• Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Coniston
  • Swimmers in Ullswater
  • Wastwater
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Coniston
  • Swimmers in Ullswater
  • Wastwater
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Coniston
  • Swimmers in Ullswater
  • Wastwater
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Coniston
  • Swimmers in Ullswater
  • Wastwater
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Barbecued meats and vegetables
  • Coniston
  • Swimmers in Ullswater
  • Wastwater
  • Midsummer Madness Swim
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Group of swimmers
  • Windermere

The Great Lakes Swim Tour

Derwentwater · Wastwater · Coniston · Rydal · Ullswater
The Ultimate Wild Swim Experience!

Relax and let us take care of you for a weekend of wild swimming adventure in Cumbria’s most beautiful lakes.

We will arrange your accomodation and meals, provide coaching and safety cover, and supervise five exciting swims on five magnificent stretches of water.

Starting with a Friday evening swim on Derwentwater – which allows us to asses your skills and offer advice on technique - you’ll discover what feels comfortably achievable throughout the remainder of the weekend, ending with a superb fish supper in nearby Keswick.

Saturday’s hearty Lakeland breakfast will be followed by a visit to Wastwater, the finest of all lakes to swim because of the crystal clear water and stunning scenery. This is a dark and mysterious lake; you could swim across to the Screes and back (1.6km) or swim the entire length (10km circuit) before a barbecue/picnic lunch.

On Saturday afternoon we’ll swim Coniston Water, backdrop to the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ stories. It’s a 4km swim, but if this isn’t the right length for you, we can enter the water at different points. Then it’s back to Keswick for a well-earned dinner!

On Sunday morning we’ll begin our final day with a swim in Rydal Water, which is one of the smallest of the Cumbrian lakes, and also the quietest. After a light lunch by the lakeshore we’ll head off to Ullswater for your last swim, and there are several options here depending on your requirements.

Coffee and cake will be served before you stuff your moist clothing into your suitcases and set off home!

There are only six places on each tour, and these fill up quickly, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

Duration:
3 days (Friday - Sunday)

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 1km

Cost:
£345.00 per person, to include all meals and Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a twin sharing room (single rooms are possible with supplement)

Dates:
15-17 June
13-15 July
10-12 August
14-16 September

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.

LEGENDS OF THE LAKES

LEGENDS OF THE LAKES

Visit some of the Lake District’s most famous beauty spots, and we guarantee you will be seeing them in a completely different way!

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.