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Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

///Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

From: £350.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

Wild Swimming Holidays in the Lake District don’t get much better than this. A swim adventure of lake, tarn & river swimming in the heart of the Lake District National Park with a great choice of comfortable accommodation on the shore of Lake Windermere and surrounded by stunning Lakeland views. Join us as we swim the iconic north basin of Windermere, the Rothay River and the beautiful tarns and Lakes that have inspired famous poets and artists.

Dates: Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 (Fully Booked)

Cost includes: All meals and accommodation, qualified guides & safety, swim cap.

Basic price is based on 2 sharing twin room. Single room and luxury lodge upgrade is available. Non-swimming options possible, please enquire. Please see ‘accommodation’ tab left, for more information.

Swim Ability & Fitness: For confident swimmers who can comfortably swim at least two miles in open water. Moderate fitness.

Trip Duration: 2.5 days

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Trip Description

Some of the best swims in Britain feature in our Windermere Wild Swimming Adventure holiday. We stay in a Georgian mansion, with some of the best swimming in the country accessible from the lawn… this is our idea of heaven!
Join us as we swim the iconic north basin of Windermere, the River Rothay and the beautiful tarns and Lakes that have inspired famous poets and artists. With our exclusive access to the Brathay Hall shoreline, we invite you to swim as much or as little as you like, making the most of a great choice of accommodation, surrounded by stunning Lakeland views.

If you feel like kicking back and taking a break from the swimming, there are hot drinks on tap at Brathay Hall, along with comfy sofas and stunning views. Nearby are the villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead & Grasmere.

Swim Ability & Fitness:

Suitable for confident swimmers who can comfortably swim at least two miles in open water. Moderate fitness level required as day one involves up to 5km of open water swimming,  there’s some walking over typical Lake District terrain to get to our swim spots. See ‘Itinerary’ tab.

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What’s Included:

  • Qualified & experienced swimming guides and mountain leaders will accompany you on our swims and the walks that  link them.
  • A bright Swim the Lakes swim cap so that we can see you in those lakes & tarns.
  • Comfortable accommodation on the shores of Windermere in a Georgian mansion house.
  • All meals including: 2 course dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday and hearty breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tea & coffee are available free throughout the day from the lounge.
  • Parking at the accommodation is free.

Also see the Itinerary & Accommodation tabs on the left for more information.

Customer Testimonials: 

This was without doubt the best swim I’ve done this year! Thank you Andrea and Pete for an amazing adventure. Jane.

An excellent weekend with a really well though out sequence of swims, and such encouraging support. The accommodation was lovely and (very important) the company was fabulous. Thanks everyone! Linda & Justin x

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Terms and Conditions: https://www.swimthelakes.co.uk/swim-trip-terms/

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ITINERARY
Each day will be arranged according to the weather and group aspirations, but we guarantee that it will be a lot of fun and packed with swimming opportunities, with just the right amount of challenge for you.

Day one and our wild swim adventure begins in the afternoon with informal introductions, swim briefing, a quick change and an approx 1k swim in Lake Windermere from Brathay Bay, which is just at the edge of our gardens.
Following a hot shower its a fabulous 2 course dinner and there’s a the bar for your night cap.

Our second day makes the most of majestic Windermere on our doorstep, swimming a point to point linking the small bays and islands of its North basin (3-4 k), plus some afternoon river swimming (1-2k).

Our last day includes the best of Lake District tarn & Lake swimming in the Vale of Rydal. The tarns are linked by classic walking routes that will warm you up for the bracing experience of mountain swimming. On this final day swimming distances range from 500m dips to 1600m of swimming with up to 3 hours of moderate hiking.

If you feel like kicking back and taking a break from the swimming, there are hot drinks on tap at Brathay Hall, along with comfy sofas and stunning views. Nearby are the villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead & Grasmere.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation in a stunning Georgian Mansion with full board, this is an inclusive break, so once you have arrived you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are all provided. Breakfast & dine in style at Brathay Hall with packed lunches on our adventures.

Brathay Hall a beautiful Georgian mansion set in 360 acres of mature woodland and pasture at the head of Lake Windermere. The peace and tranquillity to be found on the Brathay estate has been enjoyed by visitors since the times of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable. It is a most enviable location for a swimming holiday!

Choose from the following accommodation:

1. Twin rooms. Light and well appointed en-suite rooms £350. p/p This price is based on two people sharing a twin room (this may be a twin room within the hall or in the grounds).
(3 available in total).

2. Single rooms if you prefer your own space (this may be a single room within the hall or in the grounds). £390 p/p. (9 available in total)

3. Luxury Lodge Double /Twin rooms. A little bit of Lake District luxury; en-suite bright & spacious chalet rooms on the Brathay estate offer a real holiday experience, large windows to capture the views and they even come with their own wetsuit drying cabinet! £390. p/p, Min 2 persons required. Available as a double or twin. (1 room available in total)

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ESSENTIAL INFO
Wetsuits: Swims are in wetsuits for this trip, 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 swimming experience, thanks.

Group Size: min – max: 8 – 15

Deposit: If you are paying a deposit please remember your outstanding balance must be with us 10 weeks before your trip start date. As we do not send reminders we advised you to put this date in your calendar now. Balances can be paid by ringing us with your card details. See terms & Conditions for more info.

Confirmation Email: We will send an automated confirmation email 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.

T&C’s
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

9 reviews for Windermere Wild Swim Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ele

    Lovely weekend of swimming in Windermere and other local spots, even the weather was fab. Brathay hall was great and the food was fab. Ele X

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Pete & Andrea,
    Just a note to thank you both for a great experience … I was looking forward to it from the day I booked it but nothing in my experience had prepared me for how different it was; exhilarating, a feeling of freedom and tranquillity but most of all such great fun. If I had been at all nervous your briefings, advice and guidance throughout would have put my mind at rest. You are both thoroughly professional and genuine people.
    Looking forward to booking something with you next year. Thanks again, Paul

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    Dear Pete and the rest of the team. Thanks for fabulous weekend of swimming and walking. I loved all of the swims and all of the walks. It was a great boost to my confidence. Nicky

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    Hi Pete and Andrea, Big thanks to you both for a splendid swimming weekend.

    You both looked after us so well from making sure we were safe down to that most welcome hot chocolate. Enjoyed the walking as well and nice to be on Loughrigg and not get lost! Best wishes, Stephen

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison

    Dear Pete and Andy,

    .. thank you both for such a brilliant outdoor swimming weekend. The programme was just right, a variety of swims with that element of challenge and excitement, and being part of such lovely group! The venue was just right too, the perfect setting for a weekend in the Lakes.
    I’ve come away more enthused than ever, thanks to you both and also Leanne, Tors and Boot. Will continue to recommend Head to the Hills (Ed. now Swim the Lakes) to others, and wish you all the best for another successful season – hope to be over there again some time!
    All the best, Alison

  6. Joe Parsons

    Just a quick note to say thanks to Pete, Tors and Lianne for an enjoyable week-end.
    I thought the food and accommodation were very good. The walks and swims were very well planned and prepared and we were very well looked after while in the water. The guides showed excellent local knowledge and experience which made the whole weekend an enjoyable adventure but with the reassurance of safety.
    I would recommend this to my swimming friends.

  7. Sarah

    Thank you for such a great swim adventure weekend at Windermere 🙂

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda

    An excellent weekend with a really well though out sequence of swims, and such encouraging support. The accommodation was lovely and (very important) the company was fabulous. Thanks everyone! Linda & Justin x

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Geraldine

    Many thanks for a great weekend swimming and gentle walking… this was a good introduction to open water swimming. I felt I had individual lessons on geography, politics, wild life, social & family life and much more. You have a good team so I am sure you will go from strength to strength.
    As the oldest I was apprehensive meeting the younger swimmers but that did not last long.
    Please pass my thanks on to all and I hope to see you perhaps in September…
    Many thanks, Geraldine.

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