The Swim to Wild Cat Island
The swim to Wild cat island is a classic Lake District swim right out of the pages of a storybook adventure. In true Swallows and Amazons style, we’ll set out from the shore across the rippling waves of Coniston Water to reach the far-flung shores of ‘Wildcat Island’. The circumnavigation and exploration of the island are fascinating; with secret places and huge submerged rocks.
Coniston Water is the third largest of the Lake District lakes and at its deepest it is 56m down. Coniston water is a lovely golden brown colour and commands fantastic views of the Coniston fells including ‘the old man’. Your guides are experienced swim guides and are keen to share their expertise with you, giving you swimming tips to improve your open water experience as well as knowledge of the local area.
Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for swimmers who have swum at least 1 mile in open water (lake or sea), with moderate fitness and some agility required for the short scramble down to the shore.
Brief Itinerary for the Swim to Wild Cat Island
Meet at 9am on the west shore of Coniston. Following the briefing we’ll swim the 500m across Coniston to ‘Wildcat Island’, we continue on to swim around the Island exploring the rocks and features as we go before we swim back across the open lake to our get-in point. Approx 1.3km swim.
Full joining details will be emailed after booking.
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