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Derwentwater Island Hop

///Derwentwater Island Hop

Derwentwater Island Hop

From: £55.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

We indulge in our obsession with swimming around islands on the Derwentwater Island Hop, and there is no better place in the Lake District to do it. Already our swim guides’ favourite with just the right distance, real North Lakes views and the best brew in the Lakes to look forward to when you get back 🙂
The islands we swim to are just the right distance apart for a challenging but very manageable wild swim. They just cry out to be swam to… you know the feeling?

Dates:  Thur 5 July | Thur 16 Aug 2018

Includes: fully guided swim, Tea & Cake (what’s not to like? )

Swim Ability & Fitness: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim a mile in open water. Moderate fitness

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Swim Description

We indulge in our obsession with swimming around islands on the Derwentwater Island Hop, and there is no better place in the Lake District to do it. We enjoy our training swims here so much that we felt that we had to share it with our swimming guests. The views from bay are some of the best in the North Lakes whatever the weather and the islands we swim to are just the right distance apart for a challenging but very manageable wild swim. They just cry out to be swam to… you know the feeling? On the return swim you can look forward to the best brew in the Lake District and the essential slice of cake:)

Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim a mile in open water. Moderate fitness level.

Derwent water

Brief Itinerary

09:30 – Meet at Derwentwater. Briefing and change ready to swim

10:00 – In the water, tour of the islands; 2.5-3km

12:00 – Change, brew up and cake on shore.

13:00 – Approx finish

What’s Included: fully guided swim with experienced guides. Tea/ Hot chocolate and cake :).
Wetsuit Hire is available here

 

Please see the FAQ and Essential Information tabs to the left for more information.

 
Dear Pete and Andrea. We have had a lovely day today. Thanks so much for organising such a “great’ event. We are both looking forward to seeing you again at the Windermere swim weekend. Kind regards, Stephen and Pam

Any Queries? We are happy to help, see our Swim Trips FAQ page or call 015394 33826

4 reviews for Derwentwater Island Hop

  1. Stephen & Pam

    Dear Pete and Andrea. We have had a lovely day today. Thanks so much for organizing such a “great’ event. We are both looking forward to seeing you again at the Windermere swim weekend.
    Kind regards, Stephen and Pam

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cathy Bryant

    Incredibly supportive and encouraging while I was swimming Derwent water Island hop. And what a glorious place to swim. I’ll be doing more swims with you next year for sure. Cathy Bryant Aug, 2016

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hannah Jackson

    Hi there, I did the Derwent water swim on Thursday 3 August. just to say a huge thank you for looking after me and encouraging me to finish. I’m so glad I did!! It was very well organised and I felt very safe with you. Huge thanks to the team, Hannah x

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Swim the Lakes

    Thanks for a great morning. Pretty amazing conditions, great location and lovely guides (obvs 😀). I got my @puffinswim tow float too! Mandy

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

How fit do I need to be for this Wild Swim?

For this adventure you should be able to swim a mile in open water and be comfortable in open water. Its not a race but you should have a moderate level of fitness. Confidence in water is essential. There’s a short walk through some woods to get to the start of our swim.

We aim to satisfy the swimming aspirations of all of our guests without any compromise in your safety.

Can I hire a wetsuit?
Yes please hire at the time of booking if possible. Wetsuit hire here

What will the weather be like?

It could be sunny and still, it could be windy and raining, but we do know you are going to have a great time. Please check the weather forecast before you travel and bring suitable clothing and footwear.

How cold will the water be and do I need a wetsuit?

The lakes vary in temperature between 15-20 degrees for this time of year depending on the local weather conditions. We swim in wetsuits for warmth and buoyancy. We have swimming wetsuits to hire for a small fee.
If you want to swim without a wetsuit and are conditioned to swimming in cool water, please email us summarising your experience of temperatures and length of time in water – thanks.

ESSENTIAL INFO
Wetsuits: Swims are in full swimming wetsuits for this trip (no shorties) please mention at the time of booking if you’d like to hire one.
If you’d like to swim without a wetsuit please contact us to discuss your relevant non-wetsuit swimming experience, thanks.

Wetsuit Hire: Please book your wetsuit hire as soon as possible and at least 24hrs before your trip. Hire costs just £6 for a quality swimming wetsuit and wetsuits can be booked here. You can also ring 015394 33826.

Group Size: min – max: 5 – 15

Confirmation Email: We will send a confirmation after booking, please check your ‘spam folder’ etc.

Trip Caution: Open water swimming by its very nature involves a natural outdoor environment. Although unlikely, but there is always a possibility that we may need to make changes to the trip / itinerary due to for example weather conditions, water conditions or other issues that may affect safe operation or organisation.

Please read our Swim Trip FAQ’s to ensure you are well prepared and get the most from your swimming adventure.

T&C’s
All participants must be 16 years or over, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
By booking you are agreeing to our booking terms and conditions here

Swim Trips FAQ’s
For more information such as kit suggestions, fitness levels please read our Swim Trips FAQ’S here.

Happy Swimming

Pete & Andrea

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