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Swim all the Lake District in 2017

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The Great Lake District Swim Challenge 2017 – Swim ALL the Lake District in the ultimate open water challenge

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and a world-class swimming destination, now in its third year, the Great Lake District Swim Challenge is to swim all the swim-able Lakes in the Lake District.

The challenge is split into 2 trips:

Each is a non-stop action packed trip where swimmers will cross a width, or two of each of the swim-able lakes before moving onto the next lake by chartered mini-bus.

Great Lake District Swim Challenge East

“It was the most amazing trip ever and I am still buzzing. You all do a fabulous job and made the trip what it was. It was great to be with such wonderful people and to laugh so much.
Thanks again for a brilliant time.” Helen


This is a fully organised challenge which includes accommodation, most meals and full safety cover. The dates for 2017 are  13-15th August (Western Lakes), 23 – 25th July or 18 – 20th Aug (Eastern Lakes)

Find out more:

Great Lake District Swim Challenge West


The each challenge swim includes:

Qualified & experienced swimming guides and mountain leader
Private mini-bus to accompany you
Kayak safety cover & floats where appropriate
A bright Swim the Lakes swim cap
‘Great Lake District Swim Challenge’ T-Shirt
2 nights accommodation
Meals including hearty breakfast and packed lunch.


Great Lake District Swim Challenge Statistics:

• Swim Total: 16.1km

• Longest v Shortest Swim: 2000 metres v 500 metres

• Lakes: 15

• Journey Miles: 214

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About the Author:

Established in 2005, Swim the Lakes pioneered open water swimming as an experience in the Lake District and where better? The Lake District national park, now a world Heritage site, is a stunning area of the UK and one of the best places in the world for swimming outdoors. With Swim the Lakes you are in safe hands, we are professionals with many years experience in group management and safety on water, on land and in the hills. We swim for the love of it, we do it safely and we leave only ripples and warm smiles behind. We want to share our secret swimming spots with you - they are too good to keep to ourselves. Book on one of our intro courses or guided wild swimming trips and Swim the Lakes! Pete & Andrea

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