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Swimming Holidays in the British Isles

The United Kingdom is home to some of the most beautiful and impressive swims in Europe and the world. From the stunning shores of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to the breathtaking Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides in Northern Scotland and the Donegal Atlantic Way in Ireland, we’ve got swimming holidays that span the length and breadth of the British Isles in some of the most isolated and breathtaking destinations.

If you're looking for one-day swims in beautiful locations we have Treks in Burgh Island, Durdle Door and the River Thames, a perfect introduction to open water swimming. Head further north and you'll find our stunning Lakes and Tarns Weekender and the challenging Gulf of Corryvreckan. Whatever type of swimming holiday in the UK that you're looking for, we're sure to have something that's perfect for you.

Outer Hebrides - Scotland

Join us on an unforgettable swimming expedition as we aim to traverse the 10 islands that make up the southern section of the Scottish Outer Hebrides. From South Uist in the north to Berneray in the south, we swim amongst some of Britain’s most spectacular landscapes, all whilst living on board the beautiful Lady of Avenel, a 102-foot Brigantine square rigged ship.

7 days
Expedition
4km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

Isle of Skye and The Small Isles - Scotland

Take part in a truly breathtaking expedition through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles in Scotland’s world-renowned Inner Hebrides. Basing ourselves around the Isles of Skye, Rum, Eigg and Muck and staying on board the 102-foot tall ship, the ‘Lady of Avenel’, this swimming adventure offers a unique opportunity to explore the dramatic landscapes of this picturesque corner of the world.

7 days
Expedition
3km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

Discover some of England’s most beautiful coastlines and picturesque islands on this liveaboard swimming and sailing holiday in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. For the past 14 years we have been coming back to this spectacular part of the world to explore the rugged Cornish coastlines and the white-sand beaches of ‘The Scillies’.

7 days
Expedition
5km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

Donegal Atlantic Way - Ireland

Welcome to the Wild Side! Ireland’s Donegal coast is unlike anywhere else on earth, which explains why it was named ‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ by National Geographic Traveller in 2017. This liveaboard swimming holiday allows you to explore the natural beauty of Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic coastline and discover the untamed landscapes that exist in one of the country’s most isolated and beautiful areas.

7 days
Expedition
4km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

Lakes and Tarns Weekender

Get back to nature with a short escape swimming holiday in the UK’s picturesque Lake District. With freshwater swims in some of the region’s most iconic lakes, this weekend getaway is the perfect way to spend some time in the great outdoors and discover this beautiful part of the British countryside from a unique and unforgettable perspective.

3 days
Short Escape
2km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

Burgh Island - Devon

Join us as we take part in a wonderful open water swim around Burgh Island in Devon. Measuring one mile in circumference, this small tidal island is located approximately 800 metres off Bigbury-on-Sea and is an excellent introduction to open water swimming along Britain’s beautiful southwest coastline.

1 day
Day Trip
2km
2019 dates coming soon...

Gulf of Corryvreckan - Scotland

Take part in one of Scotland’s most iconic open water swims across the fabled Gulf of Corryvreckan. Situated to the north of Jura and lying just off Scarba’s southern shore, the Gulf is transformed into a whirlpool during both flood and ebb tides as the sea surrounds a pinnacle that rises to within 30 metres of the surface.

1 day
Day Trip
2km
2019 dates coming soon...

Durdle Door - Jurassic Coast

Join us for a unique swim along Britain’s spectacular Jurassic Coast as we take in three of the region’s most impressive natural landmarks: Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove. This 3km tidally-assisted swim is the perfect way to discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site and complete an unforgettable open water swim in one of England’s most beautiful coastal locations.

1 day
Day Trip
3km
2019 dates coming soon...

River Thames

Swim the River Thames with us on this unique and peaceful tour along England’s longest river. Set amongst the beautiful English countryside, this one-day or two-day swimming tour gives you the chance to experience the River Thames from a completely new perspective. Discover a clean and healthy river, as well as some fantastic wildlife and historic sites along the picturesque stretch of water.

2 days
Day Trip
6km/day
2019 dates coming soon...

1.5 km Swim Round The Pier

This event is a beautiful linear swim around the iconic remains of the West Pier, finishing on the beach in the middle of the Paddle Village on Hove Lawns. We believe this swim is a great opportunity for both experienced and inexperienced sea swimmers as well as earning you bragging rights to completing a swim around Brighton’s most iconic Pier, giving you a swimmers’ view of Hove’s classic seafront architecture!

1 day
Swim Races & Event
2km
2019 dates coming soon...