• Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Sunset on the shore of Derwentwater
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Sunset on the shore of Derwentwater
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Sunset on the shore of Derwentwater
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Sunset on the shore of Derwentwater
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Sunset on the shore of Derwentwater
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables

The Dawn Chorus

Up with the lark for an amazing and unique experience!

Once in a while it’s worth getting up a little early to experience the most magical time of the day; a summer dawn in the Lake District. Surrounded by mountains, with the sun peeping over the eastern skyline, you’ll sample the soundtrack of this World Heritage Site as you’ve never heard it before. Drifting across the still waters of Derwentwater will come the weets and hoots of waterfowl, the incredible song of the skylark, and the squabbling of swallows, mixed with the calls of lambs in the fields leading down to the lake.

While under the surface, the rays of the breaking sun will highlight the vegetation and marine life starting out a new summer's day.

Starting at sunrise, this swim tour will take in the peaceful waters of Derwentwater, where afterwards there will be a welcome hot drink and breakfast waiting for you. In the tranquil surroundings of Derwentwater it’s possible to watch an amazing range of wildlife and birds, including skylarks, grebe, herons, dippers and kingfishers, as they go about their morning duties.

There are only 10 places on each of these swims, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

Duration:
3 hours

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 1km

Cost:
£49.00 per person

Dates:
19 May at 04:30
9 June at 04:00
7 July at 04:00
4 August at 05:00
8 September at 06:00

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.