It is easy to see why the Lake District poets found so much solace and inspiration here; you can’t fail to notice the beauty of the surrounding vale when you are looking up at it from the waters of Grasmere and Rydal during our Wordsworth Wild swim
After meeting and an initial briefing we wander a short stroll along easy tracks to Grasmere, where our swim is approx 1,600m. Grasmere is a lovely swim with easy shelving entry, deep water and playful perch swimming in the margins. After a refuel and another stroll we slip into the Rothay river to swim into Rydal Water and go with the flow, swimming around Heron Isle and back, approx 1,400m.
This is the good introduction to adventure swimming in the Lake District for anyone who has already had a taste of what open water swimming is all about and wants more.
Swim Ability & Fitness: The Wordsworth Wild Swim is perfect for beginners & intermediate outdoor swimmers. For this wild swim journey the emphasis is on exploring and enjoying the environment and the swimming will be at a moderate pace. You do need to be a competent pool swimmer who can swim 1,000m in a pool, front-crawl or breaststroke and have some previous open water experience.
We will attempt to satisfy the swimming aspirations of all of our guests without any compromise in your safety.
Non- swimming friends are welcome to explore the shore paths and trails around this beautiful area while we take our swim.
Brief Itinerary: Meet at White Moss, Rydal at 09:00, full details emailed before the trip. Finish by around 14:00.
Full itinerary details will be emailed after booking.
What’s Included: Fully guided trip with qualified swim guides. Hot chocolate and cake provided. Wetsuit hire available
See the FAQ’s and Essential Information tabs on the left for more information.
Thank you Pete and Sarah for an amazing day. My first Open Water Swimming and through Swim The Lakes’ experience, expertise, guidance and encouragement I managed to swim 1600 metres in beautiful Grasmere. If you are even just mildly tempted, go and speak to Pete Kelly and get booked up. I’m looking forward to a night swim next. Martin Bell.
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