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Swimming Holidays in the UK

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 Inner and Outer Hebrides in Northern Scotland, we’ve got UK swimming holidays that span the length and breadth of the country 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.

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
Jul, Aug
From £150

Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

While this swimming holiday in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is brand new for SwimTrek in 2017, we have actually been coming to this part of the world for the past 12 years. From the rugged Cornish coastlines to the white-sand beaches of ‘The Scillies’, this trip gives you the chance to swim and sail amongst some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery.

7 days
Liveaboard
5km/day
2018 dates coming soon...

Outer Hebrides - Scotland

Join us on two significant swimming expeditions, as we aim to traverse all of the 15 islands that make up the length of the Scottish Outer Hebrides from Lewis in the North to Berneray in the South. The Lady of Avenel, our vessel for the entirety of the trip, is a 102ft Brigantine square rigged ship. This will be one epic cruise and an exciting platform for adventure swimming and sailing alike.

8 days
Liveaboard
5km/day
2018 dates coming soon...

Inner Hebrides - Scotland

Join us on an unforgettable expedition through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles in Scotland’s breathtaking Inner Hebrides. Staying on 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
Liveaboard
4km/day
2018 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
2018 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
2018 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
2018 dates coming soon...

River Thames

You don't need to get far out of the city to see the best of the country with this fantastic swimming holiday in one of the world's most famous rivers. The River Thames derives its name from the Celtic word Tamese, meaning tranquil river, and you'll get to see this more peaceful side of it, as well as the fantastic wildlife and historic sites along the way, on this unique SwimTrek trip.

2 days
Day Trip
6km/day
2018 dates coming soon...