• Group of swimmers
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swimmers in Derwentwater
  • Sunset at Ashness Bridge on Derwentwater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swimmers in Derwentwater
  • Sunset at Ashness Bridge on Derwentwater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swimmers in Derwentwater
  • Sunset at Ashness Bridge on Derwentwater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swimmers in Derwentwater
  • Sunset at Ashness Bridge on Derwentwater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Swimmers in Derwentwater
  • Sunset at Ashness Bridge on Derwentwater

Beach Barbecue Swims

What could be finer on a summer evening than a gentle swim followed by a Barbecue?

Derwentwater is a lake with many islands, and this 90 minute swim takes in at least four of them… although in sublime conditions we have been known to venture further!

We meet on the shores of Derwentwater every Wednesday evening through the summer, and head out to the north of Derwent Isle. Swimming from here past Lemon Tree Island to Cherry Tree Island, we pause for refreshment on St. Herbert’s Island.

Our return trip takes in Rampsholme and Lord’s Islands, passing Friar’s Crag to head back to shore where we’ll enjoy a well-earned barbecue with Cumberland sausage, chicken kebab, and a bottle of locally brewed beer. Of course, we have amazing vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives, we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun!

This amazing tour costs £49.00 per person, which includes all of the food – and your non-swimming friends and family are welcome to join us for the barbecue at a cost of £9.00 per adult and £5.00 for children under 12.

There are only 10 places on each of these swims, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment. To join us in the water you MUST be able to swim 1km without stopping.

Duration:
3 hours (18:00 - 21:00) including barbecue

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 1km

Cost:
£49.00 per person
Additional barbecue cost: £9.00 per adult and £5.00 for under 12s

Dates:
May 16, 23 & 30
June 6, 13, 20 & 27
July 4, 11, 18 & 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
September 5, 12, 19 & 26

If these dates are not suitable please contact us and we will be only to happy to accommodate your request if at all possible.

GUIDED SWIM TOURS

GUIDED SWIM TOURS

Your wishes + our knowledge = a very special swim tour tailored to your abilities.
Each itinerary is planned with you in mind, to ensure you get the very best from the experience.

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

Once a month during the summer we spend the weekend swimming in five of Cumbria’s outstandingly beautiful lakes.
These tours have something for everyone, all ages and abilities.

OPEN WATER COACHING

OPEN WATER COACHING

This can be anything from a one off session while you're on holiday in the Lake District to a more of a structured course to help transform your stroke over a period of time.

Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only swimming holiday operator offering fully coached activities with a qualified and experienced coach.

All of our swims are fully risk assessed, insured and we abide by the strict environmental rules laid down by the Lake District National Park, following the 'Ditch the Hitchers' campaign.

Want to make a booking? We’ll be happy to devise a schedule to fit your plans where possible just click here to visit our calendar.

Need more information? Dive into our Any Questions page here.