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Of Dead Men, Dubs and Wild Swimming Horses

By |2018-01-11T14:33:21+00:00November 1st, 2013|Blog|

Endless rain poured down from the skies, as the Lake District prepared for our final guided wild swim of the season, a spooky Halloween swim. The rain stopped and Halloween revealed its self as a mild autumn day bursting with all the colours of autumn and even before we left the car park in [...]

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 [...]

Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course Reviews 2013

By |2018-01-31T11:02:13+00:00September 4th, 2013|Reviews|

Our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Courses are very popular and we enjoy them as much as our customers. Here's some customer testimonials for 2013's courses. 'Hi guys, I would just like to thank you for the Open Water Training course I attended on the 12th May 2013. After feeling quite competent in the [...]

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. [...]

Lake District Wild Swimming YouTube Star

By |2017-08-14T11:45:51+00:00August 1st, 2013|Media Hounds|

Lake District Wild Swimming YouTube Star The Westmorland Gazette relaunched this week (August 1st 2013) with even more pages of news, highlights and leisure. The new page 'iGazette' gives a round up of social media and the first YouTube Video Star to be featured is our very own Pete Kelly with the Lake District [...]

Open Water Swimming & Triathlon Wetsuit Tri-On Event

By |2017-11-07T10:13:08+00:00July 30th, 2013|News|

Open Water Swimming & Triathlon Wetsuit Tri-On Event You are invited to try BlueSeventy, the Industry Leader in Swimming Wetsuits Wetsuit Tri-On Events 2013 Windermere Swim the Lake are the specialists in fitting swimming wetsuits at our Wetsuit Try-on Events we take a range of wetsuits to the shore of Windermere and guide you [...]

Utterly Buttermere Swim 2013 Press

By |2017-08-14T11:35:10+00:00July 27th, 2013|Media Hounds|

Utterly Buttermere Swim 2013 Press Press and Media Coverage of the Head to the Hills Utterly Buttermere Swim 2013 Westmorland Gazette: Hundreds turn out for Buttermere Swim Our local south Lakeland paper reported with the heading 'Hundreds turn out for Buttermere Swim' Daily News of Open Water Swimming The Swimming e-zine site Daily News of [...]

Utterly Buttermere 2013: The Film & Photos

By |2017-11-02T16:41:39+00:00June 30th, 2013|News|

Utterly Buttermere 2013: The Film & Photos       The Buttermere swim was filmed by MOViEiT and they really captured the atmosphere of the day. Watch  Utterly Buttermere 2013 the Movie now. Photos from the Buttermere swim 2013 can be found in the Swim the Lakes facebook albums here: The Utterly Buttermere swim started out as [...]

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I’m Waving not Drowning, With Lancashire Life

By |2017-08-15T19:15:07+00:00June 1st, 2013|Media Hounds|

I'm waving not drowning...hopefully Sue Riley, Lancashire Life & Lake District Life, June 2013. What a star Sue Riley is! When we invited Sue Riley to come wild swimming her thoughts filled with gliding through undisturbed tarns under a blue sky.....well its is like that sometimes, but this was a wet February morning in Windermere, the [...]

Always keep your socks on…

By |2017-07-24T10:03:26+00:00April 27th, 2013|Media Hounds|

My advice is always keep your socks on... Tom Murphy. Westmorland Gazette, Thursday, April 2013. Two months before the Utterly Buttermere Swim Head to the Hills (now Swim the Lakes) took a group of journalists swimming in Windermere to give them a taste of open water swimming and what the Utterly Buttermere competitors can expect, here's Tom Murphy's account in the Westmorland Gazette. [...]

Utterly Buttermere Swim Press Launch in a Wild Windermere

By |2018-01-11T15:06:21+00:00April 19th, 2013|Blog|

 Head to the Hills officially launched their  Utterly Buttermere Swim this week by taking the local press swimming in Windermere.  I’ve spent the last few weeks with my eye on the thermometer after our regular weekly, winter swims, painfully aware that we promised to show the cream of our North West journos a good [...]

Ditch those Hitchers on your Cumbrian Water Adventures

By |2016-12-16T11:44:45+00:00March 6th, 2013|Blog|

We are spoilt in Cumbria by the abundance of beautifully clean & clear lakes, rivers and tarns to play in; whether its skinny dipping, wild swimming, paddling or sailing the Lake District has it all. What the Lakes don't need is the hitch hikers that may come with you on your adventure, as Jen Aldous from the South Cumbria Rivers Trust explains. [...]

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 [...]

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