I hope to see you perhaps in September…

Many thanks, Geraldine.


Pete & Andrea,

Just a note to thank you both for a great experience … I was looking forward to it from the day I booked it but nothing in my experience had prepared me for how different it was; exhilarating, a feeling of freedom and tranquility but most of all such great fun. If I had been at all nervous your briefings, advice and guidance throughout would have put my mind at rest. You are both thoroughly professional and genuine people.

Looking forward to booking something with you next year. Thanks again, Paul


Lovely weekend of swimming in Windermere and other local spots, even the weather was fab. Brathay hall was great and the food was fab. Ele X


Thank you so much for a great weekend – I was in great need of a dose of the Great Outdoors. A fun bunch of people to swim with and a bunch of nutters to stop us all from drowning – we even got the weather this time too. Big tick all round!

Thanks again to the whole team for a fab weekend – I just need to work on a plan to live a bit nearer so I don’t have to battle so much traffic in order to join you for the next time!



Hi Pete and Andrea, Big thanks to you both for a splendid swimming weekend.

You both looked after us so well from making sure we were safe down to that most welcome hot chocolate.  Enjoyed the walking as well and nice to be on Loughrigg and not get lost!

Best wishes, Stephen


Dear Pete and the rest of the team. Thanks for fabulous weekend of swimming and walking. I loved all of the swims and all of the walks.

It was a great boost to my confidence. Nicky


‘I’m still. Glowing from the weekend and want to send you a huge thank you for making the weekend and the challenge such a fun and supportive time. I am on a high from the achievements.It was completely perfect.’ Sue


Dear Pete and Andy,

Now that I’ve dried out and eased the aching limbs, I’m getting in touch to thank you both for such a brilliant outdoor swimming weekend. The programme was just right, a variety of swims with that element of challenge and excitement, and being part of such lovely group! The venue was just right too, the perfect setting for a weekend in the Lakes.

I’ve come away more enthused than ever, thanks to you both and also Leanne, Tors and Boot. Will continue to recommend Head to the Hills to others, and wish you all the best for another successful season – hope to be over there again some time!

All the best, Alison

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