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The Wordsworth Wild Swim

///The Wordsworth Wild Swim

The Wordsworth Wild Swim

From: £59.99

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

The Wordsworth Wild Swim packs some of our favourite local wild swims into an indulgent morning of wild swimming through the vale of the Lake District Poets. Islands, rivers and perhaps some poetic moments, all topped off with hot chocolate and cake – go on… spoil yourself!

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.

Dates: Thur 14 June; Thur 30 Aug 2018 (fully booked)

Includes: Fully guided trip with qualified swim guides. Hot chocolate and cake provided. Wetsuit hire available

Swim Ability & Fitness: Suitable for beginners to intermediates in open water swimming.

Duration: Start 09:00 finish by 14:00 approx.

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Swim Description

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

2 reviews for The Wordsworth Wild Swim

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex Turnbull

    Awesome Lakeland day out doing double dip on 2 august. Thanks to Pete and everyone. Alex. August 2014

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Bell

    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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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 20min walk to our first get in point, the swim is approx 1600m and then another 20m walk and 1000m

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.

Can I hire a wetsuit?
Yes, please arrange hire in advance of your swim and at the time of booking if possible, using this link Wetsuit hire here or ring us on 015394 33826.

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.

ESSENTIAL INFO
Wetsuits: Swims are in wetsuits for this trip.
If you’d like to swim without a wetsuit please contact us to discuss your relevant swimming experience and acclimatisation in cold water, thanks.

Wetsuit Hire: Please book your wetsuit hire as soon as possible and at least 72hrs before your trip. Hire costs just £6 for a quality swimming wetsuit and wetsuits can be booked here

Group Size: min – max: 3 – 10

Parking: Parking is in a pulic carpark between Rydal Water and Grasmere, parking fees are not included in the cost. Directions wil be emailed after booking.

Confirmation Email: We will send a 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.

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