Wasdale is one of our favourite places in the Lake District and has a fascinating local heritage as well as an important historical link to British mountaineering. Mountain lovers will feel right at home here and with great mountains comes great opportunities to swim too. The valley is littered with glittering tarns and hidden dubs with Wastwater, the deepest lake in England as the jewel in the crown, yet very few swimmers have discovered this area. Even the drive there is an adventure… you have been warned;)
This adventure swim takes in the 10km circumference of Wastwater, our deepest lake, as well as some wonderful tarn swims the following day. All swimming is dependent on weather conditions on the day but we guarantee that we will maximise your time in the water and make it a trip to remember.
Swimming here is a very special experience and the water is so clear that the visibility is 20m+ and is of exceptional quality, even for the Lake District, and the mountain weather can spice things up nicely – anything can happen. You can have glassy calm swimming-heaven one moment with the surrounding fells reflected perfectly on a mirrored surface, and the next it could be like swimming in a washing machine!
Whatever the conditions you will be in safe hands with the experienced Swim the Lakes Crew operating in their natural habitat.
Swim Ability & Fitness Level: Suitable for confident swimmers who can comfortably swim at-least 8km or more in open water. Moderate fitness level necessary, and the tarn swimming journey involves moderate hill walking over typical Lake District terrain. A full itinerary will be sent to you upon booking.
- Qualified & experienced swimming guides and mountain leaders will accompany you on our swims and the walks.
- A bright Swim the Lakes swim cap.
- Comfortable hostel style accommodation, drying room, bar and games room.
- All meals included: 2 course dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday and hearty breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tea & coffee are available throughout the day from the kitchen.
- In-water drinks and cake (of course!).
- Parking at the accommodation is free.
See the Itinerary, Accommodation & Reviews tabs on the left for more information.
Written on the banks of Wastwater, During a calm
Is this the lake, the cradle of the storms, Where silence never tames the mountain-roar, Where poets fear their self-created forms, Or, sunk in trance severe, their God adore?
Is this the lake, for ever dark and loud With wave and tempest, cataract and cloud? Wondrous, O Nature! is thy sovereign power, That gives to horror hours of peaceful mirth; For here might beauty build her summer-bower!
Lo! where yon rainbow spans the smiling earth, And, clothed in glory, through a silent shower The mighty Sun comes forth, a godlike birth; While, ‘neath his loving eye, the gentle Lake Lies like a sleeping child too blest to wake! John Wilson
Customer Testimonials: Find out what our customers think of our Adventure swimming holiday breaks in our customer testimonials
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