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Great Lake District Swim Challenge East

///Great Lake District Swim Challenge East

Great Lake District Swim Challenge East

From: £365.00

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

A fantastic challenge trip to swim across the lakes in the Eastern Lake District – That’s 8 lakes in 2 days, are you ready to accept the challenge now? This is a fully organised trip for energetic & enthusiastic swimmers, accompanied by swim guides, safety cover and your very own swim bus.

Dates: returning in 2019

Cost: £365/person.

Includes: Qualified guides & safety, minibus, T-Shirt, swim cap, breakfast, lunch and accommodation.

Swim Ability & Fitness: Suitable for regular outdoor swimmers who are comfortable in open water & can swim one mile in 50mins or less. Involves some moderate walking.

Trip Duration: 2.5 days

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Trip Description

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and a world-class swimming destination, the Great Lake District Swim Challenge is to swim all the swim-able Lakes in the Lake District. This trip covers the eastern Lake District and 8 Lakes or meres in 2 days.

The challenge in this non-stop action packed 2 day trip is to swim across all 8 of the western Lakes and to journey between them via the spectacular geography of the Lake District National Park, as our Lakes are nestled between huge mountain ranges. The views from the swim bus are sure to be as breath-taking as the swims themselves.

Swim Ability & Fitness: Suitable for regular outdoor swimmers, who are comfortable in open water, have swum at least 2 miles in one session and can swim one mile in 50mins or less. Involves some moderate walking.

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Itinerary: A full swim itinerary will be sent to you when you book.

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What’ s Included:

  • 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 on both day two and day three.
  • Parking at the accommodation is free & subject to availability. Extra parking is available for a charge.

See the Itinerary / Accommodation/ Info tabs on the left for more information.

Any Queries? We are happy to help. Please ring 015394 33826

Customer Testimonials: Find out what our customers think of our Adventure swimming holiday breaks

This was without doubt the best swim I’ve done this year! Thank you Andrea and Pete for an amazing adventure
Steve
It was brilliant and thanks to all the good humoured and highly professional support possible with or without a wetsuit. Strongly recommended!
Wendy
Awesome weekend. Looking forward to completing the challenge this august
Jeanette

Any Queries? We are happy to help. Please ring 015394 33826

Complete the challenge with The Great Lake District Swim Challenge WEST

11 reviews for Great Lake District Swim Challenge East

  1. Paul Sawyer

    The Great Lake District Swim Challenges

    Shame just booked all of my swims for this year which fall over both of the weekends hopefully these weekends will be available in 2016 will definately book

    Looks like a great challenge.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Wheater

    Fantastic weekend doing the East Lakes Challenge. Wonderful swim spots, really well organised and such lovely people to guide us, feed us, help us and entertain us! Will definitely be back!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine (verified owner)

    I had another fantastic experience with some amazing people …… not to forget Boot the dog who led the swim across Rydal water. He says he is going to lead out the doggie swim trek so four legged friends get saving your bone money ! Hop along Helen did an amazing job in skins with a poorly paw and ferry goers at Ullswater are flocking I the hope that they may get a further sighting of her bottom!
    We are going to book Buttermere now really excited. Many thanks to the team Leanne “Where’s the Lake ? ” Tors…….6-30 am off to swim across Windermere towing the canoe and last but not least Pete for making me sight for myself and stopping me from being lazy. I have learnt so much from them all. Its even inspired my son to join the gang.
    Cathy

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Pinkney

    Just completed swim the lakes East challenge and it was fabulous swimming and company. Thanks Pete, Tors and Lianne. Sharon Pinkney, Aug 2016

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon

    In summary… Awesome swims, brilliant team, cuddly otter, delicious gingerbread, surprise ww2 bomber fly past. Recommend! Simon Flannery

  6. Helen

    Hi Pete
    Thank you so much for wonderful few days!! I’ve had an absolute ball, and I know all the other swimmers have as well. Tors and Leanne were also fantastic, particularly keeping me going with advice and encouragement in my quest to become a skins swimmer. The way you all looked after us from morning to night, anticipated every problem and every need, especially helping me into the lake and hauling out again on several occasions with my bad foot, and came out and socialised with us all – it’s those personal touches that make your company so brilliant – the hot chocolate, cake, tea, whisky and great to see Andy and little William and to swim with Boot again.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you again in 10 days time at the West Challenge when I’ll be looking to complete all the swims in skins to make the full set.

    See you soon!!! Helen x

  7. Sharon

    Thanks from me too for great swimming, fabulous company and a superb team to support us all the way. It was a really special experience and one I’ll treasure for a long time! Definitely planning to get to swim the lakes Western Challenge next year!
    Meantime happy swimming to you all.
    Sharon

  8. Tracy

    Thanks Andrea.
    When Michelle and I signed up for the East we knew it would be brilliant but always had in the back of our heads that feeling of ‘will it be as good as the West?’
    I’m pleased to say we thought the East was just as good. It felt more relaxed than the West, maybe due to less travelling, but the whole experience of swimming all the lakes has been something we will remember forever. When we are stressed out of our heads at work, it’s photos from these swims that we look at and breathe again.
    We think your whole crew are fab. We didn’t meet Lianne last year but we thought she was brilliant and had great craic.

    Thanks again Andrea. Hope to see you all soon for the next challenge.

    Tracy x

  9. Trish

    I’m still buzzing, what an amazing experience, thanks to our lovely team for looking after us so well and also to you all for being such great company. I’ll remember it forever. Getting in that pool tomorrow to begin training for the ‘Western lakes’ next. I’ll try to up my speed a bit! Trish X

  10. Ian Critchlow

    Hi Pete, Tors and Leanne
    First of all thanks for a great weekend of swimming last weekend. It was so well run and enjoyable. kudos to you all. I have not stopped talking about it to colleagues and friends.
    I have not managed to bring myself to swim in a chlorine filled pool yet as have been spoiled.
    Thanks again and hope to see you all again.
    Ian

  11. Chris Pitman

    What a fantastic weekend of swimming, brilliantly organised and great fun. Having the Lancaster fly over Rydal Water when we were in the middle was a particular highlight for me, now that must have taken some organising.
    Have already told swim buddies how good it was and how they should join Heather and I next time…all ‘skins’ swimmers of course.
    Thanks once again, great team you have there.
    Here’s to the next one….
    Kind regards
    Chris

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ITINERARY
Day One, You have time to decompress and perhaps a dip before we meet at 4pm at Ambleside YHA on the shore of Windermere for introductions, a quick swim, briefing and group introductions.

Our swim challenge starts in earnest on day two morning, bright and early as we jump into our swim bus which will be our steed for the next 2 days, it takes us around to the western shore of Windermere but of course you have to swim back. We swim through our itinerary swiftly moving from one Lake to the next and swimming two widths (or one) of each in turn. It involves some walking into access and exit points and sustenance will be eaten ‘on the hoof’.

Accommodation is provided at the Ambleside hostel, where you’ll also enjoy your breakfasts, overlooking the waters of Windermere and the mountains beyond.

Day 1 PM – Meet 4pm Ambleside YHA, Acclimatisation Swim

Day 2 AM – Windermere, Coniston, Esthwaite

Day 2 PM – Elter Water, Grasmere, Return to Ambleside

Day 3 AM – Rydal, Brothers Water,

Day 3 PM – Ullswater

Great Lake District Swim Challenge East Statistics:-

Swim Total: 7.1 km
Longest v Shortest Swim: 1600m : 500m
Lakes: 8
Journey Miles: 106
Lake District Passes: Kirkstone Pass (at 400m its our highest point)

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable Accommodation at Ambleside YHA

This is an inclusive trip, so once you have arrived you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation is in small dorm rooms, usually between 3 -5 beds, private to our group members only.

Breakfast and lunch is included. You are free to chose your own evening meal, either at the hostel or from the many eateries in Ambleside, although we do book a local restaurant if you would like to eat as a group.

The newly refurbished Ambleside YHA offers an unbeatable location right on the shore of Windermere with stunning views and great facilities.

Its within walking distance of Ambleside and has its own bar and restaurant serving good food and local ales. There’s hot showers and drying rooms too, perfect for our swimming holiday. The hostel has free Wifi for guests.

https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/ambleside

Ambleside YHA

Wetsuits: Swims are in wetsuits for this trip, 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 swimming experience, thanks.

Group Size: min – max: 8 – 15

Deposit: If you are paying a deposit please remember your outstanding balance must be with us 10 weeks before your trip start date. As we do not send reminders we advise you to put this date in your calendar now. Balances can be paid by ringing us with your card details. See terms & Conditions for more info.

Cancellations
For information on cancellations by us and by you please see our full terms here
See Terms & Conditions for more info.

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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