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Swim all the Lake District in 2017

By |2017-03-09T13:21:17+00:00March 8th, 2017|Lake District, News|

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 [...]

Wetsuits for Cold Water Swimming

By |2017-10-26T14:25:59+00:00December 9th, 2016|Articles, Cold Water Swimming, Lake District, Water Adventures, Wild Swimming|

Temperatures are dropping and you are struggling to find swimming friends, BUT YOU STILL WANT TO SWIM OUTSIDE! Well, I’m with you on that one; years of swimming outdoors have given me a serious aversion to over-chlorinated indoor pools and busy swim lanes. Why put up with that when I can have the whole lake to myself… in December… when it’s bloody freezing…

Festival of the Fells Ambleside

By |2018-01-31T10:53:52+00:00August 16th, 2016|Ambleside, Lake District, Wild Swimming|

The Festival of the Fells Ambleside is celebration of mountain, outdoor and cultural activities all in the glorious surroundings of the Lake District national park. Centred upon the pretty town of Ambleside and its surrounding area, the festival will appeal to fell lovers, outdoor folk and those who love the Lake District.   The Festival of [...]

Secret Britain Swims the Lakes

By |2016-10-28T15:04:45+00:00March 25th, 2016|Blog, Lake District, Wild Swimming|

It was only 6.30pm on a moody September evening and we were jumping around like excited school children itching to get in the water. A fairly normal state of affairs prior to a night swim, but we were getting a bit impatient and silly, as the darkness seemed a long way off, and we had a secret we were dying to tell…

All Together Now for Ambleside

By |2017-11-07T12:56:00+00:00March 9th, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

A new group has been formed bringing together the businesses and supporters of Ambleside to promote the town, its attractions and events. Ambleside Together has been created by a group of local business people as a response to the winter storms and the impact on tourism and visitor numbers. The first challenge for the [...]

Waterhead Improvement Scheme Started

By |2017-11-07T12:44:25+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

The redevelopment of Waterhead, Ambleside is in full swing. The improvement to Waterhead  promenade will include resurfacing walkways, repairing walls and installing a ‘panorama’ board, to identify key Lakeland landmarks that can be seen from the shore.   Theres also new benches and seating, better landscaping and railings and litter bins all designed to [...]

Lake District Adventure Capital UK Bid

By |2017-11-23T15:06:46+00:00April 4th, 2014|Blog, Lake District|

Cumbria and the Lake District is aiming to become the ‘Adventure Capital of the UK’. Just as New Zealand is often referred to as the world’s adventure holiday destination, the Lake District and Cumbria hope to achieve something similar for the UK Cumbria Tourism aims to promote the region’s natural 'great outdoors’ environment as [...]

Love your Lakes Launch Support Pack for Lake District Businesses.

By |2017-10-30T16:10:31+00:00September 18th, 2013|Blog, Lake District, News|

Windermere, is visited by thousands each year and supports many aspects of tourism, but it needs our help. The 'Love Your Lakes' project aims to improve water quality in Lake Windermere and the surrounding water catchment area. Keeping the Lakes clean and healthy is important to locals and visitors alike. Head to the Hills [...]

Grange-Over-Sands Lido Survey

By |2017-11-30T11:49:03+00:00August 17th, 2013|Blog, Lake District|

Help save Grange Lido from becoming a large plant pot. Grange-over-Sands is a town on the edge of the Morecambe estuary in Cumbria, it developed from a small fishing village and was a popular Victorian seaside resort. The lido built in 1932 on the seafront closed in 1993 and is now a listed building. [...]

150 swimmers can’t be wrong

By |2018-01-11T15:19:31+00:00January 17th, 2013|Blog, Lake District|

The Utterly Buttermere Swim is in its second year and is already an essential feature on the connoisseur open swimmer's event calendar. Within the first few days of opening we had over 100 entries and the event is now half full. This is an astonishing feat accomplished by a swim in the north west [...]

5 Reasons to do the Head to the Hills Utterly Buttermere Swim

By |2018-01-11T15:27:46+00:00January 4th, 2013|Blog, Lake District, Open Water Swimming, Utterly Buttermere|

The Utterly Buttermere Swim 2012 was a day people will remember for lots of reasons. The Buttermere 10k participants will remember it for the sheer challenge of the distance as the rain battered their backs and they looked down through crystal clear water amazed at the clarity. The 5k Buttermere swimmer’s for the adventure [...]

The Wasdale Tri 2012 Rollover

By |2018-01-11T15:32:31+00:00September 30th, 2012|Blog, Lake District|

It's been a lottery for Lake district events this year, the weather has literally dictated the whether,  that is the whether it will or whether it wont, go ahead. It's a tough call to make when you are the event organiser, our own 10k open water swim event the Utterly Buttermere went ahead in September but it was far [...]