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The Poets Punt Wild Swim

From: £38.00

(7 customer reviews)

Come with us on the Poet’s Punt wild swim through the Vale of the Lake District Poets, revered for its tranquil beauty and poetic inspiration.

2022 Dates:  Tuesday, 31 May | Wednesday, 6 July | Wednesday, 7 September

Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for beginners & intermediate outdoor swimmers who can comfortably swim 1,500m in a pool.

Duration: Meet at 08:45 – 1.5 hr trip (60 min approx swim)

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Swim Description

The Poets Punt Wild Swim. Step off the riverbank into a perfect river pool and float downstream among the rushes on this tranquil stretch of river and emerge into the lake to explore the islands ahead. We run the poet’s punt wild swim in small groups so that we can fully appreciate the Wild Swimming experience… Don’t worry about speed or style just soak up your environment, both above and below the water.

Your guides are all experienced open water swimmers and qualified lifeguards, keen to share their extensive knowledge of the local area give swimming tips to enhance your outdoor swimming experience.

Poets Punt Wild Swim Ability & Fitness Level:

The Poet’s Punt is perfect for beginners & intermediate outdoor swimmers. For this wild swim journey the emphasis is on exploring and enjoying the environment, but you do need to be a competent swimmer who can swim 1,500m in a pool, front-crawl or breaststroke.

Poets Punt Wild Swim Brief Itinerary:

We meet at 08.45 at our Lake venue near Ambleside, Lake District. Full details will be emailed after booking. Non- swimming friends are welcome to explore the shore paths and trails around this beautiful area while we take our swim.

Please read the FAQ and Essential Information tabs to the left for information on what to expect and what to bring and more.


Just a quick note to say thank you for the wild swim. I really appreciate the amount of time and patience you took with us. We both came away from the trip with real sense of achievement. Thank you. Esther

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

7 reviews for The Poets Punt Wild Swim

  1. Ester

    Just a quick note to say thank you for the wild swim. I really appreciate the amount of time and patience you took with us. We both came away from the trip with real sense of achievement. Thank you. Esther

  2. Catherine

    I had a great time on Wednesday and Thursday. It was lovely meeting you and Tors. Thank you so much for making the swims we did so chilled out and happy! I am so glad to have found Swim the Lakes and look forward to many more swims with you!
    See you on the 7th August for the Swim Challenge East, Kindest regards, Catherine

  3. Howard

    What a brilliant day, thanks for your support, guidance and protection today always felt safe even though I began with severe trepidation and felt miles out my comfort zone, but you and that great group of people ( weren’t they fun company?) helped me rise to challenge, i grew in confidence with every stroke and felt i could have swum all day.
    I’ve found something new and wonderful.

  4. Lee Spenceley

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very well organised.

  5. Rebecca Rendle

    Wonderful swim thanks

  6. Barbara Kolbert

    Had a great day again. Beautiful swim down the river and Rydal is always lovely to swim in. You never feel on your own with Swim the Lakes, the guides look after you so well and the swimmers are always so friendly. You can swim as much or as little as you like. Roll on next summer if we can come up again, maybe another weekend.

  7. Jane Brown

    Pete and crew, Thank you- I had a really enjoyable time at the Poets Punt swim this morning. The scenery is stunning and Rydal water is so tranquil. You are a patient and encouraging team. Thank you again,Jane.

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

No need to be super fit, but you do need to be a confident swimmer who can swim at least 1000m in a pool in one session.

How far will we swim and walk?
Its a short 5min walk to our get in point, the swim is 1200 – 1500m.

Can I hire a wetsuit?
Yes, please arrange to hire in advance or at the time of booking. Wetsuit hire can be purchased for £6 using this link Wetsuit hire here.
We have sizes from XS to XL men’s and UK6 – UK20 ladies, please ring us to discuss your hire if you are concerned about sizes.

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 outdoor 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 have swimming wetsuits to hire for a small fee, please mention this at time of booking. 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.

I can’t find my swim information email / joining instructions.

All joining instructions are emailed within 48hours of booking, please check your ‘junk’ folder in the first instance. Please add [email protected] to your safe list.


Wetsuit Hire: Please book your wetsuit hire as soon as possible. Hire costs just £6 for a quality swimming wetsuit and wetsuits can be booked here
We have sizes from XS to XL men’s and UK6 – UK20 ladies, please ring us to discuss your hire if you are concerned about sizes.

If you’d like to swim without a wetsuit please contact us to discuss your relevant swimming experience & acclimatisation, thanks.

What to bring: Swimming costume or trunks (we recommend having this on already underneath your clothes for ease.), swim cap, goggles (preferably clear), big towel, warm clothes for changing back into after your swim, appropriate clothing for the weather.

Group Size: min – max: 3 – 15

Parking: Directions for parking and meeting will be emailed after booking. Parking fees are not included in the cost.

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, 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.

All participants must be 16 years or over, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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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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