Our Loughrigg, Lakes & Lilies wild swim is one of our most popular Adventure Swim Days. It has just the right mix of swimming and walking and is a relaxing way to enjoy the best of Lake District wild swimming in one of our favourite and most frequented swimming locations. Set in the Vale of the Lake District Poets this classic low-level walk links tarn, lake and dub swimming to offer you an outdoor swimming experience that will make you smile whenever you remember it.
We’ll enjoy all that the Lakes and the surrounding fells have to offer, with picnicking and tea-drinking between swims. Don’t worry about your speed or style; swim, explore and soak up the views above and below the water. If you want to go for a shorter swimming option or just stay on the beach and soak up the surroundings, feel free.
Your guides are experienced open water swimmers, safety kayakers and qualified lifeguards, who are keen to share their knowledge of the local area and give swimming tips to enhance your outdoor swimming experience.
Loughrigg, Lakes and Lilies Wild Swim Ability & Fitness:
For the Loughrigg, Lakes and Lilies wild swim, please ensure that you can swim continuously for at least 1000m (40 x 25m) in a pool and we recommend some previous wild swimming experience. The swims will be easy-moderate paced with an emphasis on enjoying the journey and surroundings. Moderate walking fitness essential.
The route includes 8km (5 miles) of easy walking over uneven tracks and undulating trails and between 1,500m-3,5oom of swimming throughout the day (the longest swim being the swim to the Island on Grasmere which is about 1,700m… you can have a rest on the island!).
Loughrigg, Lakes and Lilies wild swim Brief Itinerary:
Meet at Swim the Lakes shop in Ambleside at 09:00 for a briefing. Full info and itinerary will be emailed to you upon booking.
What’s Included: A fully guided walk and swim with experienced guides. We provide a lovely swim cap and hot chocolate and cake too. Wetsuit hire available.
Please also see FAQ’s and Essential Information tabs on left for what to expect and what to bring etc.
“Thanks for a great days swimming! I loved the combination of walking and swimming – they were both fantastic locations” – Liz.
Any Queries? We are happy to help, see our Swim Trips FAQ page or call 015394 33826