• Wastwater
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  • Open Water Coaching
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  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Open Water Coaching
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  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Wastwater
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Wastwater

The Laughing Gnomes of Wastwater

Absolutely nothing to do with David Bowie's 'classic' song, but rather something in the depths of Wastwater.

While you would not be expected to find the Gnome garden of Wast Water, it is the story that surrounds it which makes this swim one of the most entertaining. Wast Water is England's deepest lake and situated, allegedly, at just beyond 50m is a gnome garden. This garden had been 'growing' at 48m deep but police divers were instructed to remove it after three divers died in the late 1990's due to spending too much time at this depth. Since then the garden has been reconstructed a few metres below the original, just out of reach of the maximum depth the police are allowed to dive to!

This tour is not fixed within our calendar and therefore we tend to put it on when clients require.

Duration:
3½ hours

Swimming Ability:
Must be able to swim 2km

Cost:
£49.00 per person

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.