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How to go Lake Swimming in the Dark

By |2017-10-26T19:00:31+00:00October 26th, 2017|Articles, Water Adventures, Wild Swimming|

Swimming at night is an amazing experience that should be on your bucket list, but please do it safely, here we share our experience and tips on how to go lake swimming in the dark. How to go Lake Swimming in the dark: Do a daylight recce: check entry and exit points, potential dangers, [...]

Cold Water Swimming Accessories

By |2018-12-03T17:55:08+00:00December 9th, 2016|Articles, Cold Water Swimming, Wild Swimming|

We’ve already covered Cold Water Swimming Tips and Wetsuits for Cold Water Swimming in previous articles. But what about the bits of you that often feel the cold the most? Wetsuit wearers as well as winter dippers and potential Ice Swimmers who forgo the wetsuit can still benefit from wearing neoprene accessories to stave off frost nipped extremities as well as use of the ubiquitous Dryrobe or Robie for instant, post-swim cosiness.

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…

Cold Water Swimming Tips

By |2018-12-03T17:46:59+00:00November 29th, 2016|Articles, Cold Water Swimming, Water Adventures, Wild Swimming|

So… you’ve fallen in love with open water swimming and you can’t bear the fact that the season will end and you want to swim right throughout the winter? Or are you are one of the growing number of competitive swimmers and triathletes that want to push your boundaries in freezing cold conditions outside of the traditionally accepted temperature parameters of your sport?

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 [...]

Night Swimming With Secret Britain

By |2017-10-30T11:34:12+00:00July 28th, 2016|Blog, News, Wild Swimming|

At the end of last Summer we had the pleasure of taking Ellie Harrison and the Secret Britain team night swimming for a BBC programme that focused on the secrets of the Lake District. The episode aired earlier this year,  you might have seen see it. It was a beautiful evening and, with the [...]

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…

South Lakes Wild Swims – The Elterwater Trilogy

By |2017-10-26T14:39:31+00:00February 5th, 2016|Ambleside, Articles, Great Days Out, Lake District Days Out, Wild Swimming|

My top tip for this week is a lovely area of the South Lakes to swim as it has multiple swimming options, and a good café and pubs nearby too if the weather gets really miserable and you need to put your escape route option into play. I have also seen the otters and the lovely goldeneye ducks fishing and playing around here over the past two weeks which is always a lovely sight.