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The Swim to Devil’s Chimney – Ullswater

///The Swim to Devil’s Chimney – Ullswater

The Swim to Devil’s Chimney – Ullswater

From: £55.00

A Lake District adventure swim to one of Ullswater’s more intriguing features – Devil’s Chimney, plus some of the less visited islands of Ullswater.

Dates:  Thur 12 July | Thur 9 August 2018

Including: Fully guided plus Tea and Cake (what’s not to like?)

Swim ability & Fitness: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim two miles in open water. Moderate-Good fitness level.

Trip Duration: 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Trip Description

The Swim to Devil’s Chimney is another one of our favourite island hopping adventures, this time on Ullswater. With it’s ‘Big Lake’ exposure and dramatic views this exciting swim requires a good level of fitness, anything can happen on the way to Devil’s Chimney! The swim distance is 2-3km, full itinerary will be emailed to you after booking.

Ability and Fitness: Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim two miles in open water. Moderate-Good fitness level.


Brief Itinerary: 

09:00 – Arrive at car park

09:30 – Briefing and change ready to swim

10:00 – In the water, Swim to Devil’s Chimney & Island Hop, 2-3km of swimming.

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

Wetsuit Hire Available

See the FAQ’s and Essential Information tabs on the left for more information.

Each of our swims will be arranged according to the weather and group aspirations, but we guarantee that it will be a lot of fun and packed with good quality Lake District swimming.

Customer Testimonials:
“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


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

For this adventure swim please ensure that you are comfortable swimming at-least 2 miles in open water such as lakes or sea. Confidence in water is essential, though its not a race so as long as you are a comfortable steady open water swimmer with other practice swims under your belt you’ll be most welcome.

There’s not much walking on this adventure as we start near to the lake edge, and as ever the emphasis is on adventure and enjoying the journey and surroundings.

How far will we swim?
Lake swimming: approx 3k

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 have swimming wetsuits to hire for a small fee, wetsuit hire can be booked online.

If you would like 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.

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: 5-16

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.

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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