Alfred Wainwright knew a thing or two about the Lakes, but he never saw what wild swimmers can see!
Discover the thrill of seeing ospreys hunt over Bassenthwaite, watching the otters frolic around Ullswater – from the water, not crammed into a lakeside viewpoint.
Retrace the steps of ‘Professor of Adventure’ Millican Dalton, follow John, Susan, Titty and Roger to Wild Cat Island, or swim above Wastwater’s gnomes.
Our iconic Swims take you to parts of the Lake District which are not available to the majority of tourists, and with two kayaks, a fully qualified STA Open Water Swim Coach, cakes and coffee you can be sure that your experience will be safe as well as thrilling.
We can include one or more of these magical swims in a tailored package, so take a look at what’s on offer!
BEACH BARBECUE SWIM
FULL MOON SWIM
MILLICAN DALTON'S WAY
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.