We don’t think anything in the UK can come close to this experience. Watch the warm orange glow of the sun setting behind Catbells and Grizedale Pike while the full moon shines down on Derwentwater. Leave the busyness of everday life behind and embrace the tranquility of this special time and place.
We meet on the shores of Derwentwater 45 minutes before the sunset to allow for a full 90 minutes in the water. After swimming we indulge in hot soup and sandwiches and enjoy watching the full moon glisten on the lake and light up the fellsides. This experience costs just £49.00 per person, and there are just five chances to catch some moonbeams every year! 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 6 places on each of these swims, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.
3 hours including the barbecue
Must be able to swim 1km
£75.00 per person
Dates for 2024:
April 22 at 20:00 - Pink Moon
May 21 at 20:30 - Flower Moon
June 20 at 20:45 - Strawberry Moon (Longest Day)
July 19 at 20:45 - Buck Moon
August 18 at 19:15 - Sturgeon Moon
September 16 at 18:00 - Harvest Moon
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.